Expose: Mouse Shortcuts stop working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ootoaoo, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. ootoaoo macrumors newbie

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    Aug 20, 2008
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    As the title says - over time it seems the mouse shortcuts stop working (such as mouse 4 or mouse 5) but the keyboard shortcuts continue to work.

    Has anyone experienced this? The only fix is restarted... I tried a sudo killall dock but this doesn't fix it.

    Here is how it happened last time:
    • I opened handbrake
    • I pushed mouse 4 to show all four of my desktops
    • The "choose a source" dialogue box opened up and was at teh MIDDLE of the screen - in front of my 4 desktops
    • It took a while and I couldn't really click on the dialogue box but eventually it worked
    • I chose the source, hit ok, chose my desktop, and mouse 4 stopped working

    Edit: Something odd (maybe normal?) - in firefox pressing mouse 3 (middle button), mouse 4 or mouse 5 all has the same result of showing the scroll icon.

    Anyone have any ideas on how to reset this?
     
  2. fiveinchwrench macrumors newbie

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    Apr 15, 2008
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    Mine is doing the same thing. The mouse right-click to expand and view all windows just stops working. I have to go into system preferences and drop the scroll down menu. It's still set up to do it, it just won't until I drop down the menu. It seems random at this point, I can't seem to reproduce it. I have 10.5.6 on a Alu iMac 2.4 and a wireless Mighty Mouse.
     
  3. CyrusOz macrumors regular

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    Mar 15, 2009
    #3
    what a surprise to see another expose question gone unanswered.....
     

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