Is right click off by default?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bram.96, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Bram.96 macrumors member

    Bram.96

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    I was discussing this with a friend of mine, is right click enabled or disabled by default on a new mac? I can't find this anywhere on the web.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    You can't disable right-click.

    You can right click by holding Ctrl and single-clicking, or pressing two fingers down on the trackpad.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I really wonder how that discussion came about.

    But AFAIK, right click cannot be disabled, it's needed for too many actions in the OS. Your perception probably comes from older Apple mice that came without a right mouse button. Those could still right click though.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I think it was disabled on my MBP out of the box. I had to enable it so that the right corner of the touchpad would be a right click
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G4

    mattopotamus

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    This. By default the double tap (basically boom, boom if that makes sense) or two finger tap mimics a right click. If you want to truly right click, you need to enable that in settings.
     

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