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

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

    JonPasternak macrumors newbie

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    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,

    Jon
     
  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000

    paulsalter

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    point and click tab under trackpad

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

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    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

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    I found the solution (but not the answer):

    In Terminal:

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

    Then Log Out, Log In.
     

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