Right-Click on a Mac

There is no right button on an Apple (Mac) mouse. Press and hold the Command key while clicking the mouse button to emulate right-click. If you are using a Windows keyboard, hold the CTRL button while clicking the mouse button.

If you have tried holding Command/CTRL and clicking the mouse button with no effect, check that your System Settings allow right-click in all applications:

Mac Desktop

– Open System Preferences, then Keyboard & Mouse
– Select Mouse tab
– Set the the right mouse button to Secondary Button

MacBook

– Open System Preferences, then Keyboard & Mouse
– Select Trackpad tab
– Check the box for Place two fingers on trackpad and click button for secondary click
– Once this option is activated, place two fingers on the trackpad and then click the mouse button to right-click

 

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11 responses to “Right-Click on a Mac”

  1. Emily says:

    How can I do this for a MacBook Air. I can’t figure it out…I’ve tried all options.

  2. R Sollid says:

    Hello, I have the same problem rotating puzzle pieces on MacBook Air. Please help.

  3. Lydia Carlson says:

    Hi! I cannot rotate puzzles using the right click option on my macbook pro. I have tried using “control” and then clicking, and I have tried using the two finger click. No luck! Get back to me when you can please! Thanks so much.

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Lydia! If two-finger tapping on your trackpad isn’t working, have you included dragging as well? I know it’s a silly question, but there are also only a few scenes in Midnight in Salem (the inspection mode for objects) that require this. Perhaps try an external mouse?

  4. Lexi says:

    I have a Mac book air and I can’t figure out how to rotate the key to the desk

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