Anyone have this mouse problem?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by adamcz, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. adamcz macrumors regular

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    I'm having a recurring problem where the left clicks are interpreted as right clicks (on safari, it keeps trying to open the dialogue window), and the scroll wheel zooms my entire screen in. It's not just the mouse, because I swapped it out for a different mouse and had the same problem. It's something that comes and goes.

    Am I alone?
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    Sounds like your CTRL key is getting stuck. It might look like it is up on the keyboard, but the contact is still down.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Is this the problem?
     

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  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    Hmm... but if it comes and goes ... that would be one odd corrupted preference. :D
     
  5. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with iShater, it sounds like it's a problem with your keyboard,

    If you hold down the ctrl key you get the actions you describe, left click becomes right click and scroll to zoom.
     
  6. adamcz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks so much guys. Sounds like it's a problem with the control key. I'm a 10+ year mac user, and had no idea that the control key allowed you to zoom the monitor like that.
     

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