MacBook Pro Second Mouse Button

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MacBook Pro Second Mouse Button

Now, I've heard that the MacBook Pro's mouse button can register where on it you press, but, I've not been able to find any examples of software to make use of it, say in Windows either using Paralells or Q, or in Bootcamp.

However, I just found this utility, which is supposed to allow you to use a 1 button mouse under windows.

What I am wondering is if anyone knows of a way to get two button functionality working under OS X, if possible, and under Windows, if possible.

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I doubt the actual mouse *but

I doubt the actual mouse *button* can sense where you click it or have your finger on it. If it could, wouldn't Apple use it for scrolling or right clicking already? As far as I've seen, it's nothing more than a button. The trackpad can certainly sense where your finger(s) are, though.

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In OS X, Go to preferences an

In OS X, Go to preferences and pull up the keyboard and mouse settings.

Click on the "Trackpad" button. Select the "Tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click"

Now, when you either tap the trackpad with two fingers, or hold two fingers on the pad while hitting the main button, you get a right click.

This works under parallels natively, too.

Otherwise, you can also hold the CTRL button while clicking for a right click.

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Alright, I like the two finge

Alright,thanks you guys, I like the two finger right click.

I wonder if there would be some way to get that working with Windows under Bootcamp?

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