right click


Also found in: Acronyms.

right click

To press the right button on the mouse and release it. Also called a "secondary click," right clicking typically opens a menu of ancillary operations such as copying and pasting, viewing a file's properties and so on. Any function can be assigned to a right-click menu by software, and the menu that appears depends on the location of the screen cursor at that moment.

On laptops, pressing the right button near the trackpad is the same as right clicking. In addition, an area on many trackpads can be designated as a right-click region, and tapping there is the same as right clicking.


Too Much Stuff!
There are probably five functions (arrows) users want to perform when right clicking an icon in Windows. They should all be at the top. See first-time user menu.







A Bit Better
Right clicking an icon on a Mac displays fewer options.
References in periodicals archive ?
Right click on Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 > Uninstall device.
Actress Keeley Hawes, Unicef UK Supporter andlong-time supporter of The Right Click Internet Safety Matters programme, says:As a parent, I know how important these issues are and how wary parents and caregivers feel when it comes to setting guidelines and giving advice to children.
Highlight anything in a page by using Touch or Mouse, right click on it and select the "Ask Cortana" option.
What do you mean, nothing happens when you right click the column and there isn't a pulldown menu?
* Scale display grid: Right click away from the plan and pick Display Settings.
* Windows: To rename multiple files in Explorer in a single action, highlight all the files you wish to rename and right click on any one of them.
I don't know why but the only way to enlarge tiny text in this and the above Flash-based site is to right click and zoom in.
Multi-button mice have been standard on Windows PCs for years and even the Mac OS has long recognised a right click.
A right click of the mouse alters light intensity to meet optical instrument and individual requirements.
Here you can order a door opened and room grenaded or take it off its hinges with a shotgun Just a right click and options will appear.
Controls selected via a right click automatically assign any associated parameters to the mouse scroll wheel for adjustment.