Help! Both Mouse Buttons Are Right-click

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Meyvn, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    Hi. So I just installed USB Overdrive on my 10.6.1 iMac 2.66, and one of the buttons was conflicting; I thought it might be an issue with Apple's official mouse & keyboard prefs. So I went in, and I accidentally switched the right click/left click, and now I cannot click on ANYTHING because both buttons are right-click. I tried restarting in the hopes that USB Overdrive would override the system prefs, but no dice. Could someone help? Is there any way I can manipulate system prefs without the use of clicking? Thanks!


    edit: I also tried hooking up another mouse to no avail, and sticky keys are off.
     
  2. Meyvn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it fixed! All I had to do was go to the system prefs, right click the USB Overdrive preference pane and click remove, then restart the computer. now it's back to the OS X-only based driver, and I can switch the buttons back to what they were. phew.
     
  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Congrats! I read this and had no idea how to help you. Glad you found the solution. :)
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    That's a rather amusing situation. Glad it worked out. Carefully pressing tab and the space bar will pretty much let you use the computer without a mouse at all.
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yeah, it's clever (and lucky) that you were able to get there without the left mouse button. I was just going to suggest going through Terminal.

    That normally wouldn't get you far in System Preferences, but ^F7 changes the keyboard select mode to allow you to interact with interface elements using tab, arrow keys, and return/spacebar. Useful shortcut for everyone to know in case of mouse failure.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    Too lazy to mention that that pref had to be set in the first place. But on all machines that I use have to have that setting on or it drives me nuts.
     
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