mouse button problem.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by giganten, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. giganten macrumors 6502a

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    Okay I need some help here. I dont know if it is some kind of function you can turn off or if my mouse-button (15" SR MBP) is broken or something.
    The problem is that I can only click on files and maps but I cant drag them, I cant drag files to a map or to the trash.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Maps?

    Is this a new MBP and you've never been able to do what you want, or one that used to do what you want and suddenly stopped? There are settings in system preferences -> kb & mouse -> trackpad related to what the trackpad does. I don't think any of them would prevent you from being able to drag things using the trackpad button, although you must turn the gesture on to be able to drag using a tap.
     
  3. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It did just stop, 10 min ago.
    I will check there and see if I can find anything.
     
  4. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, nothing did help there. Do you think it is broken then?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Possibly... the only other thing I can suggest is to create a new account (from sys prefs -> accounts -> the plus button in the lower left) and then log in as the new account and see if the same thing happens. Otherwise, I suppose, yes, the contact is bad (I honestly can't think of a time I've ever heard of that happening, but it seems possible).
     

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