The mouse is a rodent-shaped device used to move a pointer on the screen

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How can I use Lion's “look up” feature without the trackpad?

Lion introduced the new "Double-tap with three fingers" to Look up, which pops up a small definition of whatever word you double-tap. Is there any way to invoke look up without the trackpad? For ...
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How do I clean the apple mouse so that it can scroll down?

My current apple mouse works fine for moving, clicking and scrolling down. The scrolling functionality with the tiny ball on top is not working while going down. I had the same issue back in 2008 at ...
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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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Select and drag text on Mac OS X 10.6 doesn't allow me to drag

I have just been enlightened on what I previously thought was a short-coming of the whole Mac OS X platform - that like Windows, a user may select a block of text and drag it. This is particularly ...
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Apple Magic mouse often loses connection

I have mac mini late 2011, up to date mac OS X and fully charged batteries. It still loses connection about 10 times per hour. It's really annoying I've tried to remove Bluetooth.plist file, but it ...
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How can I increase the mouse sensitivity of Magic Mouse?

I have a MacBook Pro, running Snow Leopard and I'm using a Magic Mouse which connects through Bluetooth. While I like the mouse, it's way too slow for my taste. Moving the mouse cursor takes ages. On ...
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How to get rid of different mouse tracking speeds on dual screen setups

I am using a MacBook Air 11" 2011 Model with Mac OS X Lion hooked up with a Cinema Display 27" and I am getting two different mouse tracking speeds (I am using a Apple Magic Mouse) when I move between ...
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adjust battery-warning-level of magic mouse

How can I adjust the level at which Mac OS warns me about the battery of my magic mouse? I always have a lack of batteries, so I would prefer if the battery warning comes up at 15 or 20%, so I could ...
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Is it possible to enable “Focus follows Scrolling”?

I tried out Focus follows mouse and found too many occasions when it really annoys me. Thinking about the cases when I would need focus follows mouse, I realized that it's only necessary when I'm ...
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Is there a way to refresh symbolichotkeys.plist without logging out?

There is an extremely annoying bug in OS X with a non-Apple mouse where every time I reboot I have to go into ~/Library/Preferences and delete com.apple.symbolichotkeys.plist, logout, then reset my ...
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13" Retina MacBook Pro completely freezes

Every once in a while, my 13" retina MacBook Pro completely freezes while I'm in the middle of working on something. And I do mean completely: it won't respond to any keyboard input, I can't even move ...
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Why is my mouse lagging so much it's impossible to use?

I've a little logitech mouse, and suddenly, with no reasons, it started to lag heavily, and now it's impossibile to use. I've a MBP mid 2012 13'', and never had problems, but now it is unusable. The ...
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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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Wireless Mouse only works with USB hub

I have a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 and a mid-2012 Macbook Pro (non-Retina). I normally have a lot of USB devices that I need to have plugged in so when I got my Macbook Pro I just continued ...
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How do I re-enable double tap to highlight on my trackpad?

I recently did a fresh install of 10.8. Prior to this install, I could rapidly tap twice on my touchpad and, on the second tap, drag the pointer to highlight text. Now, with this new install, that ...
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How do I make full use of a generic 6-button mouse?

Somebody gave me a 6-mouse button. I want to make full use of the extra buttons as opposed to just using the basic 3 ones (left, on-scroller, and right buttons). First of all, I want to know where the ...
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Can I have multiple mice & keyboards for one Mac?

I would like to control two cursors with two mice in the same time, as well as have two keyboards for separate control and text input. My goal is to have two users on one computer, so I can let my ...
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How to enable “middle” click of Apple's Magic Mouse?

Recently I bought a Magic Mouse from Apple & I want to enable the middle click to use it in some apps like Chrome, Safari etc. The native configuration include only left and right click, but is ...
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Bluetooth mouse stops working almost everytime I wake my mac from sleep [duplicate]

I use my mac (yosemite 10.10) at work with bluetooth mouse and at home with just the trackpad. Whenever I bring my mac back to work and start it up, >90% of the times it can't find the mouse. Turning ...
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When MouseKeys are on, how do I click or move the mouse using AppleScript?

This post suggests that the command tell application “System Events” to key code 37 in AppleScript should move the mouse pointer one pixel down and to the left if run when MouseKeys are enabled. In OS ...
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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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How can I enable natural scrolling for my trackpad, but disable it for my mouse?

Is there a way to enable natural scrolling on the trackpad, but disable it for mouse? I think that natural scrolling does make sense on a trackpad, but with a mouse it doesn't feel natural at all
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How to make Mac's mouse icon to be left hand friendly?

I'm left handed and want to have a mouse icon that pointed to top right corner instead of to left. In Windows I've made my own mouse theme to achieve that. Then how about Mac?
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Dwell clicking software that supports right-dragging and allows to define shortcuts

I am looking for a dwell clicking software that supports as many following features as possible: left and right-dragging double/triple click a shortcut can be defined to change the mouse mode the ...
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Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 are recognized as Mighty Mouse

Just got a new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad in the mail. I am running OS X El Capitan; plugged them in and everything was fine. However they are not recognized as "Magic" devices. ...
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Striped Macbook mouse pointer

For a few months my Macbook (white, 1.83Ghz Core Duo, OS 10.6.recent) has been showing the mouse pointer in a strange way. It's as if alternating vertical rows of the pixels making up the pointer are ...
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External windows mouse invert scroll except touchpad

I just attached an external windows mouse to my mac and I inverted the scrolling. But now it also inverts it for the touchpad... Is there a way to invert it only for the external mouse? I really don't ...
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Is there a way to move a window without the mouse?

