Expose: Mouse Shortcuts stop working

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

  1. ootoaoo macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    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

    Apr 15, 2008
    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

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

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