How to make an Apple Mighty Mouse a two-button mouse?
I have a Mac mighty mouse [ed note: actually, it's an "Apple Mighty Mouse"] device and am going crazy without my right-click capability. Is there some solution or something I can hack, or am I stuck having to buy something third-party?
People who are used to right-clicking to open contextual menus might be disappointed with the Mighty Mouse, the mouse that ships with all new Macs, because they think it only has one button. The truth is that the Mighty Mouse is actually a 4 button mouse! It just takes a little configuring.
To configure your Mighty Mouse go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences. Click on the "Keyboard and Mouse" icon to bring up the "Keyboard and Mouse" control panel. From here, select the Mouse tab:
You can use the pulldown menus to custom configure all the buttons on your mouse. You configure the right button as the secondary mouse button to set the mouse for conventional two-button functionality. Now we can bring up contextual windows by right clicking with the Mighty Mouse. You can just as easily reverse the buttons for easier left hand use.
But wait there's more! You can also configure the other buttons and the scroll ball. By default ,you can display all of your open windows on the desktop by squeezing the two buttons on the side of the mouse, but if you wish you can configure it to perform another action, even run an Applescript. Also note that you can scroll both horizontally and vertically with the scroll ball and even zoom in by pressing the Control key while scrolling. When you're done customizing your mouse, just click on the red close button to close the Control Panel and save your settings.
Like its cartoon namesake, the Mighty Mouse is truly more powerful than it appears!
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