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

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How do I view mouse-over text with an iPad?

Some websites have text that appears when you hover over an image or link with the mouse cursor. Touching the screen of an iPad does not appear to activate this text. Is there a way to see ...
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Activating Show Desktop in Mission Control with a mouse button does not work

When I attempt to set the Show Desktop hotkey inside of Mission Control to a mouse button it never seems to work. My preferred mouse button would be mouse button 4 (which is a little thumb button on ...
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Swipe between pages button equivalent

I currently have an external, non-mac, mouse attached to my MacBook Pro. It has extra buttons that you can assign macros to, for instance I assigned the 'move left/right a space' to two of the ...
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How to change the cursor hotspot in OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion?

The hotspot of the cursor is on the tip of the internal, black part. When I enlarge the cursor, the white outline is enlarged as well, so the tip of the white outline and the inner tip of the black ...
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AppleScript : do a mouse scroll on a Finder window

How can I do a mouse scroll on a Finder window in AppleScript ? I know there is keystroke for the keyboard, click for a mouse click, but is there something for the mouse wheel ?
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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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Increase horizontal speed scroll on Logitech Mouse

I have a Logitech Mouse with a horizontal-scroll-enabled scroll wheel (it tilts left and right to scroll left and right) the only problem is that the scroll speed is very very slow to a point it is ...
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Screen Sharing keyboard issues

I regularly operate a Mac Mini (10.9.2) from my 13" MacBook (10.6.8) and edit audio and video using Audacity and iMovie. I just got a new(er) 13" MacBook Pro (10.11.3) and am trying to do the same ...
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Page up/down with smooth scrolling?

When scrolling a page up or down using fn ↑ and fn ↓ in a text editor, the editor jumps immediately to the next page. This is confusing when reading structured documents such as source code ...
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Can't close tabs on browsers using middle-click unless the browser has focus

I have just recently acquired a Mac Pro 3.1 and have been a strictly Windows/Linux guy my whole life. But I'm really liking Mac and starting to get used to it. I imagine that I'll be on this ...
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How can I warp the border between two different sized monitors, so the mouse doesn't get stuck in the larger one?

When the monitor on one side of the border has a resolution higher than the monitor on the other side, the mouse can only cross over to the other monitor at the part where their edges overlap, as in ...
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Sometimes clicking won't work for tabbed items on latest Mac OSX

Basically, when I go to click on the x in a tab in google chrome (or just the tab in general), click on tabs in my terminal, or any other program, sometimes the left click just won't register at all. ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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Logitech wireless mouse not working with gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in?

I am seeing baffling behavior with my wireless mouse (connected via usb) and my gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in simultaneously. If my mouse is plugged in and working fine, if I plug in my gigabit ...
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Dell mouse triggering double-click on almost every single-click

My generic Dell mouse behaves pretty strange compared to all other mice I have used with my MacBook. Almost every single-click is treated as if it were a double-click. Both the right and left button. ...
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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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When using an second monitor, is it possible to move the cursor off both sides of the screen?

For example, I have a MBP connected to an external monitor. I use both screens but hate the fact that I have to go all the way to the left side of the external monitor (which is huge) in order to go ...
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magic mouse vs other mouse for graphic design

I've saw some review that the apple magic mouse isn't recommended by designers. How do you find the magic mouse in your daily graphic design work? Would you recommend it? If not what are some good ...
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Scroll bars missing with Magic Mouse

I just purchased a wireless Magic Mouse for my Mac. There is no scrolling bar at the right of screen. How can I activate this?
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Configure center mouse button to open new links

I have a simple Logitech mouse with 2 buttons and central wheel button. The central button opens some accessories (calculator and so on). I would like this button to open new links in chrome (as it ...
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faster way to close MacOS X windows with only a mouse

In Mac applications that open a lot of windows, the most common thing I do with a window (aside from scrolling it) is closing one window. The little red dot in the upper-left corner of a window is the ...
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Is it possible to enable mouse right click via Terminal?

Is it possible to enable mouse right click via Terminal?
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Prevent a Mac from waking up from keyboard or mouse?

I put my PowerMac at work to sleep so that I can use Wake-on-LAN to do remote work on it. However the office cleaner often touches the keyboard or the mouse button unintentionally. So the question is: ...
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Software to record and playback mouse movement/clicks and keyboard presses?

I was wondering if there was any software out there that could record mouse/keyboard input and allow you to play back the input that was made? I've tried using Automator but for some reason it's not ...
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Using mouse from OSX host on iOS device

Is it possible to use a mouse connected to OSX computer at iOS device. Assume I have a Mac Mini and iPad on same WiFi network. I have a USB mouse connected to Mac Mini. Is there an option to use this ...
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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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OSX does not recognize the Scroll Lock key on my external USB Keyboard

I am trying to share my monitor and keyboard/mouse between my PC (Windows 7) and Macbook Pro (1,1 - 2006, Snow Leopard) using a basic KVM switch (Trendnet TK207). By hitting Scroll Lock twice the KVM ...
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Double click windows to minimise in Lion?

