Mac 101: Enable Right Click on Macs

To right click on any Mac without changing any configuration:

  1. Click “crtl+Mouse button”
  2. A right click menu should pop up

To enable right click on an Apple desktop with an Apple mouse connected:

  1. Go to “System Preferences”
  2. Click “Keyboard & Mouse”
  3. Click the “Mouse” tab
  4. A picture of the mouse will show up. Click the drop down menu on the right hand side and select “Secondary Button”
  5. Now whenever you click on the right hand side of the mouse, a right click menu will appear

To enable right click on newer Apple laptops:

  1. Go to “System Preferences”
  2. Click “Keyboard & Mouse”
  3. Click the “Trackpad” tab
  4. Click the checkbox “For secondary clicks, place two fingers on the trackpad then click the button”
  5. Now whenever you have two fingers on the trackpad and click the mouse button, a right click menu will appear

To enable right click on certain older Apple laptops please see this article (The article was written about enabling two-finger scrolling, but the software also allows two-finger right click).

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