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

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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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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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How can I map a middle click to control click?

Just started to use a Mac for my new job and not being able to use the middle button to open links in a new tab is killing me. I know I can press control and do a regular click but it's not the same. ...
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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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Is it possible to enable mouse right click via Terminal?

Is it possible to enable mouse right click via Terminal?
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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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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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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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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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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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OS X El Capitan find mouse dosen't work with external mouse [closed]

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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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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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 to click the mouse buttons with a keyboard shortcut?

I have an application without keyboard shortcuts where I have to do a recursive work, in practice I have to insert fields with keyboard and click the mouse button over the OKbutton so I have to switch ...
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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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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 ...
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How to diagnose intermittent keyboard lockup and mouse problems

I have an intermittent problem with my MacBook Pro 15" (November, 2008 vintage). Running OS X 10.6.8. Two or three days a week, sometimes more, the keyboard will stop working intermittently (no key ...
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Internal Bluetooth Failed in Mac Pro

I have a dual quad-core Mac Pro bought in July 2008 (2.8GHz Xeon processors, 16GB RAM). Not the latest model. But the internal Bluetooth never worked very well and finally quit completely (after the ...
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Can I use SketchUp with a Macbook's trackpad?

Sketchup is designed for use with a third mouse button (particularly the pan and orbit functions). Can I emulate the third button for SketchUp using a MacBook's trackpad or user gestures?
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Mouse not working correctly on Mac login screen

For some reason when my mac is at the login screen, moving my external USB mouse will cause the cursor to only move up and down. Once I am logged in, the mouse functions normally. Does anyone know the ...
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Does right clicking always select the text below the cursor on a mac?

I am pretty new to mac, I am on a desktop mac with a Logitech mouse. Every time I right click on some text - it selects the word under the cursor. Is this normal? If it is - is there any way to ...
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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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Reversing mouse scroll in mavericks

How to reverse the mouse scroll so that moving a wheel up will make the page go up, and a mouse wheel down makes the page go down.
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How do I permanently disable the scrollbar?

I set the Show Scroll Bars setting to "Automatically based on Mouse or Trackpad", but it constantly appears. I do not want the scroll bar to automatically appear, or appear when scrolling. I want it ...
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Mini Mouse Stop it from pairing with another computer?

I work in a office with a bunch of macs and we all have mini mouse except for one person, who has a tablet pad. I had to use my mini mouse on that guys computer one day, and now everytime I turn my ...
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Single click behaves like double click. Mousedown behaves like single click

On my macbook, with a mouse plugged in (Microsoft Intellimouse Optical), a single click will sometimes behave like a double click, or pressing the mouse button but not releasing it will behave like a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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First click doesn't register?

For some reason, from time to time, I'll have this issue where the first time I click something, nothing will happen. But, the second time I click the exact same spot, it will work as normal. This ...
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Is there an official direction for scroll zoom?

I am using a Magic Mouse on Lion and I have scroll direction set to natural. Google Maps: Scroll Up zooms out Excel: Ctrl + Alt + Scroll Up zooms out OSX Zoom Dekstop: Ctrl + Scroll Up zooms in I ...
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How do I search for a mouse that uses Mac's built-in bluetooth?

There are lots of wireless mice out there that work with Macs, but most require an extra USB thingy that takes up a USB port on my Macbook (and most Macbooks have few USB ports). What search terms ...
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How do I use the Logitech Webcam 9000 on my Macbook Pro?

I have OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installed on my Macbook Pro. I want to use my Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 webcam with it, but Logitech does not include drivers for OS X. I need an camera that is not on ...
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Holding the mouse button automatically on OSX

Is there some sort of app that will let me, preferably toggle able with a keyboard shortcut, hold down the left mouse button? (Not click fast, just hold down). Any help appreciated, Thanks in ...
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After a while, the trackpad or mouse requires me to click twice to be able to register a single click

I have two macbook pros, one summer 2009 model and a late summer 2011 model. Both of these macbook pros seem to require me to click twice just to be able to register a single click. It's almost like ...
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Is there a way to turn off BeamSync of the mouse cursor in Mac OS X?

The mouse cursor in Mac OS X has a lag to it that drives me crazy. I love everything else about the OS though so I'd like to solve this. In an earlier attempt to get rid the lag, I used a couple of ...
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Was Apple menu 'sticking' for certain dual monitor setups removed in Lion?

This use case is a bit niche, so I'm not sure if this is something on my end, or an undocumented change. I'm throwing this out there to see if anybody else can help test and report back. I have a ...
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Why might a MacBook not detect an Apple A1152 Mighty Mouse?

It seemed that the USB connection was OK. Is there any way to solve this problem?
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Mac Mini won't boot. Is it the monitor or the Mac?

I just bought an old Mac Mini to start developing for iOS. The Mac Mini has a DVI port, so I connected it to my Dell 24" display which has a DVI connection. But it appears that my Mac wont boot. I ...
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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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USB Mouse Wakes Up My iMac Immediately After Entering Sleep Mode

I have a Macally Wired 3 Button Optical USB Mouse ("BUMPER MOUSE") plugged into my iMac running Mavericks. When I put my iMac to sleep, the screen goes dark, but after about 10 seconds, the red LED on ...