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How to right click with trackpad on MacBook Pro

Mac is popular for IT engineers.
It is OK to use Mac for initial Mac user.
But there are some problems for Windows familiar user.
It is right-click.

In Windows case, laptop pc has both right and left click buttons. So we can do right-click. Or we can click right bottom corner of touch-pad.

But in Mac case, even if we click right bottom corner of trackpad, it does not aact as right-click.

It is annoying that we can't do right click.

So today I will introduce "How to right click with trackpad on MacBook Pro".

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I worked as a system engineer, AI engineer for more than 10 years. Recently I use started to use Mac for my job. So sometimes I wonder keyboard difference between Windows and Mac.

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  • How to right click with trackpad on MacBook Pro

    We can do right-click with trackpad on MacBook Pro.

    Ho to do right click with trackpad

  • Two finger click
  • With using control key
  • System Preferences.


  • Two finger click

    Easiest way is two finger click.

    In macOS, if we do two-finger-click, it acts as right-click.



    With using control key

    It is also easy way to do right-click with using control key.

    It is just a control + click.
    With using control key and click, then you can do right-click action.


    Control-click on a Mac is similar to right-click on a Windows computer, and is how you open shortcut (or contextual) menus on a Mac.



    System Preferences

    You can do right-click through system Preferences.


    First, click Apple menu and open "System Preferences".

    System Preferences
    System Preferences


    Then choose "Trackpad" in your System Preferences.
    Then select drop down menu under the "sub-button click" and change it from "two finger click" to "right bottom corner click".

    Trackpad in System Preferences
    Trackpad in System Preferences


    After that as same as Windows, it respond as right-click when you click right bottom of your trackpad.

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    Now it's OK for Windows users.
    This is better solution for Windows users.
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    Finally

    We can do right-click with trackpad on MacBook Pro.
    There are 3 solutions.

    Ho to do right click with trackpad

  • Two finger click
  • With using control key
  • System Preferences
  • Third way of "System Preferences" is recommended.
    If you change settings, you can use Trackpad like Windows one.





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