Right Click without using the mouse

taeclee99

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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.
 

ITASOR

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taeclee99 said:
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.
You mean like the contextual menu key on a standard IBM ps/2 keyboard? I never heard of anything like that for Mac, sorry.
 

St Soichiro

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ITASOR said:
You mean like the contextual menu key on a standard IBM ps/2 keyboard? I never heard of anything like that for Mac, sorry.
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
 

katie ta achoo

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May 2, 2005
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St Soichiro said:
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
ITASOR got pwnd!!

:) :)

it's ok, we still like you!

...and now I can click without a mouse! huzzah! :D
 

taeclee99

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Jun 4, 2002
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St Soichiro said:
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
Thanks alot!!!! This is exactly what I am looking for!
 

meathane

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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
 

xli_ne

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meathane said:
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
thats one of the main reasons i like iscroll.