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How to enable the "middle" button of Apple's new Magic Mouse?

How to enable the "middle" button of Apple's new Magic Mouse?

The Magic Mouse seems to be a vast improvement over the old Mighty Mouse after using it for a few hours. However, I just discovered that there seems to be no way to execute a "middle" click.

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bert [Entry]

"Here are two utilities that will allow you to customize gestures on the Magic Mouse, including adding middle click:

MagicPrefs

Better Touch Tool"
bert [Entry]

"Try this software: middleclick

Works really well for me on my 2 year old G5 running 10.5."
bert [Entry]

I use expogesture on my Magic Mouse as I had missed expose, and the extra buttons mighty mouse had greatly. You can designate "mouse gestures" and assign the Function keys (or any mapped keys really). Works on Snow Leopard using the 10.4 download. Just make sure your expose/dashboard/show desktop shortcut keys are mapped in system preferences. I have the clockwise swipe assigned as "show all windows" and counter-clockwise swipe assigned as "show desktop". Kinda like a "wax on, wax off" type of thing. Hope that helps!
I use expogesture on my Magic Mouse as I had missed expose, and the extra buttons mighty mouse had greatly. You can designate "mouse gestures" and assign the Function keys (or any mapped keys really). Works on Snow Leopard using the 10.4 download. Just make sure your expose/dashboard/show desktop shortcut keys are mapped in system preferences. I have the clockwise swipe assigned as "show all windows" and counter-clockwise swipe assigned as "show desktop". Kinda like a "wax on, wax off" type of thing. Hope that helps!
bert [Entry]

The ⌘+Left Mouse quite often performs an action equivalent to Middle Mouse in many applications.
bert [Entry]

I found this question when looking for Middle Mouse emulation when using iTerm2, where it is mapped to 'Paste from clipboard' by default. For others who use iTerm2, it is possible to emulate this behavior with a custom mapping in Preferences > Pointer.