Since installing Mavericks whenever I open a new window in XQuartz (say gvim) it positions the newly created window at the top left of my monitor. Because every monitor now has a menu bar, the menu ...
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How to zoom in/out using mouse wheel?

Using Yosemite, I want to use CMD + mouse wheel up/down in order to zoom in/out(CMD +/- equivalent). How can it be achieved?
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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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Mouse pointer intermittently jumps to corner of screen

I recently got two new Macs, an iMac (with magic trackpad) and a MacbookAir (both the most recent models - mid 2011 and both with Lion). They are both suffering from the same issue so I don't think it'...
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Secondary click and primary click at the same time?

Is it possible to do this without owning an external mouse or having the latest multi-touch trackpads? I need to do this for games originally made for windows, but either run through wine or ported ...
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Screen brightness decreases when I middle-click

I have a logitech wireless mouse hooked up to a macbook pro running 10.7. Whenever I middle-click the mouse button, the laptop's display brightness decreases. It behaves just as if I had pressed the ...
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What might cause mouse and keyboard freezes after updating to OSX 10.8.2?

After the 10.8.2 update, keyboard and mouse input is hanging intermittently on my 2011 MacBook Air. It occurs in several applications (have tested with Safari and App Store). The keyboard input and ...
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Single Click in Terminal to Select Text

I've been searching for a while on this one and the only answers I can dig up are "use X11"...so I thought I would bring it to the experts. Is there a way to configure mouse gestures/actions in the ...
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lion: assign buttons on a Microsoft mouse

I have an old 5 button Microsoft mouse (Laser Mouse 6000) and forever I've assigned the thumb button to "back" in the browser and the middle mouse button to "next app" on the desktop. Since I've ...
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How to release mouse capture in VirtualBox?

I'm on my MacbookPro and using TeamViewer for remote access to my 2k3 Server. On this server I installed VirtualBox to create a virtual machine. But now I stuck at this screen and no more can use my ...
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Disable Trackpad and Keyboard Temporarily

Is it possible to disable the trackpad and mouse temporarily while you have an external mouse and keyboard plugged in. The keys keep getting accidentally hit while I have the mouse and keyboard ...
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Dragon Dictation mouse clicks

I use a speak recognition program Called Dragon Dictation because my hands are disabled. I work at home from a computer and I use the program for mouse clicks but I have to say "mouse click" which ...
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Enable mouse wheel autoscroll feature in Chrome

Is it possible to enable autoscroll (scrolling on mouse wheel press) in mac os? In windows it works out of the box, in mac id does not. Macos 10.6.8, Chrome v21
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Mac Wireless Mouse, not apple brand

Which mouse is able connect to MBP 2011, But not apple brand. I'm looking for mouse that can connect without need to use the USB port permanently.
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How do I use my Logitech G9x mouse on Mac OS X Lion?

I've got Logitech G9x mouse. Gaming mouse. Great mouse. Logitech doesn't support it under MacOS X. Mouse works perfectly (as far as I can see ) with standard Mac OS driver. (ie right/left/middle ...
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Is Mac OS X's two finger scrolling damaging to your hand?

I've noticed an unusual feeling associated with Mac OS X's two fingering scrolling. Any chance this might indicate a repetitive stress injury in the making? I've been trying to rotate the fingers I ...
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OS X El Capitan find mouse dosen't work with external mouse

Yesterday I installed El Capitan 10.11 (15A204h) and liked it a ton and intend to be use it exclusively from now on. I really liked the feature where you can shake the mouse to find the cursor and was ...
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How to send the right-click event to a tab-chosen control from an application or service?

This is what I want to achieve: to not need to touch the trackpad/mouse at all. Why? I'm at least 10x faster on keyboard. I want to use TAB (or other hotkeys where appropriate) to select a desired ...
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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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Is there a way to turn on and off the Mouse Keys feature using AppleScript or a terminal command?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7.2. Is there a way to run an AppleScript or terminal command that quickly turns on or off the "mouse keys" feature under the Universal Access tab? Ideally I'm looking for a ...
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Map gestures to mouse buttons

I do like the mac mouse. touch sensitivity is nice. But the precision and number of buttons on my gaming mouse is much better. It seems to work on the mac just fine, but only left/right click and ...
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Weird mouse issue with OS X 10.7.4 on 21" iMac

I'm having some strange problems with my year-old iMac running OS X 10.7.4. After clicking on a menu item on the top menu bar, the drop down menu that appears disappears instantly. This also happens ...
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Unflip mouse buttons in Microsoft RDC client

I have used an older version of Microsoft RDC client on an old MBP with mouse on the left side of the keyboard. I had flipped the left and right mouse buttons of the mouse in preferences, which made ...