Running a MacBook Pro, OS 10.6.8.
Using the middle key (scroll wheel click) on my mouse running Blender 2.49 seems fine. ALT-scroll wheel click&drag allows me to orbit the view as expected.
The tutorial says that the corresponding command with Blender 2.58 is simply scroll wheel click&drag. Unfortunately, this activates the Mac’s Dashboard, and this is true even if I remove Dashboard: the wretched thing is still on the Mac, somewhere. ALT-scroll wheel click drag doesn’t do anything.
I see from previous threads that there’s a File/User Preferences/Input option to Emulate 3 Button Mouse but that’s not really what I want to do: I dread the thought of changing all the mouse commands into keyboard commands. I’d probably screw up some vital existing keyboard command anyway. I suppose what I’m trying to do is to remap this one command, orbit, onto my mouse so that the scroll wheel isn’t involved.
Can some kind soul suggest how? It’s such a struggle to even start learning Blender and I switched to 2.5.8 as your tutorials seemed particularly helpful.