Left Click not working

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

  1. caderousse macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    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

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    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


    Feb 29, 2016
    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 G4


    Feb 20, 2009
  5. Stefan344 macrumors newbie


    Feb 29, 2016
    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


    Apr 5, 2008
    Joshua Tree, California
    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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