Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:41 AM (in response to harrygost)
from my side, everything works on my MBP. Is that a Magic Mouse or different vendor. Is the mouse visible under Bluetooth devices as connected device. Pretty sure you tried, but try to re-connect it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:43 AM (in response to harrygost)
This is likely a conflict with some 3-rd party s/w you have on the MBP but not the other two computers. Have a look in here
> System Preferences.. Users & Groups | Login Items
Is there something in here that's not in the same list on the other Macs? If so, try removing it and restarting your computer. If that solves the problem, try contacting the developer to see if there's an update.
If that doesn't solve the problem, go through your other 3rd party apps and look for updates on all of them. One of them is stopping your mouse from working properly.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:45 AM (in response to ronaldfromdresden)
I've tried a USB Mouse, a Blue Tooth mouse and even a Logitech Wireless Mouse with dongle, all the same. As i said its defiantly something in the OS because the mouse works fine on the Mac Book Pro form the pre book tools you can get to by holding down the alt key at startup.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:50 AM (in response to harrygost)
try a PRAM reset http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:50 AM (in response to softwater)
Hi Softwater, Yes you are probably right, however its only since i put on Mountain Lion so im going back to Lion on this machine until they patch it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:53 AM (in response to TheSmokeMonster)
Ok will try that if the restore does not work (currently im restoring from a Time Machine back up to took just before upgrade)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:53 AM (in response to harrygost)
There won't be a patch because the problem is local to your machine. If you want to fix it, you'll have to diagnose the cause of the problem. Here's a simple thing to do to start with:
> System Preferences.. Users & Groups
and create a new user account. Login to that account and test the mouse. Does the mouse work proplerly now? If yes, then you need to find out which of your apps in your normal account is causing the conflict. We can help you with that, but you have to work with us to find the answer.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:59 AM (in response to softwater)
Great Idea Softwater thank you.
its going to be a while though as i went ahead and restored Lion (which will take about 3 hours)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to harrygost)
I just had the same experience on my Mid-2011 MacBook Air, left mouse click on my trackpad and USB mouse failed to work even after restarting. The PRAM reset seems to have fixed the problem though and yes it's a Mountain Lion upgrade I performed on the day of release.Not sure why it took so long to happen though
When it first happened, I just shut the lid and opened and it was fine. Then it kicked in again and I couldn't recover until the PRAM reset.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2012 4:11 PM (in response to TheSmokeMonster)
Okay that is only a temporary fix cause it just started happening again. *** is going on? It's like for the first 2 seconds the click will work then it's stuck on click down!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to harrygost)
Alright I've found the potential trigger.
As soon as I log in to my laptop the pointer is fine, however, as soon as I use Command + Tab to switch windows, the left mouse click stops working.
I've recreated it twice today already and it only seems to happen within a small window of maybe 5 seconds after unlocking my laptop.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to harrygost)
This is still an issue with my laptop and is beomcing more frequent. It's like when I open my MacBook Air the mouse is already selected then locked in that position. Whatever the mouse is hovering over when the screen unlocks get's selected and stuck with the mouse.
PRAM reset DOES NOT fix the problem, it only belays the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to harrygost)
Same problem here with a 3 month old MacBook Air. I have found that closing the lid and re-opening will allow the mouse click to work again about 90% of the time.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to harrygost)
I had the same issue - left-click not working on new Apple mouse. I could still move the mouse and use the secondary click. My problem was solved when I checked my bluetooth settings and found that my Mac Pro was picking up another wireless mouse in the office. Once I disconnected, the issue was resolved and the mouse worked fine again.
TLDR: Make sure you are not wirelessly connected to a bluetooth mouse if you cannot get your hardwired mouse to left-click.