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  • 45. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    lalitfromlos angeles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    its worked for me just did same thing and logout secondary click is back

  • 46. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    Johnny SG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Strangely enough, it doesn't work on my mid-2008 15" MacBook Pro. I did 7-pass erase before installing Lion clean (and legal, through the Mac App Store), but it doesn't work on any account. I've tried inserting the command Maxym mentioned several times, making sure that the option "Secondary Click" was switched off in Preferences. Does anybody have an idea on how to fix this?

  • 47. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    Johnny SG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Update on my last post:

     

    I tried using my roommate's Magic Trackpad, to no avail. In a moment of utter frustration I checked the "Tap to click" box, above the Secondary Click option. And what do you know? I can use secondary click on my regular trackpad again. I hate the "Tap to click" option since it causes me to unnecessarily click a lot of stuf, but it'll have to do until a decent patch is out.

     

    For now, it's working!

  • 48. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    Doreal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much! It worked for me too!

  • 49. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    Mark-E Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've just upgraded to Lion. I had Snow Leopard configued so that a two-finger tap (ie right click) opened Spaces. In Lion, a two-finger tap now opens Mission Control. Since I can now open Mission Control with a four-finger swipe, I want to restore a two-finger tap to its normal function (ie bringing up contextual menus). It seems, however, that Lion has remembered the setting from Snow Leopard, but I can't now see any way in Lion's Mission Control or Trackpad/Mouse System Preferences to get Lion to forget about this. I appreciate that this is a slightly different question from the one originally posted on this thread, but I wonder if anyone can help?

  • 50. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    Konsuegra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fantastic. Works perfectly!

  • 51. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    Rex2000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    YESSSSSS. That worked sweet like a peach!!!

  • 52. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    Thiebault Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Warm thanks Maxym for fixing this, it worked so well on my MacBook Air Late 2008. Thanks God, I was going crazy...

     

    Reading all the previous posts, I'm wondering if this problem happens when you had configured a Magic Trackpad sometime in the past prior to upgrading to Lion.

     

    I still have one more issue with Lion gestures on my MBA trackpad, this is the Search gesture (double tap with 3 fingers) which doesn't work.

     

    Maxym, if you read me, would you be so king to tell me the correct Terminal command to do it?

     

    Thanks again for your help.

     

    Thiebaud

  • 53. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    Ragnar-Kon Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I don't even know what a Magic Trackpad is, yet I still had the issue, so I don't think the Magic Trackpad had anything to do with it.

     

    As far as the three finger lookup, be aware that it does not work on every program. For example, the three finger lookup on Google Chrome does not work, yet it does work on Safari. Since I know Chrome hasn't been updated for Lion yet, I would imagin that the three finger lookup function is something that has to be enabled by the software developer. So far the ONLY software it has worked on for me is Apple software that was shipped with Lion.

  • 54. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    GlennW Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)

    In the Trackpad System Preferences Point & Click pane, under Secondary click there is a selection where you can choose "Click or tap with two fingers."

  • 55. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    cruiserbiker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    could you explain exactly how to do this precedure.. sorry , but just dont grasp how to do it.

  • 56. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    Ragnar-Kon Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    1. Go into the Trackpad options in System Preferences and un-select Secondary Click (if it is selected, if not continue to step 2).

    2. Open up Terminal from the /Applications/Utilities folder.

    3. Terminal will open up (white window with black text). Type in the following:

     

    defaults -currentHost write -g com.apple.trackpad.enableSecondaryClick -bool YES

     

    4. Close Terminal, and log off (or restart the computer). Then log back in. The right click should be working now.

     

    That is as simple as I can think to make it. The only step that might be confusing is getting to Terminal in the first place, but if you own a Mac you should AT LEAST know how to use Finder. Let me know if you are still confused.

  • 57. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    cruiserbiker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my system must be different, i have a macbook air mid 2009

  • 58. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    cruiserbiker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Woops!!! I found the right folder and did exactly as you said and now it works. THANKS...

  • 59. Re: Secondary click in Lion, Macbook Pro 4,1
    jandevu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Changing the defaults from a terminal doesn't work for me on a 15-inch Early 2008 MBP.

    Enabling 'Tap to click' (suggested above) does make the secondary click work.