MIghty mouse advice

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dombe, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. dombe macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2007
    Hi, just bought a imac 2.8 24" which came with a mighty mouse.

    How do i get the mouse to show the options of CUT PASTE NEW FOLDER etc etc......basically the right click option my old pc had??

    Thanks in advance

  2. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2006
    New Zealand
    Go into system preferences, select keyboard and mouse and under the mouse tab you can assign the left, middle and right buttons to primary, button 3 and secondary. This will then give you the same effect as clicking CTRL and primary. By default the mighty mouse comes with all buttons set to primary. Also, due to the nature of the design you must make sure that you are not resting your index finger on the left side when you click the right otherwise it will default to a primary click even if you think you clicked on the right side. After a while you will not think about this any more and it will feel natural.

    Why do they default all buttons to be the primary? Well, my dad had never used a computer before and he simply couldn't get his head around the concept of left and right click so having tried him with the settings like mine for a while I reverted it to the default and he was fine.
  3. psonice macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
    It's nice of apple to set things up for total beginners, but I wish they'd make the options a bit more obvious for things like this. The average pc switcher is going to assume that macs are just a big step backwards and not realise that the MM is a 3 button mouse!

    Besides that, I'd recommend trying some other mice - some people like the mighty mouse, others hate it. I found it nice to look at, but not that comfortable, accurate, flexible or reliable (especially the left/right click thing).

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