Mouse help.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wolvngelz, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Wolvngelz macrumors member

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    I'm about to purchase a MBP (after MWSF), going to be my first mac so I'm a serious noob.

    Anyway - Can I use a PC mouse on OS X with Apple laptops?
    If yes, what does the right click do?
    If no, do I have to swap Mices everytime i switch from OS X to Windows and vice versa?

    - The End.
     
  2. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    You can pretty much use any USB mouse. You will not have to switch back and forth. You can also double check when buying to see if it has any requirements and it should indicate it works with Windows and OS X.

    Right click does almost the same functions as right click in windows.
     
  3. Wolvngelz thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks BigP.

    That's comforting.


    NOW for the real question. Should I wait or buy the MBP now??!?!?!?!

    just kidding, don't flame me.
     
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  5. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    no flamin, but "mice" is already a plural form, it doesn't need an "s" on the end, hehehehe :D

    And yea, most mainstream USB-tailed rodentia will work the same on OS X & Windblows.......you may or may not need drivers depending on the mfgr and/or special features you want/need to enable.
     
  6. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

    as for mouse functionality, get something like USB OverDrive. I have it set to let me use my Logitech MX1000's extra buttons for a variety of things, including app-specific tasks like changing tabs in FireFox, etc
     

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