Macos – Unable to right click in Mac RDP session

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I am connecting to a Windows Server 2012 VM (hosted in Azure) via Microsoft RDP 8.0.9 from my Macbook Pro.

I am having trouble right-clicking within the VM using the trackpad. The usual shortcuts like CTRL+click, CTRL+SHIFT+click or double-tapping, don't work. Double tapping to do secondary click is enabled in System Preferences -> Trackpad.

How can I right click when connected to the VM?

Best Answer

Did you try the 2-finger to right click option in Trackpad settings? That's the MS RDC 'accepted' method.

From Technet - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn473006.aspx

How do I enable secondary right-click on your Mac?

In order to make use of the right-click inside an open session you have three options: Standard PC two button USB mouse

Apple Magic Mouse: To enable right-click, clickSystem Preferences in the dock, click Mouse, and then enable Secondary click.

Apple Magic Trackpad or MacBook Trackpad: To enable right-click, click System Preferences in the dock, click Mouse, and then enable Secondary click.