How do I make a right-click keyboard shortcut so I can use a one button mouse?

Sootah
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The right clicker on my mouse has pretty much died and until I replace the mouse I need to figure out a convenient keyboard shortcut that I can use in conjunction with the left click to get me by.

The Mac has some key they hold down while left-clicking to bring up the context menus. Is there something similar in Windows that I can use or setup? I know about Shift+F10, but that's incredibly inconvenient. I just want to hold down some key and then left click to emulate the right click function.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

-Sootah
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LeeTutorretired
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
You can also use "MouseKeys" as explained on this page:

http://www.ehow.com/how_8219_click-using-keyboard.html
LeeTutorretired
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
And there is the "Context Menu" key on the right side of the bottom row holding the space bar, the Alt key, and the Windows key:

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/kb/group_Win.htm
Here is a simple utility that you can run to make control-click be a right-click. If you want to end it, just open Task Manager and End Process on applemouse.exe.

http://www.geocities.com/pronto4u/applemouse.html
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

Commented:
Please see the attached graphic.
keyboard-black.jpg
That only works on whatever is active. You can't, for example, hit that key to close a window in the taskbar or restore a window. It only works on whatever is currently selected.
LeeTutorretired
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
The Context Menu key that I mentioned (which is the same as what leew pictured in his comment) will after clicking it, when you hold the mouse over a taskbar button, give you a context menu that you can then left click to choose whatever option you desire, such as close or restore a window.  And clicking on a URL will give you the context menu for that.  Etc.
I does function if you have no other option, but just mousing over something and hitting the context menu will not bring up the same menu as a right click in that same spot, I just did it on a window in the taskbar to check. Also, if you don't want/need continuous extra mouse travel to get to the menu, the context menu would get annoying.

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This is absolutely PERFECT. It does just exactly what I want it to.

Funnily enough though, I just BARELY got myself a nice IOGear USB KVM, which uses Scroll Lock+Scroll Lock tapped in rapid succession to switch ports. What key does AppleMouse use to exit the program..? Scroll Lock. :)

Regardless, it's the perfect solution for what I need.

Thanks!

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