How to Right Click in Splashtop

In the current world of work, remote access has become as important as in-person contact. With that safety issue in mind, the remote desktop app Splashtop lets users access and control their desktop devices from anywhere – at the airport, on a train, wherever they are.

How to Right Click in Splashtop

But as you might expect, there are issues with connecting the device you’re using to the one that may be hundreds of miles away. For instance, issues that could be solved with a simple right mouse click can be a problem. In this guide, we’ll show you how to right-click using Splashtop on a Mac or Android smartphone, or iPad. Let’s get clicking.

How to Right Click in Splashtop From a Mac

If the host device you’re accessing is a Windows computer, there are three options for performing a remote right-click from your Mac:

  1. The control-click. What the right-click is to Windows, the control-click is to Mac. To perform this action:
    • Tap and hold the Control (Ctrl) key.
    • Click the characteristic one-button Mac mouse.
  2. Right-click on a Mac trackpad or Magic trackpad. Regardless of whether you’re using a MacBook trackpad or a Magic trackpad, you can enable the secondary click preference:
    • Go to the “Apple” menu in the top left part of the screen.
    • Choose “System Preferences.”
    • In the preferences panel, find the “Trackpad” icon and select it.
    • Open the “Point & Click” tab.
    • To enable “Secondary click,” select the box beside it.
       Tapping the trackpad with two fingers is now the equivalent of a right-click.
  3. Right-click on a Magic Mouse. You can also enable the preference which allows for a right-click action on a Magic Mouse.
    • Go to the “Apple” menu in the top left part of the screen.
    • Choose “System Preferences.”
    • When you’ve opened the preferences panel, find the “Mouse” icon and select it.
    • Open the “Point & Click” tab.
    • To enable “Secondary click,” select the box beside it.

“Click on right side” is the automatic setting. If you like, you can switch it to “Click on left side.”

How to Right Click in Splashtop From an iPhone

The first time you successfully connect to a Splashtop session through your iPhone, a “Hints” box appears and shows you how to perform different screen-control actions. If you need a refresher, below is a recap of how to perform the secondary click gesture.

On your iPhone, tapping replaces clicking. To perform the right-click action on your iPhone:

  1. Tap and hold the screen with one finger. Make sure your finger stays there for at least one second.
  2. If done successfully, a menu with action options will appear.
  3. If the page starts moving a bit, it’s because you’re possibly moving your finger. Don’t apply too much pressure to the screen and keep your finger as steady as possible.

How to Right Click in Splashtop From an Android

Once your Android device successfully connects to a computer, you can initiate your first Splashtop session. You’ll see a “Hints” box that depicts the screen-control actions you can perform. With Android, there are two separate modes:

1. Touch Mode

Touch mode enables you to touch your screen to perform functions and the same action will occur on the remote computer. When you access a computer using an Android tablet or phone, touch mode is the default mode.

2. Mouse Mode

Mouse mode lets the Android device act as a touchpad. An on-screen pointer will appear. Move it around and initiate actions using your fingers. To perform an action:

  1. Use the touchscreen to get the pointer to your desired position.
  2. Tap the screen with your finger to perform an action.

The action you performed on the Android device is replicated on the remote computer at the same pointer position.

How to Switch Between Touch Mode and Mouse Mode From the Control Menu Bar

The Control Bar stores all advanced in-session controls. To use it to change between Touch Mode and Mouse Mode:

  1. Find the “<” icon in the bottom right of the screen. Select it to open the Control Menu Bar.
  2. Choose the icon in the middle. It looks like a screen with a mouse pointer over it.
  3. Touch Mode and Mouse Mode settings are at the top of the pop-up window. Tap on the option you prefer to enable it.

How to Customize Mouse Mode and Touch Mode With the Control Menu

Note that you can also customize both Touch Mode and Mouse Mode from the Control Menu Bar.

  1. Find the “<” icon in the bottom right of the screen. Select it to open the Control Menu Bar.
  2. Choose the icon in the middle. It looks like a screen with a mouse pointer over it.
  3. Pick your preferred mode – Mouse or Touch.
  4. In the menu underneath the modes, you can select the following options to enable them:
    • “Show Remote Cursor”
    • “Arrow Keys”
    • “Scroll Bar”
    • “Show Hints”

When you’re not sure how to perform a certain action on your device, clicking on “Show Hints” will pull up a visual reminder of the app controls.

In both modes, performing the right-click action is quick and easy.

How to Right Click in Touch Mode on Android

  1. Tap and hold the screen with one finger. Make sure to hold your finger for at least one second.
  2. A contextual menu with the appropriate options pops up. This means you’ve successfully completed the right-click in Touch Mode.

Remember not to apply too much pressure to the screen and keep your finger as steady as possible.

How to Right Click in Mouse Mode on Android

When you’ve enabled Mouse Mode:

  1. Take two fingers and tap them on the screen.
  2. This registers as a right mouse click on a PC.

Each Click Is a Fingertip Away

With the current work conditions, it’s important to know how to perform some aspects of your job remotely. But sometimes it can be difficult to remember the instructions for each device. Hopefully, this guide has helped you master the right-click action in Splashtop, regardless of the device you’re using to establish a remote session.

What have your experiences been using Splashtop? Do you remotely connect from a single device, or do you use several? Let us know in the comment section below.

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