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


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.


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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