6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2008 2:36 AM by First Magus
New_gen_has_issues Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
This is really annoying, for some reason when i right click on a pic or anything, i dont get the options list like i do when im using a Pcs mouse. How do i right click, like to save an image of the internet, i want to right click and then click save but i dont know how!

Dell Dimension 9200 Xp, Windows XP, Ipod Touch 8g, Ipod Nano 1g
  • First Magus Level 6 Level 6 (15,850 points)
    I assume your not using a mouse. To right click with the trackpad use the ctrl key and the trackpad button together.

    Mort
  • dobes918 Level 4 Level 4 (1,415 points)
    You can also, in System Preferences>keyboard and mouse >trackpad, check the box that says Tap trackpad using 2 fingers for secondary click. Then a tap on the trackpad with 2 fingers at once will give you an easy right-click.
  • impulse_telecom Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)
    A two-button USB mouse, pretty much regardless of brand, will be recognized and the seconds button will be supported as you've come to expect from using Windows. I use a Microsoft wireless notebook mouse with my MacBook. It just works; no drivers required. The scroll wheel also works as you'd expect, which is a welcome feature.

    Bill
  • y_p_w Level 4 Level 4 (3,550 points)
    impulse_telecom wrote:
    A two-button USB mouse, pretty much regardless of brand, will be recognized and the seconds button will be supported as you've come to expect from using Windows. I use a Microsoft wireless notebook mouse with my MacBook. It just works; no drivers required. The scroll wheel also works as you'd expect, which is a welcome feature.


    I had the same thing with every USB mouse I've tried from Logitech and Targus. Right button works immediately like a right click in Windows. Even then, I could get the right click function with the left button by holding down "control" as I clicked the left button.

    However - I just got a Wireless Mighty Mouse. I couldn't figure out why it couldn't right click. Turns out the default setting was that both the left and right buttons served as the "primary button". I just went to System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Mouse, and modified it via the drop down menus so that the right button was the "secondary button".

    Maybe the USB Mighty Mouse has the same default setting (similar to a one-button Apple Pro Mouse)?

    The original poster didn't mention the particular mouse being used.
  • y_p_w Level 4 Level 4 (3,550 points)
    First Magus wrote:
    I assume your not using a mouse. To right click with the trackpad use the ctrl key and the trackpad button together.


    I just noticed the sig mentions a Dell machine. I know this is the MacBook forum, but I can't tell if this is an Apple mouse being used on a PC, a generic USB mouse being used on a Mac, or an Apple mouse (probably a Mighty Mouse) being used on a Mac.

    Most of the advice seemed to indicate a generic USB mouse on an Mac.
  • First Magus Level 6 Level 6 (15,850 points)
    ypw wrote:
    I just noticed the sig mentions a Dell machine. I know this is the MacBook forum, but I can't tell if this is an Apple mouse being used on a PC, a generic USB mouse being used on a Mac, or an Apple mouse (probably a Mighty Mouse) being used on a Mac.


    I saw the signature also. I was going by the title *How do I right on my mac?* and since this is a MacBook forum assumed the OP was trying to right click with a trackpad.

    Hopefully the OP can figure it out with all the advice given:->

    Mort