Before upgrading to Lion I was able to double-click the header bar of windows to minimise the windows. Since upgrading I only seem to be able to minimise by clicking the yellow - button. Is this a ...
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MIssing setting to go back to traditional mouse scroll

With OSX Lion, scroll directions have been reversed and I'm looking to get back to the old behavior. On my laptop there is a setting in System Preferences under Mouse to get it back to the way it was. ...
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Magic Mouse Not Very Smooth When Physically Moving It Around

I love the Magic Mouse, but there seems to be too much friction between it and my table, so I got a mousepad. That made it even worse, so I bought a special very thin mousepad. Maybe it's a little ...
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Mac OS Desktop coordinate problem

I'm having a hard time working with Mac OS screen coordinates. I can use ⌘+⇧+4 to get them, but each of my monitors does not have a unique coordinate system??!? I have a desktop of 4 screens ...
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“USB Needs more power.” - Mac Pro with 7 Keyboards?

I am in the process of setting up a MacPro whose sole purpose is to run VMs on each of the six possible screens each with it's own keyboard and mouse. So what I have is six DVI monitors with six ...
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How not to have click twice to pause youtube videos

Im a complete new Mac user. When I have a youtube video playing in safari window, and I'm typing an email in a different safari window, I have to click twice to pause the youtube video, once to ...
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OS X Mavericks scrollbars appear even without external mouse

For about 2 weeks now are the scroll bars appearing permanently at my mac. I know that they appear when you have an external mouse connected. It was normal that they appeared only when I scrolled, but ...
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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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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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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 to lock the mouse to one monitor in a multi-display setup. (On a Mac)

I've been looking for a way to lock the mouse to one monitor in a dual, or more, display setup. [Edit:] The application that I am programming will be run in full-screen mode only, at all times. This ...
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Faint clicking noise in trackpad in Macbook Pro

I recently purchased a Macbook pro, and I have some issue with my Trackpad. I notice that if I lightly press on it, I can hear a click (sometimes faint, sometimes clearly audible) but no click action ...
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Bluetooth mouse that doesn't require a USB dongle

Since my Macbook only has two USB ports, I'd like to get myself a mouse that can pair with the Mac's built-in bluetooth. The obvious choice is the Apple Magic Mouse, but at $70 it's pretty much ...
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Looking for a program that jumps a mouse cursor from the middle of one monitor to another

I'm looking for a program that will let you make the mouse pointer jump from one monitor to the center of the other monitor with a keyboard shortcut or a gesture. Does this exist? Moving the pointer ...
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El Capitan sluggish mouse scrolling

I'm using a Logitech Performance Mouse MX. Since upgrading to OS X 10.11 some apps responded sluggishly to mouse scrolling while others are fine. For instance Safari responds like it used to but ...
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Mouse scrolling speed setup on Mac

I do two tests - I rotate the scroll wheel on my mouse the same angle very slowly and very quickly. On Mac when I rotate the wheel very slowly it scrolls on the same webpage say 1 line. When I scroll ...
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How to resolve lock up after mouse click?

I have a Mac Book Pro Retina display running OS X Yosemite and recently it has started acting up. Occasionally, upon a trackpad click, the machine stops responding, you can move the pointer, but the ...
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Microsoft Mouse Settings do not work after restart until I open preferences

I seem to have this same problem my work and home Macbook Pro Systems. Both are running Mavericks. The Mouse is a Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse and I have the latest version (8.2) of IntelliPoint ...
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Globally move mouse pointer and click using VIM keystrokes?

I'd like to be able to hit a hot key, and enter a mouse movement mode where I can move the mouse pointer around the screen using VIM keystrokes - regardless of the app I'm in (ie globally for all ...
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How can I use different magic mouses at home and at work?

I have two magic mouses, one at home and one at work. Both work just fine over bluetooth with my Macbook Pro (10.9.2), which I use at both places. Suppose I'm using my home mouse, and then unplug my ...
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While Screensaver is on, login window keeps appearing. How can I prevent this?

I have a desktop with two computers. On one side I have a Windows PC, and on the other side is a Macbook running OS X Mavericks that is plugged into a Thunderbolt display. I use a wireless keyboard ...
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Is it possible to simulate multi-touch mouse down events?

I'm wondering if there's some application that allows you to simulate mouse-down events? I looked at BetterTouchTool and it can bind to specific actions, but I can't do something like Hold Down a ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Volume

Real quick, I own a Macbook Pro 2010. I recently purchased a new Razer Naga mouse, and aside from using it for gaming, I've been adding various keyboard shortcuts into my mouse's side buttons. ...