Trackpad tip

The two-finger trick for contextual menus, or right-clicking as it is more commonly known, is an effective substitute for a second mouse button.

Also trackpad hot corners and sidebars are great if you know they are there but until we can make trackpads with little LCD displays in them to indicate their presence, they can infuriate the uninitiated.

I finally realized that you can invoke the right-click by starting with your two fingers on the trackpad and then clicking the trackpad button, or you can hold the trackpad button down first and then tap your pair of fingers.

Very nice.

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~ by connectionfailure on 9 March, 2008.

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