one button or two?? macbook??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by deanops, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. deanops macrumors regular

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    hi all,
    just a quick question... are the macbooks 1 button mice (the trackpad) or two?? i'm asking this mainly b/c i'm a windows user and may put it on in boot camp... if not can i get a mighty mouse and use both buttons
     
  2. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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  3. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    1 Button.
    But you hold [ctrl] + [click] to right click. It only takes a while to get used to.
    If you MUST have another mouse, I would try out the mighty mouse before buying, some people love them, but some people hate them. Personally I use a Logitech. More comfortable.
     
  4. deanops thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the quick responces... i love the mightee mouse... i would consider buying one at time of purchase for home use
     
  5. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    In Mac OS, if you click with two fingers instead of one, it will construe that as a right-click/ctrl+click.

    I have no experience with Windows on the Mac but perhaps it works in Windows too? I'm sure someone must know...
     
  6. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    its not set to do that by default though
     
  7. dnordstrom macrumors member

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    I have a small application in my startup items in Windows that lets me control-click to access the right-click menu. Can't remember it's name though but Google never forgets.
     
  8. RaMaz09 macrumors newbie

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    plz find that link or find out that name, Google ain't finding good searches rite now, and i really want that :eek:
     
  9. deanops thread starter macrumors regular

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    your a gun - so long as i can set that in osx thats good enough for me - too easy!

    thanks everyone - stuff windows!!!!
     
  10. hal0n macrumors regular

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  11. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

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    On the Macbook with Bootcamp, you can put two fingers on the trackpad and click for a right click.
     
  12. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    Between click to tap and two fingered tap I almost never actually use the button. On my last laptop I had a trackpad with a scroll area, but with two finger scrolling it's even better since vertical and horizontal "Just works"
     
  13. TMNT macrumors newbie

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    I use Parallels and the two-finger trackpad click as well as the two-finger scroll both work quite well in Windows.
     
  14. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    I don't have two-fingered clicking (yet - should have it by next week on a new MacBook :D ) but I love the two fingered scrolling. Aside from OS X itself it is my favorite thing about using a Mac!
     

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