Right Click without using the mouse

Discussion in 'macOS' started by taeclee99, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2002
    Anywhere but here
    Is there a way to right click with only the keyboard not using the mouse? I know that control + click executes the contextual menu by default. I want to access this menu without having to use the trackpad.
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    You mean like the contextual menu key on a standard IBM ps/2 keyboard? I never heard of anything like that for Mac, sorry.
  3. St Soichiro macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2004
    Tulsa, OK
    At the risk of trumping a Demi-God here goes:

    Turn on Mouse Keys under the Mouse Tab in the Universal Access menu (System Preferences). Now your numeric keypad works as a mouse and the '5' key works as a mouse click. So Ctrl-5 will be a right click. This works for a regular keyboard. Do the same for the keyboard on your PowerBook, but turn on Num Lock (F6) and now the 'I' key will serve as the click.

    St. S
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    ITASOR got pwnd!!

    :) :)

    it's ok, we still like you!

    ...and now I can click without a mouse! huzzah! :D
  5. taeclee99 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2002
    Anywhere but here
    Thanks alot!!!! This is exactly what I am looking for!
  6. meathane macrumors member


    Apr 30, 2005
    u know a little while back, i kinda found out the reverse of what ur looking fro by mistake on my girlfriends iBook.

    if u rest two fingers on the touch pad, then click the button, it control clicks! she may have iScroll installed, it may be that, but i dont think so
  7. xli_ne macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2005
    Center of the Nation
    thats one of the main reasons i like iscroll.

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