Right Click - possible to have 2 finger tap AND bottom right click?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RealEvil, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. RealEvil macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2007

    I have alate 2011 MBP 15". I can only set the right click to be one or the other - i.e a 2 finger tap OR bottom right click. Can I have both perform a right click?
  2. TheJing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    I don't think that you can, using only the System Preferences.

    Maybe with BetterTouchTool you can. I haven't tried as I don't have it installed.
  3. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2011
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    I think BTT can able two finger clicks independent of the system settings. You should be able to get both.

    I don't understand why you would want it. I hated the bottom right click because it so often didn't do what I wanted when I wanted it. The two finger is just the best always works is precise and never involuntary.
  5. mtip macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2010
    That is not true.

    In System Preferences > Trackpad > Point & Click, I have enabled Secondary Click and set it to "Click or tap with two fingers" and I can do either - tap with two fingers or click in the bottom right corner - for a right click. No extra software.

    And I'm running Lion 10.7.2 on a 2010 MBP 13"
  6. 10k300 macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2010
    this is a true bug - the reason you can do it is because you probably upgraded from 10.6

    A Fresh 10.7 install doesn't allow this. I have this on 5 Macbook Pro's 2011 models this is confirmed true. You can either have two button touch, or right corner click. If you came from 10.6 then you can retain your previous functionality.

    //another guy considering to roll back everything to 10.6.8//
  7. iforbes macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    I can confirm that in a new macbook pro with OS X 10.7.2, the "Click or tap with two fingers" only the tap with two fingers piece of it works. If I switch to "Click in bottom right corner" the the click works, but not in the "Click or tap with two fingers" option.
  8. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2011
    He's talking about doing both at the same time.

    You can only have one selected in Lion.

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    mtip macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Well, I have one selected ("click or tap..."), both work. Maybe it's indeed because I upgraded from Snow Leopard.

    Edit: Here's how to enable it.
    1. set your trackpad secondary click settings to "Click in bottom right corner"
    2. open Terminal.app and enter the following command:
    defaults -currentHost write -g com.apple.trackpad.enableSecondaryClick -bool YES
    3. log out and back in
    4. enjoy
  10. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    I don't understand why you think that matters. I have both enabled and use both. Don't assume that your preferences are universal.
  11. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2011
    Awesome, Works!
  12. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2011
    because not everyone hates the right click option as much as you, or maybe to some its faster or more purposeful.

    i used to use the right click but lately i have been using the two finger. i think its faster to have a right click button at the bottom because sometimes i have to tap my two fingers a couple times. no big deal though. only reason i use it at all is because i bought an external trackpad and when that thing goes portable it has to be on a hard surface for you to "click" anything.
  13. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2011
    so to disable it at the end just put NO instead of YES?
  14. Wattser93 macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2010
    Mine retained it from Snow Leopard. Thanks for the terminal command. I've been trying to find a way to make it work on our family MBP that had to have a fresh install.
  15. aeronauticsrock macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2010
    The terminal command worked for my internal MBP trackpad, but not my Magic Trackpad, which just works with lower right click.

    Anyone know what I could do to get BOTH working on the magic trackpad as well?

  16. tryiian macrumors newbie


    Jan 31, 2008
    I just wanted to chime in and say thank you so much for the terminal command for those of us who made the "mistake" of installing .7 or .8 fresh.

    Also if anyone can come up with one for the magic trackpad too, I would appreciate this too.
  17. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Thanks for this terminal command. It works perfectly in mavericks too.
  18. daepstein macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2014
  19. mobilegreg macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2013
    Thank you so much

    Worked great! SSD MBP OS X 10.9.1
  20. bdspilot macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2011
    I can't get this to work in Yosemite 10.10.3. Is anyone having luck?
  21. morinetti macrumors newbie


    Jun 23, 2010
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    This does not work on El Capitan 10.11.4.
    Can't find anywhere on google how to fix this bug. :(
    Please reply if anyone find a fix for this. Thank you in advance.
  22. julia freeman macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2016
    this worked for me (fresh el capitan install)

    defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad TrackpadCornerSecondaryClick -int 2
    defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad TrackpadRightClick -bool true
    defaults -currentHost write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.trackpad.trackpadCornerClickBehavior -int 1
    defaults -currentHost write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.trackpad.enableSecondaryClick -bool true

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