Can you use a windows mouse on a macbook pro?

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  1. crizza0309
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    By windows I mean a mouse with a right click on it because I want to get a mouse for when I game on it or am at home just to make it easier for at home use.
     
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    Absolutely, mice are pretty standard (just make sure it's USB). I actually used a Microsoft mouse with mine and had no configuration to go through either, worked right out of the box :)
     
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    Yes, I use, all Microsoft Bluetooth and USB mice. They can be used with or without the Microsoft drivers.

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    You can use any USB or bluetooth mouse with your MBP.
     
  5. Eddyisgreat
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    LoL of course!

    Apple / OS X is not so primitive as to have lack of need for contextual menus :p

    Yes, you can use pretty much any mouse so long as its a Standard HID (human interface device) component.
     
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    Two finger+click much?

    Apart from that, any USB mouse will work, out of the box for at least two buttons and scroll. Some will even have 3rd button support out of the box.
    Any other auxiliary buttons will probably require drivers.
     
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    I find that very awkward to do. Use Ctrl+Click when using track pad. I guess I am just too uncoordinated to handle that newfangled two finger thingy. :D
     
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    Actually... if you use a USB to PS/2 connector, you can use a PS/2 keyboard too!
     
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    Oh man. Two finger scrolling and two finger clicking are awesome. You should try to incorporate it. Every time I go to an older mac laptop, a PC, or even a desktop mac with an older one button mouse I go nuts trying to do the simple things.
     
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    Because you are so enamored of this functionality, I shall endeavor to reorient my malfunctioning neural pathways to incorporate this ability into my daily operations.

    Cheers,
     
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    Yes.

    If you can do it by holding the control key, then you can do it with the right mouse button. I think it's set that way by default too, but if I'm wrong, it's in System Preferences > Mouse & Keyboard.
     
  14. Jurwin
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    And people wonder why window users say mac people are clueless about hardware.
     
  15. steveza
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    Right click works with Apple mice so it will clearly work with every other kind of mouse.
     
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    some one uses their thesaurus on dashboard
     
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    Or someone has a broad vocabulary? :rolleyes:
     
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    ha but i dont see any words that are that sparse.
     

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