how to set up mouse with no mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Goofy Yno, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Goofy Yno macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    My mouse for my Imac got crushed. I bought a mighty mouse. it is suppose to automatically connect if you have snow leopard,as I do. but nothing. If not I'm supposed to click on the the drop-down....but wait I HAVE NO MOUSE!! how am I suppose to click on anything.:mad: I can get to the systems folder, but not inside.

    how do I get this stupid thing connected so I can use my 2,000 paper weight again.


    Oh, sorry for the rant. :eek:
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    Maybe the easiest solution is to borrow a wired (USB) mouse and then follow these instructions.
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    I don't remember the setup process, so I can't remember what pull-down you're talking about. However, can't you still use the keyboard to navigate menus? Usually tab to navigate through fields, the arrow keys to move up and down a scroll list, and spacebar to select.
  4. JeffMonty macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2008
    As long as you have a keyboard connected already this will work:

    Hit Cmd + Space to open Spotlight, type in 'Mouse' to open up the Mouse preference pane in System Preferences.

    It should find your Mighty Mouse (as long as its on) and allow you to connect it.

    You may have to hit Continue by tabbing over to it and hitting the Space bar.
  5. Goofy Yno thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    thank you. that worked. I had opened it before, but the instruction said to open bluetooth, which got me nowhere. when I opened mouse it found it. :)

    I still think there should be a way to use arrows or something to move the curser.

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