Discover how to enable right-click functionality using the Apple Magic Mouse.
If you’re planning to use your Mac for productive work, or want to really make the most out of it, then it’s a good idea to enable the secondary click functionality (or right-click as most people call it).
It works by assigning the right side of the mouse as a secondary (or right) click. Once activated, when you right-click on a file you can:
- Open it using additional apps.
- Compress (zip) it.
- Add a coloured tag.
- Move it to the Trash.
- Copy it.
- Rename it.
- Plus more options depending on third-party apps installed.
To enable right-click functionality, open the System Preferences app, choose Mouse, then enable the Secondary click option.
If you would like to assign the left-side of the mouse as the secondary click option, instead of the right side, click the small drop-down arrow beneath the Secondary click option, then choose Click on left side.