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MrSteveee Level 1 (70 points)
I have a curious problem that is plaguing my Pages. Frequently, after a bit of use, my contextual menu stops working. I cannot invoke it with Control-Click, Right Click (on my Magic Mouse), 2-finger click on my trackpad, or any other way that I can think of. It just doesn't come up any more. I have to save and quit and relaunch Pages in order to repair this problem. Sometimes it goes for hours or days without a hiccup. Then, other times it will do it every 2 minutes.

Any ideas?

Unibody MBP 2.4 Core2 Duo w/4gig RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)
    Does it work in other applications? It sounds to me that it is a conflict between the Magic mouse and Pages. Maybe it is the Magic mouse having a wiring problem, loosing contact with the computer?
  • FatherOfFour Level 1 (0 points)
    Just encountered this myself starting today. I'm using a MagicMouse with BTT (0.5148) and Pages (4.0.3). Secondary click does work in other applications, but will not work in Pages. Exiting Pages and re-opening the document does temporarily resolve the issue. I have not yet tried opening another Pages document once the problem exhibits to see if it is document-specific.
  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)
    When something isn't working in Pages one can try deleting the com.apple.iwork.pages.plist file in
    User > Library > Preferences. Try to find the Magic mouse's plist file too and delete it. Maybe you need to log out and in again.
    If it doesn't work tell both the Magic mouse people and Apple your problem. [http://www.apple.com/support/pages>
  • FatherOfFour Level 1 (0 points)
    Delete plist - check
    Repair permissions - check
    Restart - check

    Bummer, still broken. Thanks for the suggestions, fruhulda. I've submitted feedback to Apple.
  • MrSteveee Level 1 (70 points)
    I am also using BTT 0.5148.... interesting coincidence. Next time it happens I'll try deactivating that and see if it helps.
  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)
    It might be the the producer of the Magic mouse has to be told too
  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)
    Good idea!
  • MrSteveee Level 1 (70 points)
    I tried quitting BTT, but to no avail. I don't think BTT is the culprit. Furthermore, even though I waited until now to post this thread, this behavior was present BEFORE I upgraded to a Magic Mouse, so I don't think that MM is the problem, either. I have tried deleting the preferences (more than once) and that didn't help.

    Any other thoughts?
  • pgiom Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here... Pages 4.0.3, BTT 0.51517 and Magic Mouse...

    It's terrible!
  • Level 8 (41,790 points)
    fruhulda wrote:
    It might be the the producer of the Magic mouse has to be told too


    Isn't it an Apple product ?

    What is common with the different reports posted in this thread is : Pages 4.0.3 AN D Mac Os X 10.6.2.
    I have no problem under 10.4.11

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mercredi 17 février 2010 18:24:36
  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)
    KOENIG Yvan wrote:>
    Isn't it an Apple product ?
    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mercredi 17 février 2010 18:24:36


    I have no idea!
  • Level 8 (41,790 points)
    It was announced as designed by Apple and it is distributed as an Apple product.



    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mercredi 17 février 2010 19:17:50
  • pgiom Level 1 (0 points)
    Nobody has solved?
  • florispoort Level 1 (0 points)
    I've noticed this problem too, but I don't know when exactly it started. I do know however that it'll even occur when my Magic Mouse is at home and I'm just using my MacBook at school. The exact aforementioned problem occurs; ctrl-clicking/right clicking simply won't work in Pages, works fine in any other application. I too am using BTT 0.5157.
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