How do I Right Click on MAC?


This is the frustration that a hardcore Windows user face while using MAC for the first time. How in the hell do I Right Click? There is no right click button. I understand, I faced the same issue during my initial days of MAC use.

Method 1

To right click on a MAC keep the Control Key down and Tap on your mouse or trackpad.

Method 2

Double tap on the mouse or trackpad for Right Click.

Method 3

If you really want a “Right” Click button, there is a way. Configure the mouse or trackpad to use the right side of the mouse or trackpad for right clicking.

Point to note – Right Click on MAC is officially known as Secondary Click.

Click on  icon > System Preferences > Mouse / Trackpad.

Under the Point & Click Tab, select Secondary Click.

Select Right Bottom Corner from the drop down.

You are all set.

This is such a trivial yet important & irritating issue that I wasted days initially on my MAC. Hope this article helps people out there.


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