Right click delay in Finder question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NoBob, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. NoBob macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007

    Rather than continue being frustrated by this I thought I'd see if there's a way to increase the delay between left clicking and right clicking to open up the contextual menu in Finder. Often, I'll search through a list of files, selecting multiple files as I go along. But it seems that if I don't right click straight away after making my choice, all the files are deselected and I have to go back through the list to highlight the files I want to copy or move. Hope you get what I mean. Or perhaps there's an extra key, in addition to the command or shift key, I can hold down...


  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I think I know what you're talking about, in the Finder. The best solution I can think of is using the gear menu in the toolbar of each Finder window instead of right-clicking. This contains the exact same options as the contextual right-click menu does.

    One reason why your files might be deselecting has nothing to do with the delay, but rather whether or not your click was on a selected file. If you click outside a selection, the Finder will deselect it for you, assuming you meant to work with something outside the selection. If you right-click a selected file in a group, the menu will only show options appropriate for the selected files.

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