How To Enable Right-Click On MacBook Trackpad

It’s common knowledge that the lower-right corner of the trackpad is supposed to do the right-click function of the mouse. At least, that’s the case with Windows laptops.

However, your MacBook doesn’t do that. Instead, it’s configured to do the right-click command if you tap the trackpad with fingers together. That’s not really a problem if you’re a Mac user all your life. But for Windows users that upgraded to a MacBook, it’s kind of confusing. 

So this post, I will guide you on how to make the trackpad on your MacBook work like that of your Windows laptop. 

Enabling Right-Click On MacBook Trackpad

While the lower-right corner of your MacBook trackpad is disabled out of the box, Apple made sure that you can configure it to work to your advantage. That’s what we’re going to do here–we simply have to enable. 

1. To begin, launch System Preferences from the Dock. 

2. Find and click Trackpad

3. Under the Point & Click tab, look for the Secondary Click option. The secondary click is the right-click in Windows computers. The primary click is, of course, the left click.  

4. Click the dropdown to view other options. 

5. Choose Click in bottom right corner

Once that option is enabled, the two-finger click will no longer function. Instead, click the bottom right corner of the trackpad for the right-click function. 

Of course, if you’re using a Bluetooth mouse on your MacBook, you will no longer need to worry about not having the right-click function on your trackpad as third-party mice work the way they do on Windows computers. 

And that’s pretty much how to enable right-click on MacBook! 

I hope that this simple tutorial will be able to help you one way or the other. 

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