I recently picked Skyrim on my Mac and I can't double cast or bash with my shield, because those actions require a simultaneous click. Sometimes I'm able to do it (don't ask me how), but I'm looking for a way to either map M2's functions to the keyboard OR find a way to properly configure my mouse in order to make the movements possible.

Thanks in advance!!!

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    To clarify: you're okay having to use a keyboard key to block? Sep 20, 2013 at 15:37
  • Is there something preventing you from changing the button from controls?
    – 3ventic
    Sep 20, 2013 at 15:37
  • From a past experience on a mouse that did not recognize simultaneous press. Try clicking/hold RB then immediately click the LB and then release.
    – Colin D
    Sep 20, 2013 at 15:42
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    @ColinD The problem isn't that the mouse doesn't recognise both, it's that the mouse is physically incapable of being clicked on the right and left at the same time. Sep 20, 2013 at 15:47
  • @SevenSidedDie He says he is sometimes able to do it, so it does not seem like a physical mouse problem to me. Then again there is no information about the actual mouse being used, so you could be correct.
    – Colin D
    Sep 20, 2013 at 15:51

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The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Page on Skyrim's controls even mentions this issue with mice like the Apple Magic Mouse:

Dual Cast: Attack with both hands simultaneously. If the same spell is assigned to both hands and you have unlocked the appropriate Dual Casting perk, a more powerful version of the spell is cast. If your mouse doesn't support left click + right click--some don't--remap right click to an unused modifier key, for example the Applications Key (or on a Macintosh running bootcamp, the cmd key) and use that instead.

This way, you can Command+click to dual cast.

Alternatively, you can pick up a cheap USB mouse (~$10) and plug that in when playing Skyrim to get separate left- and right-click buttons that can be pressed simultaneously.


Your problem is occurring because the current Apple Mouse can only click one button at a time, there isn't a split in the middle.

The simplest solution is to re-map your controls to perform the left hand function with a keyboard key. I personally use the 'V' key. Like that, you can use your shield/secondary weapon, and dual cast spells or dual wield weapons.

The method to do this is:

Click Escape > Controls, then click "Left Hand". Press your desired key.

Done :)

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