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After setting up an Intel iMac with XP, courtesy of Boot Camp, I noticed a nice little feature that Apple added to XP for the Mighty Mouse. If you click on the front right-side of the Mighty Mouse in XP, you’ll get the contextual menu to […]

After setting up an Intel iMac with XP, courtesy of Boot Camp, I noticed a nice little feature that Apple added to XP for the Mighty Mouse. If you click on the front right-side of the Mighty Mouse in XP, you’ll get the contextual menu to pop up just like if you had a two-button mouse and you right-clicked. It took me a few minutes to figure this out, but it’s a nice little feature that I did not see documented on the Apple Boot Camp site. It doesn’t appear to be available in the copy of Windows XP I have running separately in Parallel’s virtualization software, so it must be included in the drivers package that Apple has you install as part of the Boot Camp setup process.

Anybody else find an undocumented gem with Boot Camp? Share it in the comments.

  1. isn’t that kinda obvious?
    if you attach mighty mouse to regular intel PC, right click works as right click
    so why shouldn’t it (or why is it surprising) that it works with bootcamp?

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  2. Do you think you will continue to use the windows set up on your mac?

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  3. dude… guess what… if you click on the top LEFT corner… it’s like a LEFT click!!

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  4. Anyone find a way to do control-alt-delete with a MacBook Pro. I tried function-control-alt-delete with no luck. I know there are alternate ways to get the task manager up but we need it to login to a bound domain on startup. Thanks yall.

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  5. Quirilio Vilorio Friday, April 7, 2006

    What are the speed differences between having windows under Boot Camp and under Parallel Virtualization Scheme?

    Thanks

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  6. Tim just bind the the delete key to another key like the enter key left of the arrows.

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  7. Does the iSight work in XP? I’m wondering if those same drivers can be applied to the original external iSight.

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  8. The iSight does not work in XP.

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  9. iSight works fine on a windows machine (non mac hardware) when using AOL et al

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  10. Yeah, iSight doesn’t work on a Mac under XP.

    The MightyMouse is a two-button mouse that by default is configured as a one-button mouse in Mac OS X. If you open OS X, you can set up the second “side” or button. Obviously (but apparently not so much so) it’ll work like any other two button mouse in any other operating system.

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