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Microsoft 3500 Mouse Problems with Mac

by Jruss21 / July 8, 2013 1:18 PM PDT

Excuse me if this is not the correct place for this post. I am trying to get my microsoft 3500 mouse to perform right click actions when I press the physical right click button. Instead, it always faults to Expose. When I go to mouse preferences (I am running up to date OSX), there is no option for secondary click. I have no idea where else I could adjust these options. My drivers are up to date as well. Any ideas?

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Go to System Preferences,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 8, 2013 10:02 PM PDT

Mouse and set what the RIGHT button does.

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Missing Secondary Setting
by Jruss21 / July 9, 2013 12:11 AM PDT

I would do that, but I can only set what the primary mouse button does in the preferences window. There is no setting for secondary mouse button which is confusing me.

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Use the mouse that came with the Mac,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 9, 2013 8:20 AM PDT

you didn't say what sort of Mac or what version of OS X you were using, to set the Mouse preferences in System Preferences.
Using the Apple Mouse will give you all the options which should then translate to the MS mouse.

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