Test your skills in this week’s pop quiz to find out if you know how to right-click without a mouse! If you think you know how to right-click without a mouse, or if you’re not sure, read on to find out more. When you’re finished, don’t forget to take the pop quiz!
Step 1. Press the windows button on your keyboard
Assuming you’re using a Windows computer, the first step is to press the windows button on your keyboard. This will bring up the start menu. From there, you can use your arrow keys to navigate to the control panel. Once you’re in the control panel, select mouse from the options. This will open up the mouse settings page. On this page, you’ll see an option that says ClickLock.
Enable this option and then click OK. This will now allow you to right-click without having to hold down the mouse button. Just press and release the button quickly and it should work! It’s also worth noting that if you have a laptop with a touchpad, clicking and dragging works similarly to clicking and dragging with a mouse.
If your laptop doesn’t have this function enabled by default, just look for the touchpad icon on the bottom of your screen where all of your other icons are located. Right-clicking usually involves clicking twice; once with each finger. You can find tutorials online about how to do it more effectively.
Right-clicking might seem difficult at first, but I assure you that it’s not too bad once you get used to it!
Step 2. One of the most common uses for right-clicking is navigating around files and folders in your computer. You could navigate back or forward through folders (left or right), jump to a certain folder (up or down), copy files (down), paste files (up), or delete files (backspace). For some people, these buttons may be small and hard to reach because they don’t have a mouse cursor on their screen.
Step 2. Press Ctrl, then Space bar
Do you know how to right-click without a mouse? It’s actually quite simple. All you need to do is press the Ctrl key, then the space bar. That’s it! You’ve just performed your first right-click with no mouse required. Just remember that this only works if you’re using Windows or Linux and not macOS, and will not work in Google Chrome or other web browsers on your computer. You can also perform a middle click by pressing Alt+Space Bar at the same time.
The usual function of a middle click is to open an item from its menu (similar to what happens when you use the right-click), but there are many other uses for it as well. For example, say I wanted to select a row of text in Microsoft Word. By holding down Alt and Space Bar together, I could highlight all of the text I want selected before releasing them both.
It may take some getting used to if you’re not accustomed to these kinds of keyboard shortcuts, but they’ll come in handy once you start learning them! One more shortcut you might find useful is Ctrl+C.
This copies whatever object your cursor is hovering over, so if you have something highlighted like a sentence in Microsoft Word and press Ctrl+C, the sentence will be copied into your clipboard so that you can paste it elsewhere. If you ever have any questions about these keyboard shortcuts or anything else we’ve talked about here today, feel free to ask away in the comments below!
Step 3. Hold the Alt button
Do you know how to right-click without a mouse? If not, don’t worry – it’s actually quite easy! Here’s a step-by-step guide
- Hold the Alt button on your keyboard
- Click the left or right side of your touchpad with two fingers simultaneously
- Move your fingers up and down or side to side for scrolling , click any application icon in the bottom left corner of your screen to open, etc. For example, if you want to open a new window in Firefox browser, hold Alt then tap with two fingers on either side of the touchpad.
Once the window is open, tap once more in order to close it! As a reminder, all this only works when holding the Alt key. Did that work? Try using this shortcut next time you need to resize a photo before posting it online! The Alt key allows users to perform most common tasks without having to take their hands off of the keyboard (or have a mouse). Remember: When in doubt, try it out before getting frustrated and deciding against trying anything at all.
Step 4. Select an item by clicking on it with your pointer or pressing enter
You can use the trackpad or a wireless mouse to click on an item and select it. To do this, just move your pointer over the item you want to select and press down on the trackpad or click the mouse button. The item will be highlighted to show that it’s been selected. You can also press the spacebar to select an item.
If you’re using a keyboard with a numeric keypad, you can press the + key to select an item. Now that you know how to select items, let’s talk about how to navigate through them! Step 5. Move through items: There are three ways of moving through items in a list: * Click the up arrow at the top of the list to go up one level in the hierarchy * Use page up and page down keys on your keyboard if it has them (if not, use scroll bars) * Press enter at any time to go from one item in a list of items (such as links) to another one
*Click Home at the top of this blog post* Step 6. Find all commands on your screen: So now you know how to find things by clicking around the screen. But what if you need to look for something specific? Type what you’re looking for into Spotlight Search, which is located in the upper right corner of your screen under the search box. Spotlight Search finds files, folders, apps and documents that match what you type into it. For example, typing ‘pictures’ will bring up pictures in the Photos app, while typing ‘notes’ will bring up notes in the Notes app.
You can also tell Spotlight Search to look only within certain apps so that you don’t have to search everything on your computer. For example, if I’m trying to find my blog post where I talked about how we test pop quizzes here at Big Nerd Ranch, I could type ‘pop quiz test’ into Spotlight Search and it would only search within Pages, iBooks Author, Numbers and Keynote instead of searching every file on my hard drive.