If you’ve used a PC in the past, right clicking was as simple as clicking the right-hand button on your mouse or trackpad. But on a Mac, right clicking can cause some confusion. Let’s simplify things a little with the 3 most popular ways to right click on a Mac.
1. Control + Click
The most straightforward way to right click on a Mac, and the method that most Mac users are aware of, is by pressing the Control (ctrl) key whilst pressing on the trackpad or mouse button.
2. Right Click on a Magic Mouse
Apple’s Magic Mouse doesn’t have any actual buttons on it like a PC mouse does. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t right click on a Magic Mouse. You simply need to click towards the right of the mouse.
If this doesn’t work, check your settings in System Preferences:
3. Using Two Fingers on a Trackpad
If you’re using a MacBook with a trackpad, there’s a third way to double click: clicking with 2 fingers simultaneously on the trackpad.
You may need to set this up in Systems Preferences before it will work for you:
There are a few other ways to right click on a Mac, but these are the three most straightforward methods to get you started. Happy right clicking!
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