The Magic Mouse Struggle...please help...

lina231

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 7, 2013
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Hi Everyone,
So after having my macbook air for about a year and a half I decided today to purchase an iMac. It is so much easier to do a lot of my school work on the desktop at home then it is on my macbook. However, I am so used to the trackpad that I am struggling with the Magic Mouse...sort of...I have most of the gestures down except for the gesture to go back and fourth between pages (such as webpages, like on a trackpad). I just wanted to make sure that the mouse does in fact have this capability and that my mouse isn't malfunctioning.

I am doing the normal motion to go in-between pages, and although it pulls the page it does not go to the previous page. Is there a certain trick to it?:eek:

Thanks ahead of time.
 

hfg

macrumors 68040
Dec 1, 2006
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Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
Same as the trackpad, only just using 1 finger. Make sure you have all the desired gestures enabled in SystemPreferences/Mouse. You also might like the Apple wireless Trackpad with your iMac ... I like using both as they each have their advantages with certain activities. Plus, when just surfing through the forums here, I can lean back in my chair with the Trackpad in my lap and navigate in comfort.

Enjoy your new iMac!
 

lina231

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 7, 2013
131
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Same as the trackpad, only just using 1 finger. Make sure you have all the desired gestures enabled in SystemPreferences/Mouse. You also might like the Apple wireless Trackpad with your iMac ... I like using both as they each have their advantages with certain activities. Plus, when just surfing through the forums here, I can lean back in my chair with the Trackpad in my lap and navigate in comfort.

Enjoy your new iMac!
Thank you so much! I didn't have it enabled under the mouse preferences, but now I do and it works fantastically!
 
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