How to Right-Click on a Mac

macmouseSince our Support Team gets asked this question a lot, we thought that it might be worth a blog post!

It’s something that PC users take for granted, but for a long time there was no such thing as a right-click on a Mac. To access those right-click mouse menu options, you had to hold down the control button on the keyboard and then click the one-buttoned mouse.

If you’re running Mac OS X 10.2 or older, you still do.

But for those of you running Mac OS X 10.3 or newer – the right-click is now yours. You can set preferences for the right side of your mouse and easily do things like:

  • Copy
  • Paste
  • View Source
  • Bookmark
  • etc!

To set up your Mac to right-click:

  1. Go into the Apple menu and select ‘System Preferences’.
  2. Ensure that the right side of your mouse is set to ‘Secondary Button’.

For more detailed instructions visit Apple Support.