Command>click to deselect not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dspindl, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. dspindl macrumors member

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    When in the Finder, I used to be able to highlight multiple image icons, then command/click the ones I didn't want. Suddenly, this has stopped working. I can command/click images one at a time, but can no longer command/click to de-select.
    I have a 2011 17" Macbook pro, Snow Leopard and Magic mouse.
    Does anyone have a suggestion??

    Thanks!
    Dave
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It should certainly be working. Try relaunching Finder. If that doesn't help, try restarting your computer, a basic first step in troubleshooting.
     
  3. dspindl thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried both suggestions, and also replaced batteries in Magic mouse as they were at 30%.
    It is intermittent at best. Some images deselect just fine now, most not at all and some only if I hold down the command key for 5-10 sec and then click.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Sounds more like a hardware issue with the mouse, rather than software.
     
  5. adamtheturtle macrumors member

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    Try using the mouse and command keys in different situations. Have you tried with the other command key?
     
  6. dspindl, Dec 5, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011

    dspindl thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried other command key...same result. I can deselect three or four images in a row just fine, then it just stops working. What is strange is that I can command click to select just fine. It is only deselecting that is the problem. I also just activated apple bluetooth keyboard...same issue.
     

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