Is there right click options for MAC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by liberty1990, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. liberty1990 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2008
    McKinney, TX
    I am a new user to mac. Needless to say I heavily relied on my rt click options in windows.

    Not sure if my mouse is not functioning correctly or what. Simple commands such as cope, past, cut, select etc. would be helpful.

    I have at least figured out the long keyboard shorcuts using the command key.

    Any help would be much appreciated. :)
  2. Aranince macrumors 65816

    Apr 18, 2007
    There is a right click. You can either hold command while you click, or if your using the Mighty Mouse you can lift your left finger off the mouse and click with your right.
  3. firstapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    You have to go to:

    System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse

    And then in the Mouse section, you have to enable secondary clicking.


    Welcome to Macs and enjoy!
  4. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2006
    Beacon, NY
    If you are using any mouse other than the mighty mouse right click should work automatically. If you are using a mac notebook you can turn on the two finger right click in the trackpad settings.
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    If you are not using a mouse, and not using keyboard commands, you can click and also press down either the command key or the control key (both will work when you click and that will give you the right click function, although obviously, not at the same time. I've used both, and they work). I'm a recent switcher, and it took me a bit of time to work out the right click function. Good luck with your new computer, and enjoy the Mac world. Cheers.
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You need to turn it on in System Preferences. Also Apple (Command) +C, V, & S are copy, paste, and save, respectively.

    It's also "Mac".
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    It's not command, it's Control-click.
  8. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    You referred to "long keyboard shortcuts".

    May I ask whats so long about them? They're actually quicker than using the mouse. I'd suggest you learn the OS keyboard shortcuts, as they make far more sense than they do in Windows. You'll love it!

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