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The left button on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) failed to work since this morning. I tried three reboots and nothing would get it working. As soon as I plugged in the power cord the left clicked started working. I pulled the power cable out and the mouse button kept working. Weird power/ground issue IMHO.
This solution works but first you have to Enable Hidden Folders to be seen (using your preferred method - I recommend Deeper). From Apple support via https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5468141?start=30&tstart=0 Close all applications, if you want, you may do so by pressing cmd + alt + esc and selecting each application and clicking on the "Force ...
My first macbook, the normal unibody had this problem too, I fixed it by putting a folded post-it between the battery and the underside of the trackpad. As unmircea says, this is harder to do on a retina but still possible. If you are still under warranty I wouldn't risk it though.
This isn't a complete answer, but I read before that you could fix this by going to System Preferences > General and changing Show Scrollbars to "When Scrolling." It seemed to work when I did it, but since then I've noticed it again, so it might not actually solve the problem. It does seem to have to do with it, though.
To assign the script to a keyboard shortcut, you can assign it an Automator Service. Open Automator.app and choose Service, and set the "Recieves text" at the top to no input. Drag in the "Run AppleScript" action from the Library. You can find it by searching for applescript on the left side of the window. Replace what the action already contains with ...
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