How to Turn on Right Click on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who wants to turn on right-click functionality? Although Macs are designed to have a single-button trackpad, it is possible to enable right-clicking and enjoy the convenience it offers. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to turn on right click on your Mac.

Method 1: Using Trackpad Preferences

If you prefer using the trackpad for right-clicking, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu

    Located at the top left corner of your screen, click on the Apple menu icon.

  2. Select “System Preferences”

    A dropdown menu will appear. From there, select “System Preferences”.

  3. Open “Trackpad”

    In System Preferences, locate and click on the “Trackpad” option.

  4. Navigate to “Point & Click”

    In the Trackpad preferences window, navigate to the “Point & Click” tab.

  5. Check “Secondary click”

    • For Magic Trackpad users:
      • Select “Click or tap with two fingers”.
    • For MacBook users:
      • Select either “Click in the bottom right corner” or “Click in the bottom left corner”.
  6. Exit System Preferences

    Close the System Preferences window and enjoy your newly enabled right-click functionality!

Method 2: Using an External Mouse or Trackpad

If you prefer using an external mouse or trackpad for right-clicking, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your external mouse or trackpad

    Make sure your external mouse or trackpad is properly connected to your Mac.

  2. Click on the Apple menu

    Located at the top left corner of your screen, click on the Apple menu icon.

  3. Select “System Preferences”

    A dropdown menu will appear.

  4. Open “Mouse” or “Trackpad”

    • If you are using a mouse, locate and click on the “Mouse” option.
    • If you are using a trackpad, locate and click on the “Trackpad” option.
  5. For Mouse users:
      • Select the “Point & Click” tab.
      • Check the box next to “Secondary click”.
      • Select “Click on right side” or “Click on left side”.
  6. For Trackpad users:
      • Select the “Point & Click” tab.
      • Select “Click or tap with two fingers”.
  7. Exit System Preferences

    Close the System Preferences window and enjoy your newly enabled right-click functionality with your external mouse or trackpad!

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we have shown you two methods to turn on right-click on your Mac. Whether you prefer using your trackpad or an external mouse/trackpad, now you can take advantage of right-click functionality and perform various actions with ease. Enjoy exploring the possibilities!

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