What's new with the 2 button mouse

Posted on 2007-11-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I see 2 button mouses are the in thing for mac's these days. Does this allow you to right click, instead of Control click - thus getting closer to a windows type setup ! Do mac's still ship with the 1 button mouse, or are they changing / or going to change to a 2 button setup. ( or 1 button but touch sensative so in effect, 2 buttons )
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Yes all new Macs are shipping with the new Mighty Mouse (Bluetooth version available) which is a 2 button mouse. The mouse resembles the original 1 button mouse but has pressure sensors which detect which side of the mouse is pressed. The mouse actually has 4 buttons you can press the scroll wheel as a third button and squeeze the sides of the mouse for a fourth button. All buttons are programable in system preferences, e.g. I use button 3 to activate dashboard and button 4 to activate spaces (In leopard).

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can this mouse be installed on older mac's, like G4

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Yes. The only requirement is that OS X is installed.

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So, with the old school setup, you have to press Control, then mouse button - is this the case anymore

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No it is not needed to do this anymore but it will still work if it is done.

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