10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 12:03 PM by BDAqua
Jamesm131 Level 1 (0 points)

I am on OSX 10.7.5 and recently had to reinstall it due to 'mail' not working correctly.  That problem was resolved but now my I can't use the 'right click' function on the apple usb mouse.  I only have a previous version re-install disc as I bought the latest OSX off the app store.  Any help gratefully received?


apple usb mouse, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,296 points)

    Hello,

     

    Does Control+left click work for that function?

  • Jamesm131 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi BD, yes that does work but it's annoying to have lost the funtionality that I had before the reinstall.  It effectively makes my mouse into one of the original single button apple mouses.

    James

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,296 points)

    Yes, it was just a test, I think you need a new Mouse.

  • photo-mark Level 1 (10 points)

    I just upgraded to 10.7.5 on a Mac Pro with a (relatively new) wired mighty mouse and I'm having the exact same problem. Trying everything I can think of, but it's not helping. Zap nvram, reparing permissions, deleting prefs, etc. Hope someone has a solution.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,296 points)

    Are you able to test with a non-Apple USB Mouse?

  • Jamesm131 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have tried my mouse on my wifes G4 macbook and it still works fine.  I wonder whether it's something to do with apple not supporting non intel stuff any more?  Then again photo-mark has a relatively new wired mouse so that can't be right. 

    I have got a non-apple usb mouse but that doesn't work at all.  Would I need a driver for that?  Just trying to think back to my pre mac days.

    many thanks for all the suggestions.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,296 points)

    Hmmm, no, no drivers needed, now it sounds like a bad install... unless you might have some old Mouse software installed???

     

    If 10.7.0 or later...

     

    Bootup holding CMD+r, or the Option/alt key to boot from the Restore partition & use Disk Utility from there to Repair the Disk, then Repair Permissions.

     

    If that doesn't help Reinstall the OS.

  • photo-mark Level 1 (10 points)

    After searching around, I found some suggestions to try USB Overdrive, which adds a pref pane with additional input controls. While I'd rather have a native solution and fix the underlying problem, USB overdrive did work (and it has some additional features which may be nice). I now have full mouse function back.

  • Jamesm131 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks for that both BDAqua and photo-mark.  I've gone down the usb overdrive route which works perfectly.  The other suggestions may have worked as well but I just don't have time at the moment.

     

    Again, many thanks

     

    James

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,296 points)

    Great to hear Jmes, good luck!