I've recently purchased my first desktop mac, which I've been extremely happy with except for a very small but horrendously annoying problem. My might mouse's "button 4", (which is turned of in my System Preferences) clicks on it's own volition. Constantly. It doesn't actually click anything, just makes the noise (similar to the sound of the iPod click wheel). Other than that little tick, my mouse works fine.
I am having this problem too. I've looked on various sites and forums online and found that this may be a grounding problem with the outlet or house. A simple way to check if it's a grounding problem is to touch the metal (aluminum) part of the Mac and if it stops it's because you are now grounding the machine. Even though touching the metal casing may help, it ultimately dosen't stop the problem. ( and isn't convientient to hold the casing while you work) You may want to check your outlet. I've found that the problem is only occuring in our work room. And the mouse/Mac functions properly in my bedroom.
Unfortuantely, this may not be the solution either but I've heard it's worked for some people. It hasn't worked for me even though touching the casing on my Mac stops the clicking, I've found my house is properly grounded. Another soultion/issue (however you want to look at it) that was given to me is static in the area may be interfering. :( All in all, really inconvientent as I don't want to have to move the Mac from the work room to the bedroom as the mouse should just work properly in any room I want to put it in.
Also I am worried if it is electrical that it may also be harming my Mac. :( Something to consider.
This is a CELL Phone interference issue! Look at where your phone is located when this is happening. Especially if it is plugged in and charging! Motorolla phones seem to be the most predisposed to do this.
That is why no one can seem to reproduce the issue in an Apple store. I have reproduced the issue on cue more than 20 times now with my cell phone. Your mouse is fine. Just move other electrical devices away from it. This also works with the g1 and the RAZR.
Suprman133 - perfect name for you! My mouse was "side clicking" on it's own as my hand neared it. I usually don't charge my phone by my computer, but I did today for the first time. Sure enough, as soon as I moved my Motorola phone away from the mouse, all is back to normal!
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If the trackball is stuck, you can turn the mouse upside down and push the trackball into the tabletop and roll it around. This will help to clean it off. With the Mighty Mouse this is a common problem.
When released in late 2009, Apple’s new Magic Mouse had incredible potential and clearly innovated the mouse, putting the first ever touch sensitive surface into the face of the mouse. The new mouse adds a few nifty features like scrolling with a flick of a finger but lacks features from the Mighty Mouse. For example, launching applications like Exposé right from a button on the mouse. The free OS X program called MagicPrefs gives the Magic Mouse limitless user-customized controls to everyday applications by a swipe of a finger. The software enables clicks, taps, swipes, and drag and pinch finger gestures to perform handy operations. MagicPrefs can open any applications, search with Spotlight, hide other programs, and even right-click for those PC users. MagicPrefs is a great little piece of software to help get the most out of the Magic Mouse. MagicPrefs can be downloaded here and is well worth the time to download and install.
You may have - Adjusted the screen resolution inadvertently (go to the System Preferences > Displays panel to fix this, adjust the screen resolution to a higher setting, i.e. toward the bottom of the list) - Inadvertently used "screen zoom" by holding control and doing a scroll with the mouse trackball (or a 2-finger scroll with the mighty mouse). To fix this, try holding control and scrolling the mouse's scroll wheel down. (Or swiping downward with 2 fingers on the mighty mouse if you are using one of those) - Accidentally adjusted the size of the icons in the finder. You can fix this by going to the finder (click the desktop) and hit command J (or just go to View > Show View Options). This will allow you to adjust the size of the icons on the desktop, or any other window.
Make sure that BlueTooth is turned on and is discoverable. (System preferences OR via the Bluetooth icon near the time-machine clock in the menu bar.
Disconnect your wired mouse and wait a moment or two. You should get a message that no mouse is connected. Switch on your mighty mouse and wait a moment or two.
You should get a message that a mighty mouse has been detected - then follow the on screen instruction.
That's all there is to it.
Hi Albert Thanks for the info' Strange one this. Applications such as FixFox do not have any real connection with external devices.
Other than the obvious things such as check the battery in the mouse (you can check that in the mouse/bluetooth settings). Re-pair the mouse and the mac in your bluetooth settings.
You are getting the same problem when you send files via bluetooth. But when you use your track pad it's OK. If you are transfering files via bluetooth htere is a good chance your wireless would be interupted. That would say to me the fault more than likely is communication issue.
I have a couple of wireless mice. A mighty mouse and one that transmits via the usb. I must say the later is quite erratic. The mighty mouse is great. Not that I'm trying to promote apple products.
Before you go to the exspence of getting your bluetooth checked out or getting a new mouse. If you have another machine PC or mac you can plug the mouse into to try and recreate the problem would be good.
Did your mouse come with any mac software? The pairing can be quite tricky.
On the Dell, have look at your network connection setup.
( You don't say what OS you have on it )
There could be a box with a tick in it to automatically connect to nearby wireless networks.
Disabling this may help.