How to “Right-Click” in VNC Viewer

This quick overview will explain how to ‘right-click’ when you’re using VNC Viewer (by RealVNC) for Android or iOS (iPhone’s and iPad’s).

The short and quick answer is: tap the screen with two fingers. Here’s the problem – it can be bafflingly difficult to accomplish this one seemingly easy gesture. Fortunately, there’s another way.

  1. Tap the ‘mouse’ icon from the little navigation bar at the top of the main VNC screen.
  2. On the bottom-right corner of the VNC screen, a small “reversed L” ( ⅃ ) is superimposed over the window. The bottom ‘bar’ part of the ⅃ is separated into 3 parts. If you tap the leftmost section, it will send a “left-click” to the VNC window. If you tap the center section, a “middle-click” will be sent. Which leaves the far right section – our sought after “right-click”.
  3. When you tap that right-click section, the right-click action will occur wherever the cursor is currently located in the guest operating system, so make sure it’s in the right place first.
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