Users who have recently switched to a Mac are frequently on the lookout for a right-click on their Magic Mouse. The good news is: you can’t see it, but it exists! Yes, it does. Or, at the very least, turn it on! Now the real question is how to right click on apple magic mouse?
All iMac purchase come with an Apple Magic Mouse. If you take a closer look at it, you will notice a peculiar feature of this mouse; there are no left and right mouse buttons. To use it, one simply click all the way in at once. There is also no mouse wheel like those found in others, instead, this one comes with a ‘rub-sensitive’ surface.
In other words, you can scroll by swiping your finger up and down. The same touch sensitivity is also useful for activating a ‘virtual’ mouse button. As you may already be aware of, Apple has traditionally used single-button mice. However, this has changed! A right mouse button is now available and almost indispensable in macOS.
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How to right click on apple magic mouse easily?
Holding down the Control key on the keyboard while clicking is common. This is the standard method for secondary clicking. Right-clicking on a Magic Mouse is equivalent to this. If you’re used to other operating systems, this can quickly become annoying, we’ve had a lot of users complaining about it. Fortunately, as promised, the right click function is also available on this mouse. Follow the steps below to know how to use the right-click.
- Click the apple on the far left of the menu bar at the top of the screen, followed by System Preferences.
- Then select Mouse.
- Enable the Secondary Click option in the panel that appears (with the Point & Click ‘tab’ selected).
- Then select the option in the selection menu below,
- Click on the right side (or left side, if you are left-handed).
- You now have a right mouse button!
Note: There is also the option to change the direction of the mouse scrolling to your liking. This is useful if you’re among those who can’t get rid of the wheel feeling. Also, in this window, you can also see how much charge your wireless Magic Mouse still has! To improve mouse scrolling, you can also use the multitool (in Ukrainian мультитул). With it you will be able to twist the mouse wheel.
If you still miss the traditional mice, it’s worth noting that the Mac also works with more traditional mice from other manufacturers. You’ll notice that it works fine for the most part. Sometimes manufacturers even provide specific drivers for macOS that also enable certain additional features.
Did you know?
What will happen if your scroll wheel works ‘backwards’ with another brand’s standard mouse? Well, you can use the scroll direction option in the mouse settings window. That probably saves a lot of angst! In case you have a doubt on whether or not your mouse is working properly, click here for a quick check.
Now that you know to right click on apple magic mouse let us show you how to use the keyboard to right-click. This is handy especially if your mouse or trackpad’s right-click button is broken. In this case you can rely on your Mac’s keyboard as a replacement.
To use a right click, simply press and hold the “Control” key while pressing the left-click button on the mouse. Attention! We do not mean the Command key.