Right click on trackpad not working in XP

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jinx1181, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. jinx1181 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2008
    Just got the new 2.0 macbook and installed windows xp in boot camp, I configured the multi touch trackpad to do a secondary click with both two finger tap and lower right corner click. Everything works fine in leopard, but in windows the right click is not working, but it does work if I use a usb mouse.

    Anyone have this problem or know a solution to fix this? :confused:

    Thanks in advance
  2. dwonder3 macrumors newbie


    Oct 20, 2008
    Two finger right click doesn't work in bootcamp. Try using three fingers. I think that's what it is.
  3. MGLXP macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2005
    To add to this, it doesn't seem to work in Windows Vista either.
  4. kobefan234 macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2008
    what about the bottom right corner that might work in Windows
  5. jinx1181 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2008
    thank you so much dwonder!

    3 finger tap brings up the right click menu, but the bottom right corner click still doesn't work. Seems like quite a bit of effort just to get a right click using three fingers, but at least it works lol
  6. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    When you say three finger tap do you mean without depressing the trackpad and making the loud click sound? Tap to click works perfectly in osx and in windows fine for left click and drag but to right click depressing the trackpad with a bang seems like the only thing that works. Any ides?
  7. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2008
    I owe you a pint. Man the lack of right click had been pissing me off in XP for ages! Cheers mate!
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I've got a MacBook Pro with the same situation:

    In Mac OS X, a two-finger-click works as a control-click.

    In Windows XP (Bootcamp), two-finger-click doesn't work, so you must use a three-finger-click to control-click.

    It's not supposed to work that way, since the Bootcamp control panel has a checkbox to control the (nonworking) two-finger click feature.

    If anybody has had a different experience with this, I'd like to hear about it.

    It is not fixed by today's trackpad update.
  9. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    For ages? On old (pre-Aluminum) Macbooks, a two-finger click gives a right-click in XP.
  10. francinejb macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2009
    Same Problem Here

    So happy to learn it's not just my computer. I was hopelessly in love with my trackpad before installing Snow Leopard. Think I'll reload Leopard until Apple figures this out.

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