can't get past time machine screen

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  1. tdw123456 macrumors newbie

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    at least I think it's the time machine screen...

    I've never used a MAC but I bought this imac for my wife because she thought it was the best looking computer in the world....

    After it boots up, when i click on any icon, a calculator, a clock, and a calendar pop up on the screen. I can make them disappear but clicking on anything brings them back...
    and that's where I'm stuck.:confused:

    We've had this computer for over a year and my wife has never complained before so this is a new problem.

    TIA for any info
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Sounds like Dashboard is activating, not Time Machine. Have you tried a different mouse? Your PC mouse should work with Macs as well.
     
  3. tdw123456 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. mac8867 macrumors 6502

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    your mouse is "stuck" is the best input.... your symptoms as described indicate the dashboard comes op when you click the mouse. On a standard setup, when you click the "little ball" in the center of the mouse, the dashboard comes up. It sounds like your mouse is "Stuck" in such a way that when you click, the "little ball" also clicks.

    try a different mouse.
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You would get more input if you first responded to the input you had been given.
     
  6. tdw123456 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You were right, THANKS!
    I was able to get out and buy a new mouse today and that fixed all our problems. I never, in a million years, would have guessed this is a ouse problem, I don't think I've ever had a mouse go bad like this on a PC in the past 25 years.

    Thanks again :D
     

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