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Rightclicking on my Macbook - how do I?
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xel0is3x
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Aug 28, 2008, 07:41 PM
 
Hii

Ok so I dont know if this has been posted before, I have rubbish luck searching forums and couldnt find anything...

But is there anyway at all of rightclicking on macbooks? Im really getting annoyed with not being able to right click links on Safari and not being able, for example, open bulletins on myspace in new tabs.

Does anyone know?

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Aug 28, 2008, 07:45 PM
 
The standard way to "right-click" on a Mac is to hold the control key on the keyboard and left click. Another way is to enable two-finger right tapping on the trackpack in System Preferences.

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Aug 28, 2008, 07:46 PM
 
Old way: control+click

New way: two finger on touchpad + click.
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Aug 28, 2008, 07:56 PM
 
If you are at a table or desk you can always get a two button mouse. They also sell those mini mouses for people who travel a lot and as you probably already know with optical mouses you can use them on almost any non-shiny surface.
     
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Aug 28, 2008, 08:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by hyteckit View Post
Old way: control+click

New way: two finger on touchpad + click.
You don't have to click, only tap with two fingers. In Boot Camp, yes, you do have to click along with the two fingers.
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Aug 29, 2008, 07:42 AM
 
I don't like tapping, clicking with two fingers works perfectly.
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Aug 29, 2008, 11:58 AM
 
And if all you're doing is opening links in new tabs, hold command while you click. That's faster anyway.
     
   
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