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

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Right click in Ubuntu Virtual Box guest VM is not working

I am running Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Mac OS. I found that rightclick in the guest Ubuntu, by tapping the trackpad while pressing ctrl key, doesn't work. E.G. it doesn't show the menu for file ...
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Is there a limit to amount of bluetooth devices connected to a MacBook Pro?

Problems arose today when I connected the 5th bluetooth device to my MacBook Pro. 1 new Apple keyboard 1 new Apple trackpad 1 old Apple keyboard 1 old Apple mouse (most recently connected) 1 Beats ...
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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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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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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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How can I assign “middle click” to a button on my mouse?

How can I assign "middle click" to a button on my mouse? I am not seeing it in Preferences > Mouse, and every google search just returns results about how to set it up with Apple's Magic mouse. ...
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Change scrollbar speed (Mouse wheel acceleration)

I just upgraded to El Capitan, and was wondering how do I make the scrollbar scroll more lines and always scroll that many lines with each tick of the mouse wheel? Right now, the scrollbar goes up/...
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Take screenshot of window on Mac without using spacebar then mouse click

I want to take a screenshot of a window on a mac. I'm currently using shift + cmd + 4 then space then mouse click. The process is very awkward, you got to do it in that order or you'll have to ...
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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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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 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 CMD-...
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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 randomly,...
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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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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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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 work:...
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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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10.11 unexpected behavior

I have something they weird with a few app (e.g mail, message...) E.g in Message, when I have my cursor on the top of a conversation and I scroll to the left to delete the conversation, the UI stop ...
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How to Drag and Drop between full screen apps on a Mac using a standard mouse?

I have a Logitech mouse. I often maximize my applications in OS X. E.g. I will have Evernote running on one Desktop and Google Chrome running on another, both in full screen mode. Suppose I have a ...
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Using a wireless mouse with an iPad

I need to use my iPad mini as a computer for a while. I am planning to use an Apple TV to AirPlay mirror my iPad's display to an existing HD monitor through HDMI, but I need a good input method. I am ...
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Why gaming with mouse feels so weird?

I recently bought a macbook pro retina 2012 and later tried some fps game, e.g. Team Fortress 2. I plugged an usb mouse and noticed my it's movement is kinda weird or like unresponsive or something. ...
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Eliminating duplicate middle clicks

I'm using Microsoft mouse software with either a trackball or the Explorer 3 mouse. Sometimes, when I middle-click, instead of the new tab opening on button-up, it happens on button-down and button-up....
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Scroll Direction: Natural = On with trackpad, Off with mice

I already tried this: Changing trackpad scroll direction with AppleScript in Yosemite But don't worked. What I need is when I use macbook pro trackpad scroll direction it is natural scroll direction;...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 advance....
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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 I change the window of a program on mouse wheel up on the Dock?

The Dock on OS X does not have a wheel mouse button event, I think that it will be excellent to move on the open windows of an app (example: Chrome) when I put the mouse on the icon of the program in ...
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Use middle mouse button (scroll wheel) as Force Touch?

I downloaded BetterTouchTool in an attempt to configure my non-branded Bluetooth mouse so I could use the buttons on the side of it as forward and backward - OS X has no facility for this and my mouse ...
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Wired Apple Keyboard: certain Keys not working after connecting a broken USB mouse

Recently I've connected to my Wired Apple Keyboard a wired USB mouse using one of the keyboard's USB connectors on the side. After a while the mouse cable seemed a little flimsy at the base but I've ...