Resolved Right-Click/Two Finger Tab (MacBook Pro early 2008)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by JonPasternak, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. JonPasternak, Jul 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

    JonPasternak macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Hi there,

    I have Lion installed on my MacBook Pro from early 2008 (with trackpad that included a separate button). Before, on Snow Leopard, I used to two-finger-tap my trackpad as a way to use he "right click" option. Now it only seems to work when I use CTRL-single-tap.

    Is there a way to restore this to the old settings? I can't find it within the Trackpad Preferences.

    Note that I can't actually click on my trackpad, just tap. And a two-finger-click on the click-button doesn't make sense, of course.

    Thanks you for your answer,

  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    point and click tab under trackpad

    2nd option secondary click, set this for 2 fingers
  3. JonPasternak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Hi Paul, thanks for your answer; However, I checked this box and it still won't work. Also, when I quit Preferences and open it again, the box is unchecked automatically again. The two-finger-tap doesn't work when the box is ticked and Preferences is still open either.

    Do you have an old MacBook Pro yourself?
  4. JonPasternak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    I found the solution (but not the answer):

    In Terminal:

    defaults -currentHost write -g -bool YES

    Then Log Out, Log In.

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