Apple Magic Mouse - why has gesture control on internet stopped working ???

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  1. OneDesi

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    Folks, as per the title, I have a mac mini and have been happily using the gesture control on the magic mouse until last week when all of sudden it stopped working on Safari/Chrome but it works fine in iPhoto, iTunes etc.

    I'm genuinely not clever enough to have changed something in the Apple settings as I still can't get used to it having spent all of my life using PC's so does anyone know what might have changed as it's really annoying me?
     
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    I don't know if anything's changed, but I use an app called Better Touch Tool, which allows gestures to be customised and quite possibly overrides the native gestures. I think it's free, if you wanted to give it a go. There's an iOS app, too, but I think that's paid for.

    Sorry, that's possibly not much help. But it may offer an alternative.
     
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    Thanks for that I'll look into it, I would really like to know what's broken though as it could be the mouse?????
     
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    But it's odd that it works in iTunes etc. What function is it that's not working? Basic up/down scrolling, or something else?
     
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    Yes the up and down scrolling, it's just odd - it's quite possible I've done something but when I checked in settings all the right boxes for gesture control are ticked.
     
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    A bit of an update which has really befuddled me, I accidentally opened Google Chrome earlier and guess what, the gesture controls all work fine so its just Safari ?????????

    Does anyone know what I might have done to mess this up as I really like safari!
     
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    I wouldve thought that Safari would be the one NOT for it to go weird on.
    you tried the usuall? uninstalling the mouse(bluetooth preferences) restarting etc?
     
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    Yes I have unfortunately:(
     
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    ok folks, I don't get - there was an update on my mac mini last night for apple although I stupidly didn't check what it was but guess what - all the gesture controls are back on safari - yuppie!

    Thanks for your help :)
     
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    Glad it's resolved, and thanks for posting in case others have a similar problem and find this thread.
     
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    No probs I'm not sure I'll help much as I've no idea what fixed it LOL
     
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    ****, I cannot right click now, may uninstall install.

    That is weird I can right click anywhere except when doing a message on here, cannot even change a misspelt word.
     
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    Well I don't know what happened but it works again, that was weird.
     

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