If you are a new computer user, I am sure you have heard “click with the LEFT button.” In fact, you may have heard this so many times, you are wondering why the mouse even HAS two buttons. (And this applies to you Mac users also.) Well, I am here to tell you that the RIGHT button has a use as well.
Use #1: Definitions. You’re reading a article or something off the internet and come across a word you don’t know. Highlight the word (by clicking and dragging), right-click over the highlighted section, and click on “search Google for <word>.” A new tab should open with results from Google! (If it doesn’t, type define before the word and press enter.)
Use #2: Copying and pasting. This works everywhere, not just the internet. You’re in Microsoft Word (or other program) and you need to move text you have already typed to a different place. Highlight the section to be moved (by clicking and dragging), right-click on the highlighted section, and click on “copy.” Now move the cursor to the new location, right-click again and select “paste.” Now your text has been moved.
Use #3: Hyperlinks. The blog you are reading has a hyperlink that you want to check out, but you are not done with the current blog. If you click on the link it might open a new tab or it might use the current tab. So right-click on the hyperlink, click on “open link in new tab,” and then you will be able to switch over to the link after you are finished reading.
There are more uses of course, but I hope this gives you an idea of what can be done. Leave a comment with your favorite right-click function.
Posted by: Beth