Using an Apple Single Button Mouse in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by golfman, May 6, 2008.

  1. golfman macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    I have an Apple single button mouse I'm using on my iMac with Vista running via bootcamp. Am I supposed to hold a particular key down on the keyboard that will let the mouse have a right button function?
  2. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2002
    Holding down the control key while clicking will "right-click" for you. Are you using a current Apple "one-button" mouse? If so, it may have 2 sensors and just need to be set up correctly in the system preferences.
  3. chas0001 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Alicante, SPAIN
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Does your mouse have a scroll ball? You probably do since you are on an intel Mac.

    Even those mouse look like it only has single button, it has multi buttons.
  5. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2002
    This is correct. All current Macs come with 4 "button" mice. The left and right buttons are sensors. By default, the right sensor is set to "primary" - the same as the left sensor. Go into system preferences, into the mouse settings, and set the right sensor to "secondary," which is the Windows equivalent to right-click.
  6. crm114 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    i have to say that you should get a logitech mouse - i use a cordless G7 - it works about a million times better than the peice of crap i got with my MP. It actually started squeaking after only one month of use - limited CAD work adn playing COD2. Seriously - it squeaks when you left click!

    I have the G7 it running on OSX with no problems!

    yeah its pretty - but so is a mannequin...

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