Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2010 4:15 PM (in response to kiki7)I ran into this yesterday for the first time. I had moved the wireless trackpad into the closet about 10 feet from the imac. Then the magic mouse stopped working on the left click.
Moved the trackpad back onto the desk, re-booted – problem solved.
Dunno if that helps?iMac 27", Mac OS X (10.6.4), MacBook Pro 17" (1G.), iPad 3G 64, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (1G.)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2010 5:07 PM (in response to kiki7)Did you do anything like move the Bluetooth (wireless) devices away from the computer? Are the batteries fresh or fully charged? Is there anything between the devices and the computer that could interfere with the signal?
Strange that one click function would stop when particular software is in use. Unless the two are somehow competing for resources.iMac G5 17", Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPad (4.2.1); PM 7600/132+G4/450 (Mac OS 9.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2010 7:12 AM (in response to kiki7)I have same or similar problem. I have a MBP 13" attached to 24 Apple display and the left button of the mouse stops working. I can select things (eg icons in the dock) with the right click but have to use the keyboard for all else. I had Default Folder installed which uses a Universal Access option to work. I have uninstalled it which seemed to work but now the problem is back in full force. I am typing this on my laptop keyboard. Any thoughts would be appreciated.MBP 13", Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2011 8:01 AM (in response to kiki7)Same problem. Randomly stops working. Need to click elsewhere to make it work on the desired button/link/object.
Please report this bug! extremely annoying. This is just a discussion board.
Who uses which mouse?
Any applications running on background?
I have little snitch, dropbox, transmit, among other regulars...iMac 27 mid 2010, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2011 11:26 PM (in response to kiki7)Same here, both on my two mac pro's, and my MBP 13. It feels like it happens after displays sleep, or when I'm screen sharing, but I really can't say I've reproduced it with any certainty. Really really frustrating since it requires a reboot to solve. My old 10.6.5 server is not experiencing this problem at all.
Please look into this apple.Mac Pro, MBP 13'3, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2011 2:50 AM (in response to ncarota)I dont think Apple checks this. Write to them on the page that I've provided.
I do screen sharing all the time (have ScreenSharingMenulet app) and often go to sleep...
I'll try to avoid doing that... to see if it changes anything...iMac 27 mid 2010, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2011 12:44 PM (in response to kiki7)I had the exact same issue a few days ago while playing a game at home. Turns out my work bag was within blue-tooth range and my extra track-pad was accidentally turned on in the bag and a book was pressing the left click in effect stopping the event being issued by either the built in track-pad or my magic mouse.
I pulled the track-pad out from under the book and no more problem. Generally I tend to think this is probably the same sort of issue most of you are running into.
Anyway I hope this helps anyone in the same situation as I was
Cheers!MBP 17inch i7, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2011 1:46 PM (in response to BLima)This problem is on both my iMac and MacBook Pro. The problem is consistent. Changing double click time doesn't remedy this problem on either computer. In FF and Chrome when I try and close a tab, about half the time I have to click off to the side of the tab (or components area such as the close x), then click it again to get the click to happen. It happens on both Macs with different versions of OS.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2011 2:54 PM (in response to BLima)
Oh my god thank you so much I was getting so mad at this because it seemed to always happen when I was on campus and doing my homework on matlab. Your post made me think of the fact that I always keep my magic mouse in my backpack so I checked it was turned on and my calculator was pressing it down. Turned it off and problem is fixed I have been dealing with this for 3 days and didn't even think of that being a possibility haha. Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2011 7:21 PM (in response to kiki7)
I had the same problem, and was just about to take it to an Apple Genius when I read about the bluetooth devices having their button accidentally pressed. I found that my unused bluetooth trackpad was under a bunch of junk and the left mouse click was continually pressed. Problem solved. Thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to kiki7)
I had this same issue with my rMBP 15" two days ago and today my son had it on his iMac. Under track pad, single click was unchecked. Not sure how. My rMBP is months old but my son's is a year and never had this issue before. Using key combination we opened up system preferences and managed to enable single click again.
Searching google I find this issue has been around for years. No idea why.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2013 4:55 AM (in response to WyattEarp)
Same here. I was getting so frustrated. I would have to put it to sleep for a minute to get taps or clicks back, but multi-touch scrolling worked fine. Clicks would stop working after about a minute up. After reading these posts I realized the magic trackpad in my backpack by my feet was connecting. Wish it had a hard "off" switch, or an indicator that it turned off in favor of the touchpad clicks! Anyway, turned bluetooth off and all is good.