Different Mouse - Help

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by hampshireman, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. hampshireman macrumors regular

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    None techie here, so be kind.

    I have been given a different mouse, which has right and left click plus a scroll facility. My mate dropped it in just now but had to rush so couldn't explain details and I want to use it tonight if possible. The old mouse ( single click ) is years old and came with the 2nd hand G4 and playing up, freezing, needing unplugging from USB on keyboard.

    What do the two side clicks do that's different please?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What mouse? Take a look at the bottom, it should have some model identifier containing numbers and letters.

    Those buttons can be programmed and are often used for FORWARDS/BACKWARDS in a web browser, but you can configure them for something else.

    I have my side buttons configured to trigger SPACES and SHOW DESKTOP.
     
  3. hampshireman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for responding so quickly. It's an A1152.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    It is the Apple Mighty Mouse, The side buttons act as one button, and I have configured it as trigger for Spaces, but I haven't used that mouse that long, as my hands are to big for Apple's stylish mice.
     

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