Right Click?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MrMinor, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. MrMinor macrumors 6502

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    I know that Macs do not have a right click button so I was wondering how exactly that works. For instance, I use Firefox as my browser (on a PC right now). I like to right click on links and click "open in new tab" or actually I have an extension that whenever I right click on a link it automatically opens in a new tab. If I were to get a Mac, is there a way to do that?
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    You can actually do Ctrl + click on PCs to open in a new tab. Unless you like to right click.

    On a Mac you can Command + click to open in a new tab.

    Macs can do right click with Ctrl + click or you can set up other ways in preferences for mice or trackpads.
     
  3. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    On a MB I use the double finger tap for right click - works perfectly.
     
  4. MrMinor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. So if I have a trackball then I could set it up to still use my right click?

    I often surf the internet from my couch with my track ball, kind of far away from the keyboard. It would not be the end of the world if I could not right click without using the keyboard, but it would be a bit more inconvenient.
     
  5. MrMinor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That would work for me. Thanks!
     
  6. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    It should. I'm not a trackball user, but I have used a PC usb mouse on my Mac and used the right click button with no problems.
     
  7. MrMinor thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. munnstermac macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Soberbrain, you learn something new everyday, that will come in really useful. Your a gentleman and a scholar.
     
  9. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. It's fun to learn new things. Have a nice weekend! :)
     
  10. xxmuhahahahahxx macrumors newbie

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    theres also some nice add-ons for firefox, letting you simply drag a link away from its original placement. It's great, works with pictures, links, even googles selected text if you need it.

    It's called Easy DragToGo.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6639
     

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