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

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How to make USB optical mouse work with MacBook Air?

I just bought a MacBook Air and a cheap Leadership USB optical mouse, which I can't get to work with the MacBook. It works fine with Windows and Linux, and the Macbook Air USB ports are fine. I ...
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Can I use regular mouse with my MacBook Pro 2011 using Mac OS Lion?

I saw one of my friends using a regular A4Tech OP-620D USB mouse with a MacBook Pro 2010 and Mac OS 10.6.7. I tried to use a local brand USB mouse on my machine but it didn't work. It showed ...
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Is there any way for me to use the original Mac Plus or Mac 128k mouse with a modern Macbook Pro?

I gather the original Macs used a serial port for the mouse with a RS-422 DE-9 connector. Totally nonstandard today. But surely, at some point some company (Apple?) must have made an adapter to use ...
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Hold mouse at the edge of the screen to jump to other monitor on Mac OS X Lion

I just set up my new TV on the wall above my iMac, so I arranged the external monitor above the main one in the preferences. The problem is that it got very hard to access my menu bar on top of my ...
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Mouse/Keyboard won't connect after being powered off

my iMac has recently developed an odd issue: If the mouse, or keyboard, is powered off (power button, or because I pull the batteries), and then powered on again, the device will not connect to the ...
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Apple Bluetooth Keyboards and Mice

My school has 25 iMacs in a lab for students. They each have a wireless keyboard and mouse. The problem is that the keyboard or mouse will run out of batteries and the kids will just grab another ...
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How to automate changing the settings when you connect the mouse?

I want to change option in System Preferences "Scroll direction: natural" every time I plugin mouse to my MacBook. And switch back when mouse is disconnected. This should happen automatically. How ...
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One user account not working correctly

I am running OSX 10.7.5 on an iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo Processor. I have 3 user accounts. 2 are admin. one of the Admin accounts has gone nuts. The other 2 user accounts work just fine in every ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Lion not responding to mouse clicks over VNC

Under Snow Leopard, I had no problems with VNC connections from my Windows 7 64-bit PC to my Mac mini. However, after upgrading to Lion, my Mac mini no longer responds to mouse clicks when using any ...
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“Dead Zone” in multiple-monitor configuration

This question concerns a Mac Pro running 10.6 with 2 monitors set side-by-side and configured as one big monitor. Recently I have found that sometimes a "dead spot" appears to my USB Apple mouse in ...
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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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Yosemite: Disabling inertia scrolling using scroll wheel for the mouse

Is there a way to disable inertia scrolling (scrolling speeds up the faster you scroll the mouse wheel) for Yosemite for only the mouse? I understand the reason for inertia scrolling for the trackpad, ...
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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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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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Cannot scroll up on Chrome in Outlook Web Access

I am, as of fairly recently, unable to scroll up in my company's Outlook Web Access. This only affects the list of emails. I can scroll up in other 'panes', and scroll down everywhere. For example, I ...
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release stuck hover label

When I use for example a browser like Safari there are websites where you can go over an area with your mouse and a hover label appears. When I switch to fast from safari into another application ...
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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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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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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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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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Restoring the mouse movement settings

I have a Microsoft laser mouse, which was nice and smooth in OS X, until I installed IntelliPoint for OS X in an attempt to make the scroll wheel nicer. The result is I hate the mouse ...
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Spontaneous right click without touching mouse

I sign in to my iMac running OS X Lion. Since this morning I am continuously seeing popups as if I right-clicked my mouse. I changed my keyboard and mouse from wireless to wired, but the problem ...
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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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Apple magic mouse only works on surfaces that are slightly reflective after 10.8.2 update

My magic mouse suddenly stopped tracking on the mousepad I have been using for a month now. Everything about the mouse works (gestures, clicking, etc) except tracking. Strangely enough, the mouse ...
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Pointing devices not properly recognized and won't left/right click after upgrade to Mountain Lion

Have loved my Magic Trackpad since it first came out. Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, the system fails to recognize the Trackpad after a reboot. I need to pull the batteries, reload them, and power ...
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Mac OS X - Mouse moves are not smooth nor constant

I have a Logitech optical USB wheel mouse I've used for years on my PC (Windows 95, 98, XP, Vista, 7): http://www.clubic.com/shopping-1360-3-logitech-wheel-mouse-optical.html I'm now using it on a Mac ...
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Mouse recommendation for iMac

I have a 20' aluminum iMac (the one that came with a Mighty Mouse). The not-so-mighty mouse started to fail, and I'm tired of trying to clean its wheel. What's the best mouse that looks good with an ...
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Mouse cursor skipping when moving

My mouse cursor seems to be skipping around. Could this be a virus? USB Mouse, Macbook Intel Core Duo 2
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How to Reverse Scrollwheel in Adobe Illustrator (holding Alt) using Karabiner?

Using Karabiner I'm trying to fix the annoying scrollwheel-zoom inconsistencies between Photoshop and Illustrator, i.e. the Alt + Scrollwheel Up/Down behavior. I favor Photoshop's way of zooming: Alt ...
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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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Can I dismiss a Notification Center Alert using the mouse?

Is it possible to dismiss a sticky "alert" (from Notification Center) from the upper-right corner of the screen by using the mouse?
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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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AutoHotkey Equivalent for OS X?

Is there an equivalent product/method for AutoHotkey. For those that don't know, its a product that allows you to program your mouse movements and keyboard. This allows me to "macro" certain functions ...
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Jump the pointer long distances with keyboard?

I am aware that mouse keys allows you to control the pointer with your keyboard. When using multiple monitors, however, this is painfully slow. Getting across 48 inches with mouse keys isn't fun. Are ...
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Program my Logitech M545 Mouse for Mac

I am currently using Logitech M545 Mouse, which has two side buttons for convenient operations under Windows. In windows, one button is for displaying the desktop, and the other is for Start button. ...
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How do I change mouse settings instantaneously from Terminal?

My school has a bunch of Macs that are always logged in as Guest and have very annoying default settings (natural scrolling, no secondary mouse button, etc), so I am trying to write a terminal script ...
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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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Blink / fade out to where the text-cursor is - Effect?

I just installed an application (MousePosé)(which many of you will love) to show me where my mousecursor is, after pressing a shortcut, However: very often when I'm programming, especially after ...
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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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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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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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Mouse cursor goes crazy!

This is driving me insane... All of a sudden my mouse cursor starts jumping and clicking around by its own. It doesn't look like somebody is remote controlling it. It rather is jumping around ...
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How do I prevent accidental double clicks?

My Magic Mouse is going bad and sometimes detects a double click when I single click. I know that there is a setting which allows you to set the upper threshold for double click speed, but not a ...
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Obtaining a particular effect called “Lazy Mouse Smoothing” in a graphics application

I'm using Pixelmator and Autodesk Sketchbook for drawing and I'd really love to have "lazy mouse smoothing". This is a feature found in an application called LazyNezumi, for Windows, that adds lag ...
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Can't click anything in Mac OS Lion (mouse movement works, no hand cursor for clickables)

I have Mac OS Lion, version 10.7, and after my screensaver activates, sometimes I can no longer click anything successfully. I'm using a Magic Mouse with almost full battery. These things still ...