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I just did a clean install of Lion on my 2010 MBP. It seems as though in the system preferences for the built-in trackpad, I have the option of setting the secondary click gesture to "Click or tap with two fingers", "Click in bottom right corner", or "Click in bottom left corner".

Previous to this fresh install, I had simply upgraded from Snow Leopard where I had been able to initiate a secondary click either by a two-finger tap or a click in the bottom right corner. That setting was preserved when I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion. When I simply did a fresh install of Lion, it's now either one or the other. Not both.

Does anyone know how I can get the "both" behavior back?

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Sadly, I don't think it's possible to do that without a third party solution. Two popular applications that allow you to tweak the touchpad and mouse are Magic Prefs and Better Touch Tool.

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Perfect! Thanks a bunch! –  Stephen Feb 21 '12 at 14:01

Run the following four commands, by pasting them into Terminal.app:

defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad TrackpadCornerSecondaryClick -int 2

defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad TrackpadRightClick -bool true

defaults -currentHost write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.trackpad.trackpadCornerClickBehavior -int 1

defaults -currentHost write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.trackpad.enableSecondaryClick -bool true

Now reboot your Mac.

When you log back in, you will be able to right-click both with a two-finger tap, and by clicking in the bottom right-hand corner.

Hope this helps.

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This also works on Yosemite –  thetallweeks Dec 19 '14 at 2:43

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