How to Right Click on a Laptop

When you need to right-click on something on a desktop computer, all you need to do is press the right button on your mouse. Unfortunately, this can't be done on a laptop with only one track pad button. Most laptops with one button are Mac laptops, and thus you need to find your way around a little differently. The good news is that the procedure is not complicated.

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Open the display screen on your laptop computer and turn on the unit. Wait for the flash (logo) screen to give way to the main menu.

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Locate the "Control" key on your laptop. On some laptops it will be labeled as "Ctrl." Press and hold the "Control" key down.

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Use the computer trackpad to navigate to the icon or file you would like to right-click on and click the trackpad button. The right-click window will appear just like you were using a mouse.