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Command+Click on a newly installed Intel MacBook (Mid-2010) often fails after installing both Xubuntu and Linux Mint; instead the Menu pops. I can't invoke a context menu to get to Properties and other functions.

I have tried two finger clicking using a different distro (Xubuntu 18.04.1 LTS), but hate it since I can't seem to accomplish it most of the time. How do I create a hot-key to give me right-click functionality? It need not use Command.

  • xubuntu is what I use fairly similar better support for some minor cases. I don't have 2010 macbook pro so not sure if it will fix that issue. – William Sep 29 '18 at 22:23
  • @K7AA7 try reassigning a key on the keyboard to contextmenu or right click. Depending on what you are trying to modify the files are located here /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/altwin /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc or /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us – William Sep 29 '18 at 23:51
  • meet me in chat chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/118/root-access – William Sep 29 '18 at 23:53
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hold down Control, then click for right click function.

  • A USB mouse is another workaround – JohnnyVegas Sep 30 '18 at 16:10
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You need to effectively modify the corresponding file to Pointer_Button3 depending on what key you want to change.

/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us
/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc
/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/altwin

The file point is to enable an accessibility setting that varies based on the machine you use. Mint,Xubuntu,Ubuntu should all have this option.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/254375/how-do-you-enable-pointerbuttons-to-work-on-the-keyboard/254377#254377

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