WiscWeb CMS - Using a Macintosh Mouse in CMS system

This document shows how to use a mouse in the CMS system if you use a Macintosh.

WiscWeb CMS - Using a Macintosh Mouse in CMS system

WiscWebCMS system and Macintosh Mouse Settings

There are multiple places within the CMS system where the activation of a pop-up menu is required to enable certain CMS options (e.g. Edit Properties, Release Page, Publish Page, etc.). On non-Macintosh computers this is accomplished with the use of the right button on a two-button mouse. Over the years the Macintosh operating system has provided various ways to duplicate this right-click function which Apple calls Secondary Click. One of the methods was with the use of a computer keyboard's Control key pressed while the mouse button was clicked. This Control-key-mouse-button to simulate a right-click/secondary-click will almost surely NOT WORK in the CMS system (or it will produce unexpected results in unexpected locations within the CMS system).

This document shows you the various mouse-related options the latest version of the Macintosh operating system provides if you attach a mouse that does not obviously have two buttons like the Apple MagicMouse or if you have a MacBook with the latest trackpad that provides only the single click of the whole trackpad. Though these screen shots are taken on a MacBook running MacOS X version 10.8, there should be similar options with versions 10.6 and 10.7 of MacOS X. If you have a two-button mouse attached to your Macintosh computer, the system is smart enough to know this and the following Preference options do not appear. Confirm that you have these settings enabled as shown and you should have no issues with the Right-click enabled parts of the CMS system.

If you use a MagicMouse

You have two Mouse Preference options related to configuring the MagicMouse for right-click/secondary-click. The first enables Secondary Click.
MacOSX 8 Mouse Preferences enable secondary click

The second determines on which side of the MagicMouse you want the Secondary Click to go (so that those of us who are left handed can select the side that best works for them).
MacOSX 8 Mouse Preferences set secondary click side

If you use a Trackpad

The trackpad of a MacBook cna be similarly configured, though note the addition of the two-finger-tap method to enable a right-click/secondary-clic.k
MacOSX 8 Mouse Preferences trackpad settings

Again, confirm that you have these settings enabled as shown and you should have no issues with the Right-click enabled parts of the CMS system.




Keywords:wiscweb cms templates content classes macintosh macos x mouse right click   Doc ID:25616
Owner:Ryan H.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2012-08-14 11:03 CDTUpdated:2014-12-02 12:34 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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