Right-click on Mac Control-click on a Mac is similar to right-click on a Windows computer, and is how you open shortcut (or contextual) menus on a Mac. Control-click: Press and hold the Control key while you click an item. For example, Control-click an icon, a window, the toolbar, the desktop, or another item. On Mac computers, right click is known as secondary click or Control click. If your mouse, trackpad, or other input device doesn't include a right-click button or other way to perform a right click, just hold down the Control key on your keyboard while you click. Jan 23, 2007  If you select something with the left button (or the only button in this case) you can use Ctrl-Shift-F10 to bring up the right click menu. The “right click” on Mac opens up a new level of interaction using the contextual menu. For example, it is the right click which gives is various options in Word files like cut, paste, change the font, and find synonym word. Without the right click, various features become inaccessible. Hence setting up the right mouse settings is very important.

You can set trackpad options that’ll affect clicking, secondary clicking, dragging, and more. Depending on your trackpad, you see only some of these configuration options.

  1. In Windows on your Mac, click in the right side of the taskbar, click the Boot Camp icon , then choose Boot Camp Control Panel.

  2. If a User Account Control dialog appears, click Yes.

  3. Click Trackpad.

  4. In the One Finger section, select any of the following:

    • Tap to Click: Lets you tap the trackpad to click.

    • Dragging: Lets you move an item by tapping it, then immediately placing your finger on the trackpad and moving your finger.

    • Drag Lock: Lets you tap the trackpad to release an item after dragging it.

    • Secondary Click: Lets you perform a secondary click by placing one finger in a corner of the trackpad and clicking. Choose the corner you want from the pop-up menu.

  5. Under Two Fingers, select Secondary Click to be able to perform a secondary click by placing two fingers on the trackpad, then clicking.

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If you recently switched from a Windows PC to a Mac, you may be wondering how to right-click in macOS. Apple mice and trackpads have never had a secondary button, but there are actually several ways you can right-click on Mac, giving you access to a plethora of contextual menus and options throughout Apple's desktop operating system.
If you connect a third-party mouse with two buttons to your Mac, macOS should automatically recognize the secondary button and map it to the system's right-click functions without you having to do anything. On the other hand, if you're using an Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, or a MacBook's built-in trackpad, you can perform one of the following actions to gain equivalent right-click functionality. Right Click For Mac

Right-Click on a MacBook Trackpad or Magic Trackpad


macOS has a built-in preference for enabling right-clicking on a MacBook Trackpad or a Magic Trackpad. Follow these steps to enable secondary click on either device. Free mouse auto clicker mac

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  1. Click the Apple () menu in the upper left corner of your Mac's screen and select System Preferences....
  2. Click the Trackpad icon in the preferences panel.
  3. Click the Point & Click tab.
  4. Click the checkbox next to Secondary click.
With Secondary click enabled, tapping the trackpad with two fingers at the same time performs a right-click action. If you click the chevron next to Click with two fingers you'll also see additional options for clicking in the bottom left or right corners of your trackpad.

Right-click on a Magic Mouse


macOS has a built-in preference for enabling right-clicking on a Magic Mouse. Follow these steps to enable secondary click on Apple's input device.
  1. Click the Apple () menu in the upper left corner of your Mac's screen and select System Preferences....
  2. Click the Mouse icon in the preferences panel.
  3. Click the Point & Click tab.
  4. Click the checkbox next to Secondary click. The default option here is Click on right side, but you can change it to Click on left side if you prefer.

The Control-Click


In addition to the two preference options outlined above, macOS provides an alternative method of secondary clicking. Holding down the Control (Ctrl) key on your keyboard when you click a mouse button is the equivalent of a right-click on a two-button mouse.
The contextual menu that appears when you control-click a Mac's Desktop

The Control key performs the same modifying function when you press down on a MacBook's built-in trackpad or an Apple Magic Trackpad while holding the key down.

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