Equivalent of mouse right click on trackpad using Voice Over

macOS and Mac Apps

Hello I am starting to use the trackpad with Voice Over on my Mac OS X and wonder if there is a gesture to use on the trackpad which is the equivalent of mouse right click. Is this possible? Thank you for any responses.



Submitted by Tyler on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Navigating to the desired element and clicking with two fingers on the trackpad should open the contextual menu, which is what should happen when you right click on a mouse.


Submitted by chris R on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Also holding down control and clicking the trackpad is a right click. Right click is known as a control click on the Mac.

Submitted by That Blind Canuck on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hello, I have also tried these gestures but find that the second options, pressing and holding the Control key and clicking once on the trackpad is easiest. When trying the other, two-finger click, you have to move your fingers to move the cursor through the context menu but VoiceOver doesn't read out the items on the menu. Perhaps there is a setting that I have not enabled that would have VoiceOver read out the menu items as you move your two fingers down on the trackpad, that is entirely posible as I am still a newbie when it comes to using a Mac. Hope this helps!