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

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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 ...
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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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How to change the behavior of OS X to when working with multiple applications? [duplicate]

The biggest problem with OS X that bothers me a lot is that when you are working with multiple applications and trying to switch between applications with mouse: first you have to click on the ...
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Very hard to select text via mouse accurately after upgraded to Yosemite

After upgraded to Yosemite, I've found that the mouse selection is basically broken, e.g. when I select, I follow the steps mouse down, start select end select, mouse up The problem is, when I ...
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MBP Late 2011 freezes under yosemite

**/!\ SO I figured out that's not any app who making these awful freezes.. but I don't know what, I killed all error making apps from the console and now I don't have any error messages in the ...
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Black Screen With Cursor on Logout in Yosemite

This is specifically occurring on Yosemite Macs that have been NetRestored. Initial login works fine. However, when restarting the Mac or logging out of the user, a black screen appears with only the ...
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Adjust Scroll Speed for Specific Application

I recently bought my self an external mouse for my MacBook Pro Retina. It's great except I have one difficulty. In Safari and most apps the scroll speed is fine. But in some applications, the scroll ...
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How to simulate multiple mouse clicks while holding the mouse button?

I want my mouse to rapidly auto-click when I hold the left mouse button and to stop as soon as I release the left button. How can I do this? I have searched for hours, I didn't find anything! Is ...
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Logitech Device Manager - Button to navigate between screens in mission control

I recently acquired a Logitech MX Performance mouse that has tons of buttons. I really like the Mission Control button but I was hoping to be able to swap between screens in mission control with one ...
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Text cursor freezing, jumping

Sometimes the text cursor stops flashing, and when I type nothing shows up. Then I click the mouse, and suddenly everything I just typed appears, and the cursor's frozen at a new location. When I ...
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Why do I have to double click right mouse button to get the pop-up menu

It happens after I get a new macbook for work. This is a Macbook Pro(Retina, 2012) with OS X Yosemite. I created a new user, and checked 'click or tap with two fingers' for the 'Secondary click'. ...
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Magic Mouse: disable lower half of the touch area

To avoid false gestures, I would like to disable the lower touch area of my magic mouse. I tried to use an option in Better Touch Tool (BTT) that is supposed to do this and in the BTT live view, I ...
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Drag-to-select text frequently grabs entire line or paragraph

Using 10.9.2 at the moment, but I'm pretty sure I've had been noticing this problem for a while. I'm also using a Razer Orochi, in wired mode, in case this might somehow matter. Sometimes when ...
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Wrong mouse cursor, bug or feature?

New iMac, newest version of Mavericks. When using Apple apps (it seems like all of them) a curious bug or feature can be observed when selecting some text. A simple way to exhibit is to slowly ...
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My 'Secondary Click' option keeps un-setting itself [closed]

Every couple of days I have to go into System Preferences -> Mouse and turn the Secondary click option back on. I'm not sure when it's turning off, I just notice my right click stops working on my ...
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Enable right click Magic Mouse in Terminal

I am trying to enable the right click on a Magic Mouse connected to an iMac running 10.6.8, but due to parental controls, I am unable to gain access to the Mouse System Preferences. I know you can ...
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How to disable middle click paste Mavericks Terminal?

I have looked all over the Net and can't find a way to disable middle-click paste in the Terminal application in Mavericks? I want it scroll but not paste. Anybody know how to fix this? I'd sure ...
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How to sync mouse pointer correctly in screen sharing when connecting to a Windows VM?

I am using the screen sharing application on a MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.3 to connect to a Windows 7 virtual machine on a different computer. Although the keyboard and mouse work in general ...
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Adjust horizontal scrolling speed on a non-apple mouse

I have recently bought a Logitech M510 as my main mouse switching over from a magic mouse. I didn't realize missing horizontal scrolling would be such an issue, but apparently it is. Now a mac does ...
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Mouse cursor sporadically stuttering, “IOHIDSystem cursor update overdue. Resending.” revisited

this is a new (improved? ;)) version of this post, which never got an answer. I've been having the same issue off and on for a while on different hardware and OSes. First: 2008 Mac Pro Dual 2.8Ghz, ...
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Why don't I see scroll bars when using a mouse?

I have a Late 2008 MacBook Pro running Mavericks. In System Preferences > General, I have "Show scroll bars: Automatically based on mouse or trackpad". It used to work as expected: with a mouse ...
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OS X 10.9 Mavericks subtle two-finger scrolling changes (on touchpad)

I am still unsure whether this is dependent on, or even related to, the "Responsive Scrolling" feature rolled out in Mavericks. Responsive Scrolling is intended to provide smoothness of scroll by ...
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Help with Mouse-Over “Help Balloons” on OS X

General Problem: I use a large mouse pointer, which covers up mouse-over Help Balloons (AKA Tool Tips) Although normally ignorable, there are times when that text is important. Moving the mouse out ...
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Intellipoint software on OS X Mavericks not recognizing Intellimouse

I just upgraded my Snow Leopard 10.6.8 system to Mavericks, complete with the latest software updates, and I can't get Intellipoint working with my mouse (MS Intellimouse Optical USB). Prior to the ...
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Transfering a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse from one iMac to an iMac that has never used Bluetooth

Is there any way to do this? I tried putting iMac 1 to sleep and waiting for the 2nd one to pick up the keyboard and mouse, but still "No keyboards have been found." The 2nd one is, of course, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mouse tracking speed randomly resets?

For whatever reason, the tracking speed of my mouse resets to the midway mark every once in a while. Running Mountain Lion (10.8.2), and I've got two mice connected: Magic Mouse, WoW Legendary Gaming ...
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Is there an OSX workaround to configure a “unifying” receiver without Logitech's control center?

I have two Logitech wireless devices (keyboard and mouse) that work well on my ppc mac (running OSX 10.4.11). Each has a little USB unifying receiver that came with it, each receiver being paired with ...
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Mouse pointer disappears in web browser

I have this issue and from what I discovered a lot other people do - my pointer disappears. I can see stuff beneath reacting to the movement, but the pointer is gone. It happens rarely, but is ...
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Mouse Buttons Unclicking after Mountain Lion

Since I upgraded to mountain lion, my mouse buttons seem to release in the OS, even though I'm holding them down. I've changed the batteries, adjusted the double click speed with no effect, and the ...
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Why do wired and wireless mice have different accelerations?

For some reason, when I plug in a wired mouse to my iMac, and then plug in a wireless mouse, the acceleration of both are totally different. The acceleration curve for the wired mouse seems to be ...
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Looking for a new mouse with touch surface and gestures [closed]

My 6 year old Razer Deathadder is starting to fail and I'm looking for a mouse that meets most of the following criteria (and #1 is a solid requirement). Is NOT an Apple Magic Mouse or Magic ...
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Need to perform multiple clicks in MacBook Pro 2011 running OS X Lion

I have noticed that I need to perform clicks multiple times if I want to close some window e.g. Firefox or even to close a tab. It happens frequently but not all the time. When I use the Eclipse IDE, ...
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Optical USB Microsoft mouse stops responding after computer wakes up

I am using Lion, and the usb optical mouse works fine until the computer sleeps. Then when it wakes up, the mouse no longer tracks. The buttons still work, right clicking brings up a context menu, but ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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How can I assign a customisable mouse button to open Notification Center?

I want to set my mouse's customisable button to open Notification Centre on OS X Mountain Lion. Is this possible?