Secondary click? Click to Drag with two fingers of both hands

On the MBP which has the same trackpad, I have to click on one corner with my finger of one hand and with my other hand I can drag either to highlight several items or drag and drop items or both. If you look the TrackPad options in the System Preference... it is called Secondary Click under One Finger. The reason I ask is the location of the trackpad would be on the right or left of the keyboard rather than in front if it were to replace the mouse. How does one achieve the Secondary Click with one hand?

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    You just tap with two fingers. Spend a couple minutes looking through your system preferences and playing with different options and you’ll get a whole lot more out of your mac.

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  • i know that some do not like to use the tap to click settings, and maybe you feel the same way, but to achieve what you desire:

    In the Trackpad system preference pane
    enable "Tap to Click"
    enable "Dragging"
    enable "Drag Lock"

    To engage "Drag Lock," double tap the trackpad, but leave your fingertip on the trackpad surface after the second touch (think of it as a one and a half click), the cursor (or pointer) will remain in an engaged mode while you navigate the mouse. While Drag Lock is engaged, you can lift your finger off of the pad if necessary and lightly return the finger to the pad without releasing the items you are moving or the items or text you are selecting. A third, decisive tap will release it. With a little practice this will become second nature, and you can return one of your hands to modifiers on the keyboard or a hot cup of tea.

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