macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 9, 2012
I recently purchased a new Macbook Pro (8,1 running OS X 10.7.3) and I am frustrated with the behavior of the 'two-finger' trackpad secondary click. I am used to the behavior of my 2006 Macbook, which I migrated form, where I could issue the secondary click command by holding one finger on the trackpad whilst tapping the trackpad with a second finger. However, this movement is ignored by my Macbook pro, which requires both fingers to be lifted and tapped simultaneously. I seem to have an appreciable error rate with the 'double tap' movement since it requires both fingers to hit the trackpad at the same time. I also find that it requires more energy!

Does anyone know how to change the secondary click function to the macbook-like secondary click?


macrumors 68040
Dec 5, 2009
:D That is a strange request.

You can do it by installing BetterTouchTool.

It offers a variety of TipTab gestures. If you map the two finger tiptabs all to the secondary mouse click, you will get what you want.

It offers a lot more than that. I always recommend setting 3 finger swipe up to CMD+W globally, and 3 finger swipe down to CMD+T in browsers and CMD+N in everything else.
Makes browsing so much more smooth.


macrumors 68000
Mar 5, 2009
Atlanta, GA
I also find that it requires more energy!

I was sympathetic to your workflow and needs up until this line. Are we really at a point in our society where we're too lazy to lift up one finger 5mm from the surface and to put it back down?

I think you have just won the #firstworldproblems award for me this year.
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