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

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What the hold-over arrows on icons in Finder do?

What exactly do these hold-over arrows in OS X 10.9 do? When I mistakenly press on the right arrow, it just starts flashing/blinking, and the other arrow — the left one — appears to indicate ...
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How to connect USB hardware to a MBP via an external monitor

I have a setup where I am using one external monitor (Dell P2414H) for two laptops - one Macbook Pro and one Dell Latitude E6430. The dell is connected via a docking station with VGA cable, and I am ...
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drop of water on mousepad of macbook pro and now the mouse is being odd?

I had wet hair and some drops of water landed on my trackpad. It happened on last friday or thursday, so like 4 or so days ago. And basically now my mouse will just randomly click on stuff and right ...
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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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Cursor selection behavior

When clicking something on the Mac screen, the cursor will a) take up residence as directed, If I click again, it will b) select the whole word, If I click again, it will c) select the whole ...
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iHome Mouse drivers for OS X

I have an iHome wireless 5 button laser mouse model iH-M130ZR and I can't find any drivers to be able to program the buttons. By default, left/right/scroll clicks work, but I can't get any response ...
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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 disable double-click to launch iTunes and play song in OS X Mavericks

In Maverick, whenever I double-click a track to rename it, iTunes launches and the track plays in iTunes. Very annoying. How do I disable (or re-assign) the double-click to launch/play in iTunes ...
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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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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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Hot corners for mouse only

When I work with a mouse I want to use hot corners. When I work with the Trackpad, I don't. Is there an option for this? The hot corners should only work if I used my mouse to activate it. I'm not ...
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How to Reverse Scrollwheel in Adobe Illustrator (holding Alt) using KeyRemap4Macbook?

Using KeyRemap4Macbook 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 ...
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How to simulate middle-click [duplicate]

You can simulate a right mouse-click with the magic mouse if you tap the right half of the mouse without touching the left half and THEN click. But is it possible to achieve a middle-mouse-click with ...
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Mac OSX Dock - Open application indicators, and left-click actions [closed]

I'm not sure if this is a valid question or simply a rant for a problem that has no current valid 3rd party solutions. I can't get a grasp on the Dock - it just doesn't make sense to me. 1) ...
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Using different bluetooth mouses and keyboards on a MacBook

I was wondering if it is possible to get a wireless mouse and keyboard less expensive than Apple's that would still work the way Apple's do - without the need to use extra USB toggles for bluetooth ...
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How Do I use the Logitech G600 mouse with my Macbook pro?

How do I make all the buttons work, how do I configure different modes on this gaming mouse? I've tried steermouse but that did no good for me? Any help with this will be awesome, I plan on using it ...
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Can I map mouse mouse buttons 3 and 4 to control the system volume?

Is it possible to map mouse buttons 3 and 4 to control system volume on a Mac? KeyRemap4Macbook doesn't seem to have the functionality, nor SizzlingKeys. I have them both. Is there some way to ...
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Mouse scrolling by 'page'

How can I configure OS X Mountain Lion to scroll one 'page' at a time? OS X's Scrolling Speed in Mouse preferences doesn't have the effect of what I'm looking for. The default/current behavour is ...
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Locked out of Mac OS X Lion, but keyboard and mouse are not connecting

I'm at the lock screen of Mac OS X Lion (not login, but the quick lock screen), and I know my password, but the keyboard and mouse are not connecting. I am using an iMac that did have Bluetooth on ...
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Mouse stops working in Bootcamp (XP)

I've been using Bootcamp (XP) with no problem for quite a while now. Today, when I tried booting to XP, my mouse will work for about a second and then stop working. If i unplug/replug it, it will ...
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How to use external mouse and keyboard normally in bootcamp with windows 7?

I just installed windows 7 using bootcamp. I then connected an external keyboard and mouse. I understand that I need to change settings in order to use right click on the trackpad. My problem is that ...
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Terminal commands to change MouseWheel from pixel to column

I would like to change the general behavior of my mouse wheel: I do not want to scroll by pixels with acceleration and stuff, but want to change to to COLUMN wise scrolling. (it works by using ...
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Run an applescript on mouse down

How can I trigger an applescript on mousedown? I want this applescript to run when a user doubleclicks on empty space in the desktop (i.e. not clicking on the icons present on desktop). This is my ...
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Mac thinks mouse is a keyboard

whenever I plug in my usb wireless mouse, my macbook air and mac pro both think that the mouse is a keyboard and won't register the mouse's movements at all. Is there a way to fix this? The mouse is ...
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iTunes Artwork screensaver disappears on mouse move

The iTunes Artwork screensaver lets me choose an album to play from my library, but the moment I start moving the mouse the screensaver disappears (after a second or two) making it impossible for me ...
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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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Optical usb mouse is not responding [duplicate]

