2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2008 11:47 AM by Király
Shimoyake Level 1 (0 points)
Does anybody know how to stop the control-click combo from emulating a right-click?

I've been searching, and the only solutions I've seen are people posting application specific workarounds. Seems like there should be a way to turn it off completely.

2GHz Core Duo 20" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • freefalladdict Level 1 (85 points)
    Can i ask why do you want to switch it off?
  • Király Level 6 (9,730 points)
    Control-click doesn't emulate a right click. It's the other way around. a right click emulates a control-click. It's a chicken-and-egg kind of thing. The control-click came first.

    Control-click has been the standard way to bring up contextual menus for at least a decade on Mac OS and OS X. It predates the prevalence of the two-button mouse. I don't think there's a way to turn it off.