3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2010 8:15 PM by Ken Poleyeff
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I got a Magic Mouse for Christmas this morning and set up with my Macbook Pro. The setup went quickly and well. I was able to move the cursor around my screen with the Magic Mouse.

However, the click buttons don't work. I have tried left and right clicking and nothing happens.

Is there a problem with my mouse or did I miss something in the setup?


Macbook Pro
  • Topper99 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have the same problem; except it's the right click I can't get to work. It scrolls (both ways) fine, but everything else results in a "left" click. I can't "right" click. I've tried every possible combination of fingers (yes, I know you have to make sure your left finger isn't touching the mouse at all) but nothing works.
  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 (37,165 points)
    Hello PB:

    The only settings are in system preferences>mouse. If they look OK, I would take the mouse to an Apple store for troubleshooting/replacement.

  • Ken Poleyeff Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem this evening. Is it possible that you had your USB or trackpad mouse buttons reversed when you switched to the Bluetooth mouse?

    I normally reverse my mouse buttons (like for left handed people). My index finger naturally rests on the upper right corner of the mouse. When I try to use the normal button config, my hand and forearm fatigue in no time. Reversing the buttons allows me keep my index finger relaxed for all the normal mouse clicking, then I reach left for the "right" button.

    It also discourages others from using my computer!

    Anyhow... When I connected to the Magic Mouse, the buttons didn't work. I turned it off and connected the USB mouse, returned it to "right-handed" mode and switched back to the Magic Mouse, and the buttons work correctly now. I then use the Magic Mouse control panel to set Secondary click to left.

    Hope that helps!