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How to right click from OS X in a Terminal Services session?

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Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I'm just starting out with MAC's and have downloaded the  MS Terminal Services app ( RDP Client ) and installed it on my Mini. I find that I can't right click ( option click ) using the single button mouse from Apple while in a Terminal Server 2003 session.   I can, however, do so in our older remote server:  a W2K Server box with Metaframe PS 3.x installed.

I've been Googling for 45 minutes but have not found a suggestion which works.  I did find that the 'Clear' button on the Apple keyboard acts as a Numlock of sorts, however this did not allow me to right click for context menus on the 2003 TS server.  

Might anyone be able to help?


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Right click is Control-Click, not Option-Click


Thanks. Checked both.  

Logged into our Metaframe Server which is based on W2K Server, Option click equals a Microsoft Right click.  On the Mac itself Control Click equals a right click. On the Windows 2003 Terminal Server neither does a thing.

one reason I posted was that I've found in the past day or so that the 'clear' button above the number pad seems to be a 'num lock' key as indicated above. I'm hoping there is another key which I've hit in error which will allow me to Right Click on the 2003 server without having to give up the Apple BT mouse I recently picked up. We are probably going to stop using Metaframe shortly. Thus I either find a way to make it work or find another mouse.

If you really miss that right-click mouse. You can always purchase a regular 2 button mouse and use with your mac.  It will work fine and give you the ability to right click without having to use the keyboard.  I use a bluetooth logitech mouse for mine.  http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=2135,CONTENTID=10916


Thanks Cre8tive.  Murphys law probably struck when I tried <g>

I tried two different USB mice from the PC's I build/repair originally.  They both did not work, thus I plunked down the cash for the Apple BT unit. Come to think of it I had to call Apple a week later as the Mini started blue screening. After a week of troubleshooting they agreed to take it back. Perhaps the mouse problems were due to the defective unit and not the mice? That would make sense as most accounts I've read indicate USB work fine with the Mini.

But I've spent the money. And i LIKE the apple mouse. The BT keyboard as well, tho it seems to be a magnet for food bits, etc.

If we stick with our thought to leave Citrix behind I will most likely be buying another mouse. :[

Yea, must have been  a defective unit. I plugged my wireless mouse in and itworked. I never installed drivers or anything.

I wish I had the Mighty Mouse.....maybe it would do what you need.


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Mighty Mouse looks good but the comments on the apple site show it's not built that well. Think I'll retry one of the many Logitech wireless mice I have lying around.

Thanks for the info.


Glad I could help.  Logitech makes great ones.  I wish the stil made the ifeel mouse.
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