right-click

verb
\ ˈrīt-ˈklik How to pronounce right-click (audio) \
right-clicked; right-clicking

Definition of right-click

transitive + intransitive

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Right-click.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right-click. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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right-click

verb
How to pronounce right-click (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of right-click

computers : to press the button on the right side of a mouse or similar device in order to make something happen on a computer

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