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  1. #16
    iMac 21 1/2 late 2009 no mouse clicks
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    All 3 of them have worked perfectly up to the point of the failure.

    That doesn't make any sense — they either do work properly, or they don't.

    Maybe you could explain your phrase as I sure don't understand what is written.





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    iMac 21 1/2 late 2009 no mouse clicks
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    Patrick, the problem is that he cannot click, or at least beyond some point it won't click. He can move the mouse around, and sometimes right click works to get a menu, but left clicking isn't functioning. So that's what he meant...all the mouses he has tried work up to the exact same point where left click goes away. And it's early in the boot/use sequence. Re-read posts 1 and 3.
    Jake

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    That just about nails it Jake, thank you.

    In normal use I used the Magic Mouse on the left of the keyboard and the Logitec bluetooth mouse on the right. That situation started when I was able to use my Wacom graphics pad for my photo editing. It was easier to move the photo around with the Magic Mouse and do the clicky bits with the Logitec. Unfortunately Wacoms decided that they couldn't be bothered to update the drivers for High Sierra and the only option was to buy new and the Wacom attitude was like it or lump it. So I now use the mouse instead of a graphics pen. Not as easy, but it works.

    On occasions I used the USB mouse so that it didn't feel left out . The result was that until this problem started they were all working fine. Left and right clicking at my whim, as it were.
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    iMac 21 1/2 late 2009 no mouse clicks
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    Just as an aside, look at a trackpad for your design needs. I donít have one, but Iím considering one this year. I too had a Wacom tablet, but didnít want to deal with it when El Capitan came out. The Magic Mouse has been good, I really like the swipe between apps. And I also use two mouse at the same time.


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  5. #20
    iMac 21 1/2 late 2009 no mouse clicks
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    Have you tried using ONLY the USB Logitec mouse, and no other mouse connected, and also have you used and configured its buttons using the Logitec prefpane software???

    If that doesn't fix things, you may have a corrupt preference pane that's not controlling your mouse correctly.






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    Hi Patrick, up to about 20 minutes ago I hadn't tried just the USB mouse on its own, but I have now and the problem has now GONE ! I now have full control and both the left and right clicks are operating correctly. I then switched on the Logitec bluetooth mouse along with the USB and they both worked correctly, then the Magic Mouse and would you believe that I have all 3 that now operate correctly. They all work when they are all switched on/connected and they all work when the other 2 are switched off.

    Do you realise that you have just stopped me having to have a lovely shiny new iMac Retina Well, at least for now?

    I use a Magic Trackpad on our MacBook Pro Bob, but I do very little editing on there. I have to admit that I hadn't thought of it for photo editing? I use the Magic Trackpad along with the original small bluetooth keyboard, that came with the iMac, both on the MBP. That's so as the MBP can be a bit higher with the keyboard and trackpad at a comfortable level. It's a great help for my neck arthritis by not having to look down too much.

    I can't believe just how this problem has just disappeared like that?
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    iMac 21 1/2 late 2009 no mouse clicks
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    Hi Patrick, up to about 20 minutes ago I hadn't tried just the USB mouse on its own, but I have now and the problem has now GONE !
    ... ... ...
    Do you realise that you have just stopped me having to have a lovely shiny new iMac Retina Well, at least for now?


    Sorry about that Jon, but I'm sure glad to hear that everything is working properly.

    PS: Just think, You could've ended up spending all that money for a new iMac and still ended up with the same problem!!!






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    iMac 21 1/2 late 2009 no mouse clicks
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    I have to admit that it never dawned on me to ask about multiple mouse connections. It would seem to me that they would conflict. What would the system do if you press the right key on one mouse and the left key on the other? Or moved one left and one right at the same time? I do think the system is not really designed for multiple input like that. I'm not surprised, now that I know you have multiple devices like that, that it got hung up. I'm surprised it worked at all.
    Jake

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    I'm not surprised, now that I know you have multiple devices like that, that it got hung up. I'm surprised it worked at all.

    And I was wondering the same thing about Bob's comment and his #19 post:
    And I also use two mouse at the same time.


    I guess whichever device registers its click first gets the action. Computers are pretty fast that way.





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    iMac 21 1/2 late 2009 no mouse clicks
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    So here is a thought problem for you, Patrick. Two mouse setup. Move one right while at the same time move the other left. What does the cursor do? And if you move one right, simultaneously move the other left, then stop the one moving right, what happens? I ask that second question because if you are correct that the "first" gets the action, which is first in movement? And if the "first" stops, does the second take over, or is the second permanently blocked? And if it is, how does it gain control again if I do want to use it? My brain hurts from just trying to imagine how it would EVER work!
    Jake

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    iMac 21 1/2 late 2009 no mouse clicks
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    Heh, just tried an experiment with my mouse and trackpad. Moved the mouse left, dragged my finger on the trackpad left. Cursor vibrated, moving a bit in each direction. And a click on the trackpad (essentially a left-click) and a right click on the mouse at the same time resulted in a right click only, never a left click. So maybe the mouse has priority over trackpad. Who knows????
    Jake

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    So here is a thought problem for you, Patrick.

    Thanks Jake, but no go, my brain's too tired after dealing with too many dying or kaput computers, drives and cables yesterday and today.

    And some other wierd Migration Assistant stuff, my old grey matter needs a rest and a break.





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    After a good night's kip I have come to the conclusion that one of the bluetooth mouses had an electronic fault that kept the left key pressed and switching them both off has reset the fault. I think that I was too relieved and confused to realise that last night?

    I have just tried it by pressing, and holding, the left key on one mouse and trying the left key on the other and hey presto, the same or similar fault

    So now I will wait and as/if/when it happens again I will switch one off and see what happens?

    A for using multiple mouses? The system doesn't seem to care just how many there are. I have used 2 as I described above for years now with no problems.

    As you said Jake, moving one to the right and the other to the left just makes the cursor jiggle left and right doesn't it

    Edit : - I forgot to say just now. Thank you all for your help and ideas. Once again you have been a great help at sorting out another problem for me!
    Last edited by Jonzjob; 01-09-2019 at 05:34 AM.
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    After a good night's kip I have come to the conclusion that one of the bluetooth mouses had an electronic fault that kept the left key pressed

    Time to garbage that malfunctioning Mouse into the recycle bin before it causes any more frustrations and you forget it had a problem.





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    iMac 21 1/2 late 2009 no mouse clicks
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    Ah, but which one Patrick? This is one that I doubt I will forget and if I can't spend £1,000 plus then I can't afford to throw away a good, if it is, Magic mouse init already

    So what I will do is to sneak up on it and see if I can catch it unawares. A mouse trap so to speak?

    Now, if I could find a driver for my Wacoms bluetooth graphics pad with the pen and mouse, then that would be great! They still do them with the pen, but not both and SWMBO much prefers the mouse.
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