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Is this where I ask about a Magic Mouse issue?


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Apologies all round if this is the wrong place but I have a query about using the Magic Mouse. I bought it on eBay along with a matching keyboard and I am delighted with it. The only snag is that it came with no instructions. No biggie except that I am used to a Logitech 5 button mouse which gives the user the ability to "Go back" a page or "Go forward" a page. That is much more user friendly that having to move the mouse pointer from wherever it may be up to the top left of the screen to click the "Back a Page" icon found there.
What I'm asking really is, is there some way to make the mouse do a "Go back a page" thing by clicking a particular part of the mouse?
Cheers for any info, even if only any alternatives to clicking that button at top left.
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Go to system preferences>mouse>then check "swipe to navigate"
This way you can swipe two fingers across the top of the mouse to go forward/back in your browser.

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Thanks, zach. I'll try that now and see what happens.
Back in a jiffy.
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I'm back.
The "swipe to navigate" box was already ticked when I got there so the problem was a dumb user who didn't know about "swiping" rather than a system malfunction. lol
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I didn't realize that either! So much better.
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To me, "swiping" means "stealing." So yes, even I wrestle with the terminology sometimes.
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