Middle Mouse on Macbook

   351   5   0
User Avatar
Member
111 posts
Joined: Feb. 2014
Offline
Hey,

I was using Magic Prefs but that doesn't appear to work anymore for a 3 fingered middle click. Anyone got any suggestions how to get this functionality back on a newish macbook?
http://simonfarussell.com [simonfarussell.com]
User Avatar
Member
174 posts
Joined: Jan. 2018
Offline
Works on my MBP, it's a little twitchy at times, but it does work. What version OS X are you on?


I wish Houdini just allowed a user to set up something like Option-Click or Shift-Click in lieu of the middle-button, it's quite annoying that it doesn't do that, and I bet it inconveniences Windows users too on some laptops.
>>Kays
User Avatar
Member
111 posts
Joined: Feb. 2014
Offline
Hey,

I'm using High Sierra. On a new Macbook Pro.
Seems there's a note on MagicPref's front page [magicprefs.com] about Apple changing the API's and mucking up his plugin:
“TLDR if it doesn't work anymore thats it, if it still works then its just a matter of time until it won't.”

Really it's just for navigation (both the viewport and chops) that I need it. Any thoughts appreciated.

Thanks
http://simonfarussell.com [simonfarussell.com]
User Avatar
Member
174 posts
Joined: Jan. 2018
Offline
I don't understand what thoughts you're looking for? It still works fine on my MBP with the latest OS X version 10.13.5. I have it set up for 3-finger click = middle button. As I said, sometime it takes a couple of tries to engage properly but it does work.
>>Kays
User Avatar
Member
174 posts
Joined: Jan. 2018
Offline
I just found out a new solution that can bypass Magic Prefs completely and appears to work quite well making Houdini instantly more useable to Mac users.

Go in your Houdini.env file (it's in your User Library/Preferences/Houdini), and simply add this somewhere in the text file:

# HOUDINI MIDDLE MOUSE PAN ENABLE/DISABLE
HOUDINI_MMB_PAN = 0

What it does is basically tell Houdini to disable the Middle Button for panning, which in turn switches panning to the Right Button. So now the Left Button rotates, the Right Button Pans…but what about Zoom? No problem, just use the 2-Finger scroll on your pad and you can now Zoom. Neat huh?
>>Kays
User Avatar
Member
111 posts
Joined: Feb. 2014
Offline
Midphase
I just found out a new solution that can bypass Magic Prefs completely and appears to work quite well making Houdini instantly more useable to Mac users.

Go in your Houdini.env file (it's in your User Library/Preferences/Houdini), and simply add this somewhere in the text file:

# HOUDINI MIDDLE MOUSE PAN ENABLE/DISABLE
HOUDINI_MMB_PAN = 0

What it does is basically tell Houdini to disable the Middle Button for panning, which in turn switches panning to the Right Button. So now the Left Button rotates, the Right Button Pans…but what about Zoom? No problem, just use the 2-Finger scroll on your pad and you can now Zoom. Neat huh?

Yeah very neat. Thanks loads
http://simonfarussell.com [simonfarussell.com]
  • Quick Links