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Topic # 23000 15-Jun-2008 08:03
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i am a PC user so would like some help in case i defect in the future ...
do all macs now have 2 mouse buttons?
if so can they be configured to work like in windows - left click does what left click does, right click doing what it does in windows?

Thanks!

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  Reply # 138106 15-Jun-2008 09:34
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All new iMacs come with the Mighty Mouse, which is a two button mouse (though it looks like one big piece of plastic)

To use the right-click on any Mac (e.g. Macbooks, old Macs), hold Control while clicking.




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  Reply # 138113 15-Jun-2008 10:01
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As manhinli said the mighty mouse, has a left and a right click, as seen here:




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 138125 15-Jun-2008 10:23
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And on the laptops, just tap 2 fingers down on the trackpad for right click!

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  Reply # 138138 15-Jun-2008 11:24
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Fossie: And on the laptops, just tap 2 fingers down on the trackpad for right click!
But only when you have this setting selected:




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  Reply # 138169 15-Jun-2008 14:20
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mmm cool guys!
will check out macs as well when the time comes for a new machine (not yet)!

thanks!
go mighty mouse

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  Reply # 138546 16-Jun-2008 20:31
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Many Mac users just use their favourite 2 (or multi) button mouse (whether it be Logitech, microsoft etc).
I use VX Revolution and an MX Revolution.... but mainly just the trackpad on the Macbook Pro (two finger tap as mentioned above)

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  Reply # 138558 16-Jun-2008 21:09
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Love my new Macbook. Two finger tap for right click is now second nature, and I wish I could have the same feature on my Vista notebook too.

I have a few wireless mice here (Microsoft, Logitech etc) and they all work greaton the Mac.

The One-mouse-button argument is long dead.




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  Reply # 138568 16-Jun-2008 21:48
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The One-mouse-button argument is long dead.

As a HCI practitioner I could never understand the Mac one button mouse. As a fan of Alan Kay an Adele Goldberg's Smalltalk environment, in 1980 they still created a WIMP environment with for a 3 button mouse.    Having preschoolers... have realised that our good old one button mouse on the iMac G4 is great and helps them develop their fine motor skills

However for the rest of us... glad the modern mouse works ;-)


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