A rodent-shaped device used to move a pointer on the screen

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Zooming in Google Chrome using the mouse wheel?

On Windows and, if I'm not mistaken, on Linux, it's possible to zoom in and out in Google Chrome using the mouse wheel. However, this doesn't seem to be working on Mac OS X. Does anybody know if this ...
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How do I use Mail.app search and replace without the mouse

A recent update to Mail.app in Mac OS X changed the UI of the search and replace when composing a new message. The old version could be driven 100% from the keyboard while the new one requires using ...
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Menus don't respond on mouse hover

I'm using OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5. No matter what application I'm in, the menus don't respond to the mouse hovering over them. If I click a menu, then it responds with the appropriate action. I've ...
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Can SteerMouse sensitivity be automated?

I have to adjust the cursor sensitivity in SteerMouse every time I switch between my home mouse and my work mouse. Is there a way to do this programmatically?
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Is there a way to link the farthest-edges of desktops? [duplicate]

I have many monitors, and when I get to the far side of the one, it's not convenient to get to the far side of the screen that's farthest from it: +––––––––++––––––––++––––––––++––––––––+ | ...
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Configuring mouse scroll wheel actions

How do I configure actions for scroll wheel events on mac? Specifically I'm looking for a way to configure the scroll wheel to change workspaces when a modifier key is pressed. (I know ...
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Measure Mouse Polling Rate on Mac

How can I measure the polling rate of my USB mouse on OS X (10.7.5)? I am looking for something like this, but for OSX. "...a lightweight program that can tell you how often the position of your ...
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Macbook | Mouse and Trackpad Options

Is there a way to set the options for scrolling in the following way : Use this option when the trackpad is used for scrolling and navigation | Keep this option checked. "Move Content in the ...
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Macbook Air (Mid 2013) keyboard and trackpad not detected

I was holding down a key (can't remember which) and then my keyboard and trackpad were no longer responsive. Multiple restarts, PRAM, and SMC resets did not do the trick. I can use the keyboard and ...
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Bluetooth Mouse disconnects frequently

My Magic mouse disconnects and then reconnects about 10 times/hour. It happens more often when the battery is low than when it is full, but does stop even when new batteries are used. This is very ...
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How to make file operations like move/delete without mouse in Finder?

I was on Windows for a long time and switched to Mac about year ago. Some things still looks strange and confuses me: How to remove a file without mouse in Finder? How to move (cut) a file without ...
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Mouse Wheel Emulation on Mac

I've recently moved into an office that has standardized on Apple computers and have run into something that I have used with Linux that I know is going to drive me nuts on the Mac. I use a Logitech ...
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Can I control the sensitivity of the back gesture on the Magic Mouse?

So I stopped working from home last month and took my beloved Logitech to the office, which means I'm stuck with the horrendous Magic Mouse here at home now. Whenever I'm wanting to go back in ...
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usb mouse freeze on mid 2007 macbook with lion 10.7.5 installed

I bought a mid 2007 white MacBook used with Lion 10.7.5 installed. My usb mouse freezes after using it for about an hour plugged in. I tried both usb ports and the mouse will work for about a min. but ...
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Show info for iPhotos Events without mousing over them

When I mouse over an iPhoto Event, under the Event's title it shows the date range for the photos, and the total number of photos in the Event. How can I force iPhoto to show this info for all events, ...
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keystroke when clicking mouse button

I want to assign the middle mouse button to the space key, so I can pan in Photoshop and illustrator without using the keyboard. I'm sure something like that must exist for Mac OS, but I only find ...
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How do I enable “mouse trails” in OSX?

I have a lot of screen real estate, and am constantly "losing" my mouse. I'd like to have a simple way of easily finding the mouse that doesn't have to be reconfigured when I undock from my 28 inch ...
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USB Mouse Jerky Tracking - Software Issue?

I have two Logitech MX510 mice, and two macs - an iMac and MBP. Recently, the former has started responding to mouse input jerkily and without any precision - to the point that it is almost unusable. ...
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How do I control which applications receive mouse input?

On Windows I have been using X-Mouse Button Control to control which applications receive mouse input. I need to know how to do this on a Mac. Specifically I am using Mumble and want to bind the ...
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How to change mouse speed of the login window?

I prefer a fast tracking speed for mouse on my MacBook.   However, this setting is only good for the logged in user. When I logged out, the mouse is slow again. How can I change the mouse tracking ...
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Trackpad, mouse will not click. Command+Tab switcher is invisible

I've had this issue come up about four times now on my 15" retina Macbook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.8.4. The trackpad will no longer click — neither right nor left click works. Regardless of whether I ...
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Connection to Mac OS 10.7 from Windows via VNC hangs on/after login screen

I'm connection to my Mac Mini from Windows, using RealVNC client (also tried TightVNC with the same behavior). And, Login Screen shows fine, but when I'm typing password sometimes it hangs. Also it ...
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Prevent double click on application focus

When I click on an application in OSX, this focuses the application and raises it to the front, but does not pass the click through to the application. However, I frequently wish to focus an ...
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Logitech Wireless Mouse Non Functional After Sleep?

