How do I right click with my mouse?

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  1. Captain Planet macrumors 6502a

    Captain Planet

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    It's the one that came with the computer...I just noticed now that even though I'm clicking on the right, it just acts like if I was left clicking...I was trying a game and couldn't right click. So I took another mouse I had before and now I can right click. But is there a way to fix this?
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Go into System Preferences, and then into the Mouse & Keyboard section. There should be a tab for your MightyMouse somewhere along the top, and you can configure the right hand button to do whatever you want.

    Loving the iMac as much as you thought you would? :D
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    First...double check in :apple: > System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Mouse that the right side of the mouse is activated as "Secondary Button".

    The second part, is that you have to learn to lift your fingers slightly from the left side of the mouse as you click on the right side. Just takes a little getting used too.
     
  4. Captain Planet thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Captain Planet

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    Yeah love the Mac...still have lots to get used to though.

    And I don't have problems clicking with the mouse...but it's just that it never was enabled...so yeah, problem solved now. Thanks.
     
  5. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, I felt pretty dumb after 3days of not knowing that I had to enable it.. Hell I didn't even know what a "mighty mouse" was when I got my iMac. My friend had asked me if I thought the "mighty mouse" was sweet and I had said something along the lines... Yea for a one button mouse it's pretty slick... and then I had complained that I had to keep holding control+click to get right click function and was like, sheesh i'd figure by now they'd have right click on these mouses... He then teased me and laughed, then finally he told me to go to system preferences and enable it. :p
     
  6. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    Yes same problem for me. I couldn't understand the fuss about the mighy mouse until I read about it. It's OK, I like the ball but it's too sensitive and far too easy to activate when you push it. There is no feedback for the left or right click. It's just too clever clever and doesn't give much feedback. I have always been dissapointed with apples mice-very un apple
     
  7. MacBass macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty lame that you have to enable the right click feature on a MM, I'll probably never get one.
     
  8. MLeepson macrumors 6502

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