Re installed mac os and having application problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Spoz, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Spoz macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
    Okay so recently a corrupt or missing file caused my macbook to go awol and apple told me to re install installation disk 1. So I did, erased my old volume and now have mac os 10.5.6 installed.

    The problem is double click seems to have just disappeared. I cant highlight using double click, or open any applications this way, I'm also having difficult with applications such as msn mac that I had used before.

    Is there anything I can do to correct this? It's really inconvenient and bugging me madly.
  2. Slowstick macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2008
    You'll have to set up secondary click in system preferences and use the application restore dvd to reinstall bundled apps.

    Is that what you meant? Hope that helps!!
  3. Spoz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
    I've tried system preference but to no avail, I can right click, but double click just doesnt appear to work.

    I'm new with macs and installation, so would application reinstall just be on my first installation disk? Thanks for the help!
  4. Slowstick macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2008
    You mean you can't double click? Hmmmmm.......could you explain a little more?

    The Application Reinstall DVD should be labeled.

    We are all new to a mac sometime and I am glad to help!!!
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    If you just reinstalled the system, its possible that the double-click speed in your Keyboard & Mouse preferences is set too high. Change it and try again. Spoz's directions are correct if you have one of the newer unibody portable systems, you initiate re-installation of the software bundled with the system with disc 2. However for portable systems sold prior to the November release, you will launch the bundled applications installer from disc 1 and only insert disc 2 when prompted to do so.

Share This Page