When will Apple add right click to the MBP?

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  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Ctrl+Left click is a bit annoying, so when is Apple going to add it to the MBP? It is called Mac Book Pro after all, right? If you work in graphics applications, right click is very important...that's what most people use Apple's for anyways, it's not always for browsing the web.

    I understand that it's an Apple "thing" to have left click only even with the unusable mighty mouse, but it's time to leave that path. It's not hard to cut the huge left click button and make the second one a right click.
     
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  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Enable two-finger tap for right-click. Much more comfortable and accessible than a physical switch. Otherwise, use a two-button mouse.

    There is very little chance Apple will ever put a right-click button on the MB/MBP.
     
  4. CashGap macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I was a complainer, enabled it on touchpad, no complaints now.
     
  5. georgi0 macrumors regular

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    and why cant you just put your two fingers on the touchpad?

    it's the same, i think.
     
  6. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    I actually wouldn't want two buttons below the trackpad. I'm really used to putting two fingers down and clicking. It just works a lot better for me.
     
  7. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Alternatively, if you enable "Clicking" in the Keyboard and Mouse preference pane then you can use two fingers for secondary click.
     
  8. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't want two buttons. I hardly use the one I've got. Two finger tapping is the best!
     
  9. theman macrumors 6502a

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    i am a new switcher and was annoyed by the 1 button at first, but then after i figured out the 2 fingers on the trackpad thing, it's been great. it's so much cleaner, simpler, and you never *miss* and hit the wrong button. its also more comfortable on the hand because you can hit that big button anywhere. love it. but, 2 buttons are REQUIRED for a mouse, because holding CTRL when you want to open a menu is annoying as heck.
     
  10. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The Apple MM has 4 buttons (L/C/R and side).
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Two-finger right-click works just fine for me.
     
  12. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a

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    I, would like to have a physical right click as well, even though i use two finger...
     
  13. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully, never!

    No gfx pro is going to use the trackpad for a long time. Doing actual work with the pad for more than a few hours maximum is just a pain anyway. And with 2 buttons it hurts even more since you need to move your fingers in weird ankles even more.

    Mouse wise I prefer 2 buttoned ones, but 2 buttons on a trackpad are plain useless imo. 2 finger click or right click is way smoother and faster.
     
  14. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    I'm glad that Apple pushed out the mighty mouse since 1 button mice on desktops are a pain in the a$$ to use. But you'll get me to give up my 2 finger clicking and scrolling when you pry it from my cold dead scrolling fingers!!!

    Seriously, any time I get on a windows laptop (after being thrown by the mouse sensitivity settings) I get caught trying to scroll and secondary click with 2 fingers... all it does is make the cursor jump around the screen. I really should try installing Apple trackpad drivers on my buddy's Inspiron
     
  15. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    unusable? i have two, i use them both just fine (not at the same time)...me thinks its a user error:p
     
  16. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i have no problems with the right click on my mighty mouse
     
  17. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    for me, too.. Before I started reading MacRumors I didn't even know that a two-finger right-click existed :)
     
  18. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don't have a MBP, but I used one for the whole weekend...

    I guess Apple cares more about aesthetics than usability.

    The mighty mouse sucks. It's still in my box, I hate it.
     
  19. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. I have bought one, too. Never used mine after the scroll button stopped responding after a couple of weeks. Trackpad all the way :)
     
  20. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    The two finger right click is much more usable than 2 buttons on the trackpad, but it is probably just what you are used to.

    And how do you know that you hate the mighty mouse if it is still in the box?
     
  21. pscoble macrumors 6502

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    The mm has a right click and I love mine...so it's really user prefference as far as that goes I use the two finger thing when I use the trackpad I like it a lot better and I hope we never see a right click on the trackpads.
     
  22. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    What on earth does the Mighty Mouse have to do with the MacBook Pro? And the aesthetics and usability of the MacBooks and MacBook Pros is top notch.
     
  23. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Because I used it at my other workplace for 2 days and got pissed off?

    I use a Wacom tablet with my Mac Pro...have been using the Wacom mouse recently, and switch with the pen occasionally.

    Eh, I was comparing how Apple wants you to use touch sensative (aka invisible) buttons...same goes for the MBP where you need to put 2 fingers on the trackpad just for a right click.

    I never said MBP is not "usable". It's a beautiful piece of machinery, I am just dissapointed at Apple for not caring about a hardwared right click.
     
  24. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    Double finger tap for right click > two button track pad.
     
  25. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Personal opinion.

    This thread wasn't specifically for people who wanted to say which way is better...but to find out if Apple will "ever" release a 2 button trackpad.
     

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