3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 20, 2009 4:30 PM by Scott Mosher
Scott Mosher Level 1 (5 points)
I'm sure there is an easy answer to this question, and since I'm not a Mac troubleshooting professional, I can't figure out. ****, I'm not even sure of the proper Mac nomenclature for this action - when the mouse clicks and scrolls automatically (you ocassionally get that grey dot/arrow button?) but sometimes it just springs up and it's annoying at best, destructive at worst.

How to stop this and what actually activates this most annoying of features? Thanks!

Quad-Core Intel Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), (Other hard drives running OS 10.4.5, 10.2.8 and OS 9.2.2)
  • Scott Mosher Level 1 (5 points)
    I've got a link to a screen shot of what is occurring, on screen, when the mouse goes into automation mode (besides the fact I can hear it manipulating itself on it's own):

    http://scottmosher.com/stuff/magic.jpg

    Perhaps this will help?
  • K Shaffer Level 6 (12,635 points)
    Which version of mouse do you have, and does it respond to settings
    in the Keyboard/Mouse preference panel? Some third party mice will
    have a secondary control panel; perhaps in Other column in sys pref.

    You should be able to control or change settings.

    Some newer issues may be related to certain products, so some of
    the ideas one may have could work; while others may not apply...

    I'm more than happy to use a contextual menu and keyboard options
    to make my antique black Apple Pro single-button mouse work well.

    Good luck & happy computing!
  • Scott Mosher Level 1 (5 points)
    Standard Mighty Mouse and I replaced the mouse recently too. I think it's most likely a setting or preference somewhere in the OS somehow.