Re: How do I right click on a Mac?
the default mouse only has one button... but you can get multi-button
mice for Mac :-). They've been supported ever since Mac OS 8 at least :-D
Since Mac's only have one button how do I right click?
Michael D. Crawford wrote:
The least painful solution is to get a three-button mouse, but until
then, you need to enable mouse button emulation, and then choose
keyboard keys to use instead of mousebuttons.
I use F1 for the middle key and F2 for the right. Those are probably
not the best choices, as there are applications that need F1 and F2
for their own purposes. But to illustrate:
# cd /proc/sys/dev/mac_hid
# echo 59 > mouse_button1_emulation
# echo 60 > mouse_button2_emulation
# echo 1 > mouse_button_emulation
Keycode 59 is F1, 60 is F2. The "echo 1" enables the emulation.
(This was all from memory, I'm not sure it's exactly right.)
You'll have to do that each time you reboot though; To make it permanent
add the following to /etc/sysctl.conf file (For F10 as middle click and
F11 as right click, which I use)
dev/mac_hid/mouse_button_emulation = 1
dev/mac_hid/mouse_button2_keycode = 68
dev/mac_hid/mouse_button3_keycode = 87
Note that this is a little different than Mac's control-click feature,
as in the above example hittng "F11" will right-click with no input from
the mouse, rather than the click coming from a combination of the mouse
click and keyboard modifier. 'course you've probably already figured
that out :-D