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10.4: Using certain Dashboard wigets' contextual menus System 10.4
Tiger only hintWhen trying to use a Dashboard widget recently, I was not able to pull up a contextual menu in a text field, where I thought I should be able to do so. Well, it turns out that the menus are in fact there, but there is a bug in Dashboard with accessing them.

So what is the problem, you might ask? Well, if you're working with one of the Apple-shipped mouses, or the trackpad on a laptop, you're not likely to see the issue, because if you Control-click to get the contextual menu, it will appear as expected. If, like me, you prefer to use a more functional mouse, which Apple generally supports very well, the contextual menu does not pop up with the second mouse button as one would expect.

[robg adds: I don't know that this is a bug in Dashboard; it could be something related to how the widget was coded ... but if you're having trouble with a certain widget's contextual menus, remember to try a good 'old fashioned' control-click...]
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10.4: Using certain Dashboard wigets' contextual menus
Authored by: boredzo on Aug 03, '05 12:15:17PM

… Well, if you're working with one of the Apple-shipped mouses, or the trackpad on a laptop, you're not likely to see the issue, because if you Control-click to get the contextual menu, it will appear as expected. If, like me, you prefer to use a more functional mouse, which Apple generally supports very well, the contextual menu does not pop up with the second mouse button as one would expect.

are you using a third-party mouse driver like MouseWorks or USB Overdrive? if so, make sure you have the other button bound to a real right-click, as opposed to simply a control-click. some mouse drivers' timing for 'holding down' ctrl, performing the left-click, and 'releasing' ctrl isn't compatible with some applications, and some may miss the ctrl 'keypress' entirely.



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10.4: Using certain Dashboard wigets' contextual menus
Authored by: os4 on Aug 03, '05 12:37:32PM

I have a Logitech mouse. All I did was change the right button's action from 'Right Click' to 'ctrl-click' (under the Advanced Click option). Easy workaround. This all depends on the options available in each mouse's drivers.



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10.4: Using certain Dashboard wigets' contextual menus
Authored by: ij00mini on Aug 04, '05 10:24:06AM
Wel it seems you may have been saved.

http://www.apple.com/mightymouse/

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