Left Click not working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by caderousse, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. caderousse macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I just installed the latest version of OS X on my mid-2011 27 imac.

    Suddenly, left clicking does not work. No matter where I click on my magic mouse, it does the right click.

    I then plugged in a wireless mouse (via USB) which has separate right and left click buttons. Same behavior: left click does not work.

    Any ideas? Would really appreciate some help. Thanks.
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Austin, TX
    #2
    You're holding it wrong.

    Seriously though, maybe it's a keyboard issue. Right click looks the same as a control-click.
     
  3. Stefan344 macrumors newbie

    Stefan344

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    It's not how you're holding it. It's a known (if sadly unresolved) issue. Dealing with it now, too, as are many others. A restart usually fixes it, but it keeps happening. It's bound to be some preferences file. Already zapped my PRAM and rest the SMC.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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  5. Stefan344 macrumors newbie

    Stefan344

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    #5
    I did check the mouse prefs. Nothing there. Right click still gets me contextual, and enter/return still works if I can highlight a menu item with a right click. Can't figure out what triggers the problem. It's super frustrating, because even with frequent saving I lose work. (I am also using MagicPrefs 2.4.3. But I've had that for years without incident.)
     
  6. robertcoogan macrumors 6502

    robertcoogan

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    I’m having this same problem now after updating to High Sierra. Suddenly neither right- nor left-click work (on both my 2016 MBP’s trackpad and my Magic Mouse) when booted up into the main partition. I have also tried disk first aid, resetting the SMC and PRAM, ETC. Right- and left-click both work fine however, when I am booted up into the Recovery partition. Doing a reinstall to see if it fixes it.
     

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