Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 3:50 AM (in response to peterobinson)
Have you reset the PRAM and SMC? If not, try it.
P.S. I doubt if it is a bug or many more of us would have experienced it.iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 4 GB memory,DSL, Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to Barry Hemphill)
Yep, have reset PRAM and SMC. Same issue.
It's actually fairly common - I've found at least 15 topics on this forum about it and a bit of Googleing revealed it wasn't just me. Can't find any topics that have a proper resolution though.
I did a fair bit of research before posting on here because I didn't want to post a problem that was specific to just me. It seems like it's a fair few people.
One "solution" is to install a 3rd party piece of software and assign right click to a right "tap" (not a full click) - that's not really a solution, more of a workaround.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 4:59 AM (in response to peterobinson)
I'm having a similar issue....none of my Magic gestures work...I've tried resetting the PRAM and SMC and it seems to try to work for a split second and quits...I've also tried deleting the bluetooth.plist files and other suggestions...
Barry, I've seen you post on numerous complaints about the magic mouse not working properly, so I'm sort of amazed you said many more of us would have experienced this problem.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to Barry Hemphill)
I have posted this same problem in multiple ways. I have found that many others have the same problem. And I have presented the problem to an Apple genius and he tried the obvious and admitted that he did not know how to fix this problem. No one has provided a solution.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to oldmacgeek)
I've just managed to fix it :-D
Hold Alt when your machine boots, that'll take you to the recovery utility. Reinstall OS X from the recovery partition (it'll take a while to download if you've not got fast internet and then about 30mins to install).
That'll revert you back to 10.8. Then go to the app store app and update to 10.8.2 (the most recent update) and that fixes it :-D.
You don't loose any data when restoring from a recovery partition.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 10:21 AM (in response to peterobinson)
Thank you!!! It worked. I knew the problem was not with my mousej, since when rebooting from a Snow Leopard drive, the alt (right) click worked.
Again thank you. This solved my problem.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to Tnapuppercut)
See this thread. There are a few suggestions in there.
I ended up reinstalling Mountain Lion on my mac mini and that fixed the problem. The machine was less than 3 weeks old,
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 12:49 AM (in response to kg23)