Problem: Two Finger AND Bottom Right Secondary Click

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Jakerz, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Jakerz macrumors regular

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    I had Lion on my computer and did a fresh install of Lion yesterday. Before the fresh install, I was able to both Click/Tap with with two fingers AND Click the Bottom Right Corner of my trackpad to Secondary Click. Now I don't have an option to do both. I can only do which ever option I have selected under Trackpad Preferences. Why can't I use both anymore?
     
  2. tehn00p macrumors member

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    Same deal here, very annoying :/
     
  3. Jakerz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hopefully someone will come along and help us.
     
  4. Rowf macrumors regular

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    Have you tried right clicking with two fingers?
    Works on my macbook with Lion.

    Two finger tap anywhere on the trackpad brings up the secondary menu.
    Two finger click in bottom right corner brings it up too.
     
  5. Jakerz thread starter macrumors regular

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    If Click/Tap with Two Fingers is selected, I can do it but I can't Bottom Right Corner Click.

    If Bottom Right Corner Click is selected, I can do it but I can't do Click/Tap with Two Fingers.

    I used to be able to do BOTH no matter the selection.
     
  6. twitchen macrumors newbie

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    I've been trying to get this back too! I think I found a workaround by doing this:

    2-finger secondary click (aka “right click”) stops working. Plenty of people are saying this is happening to them, so I guess it’s a bug which will be addressed in a future update. In the meantime, here’s how to fix it (restart/logout afterwards):

    defaults -currentHost write -g com.apple.trackpad.enableSecondaryClick -bool YES

    I got this from: http://lab.davenicoll.com/post/8507675556/fixing-mac-os-x-lion

    If you go into Trackpad preferences first and set it to Secondary click via bottom left or right then apply the fix above and log back on, it seems to work for me! :)
     
  7. Jakerz thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you!!! :)
     
  8. aeronauticsrock macrumors member

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    I have had this same problem several times- solved it every time up til now.

    Done so many combinations of logout, run the command, change the settings, etc.

    Has anyone come up with a repeatable, step by step solution?

    Need to have both 2 finger tap and lower right click!
     
  9. aeronauticsrock macrumors member

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    Well I figured out what my real problem is: following the procedure works on my internal MBP trackpad (like it does for everyone else).

    However, it does NOT work on my magic trackpad. Would anyone know what I need to do to get two finger tap AND lower right click working on a Magic Trackpad? It has been working for months, so I know it is possible.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Frito Boggie macrumors newbie

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    This is a pretty old posting, but the problem may suddenly occur even with Yosemite. And the solution is still valid!

    Thanks!
     

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