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A simple fix for Mighty Mouse right-click issues
Authored by: rkilgard on Jan 04, '07 08:00:38AM

I have a version of this problem as well. I switched to using my Bluetooth Mighty Mouse with my left hand after breaking my right elbow this summer. I didn't reverse the buttons so that I can switch between hands easily. When I use my right hand, the mouse recognizes the right-click every time, but when I use my left hand, it only recognizes the right-click maybe 10% of the time with a normal hand position. Switching right-click to the middle button won't work for me as I use middle-button paste in X11 on a daily basis (though the original post is absolutely correct about the mouse recognizing the middle-click every time).

I have discovered that arching my fingers more and right-clicking with the tip of my finger rather than letting my hand rest across the whole mouse increases the accuracy of the right-click recognition to maybe 75%. Is this a case of the Mightly Mouse being too smart for its own good?

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A simple fix for Mighty Mouse right-click issues
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jan 04, '07 09:05:42AM

You are lifting your finger off the "left" button before resting it on the "right button, right? You cant have fingers touching both buttons on the Mighty Mouse and get a right click.

The Mighty Mouse is a cool idea, but I like to rest my fingers on the buttons, and found it annoying to use. I like my Logitech MX-700 better.

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