I’m doing occasional forays into Windows XP on my MacBookPro. A glaring omission, perhaps on my part, is figuring out how the heck to do those right mouse clicks needed to configure stuff. The control-click that works on the OS X side does not. I thought I might have to buy a 2 button mouse.
I did not find an answer in the Apple Support area (actually I never looked), I went straight to the user dicussions where I nearly always get the answer. And I did find 2 solutions by searching “right mouse click” in the Boot Camp talks- both of them downloads that give you a key combo to do the right mouse dance step.
Apple Mouse Utility is one, but it maps it to the ctrl key, which you sometimes need to do Windows stuff as it is. I opted for Input Remapper, which gives me the effect if my right pinky leaps up to hold the ENTER key before a click.
Not elegant, but free, and it works. That MacBook trackpad is nice and wide, big enough to land a 747, and I would have thought with the Intel chip lurking “inside” someone might have thought of a two button mouse. But what do I know.
There is the scary disclaimer on the Input Remapper site:
This program and the accompaning driver may well crash your computer and otherwise wreck havoc. Use it at your own peril.
I rolled the dice and yet to see peril. But Windows has been sitting there idly for 15 minutes; who knows what it is doing while I blog on my iBook?
The post "The Elusive Right Mouse Click" was originally pulled charred and crispy from a smoky charred oven at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/05/the-elusive-right-mouse-click/) on May 2, 2006.