Too many years with a one button mouse

Too many years with a one button mouse has kept me from knowing all the terrific features that are delivered by a two button mouse. Picking synonyms in Microsoft Word by simply choosing a word and right clicking is a new, great joy. And invoking a thesaurus at the same time is an even happier happening. Why did I take so long to discover this?

The “Magic Mouse” that comes with an iMac is a single click device. One button. Making it into a two button device is done with software: you enable its two sided function by selecting that choice in your System Preference settings. You then click on the right side of the mouse and voilà! Thanks to Linda Dodge for pointing this out. Now, does anyone need a beat up, hardcopy thesaurus?

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About thomasfarley01

Freelance writer who specializes in history, technology, and human interest stories.
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