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harryb2448 09-08-2011 06:35 PM

Mouse does a bunk from System Preferences
Using Lion OS X.7.1, the Mouse file under System Preferences has done a runner. No longer appears and is not available under 'Show All' either. As a result wireless Mighty Mouse no longer scrolls and cannot reset preferences.

Any suggestion as the where this recalcitrant rodent might have moved house to?

TattooedMac 09-08-2011 06:46 PM

Maybe Harry a 3rd party App hasn't been able to update drivers or something ??
I had a similar problem with my Remote Pairing missing in System Preferences>Security.

Found on a Apple board that a App CandleAire that i dl a Long time ago had to update its driver for it to appear in SP for me to disable the remote sensor.
Something to think about.

harryb2448 09-08-2011 07:36 PM

Thanks mate. Have not used any 3rd party mouse software. Using a stock standard Mighty Mouse.

bobtomay 09-08-2011 10:10 PM

I'm guessing you already tried a restart and a different USB port.

Looked in System Info at the USB yet?

Probably try a SMC reset. I've seen that restore a couple of other missing System Preferences.

harryb2448 09-08-2011 11:17 PM

Yes thanks but no joy. Looks like a clean install coming up from my thumb drive.

harryb2448 09-09-2011 11:18 PM

Ran Lion from thumb drive and again downloaded the X.7.1 update all in about 30 minutes and Mouse Preference Pane is back in its home.

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