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It happens after I get a new macbook for work. This is a Macbook Pro(Retina, 2012) with OS X Yosemite. I created a new user, and checked 'click or tap with two fingers' for the 'Secondary click'. However, the right-click menu doesn't show up when I tap or click with two fingers, nor if I right click an external mouse. I have to right click twice, very quickly, either on the trackpad or an external mouse, in order to get the pop-up menu.

This is really annoying and I haven't found any solutions online.

Update 1: I changed the 'Secondary click' setting to something else and then back to 'click or tap with two fingers'. And now everything works expect for Google Chrome. I still have to double-right-click on a webpage in Chrome to bring up the menu. However, interestingly, on the tab bar and tool bar, etc., (i.e., everywhere except for the webpage itself in Chrome), a single-right-click works...

Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.

Have you blown the dust out lately? Let it cool for an hour & see if you can get these...

Get Temperature Monitor to see if it's heat related...

iStat Menus...

And/or iStat Pro...

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See Set trackpad options in Windows with Boot Camp on Mac - Apple Support .

In the One Finger section, select any of the following:

  • Tap to Click: Lets you tap the trackpad to click.
  • Dragging: Lets you move an item by tapping it, then immediately placing your finger on the trackpad and moving your finger.
  • Drag Lock: Lets you tap the trackpad to release an item after dragging it.
  • Secondary Click: Lets you perform a secondary click by placing one finger in a corner of the trackpad and clicking. Choose the corner you want from the pop-up menu.
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I uninstall Chrome extension "crxMouse Chrome Gestures" and install Smooth Gestures Plus and its plugin SmoothGesturesPlusExtras. Solve my problem but the extension isn't free.

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