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how to right click on a laptop

If your laptop has a mouse, you can right click on it very easily. However, sometimes, you need to right click on a laptop without using a mouse. In this case, you need to use the touchpad or keyboards to give a right click. In this post, MiniTool Partition Wizard shows you how to right click on a laptop with the touchpad or keyboards.

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In general, most laptops have a built-in touchpad, which can be regarded as a replacement of the mouse. You can use the touchpad to perform various operations, including right click. Apart from the touchpad, some operating systems allow you to use keyboards to perform a right click.

However, different operating systems require different gestures or key combinations to give a right click. Here, I will show you how to right click without a mouse (mainly on Windows, Chrombook, and Mac).

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How to Right Click on Windows Laptops

If your laptop uses the Windows operating system, here are some touchpad gestures for you:

  • Clicking: Tap the touchpad.
  • Right-clicking: Tap the right touchpad button. (Usually, there are right and left buttons on the bottom of the touchpad. These two buttons are separated by a vertical dividing line.)
  • Clicking and dragging: Press the left touchpad button and drag your finger on the touchpad to drag the document.
  • Scrolling: Place two fingers on the touchpad and slide it horizontally or vertically.

right click with touchpad

Of course, you can also right click with keys. Here is the guide:

  • Click Start.
  • Type Mouse Keys.
  • Click on Turn Mouse Keys on or Off. Then, you can move the cursor around using the numerical keypad buttons. Now, “/”, “*” and “-” act as the mouse buttons. With “-” acting as the right mouse button.

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Apart from the above methods, you can also right click on the laptop by pressing a key like the following picture:

right click with a key

Or, you can try pressing "Shift + F10" to give a right click.

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How to Right Click on a Mac

Mac laptops don't have a right-click button on the trackpad, but there are other approaches you can use. Here are two ways for you:

  • Hold down the "Control" key while clicking the trackpad.
  • Click with two fingers rather than one to right-click or hold two fingers down on the trackpad and click with your thumb.

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MacOS also has the mouse key feature. You can activate it through the following steps:

  • Click the Apple menu button.
  • Choose System Preferences.
  • Choose Accessibility.
  • Now click Pointer Control.
  • Click Alternative Control Methods.
  • Activate Mouse Keys.

You can also activate this feature quickly and easily by using Option-Command-F5. After activating the mouse key, you can press "Control + I/5" to perform a right-clicking.

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How to Right Click on Chromebook

Chromebooks also come with a touchpad. With the touchpad, you can perform various operations, just like the follows:

  • Clicking: Click or tap the bottom half of the touchpad.
  • Right-clicking: Click or tap the touchpad with two fingers.
  • Scrolling: Place two fingers on the touchpad, move your finger up or down to scroll vertically, or move your finger left or right to scroll horizontally
  • Dragging and dropping: Tap and hold the item you want to move with one finger, then drag the item to a new location, and finally release your finger.
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