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September 12, 2023

How to Left Click on a Mac

If you’re new to Mac, it may take some getting used to performing basic tasks, such as left click. Unlike PCs, the Mac doesn’t have a dedicated left click button on its trackpads or mice. However, there are still a few different ways you can do it. In this article, we’ll walk you through three easy steps to perform a left click on a mac.

First, make sure your trackpad or mouse is properly configured to support a left click. To do this, open System Preferences and navigate to the Trackpad or Pointer tab. Select the ‘Click with single finger on the left side’ option and adjust the slider to your preference. You can also change how fast you must click for the Mac to recognize a double-click by heading to the Apple menu > System Preferences > Accessibility and choosing Pointer Control from the drop-down.

Another method to perform a left click on a Mac is to use a keyboard shortcut. To do this, press and hold the “Control” key while clicking the left button on your trackpad or mouse. Then, press the “primary mouse button” keyboard shortcut (which is typically 0 on most Macs). This should simulate a left click for you.

Finally, you can also use the Mouse Keys feature in macOS to perform a left click. To enable this, head to System Preferences > Accessibility and check the box next to ’Mouse keys.’ Once enabled, you can press the ’5’ key on your numeric keypad to perform a left click.