I have a Logitech Wireless Mouse with Unifying Receiver plugged into my iMac - and when the computer is put to sleep (cmd alt eject), after wake it will not respond to mouse movement. If the computer ...
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Strange looking mouse pointer with squiggles and 24

I opened up my macbook this morning (resumed from sleep) and found that my mouse pointer looked like this: If I hovered over a button, the pointer part would change to the little hand, but the ...
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FocusFollowsMouse, cut-paste from browser to Terminal in 10.8 (duplicate)

Added: this was discussed in focus-follows-mouse-plus-auto-raise-on-mac-os-x on SO in 2010. In short, accept it, or buy an addon: how-can-i-make-focus-follow-the-mouse-cursor. The sequence: cut ...
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Scroll button on Logitech mouse won't left/right “click”

I just got a Mac and couldn't stand the Mighty Mouse it came with, so I got a nice little Logitech wireless USB mouse (Model M325). It's much nicer, but when I have Finder in column views and go to ...
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Using different bluetooth mouses and keyboards on a MacBook

I was wondering if it is possible to get a wireless mouse and keyboard less expensive than Apple's that would still work the way Apple's do - without the need to use extra USB toggles for bluetooth ...
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How can I easily toggle the cursor size back and forth between normal and largest?

I'm using Mac OS 10.8.3. I have a huge display and bad eyes, so I like to have the mouse cursor be the largest possible size. (under System Preferences: Accessibility: Display: Cursor size. However, ...
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Cursor stuttering: “IOHIDSystem cursor update overdue. Resending.”

My 2011 iMac running Lion recently developed a new problem; the mouse cursor stutters. At random intervals when I move the mouse it lags, then jumps, like it missed a couple of frames. Ordinarily I'd ...
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How do I make OS X auto focus on the window in the screen the mouse moves into?

I work with two screens. On the primary screen, I have XCode on. On the other screen, I have the browser. While reading docs, I am usually focused on the XCode screen, typing in code. So I want to ...
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Have Voiceover read out just paragraph or sentence under cursor

I work with a disabled user who controls their iMac using keyboard and mouse input from their communication-aid. They have dyslexia and would like to use voiceover to read certain paragraphs or ...
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drop of water on mousepad of macbook pro and now the mouse is being odd?

I had wet hair and some drops of water landed on my trackpad. It happened on last friday or thursday, so like 4 or so days ago. And basically now my mouse will just randomly click on stuff and right ...
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microsoft mouse trackball explorer new driver doesn't work

Otherwise known as "intellipoint." There's a page where it's suggested that mountain lion users go into library/preference panes, and put the microsoft mouse pref.pane in login items. But there is no ...
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Is there a hand tool for xcode's storyboard (scrolling without scrollbars, PDF style)?

I guess the title says it all. I was looking for a way to e.g. hold down a modifier key and "grab" the storyboard so that I can stop trying to aim for the scrollbars every time I want to scroll freely ...
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How do I invert the scroll direction on my Magic Mouse? [duplicate]

I'm used to Windows so I'm not used to the natural scroll with the Apple bluetooth mouse. How do I change this to be the standard, scroll down goes down functionality?
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no pop up when right click

There is no pop up menu when I right click. I have set right button to secondary button as in the following picture. Using ctrl+left click, there is a pop up menu so I can copy/paste selected or do ...
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Mac External Monitor Touch Screen Mouse Not Working

I just connected a Mac external monitor (touch screen) to my MacBook Pro. After spending awhile calibrating it to my liking, I thought I was ready to use it. I notice that when I tap the touch ...
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How can I remap the right mouse button to the left mouse button?

My googling abilities have failed me and I can't figure out how to remap the mouse buttons. My 3 year old niece is having trouble using the mouse on the computer because she is right clicking by ...
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Comfortable mouse tracking speed not available in system preferences

The mouse section of the OS X version 10.8.2 system preferences has 10 different tracking speeds for my mighty mouse. Unfortunately, the 4th fastest option is too slow for me, and the 3rd fastest ...
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How Do I use the Logitech G600 mouse with my Macbook pro?

How do I make all the buttons work, how do I configure different modes on this gaming mouse? I've tried steermouse but that did no good for me? Any help with this will be awesome, I plan on using it ...
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Change mouse pointer in iTerm2 (or disable mouse pointer)

In iTerm2 (fullscreen mode) my pointer is permanently a "text select" pointer. It bothers me, so I would either like to change it (to the regular arrow-type pointer) or disable it when in my ...
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Mouse sensitivity is set to zero on game startup

I'm currently using a Macbook Pro and wanted to play a game and came up with Warsow. I downloaded it, dropped the app in my applications folder (is it even called folder on Macs?^^). As soon as I ...
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Can Third-Button Paste be emulated on the Mac? [duplicate]

On Linux if you highlight a section of text then click somewhere with the "third button" (on some mice its the scroll wheel, often its just clicking the right and left button together) it will paste ...
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App for remembering different mouses' tracking speeds?

I'm just wondering if there is an app/prefpane to remember different tracking speeds for different mouses when you have a Macbook and are switching between mouses constantly? Thanks for any ...
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Use unsupported USB footswitch?

I am attempting to use this footswitch: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/input/008/usbfootswitch_detail.html They only support windows, and USB Overdrive apparently doesn't support it either. I ...
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Mouse clicks on toolbars (and window close/minimize/resize buttons) don't always register in Mountain Lion

I am using OS X Mountain Lion (on a MacBook Pro). I have noticed that sometimes if I try to close a window by clicking on the red close button or if I try to click a toolbar button (like get new mail ...
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Where does OS X store mouse preferences?

I couldn't figure out where the settings I change with the "Mouse" system preferences are stored. Neither plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple..plist nor /Library/Preferences/com.apple..plist changes ...
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Mouse not reacting to hover when bamboo tablet unplugged

I have a mid-2010 15" Macbook Pro with 10.8 installed, and I use a Wacom Bamboo tablet (one of the older ones, it's model MTE-450). I've noticed that whenever the tablet is plugged in, many hover ...
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How can I modify or eliminate the mouse pointer while recording the iOS Simulator with QuickTime Player?

I would like to use QuickTime Player to create a screen recording of the iOS Simulator running an app. I need to simulate taps on the simulator with the mouse, but I don't want the standard arrow ...