How to Right-Click on a Mac Trackpad
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Unlike trackpads on Windows machines, right-click functionality is enabled on a Mac’s trackpad by default. But sometimes it might go awry.

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How to Right-Click on a Mac Trackpad

Theoretically, right-clicking on a Mac’s trackpad is as simple as clicking or tapping with two fingers. But what if that doesn’t work? Follow these step-by-step instructions to restore functionality:

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the Menu Bar.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Choose Trackpad.
  4. Click on the tab labeled Point and Click.
  5. Mark the checkbox next to Secondary Click.

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How to Change the Right-Click Action on a Mac

A two-finger click or tap may not be what you want. Luckily, you can easily change the right-click action to something else:

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the Menu Bar.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Choose Trackpad.
  4. Click on the tab labeled Point and Click.
  5. Expand the drop-down menu below Secondary Click.
  6. Choose either Click or tap with two fingers, Click in bottom right-hand corner, or Click in bottom left-hand corner.

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  1. oli
    November 24, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    and what about openOffice? Is libreOffice rly better? I don't know and rly would have read about it here ;)

    • Doc
      November 25, 2017 at 3:22 am

      Huh? This article doesn't have anything to do with OpenOffice or LibreOffice...