Cannot Control-click / Right-Click on Folders in Finder Windows

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Globalksp, May 7, 2013.

  1. Globalksp macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Very strange...

    I am unable to control-click or right/secondary-click on any files or folders in Finder windows.

    I am able to control-click on blank spaces and bring up the drop down menu. I am able to control-click on items on the desktop itself though not via a Finder window.

    I'm using a Magic Mouse and everything else seems to be running nominally.

    Any ideas?

    -K
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    #2
    What Mac OS X version do you use?
    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, account?
     
  3. Globalksp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Ah, apologies. Forgot all that critical info...

    iMac 27" Late 2009, OSX 10.6.8, magic mouse

    Will attempt on a guest account now.

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    Right/Secondary clicking works when logged in to the Guest account.

    Any idea what is went wrong with my account?
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

    justperry

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    Move the below file to the desktop, then relaunch desktop, ot logout and in again, see if that helps.

    com.apple.Finder.plist

    It is in ~/Home/Library/Preferences/
     
  5. Globalksp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Fixed. Many thanks!
     
  6. justperry macrumors 604

    justperry

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    #6
    :D

    Cheers
     

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