2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 11, 2009 9:24 AM by krsmes
Kelly Procaccino Level 1 (0 points)
I can't seem to find the keyboard shortcut to Right Click. Can find lots and lots of others, but can't find this one. Thank you for your help

PB G-4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Topher Kessler Level 6 (9,865 points)
    The only option is to press the "control" key which turns the main mouse button into the secondary mouse button. There is no option for the Mac like the windows contextual menu key.
  • krsmes Level 1 (0 points)
    One option that gets close to a keyboard right-click context menu is turning on Mouse Keys in System Preferences/Universal Access.

    You can then hit Ctrl-NumPad5 (or Fn-Ctrl-I on laptop) to do a right click.

    The problem with this is that the context is the current location of the mouse cursor, not the text cursor.

    I've been on Mac for 2 1/2 years now and still miss keyboard context menu feature in Windows. I like doing everything from the keyboard and it just isn't possible 100% of the time on a Mac. Even with things like "Full keyboard access" set to "All controls" I still run into dialog boxes regularly where I can't get to certain controls or input fields on them by tabbing (or any other key) and have to click on it.