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

hold down Control, then click for right click function.

  • A USB mouse is another workaround – JohnnyVegas Sep 30 '18 at 16:10

You need to effectively modify the corresponding file to Pointer_Button3 depending on what key you want to change.


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.


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