right-click

verb, transitive + intransitive \ ˈrīt-ˈklik \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of right-click

right-clicked; right-clicking
: to press the rightmost button on a computer mouse or similar input device
  • If you're using Chrome, Firefox or Safari 9, right-click on a browser tab and choose "Pin Tab."
  • —Kim Komando
  • The toolbar can be turned off by right-clicking it and deselecting it from Explorer's list of available toolbars.
  • —Edward Mendelson
Note: In many modern computer interfaces, right-clicking will by default cause a menu of options to display. The specific options offered will vary according to the situation or chosen setup.
— compare left-click

First Known Use of right-click

1989


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