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Making VMWare View’s right-click work on a trackpad

In the current VMWare View 5 client, there is not a setting to enable right-click functionality. Instead, the client relies on the Mac’s settings to set what is a “right click”.

For Mac desktops, this should be pretty straightforward with an external mouse. On a Mac laptop with a trackpad, you need to make sure that the Secondary Click option is turned on in the Trackpad preference pane. Secondary Click allows you to right-click by clicking on the trackpad with two side-by-side fingers.

To verify that the Secondary Click option is enabled, use the following procedure:

1. Open System Preferences

2. Click on Trackpad

Screen Shot 2012-05-17 at 11.30.59 AM

3. Click on the Point & Click tab and verify that Secondary Click is checked. If not checked, click on the checkbox to enable it.

Screen Shot 2012-05-17 at 11.31.13 AM

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