Mouse drags windows instead of scrolling, highlighting

Discussion in 'iMac' started by treyking11, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. treyking11 macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011
    hello all. i have an imac that somehow has had a setting changed somewhere. i am relatively new to macs, so thanks in advance for your patience (i am running OSX 10.5.8). my optical mouse no longer highlights text, it just grabs the entire window and moves it around. it will not grab the "slider bar" on the edges of windows either, it just moves the whole window. i have gone into settings and look through the mouse options and cannot find anything. i apologize if this is a silly question; i am a windows guy who is confused by the simplicity of this machine! thanks!
  2. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2010
    I am not aware of any setting you could change that would have this effect.
    Have you tried rebooting the iMac? (click on the apple in the very top left then click "Restart...").
  3. treyking11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011
    wow. simple restart fixed it. not sure what happened, but i greatly appreciate the response.

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