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How do I use my mouse to right-click on a Mac?

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Question: How do I use my mouse to right-click on a Mac?

As a Windows user, I'm used to right-clicking on an object to access an object-specific pop-up menu of options or commands. Does the Mac offer an equivalent function? The mouse that came with my Mac seems to have only one button.

Answer:

The very early versions of the Mac OS didn't support multi-button mice. In fact, until recently, Apple didn't offer a mouse with multi-button capabilities. OS X introduced built-in support for multi-button mice, but in the default installation of OS X, Apple's multi-button mouse (aka Mighty Mouse) acts like a one-button mouse.

To enable the second button on multi-buttom mice, you can use the guide:

How to Use a Multi-Button Mouse With Your Mac

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