I got a optical usb mouse and i plug it in my macbook pro. I could see the light of my mouse but i could not move the courser in the screen.
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Cursor jumps around on Macbook Pro mid-2010, without trackpad installed

to solve my erratic cursor on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro, I brought my computer to the local apple store and had the trackpad completely uninstalled. Does anybody know what it means for the trackpad to ...
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Double tap -> drag and drop stopped working in Chrome when using Logitech mouse

OSX 10.9.4 Chrome Canary: Version 38.0.2086.3 canary (64-bit) Chrome Stable: Version 35.0.1916.153 Trackpad, magic trackpad work as they should. In Chrome I can double tap on text and ...
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Inverted scrolling for external mouse

I have an external microsoft mouse for my iMac. When I updated to Mavericks it inverted the mouse scrolling but I can't change it back. The mouse has a specific program that controls preferences ...
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Not able to Click with the Trackpad

I have a Macbook Late 2010, though it may not be in the best state, but it has been working. Yesterday suddenly the Trackpad just failed to click, I can do other gestures that is I can move the mouse ...
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MBP(Retina) and high-dpi mouse — can I make mouse movement really 1:1?

I'm using OS X Mavericks (10.9.3). Looks like when I disable mouse acceleration (which I certainly don't want) by using the command defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1, the ...
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Can I add a separate monitor and keyboard-mouse to a Mac?

Is possible to add a separate monitor to a Mac and use a separate keyboard-mouse combo to operate only on that Monitor? Say, you use the monitor 1 for regular use and the other monitor can be used by ...
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How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Safari?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Safari Version 7.0.4. When using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Safari, it does not work. How am ...
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How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Google Chrome?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Google Chrome Version 35.0.1916.114. When using Mozilla Firefox, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Google Chrome, it does not work. ...
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iHome m380r mouse doesn't work

I have a Macbook Air and I bought a ihome m380r mouse which is supposed to be compatible with a mac. All it does is it moves the cursor all over the page and jumps. How can I fix this?
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Mouse Power Issue

When I plug in a third party mouse into my iMac it does not get any power. I've tried the USB port on the keyboards and directly on the machine. I've tried two mice and one of them used to work (I ...
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In Full-screen prevent Dock to unhide when mouse hits bottom

(using Mavericks 10.9.2 (latest)) Using an application in Full-screen (eg VirtualBox), is there a way not to have the Dock show when the mouse hits the bottom of the screen? Tried defaults write ...
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Untrusted apps are not allowed to connect to or launch Window Server before login

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Label</key> <string>com.ash.login</string> ...
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Keyboard not working with display

I have a MacBook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display. In the display I have attached a mouse and an Apple keyboard. The keyboard works ok after it has been working but when I get to work and and ...
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Configure and personalise external keyboard buttons on Mac?

Ok, in fact what I am trying to customise and personalise are mouse buttons. As seen from my previous question here, I use SteerMouse to successfully configure the buttons on my Logitech M545 mouse. ...
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Disable system-wide ctrl-click as right-click in Mavericks

Disabling ctrl-click as right-click is useful because: Many web app rely on ctrl-click (typically for multiple selection). There is little use for this combo (mice have 2+ buttons and trackpad ...
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May I bind Mission Control's next and previous space to ctrl+mousewheel?

May I bind Mission Control's next and previous space to ctrl+mousewheelup and ctrl+mousewheeldown? Using the system settings apparently I can't, so I'm wondering if there's another non-invasive way? ...
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Mouse pointer becoming visible in fullscreen applications

There are some fullscreen applications which hide the default mouse pointer, such as movie players (MPlayerX, VLC), screen sharing client, some games, etc. On my computer in many of these ...
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Mac unplugged for a couple of hours and now not connected to mouse or keyboard

So had to unplug and shift computer whilst workman needing to get to space. Couple of hours later plugged in and now comes up with page asking for password but keyboard doing nothing and mouse not ...
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USB Mighty Mouse odd behaviour

I am having an issue with my mouse, it seems to slow down by about 50% when the cursor gets to a button or something clickable. Dose any one know what this issue might be? I have plugged in a ...
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How do I use Mail.app search and replace without the mouse

A recent update to Mail.app in Mac OS X changed the UI of the search and replace when composing a new message. The old version could be driven 100% from the keyboard while the new one requires using ...
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Menus don't respond on mouse hover

I'm using OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5. No matter what application I'm in, the menus don't respond to the mouse hovering over them. If I click a menu, then it responds with the appropriate action. I've ...
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Configuring mouse scroll wheel actions

How do I configure actions for scroll wheel events on mac? Specifically I'm looking for a way to configure the scroll wheel to change workspaces when a modifier key is pressed. (I know ...
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Macbook | Mouse and Trackpad Options

Is there a way to set the options for scrolling in the following way : Use this option when the trackpad is used for scrolling and navigation | Keep this option checked. "Move Content in the ...