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

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Can I create a keyboard shortcut to toggle the primary mouse button between left and right? [duplicate]

I switch between my left and right hand for my mouse a lot, and every time I do, I have to go to System Preferences > Mouse > and switch the Primary mouse button. Is there any way I can create a ...
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Mouse moves vertically on login

OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 - USB mouse (steelseries Sensei) When trying to move the cursor, the movement is limited only to vertical direction. What could be the possible problem?
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Allow mouse to cross displays that are not touching in Arrangement

I have the following display arrangement: The reason there is a gap between the top 2 displays is so that my mouse cursor lines up correctly (or as close as possible) when going from the top<->...
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MacBook Pro shows only pointer when external screen is turned on

I'm using my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) in an office environment connected to an external screen (Fujitsu P27T-6 IPS) using the Thunderbolt port. The lid is closed, so it should be in clamshell ...
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Two sets of keyboard-mouse for a single Mac

I am wondering, can I have a set of Apple Keyboard + Magic Mouse (both via Bluetooth) at home and one at work and use them automatically on the same Mac? Or is there a restriction in the number of ...
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How to set up mouse second and third button?

In my office we work with mac, I used to have a regular mouse but it is not working anymore so I am now using a apple mouse. The problem with the apple mouse is that it lacks of certains ...
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Left clicks sometimes do not register

I have noticed on several Macs like Mac Mini's and a MacBook Pro running OSX versions all the way up to El Capitan that left mouse or trackpad first time clicks sometimes don't register when clicking ...
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How to disable mouse acceleration without logging out?

I know I can type in the terminal: defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1 to turn off mouse acceleration BUT this requires me to log out and log back in to take effect. The ...
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Deceive Logitech Control Center so that it think my mouse is another model?

I know that this is a difficult question. The Logitech M525 is a simple mouse with two buttons and a wheel. Backward/forward buttons are implemented as left/right tilt of the wheel. There is no ...
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Configure BetterTouchTool to change spaces with a mouse button modifier?

I just picked up a Logitech MX Revolution mouse and am trying to map some actions for moving between spaces. There's a button on the mouse just above the thumb. I want to press that thumb button + ...
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Program to assign mouse button chords?

Is there an app to assign actions (such as shortcut keys) to mouse button chords? For example, button 1 + button 4 = Cmd+C, button 4 alone = Cmd+V, etc. I have tried a few utilities, but none of ...
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Assigning external button for mouse click on separate keyboard

I’m trying to assign an external button through USB to click the mouse. Is there a program on the Mac that can assign this. I am aware of switch control but not sure if it’s relevant. I have RSI ...
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How do I resolve the MADCATZ R.A.T 9 cursor bug in El Capitan?

As usual I wake up going to my computer playing some games. My mouse - a MADCATZ R.A.T 9 - is starting to be jerky and not working as I'd expect. Here is an example ---> youtube video. How do I ...
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Wi-Fi Interfering with Bluetooth Mouse

I have an issue with my Logitech MX Master when trying to connect to my Macbook Pro (Early 2015 retina base model) via Bluetooth. The mouse has a stable performance only when Wi-Fi is turned off. Once ...
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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 console ...
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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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SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Is it possible to use SmartNav in a Windows 7 that runs on a MacBook Pro with Boot Camp? Ideally I would like to use it in a multi-monitor configuration.
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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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Is there a way to get the mouse to automatically focus on an active window?

I have a dual screen setup and its easy enough to switch between active applications but I was wondering if there was a way to bring the mouse over to the other screen.
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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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Magic Mouse: replace single finger swiping/scrolling with two finger swiping/scrolling

I sometimes accidentally trigger the horizontal swipe/scroll gesture on my magic mouse. Especially in X11/Inkscape, if I work zoomed in on a big canvas, this often moves my canvas several screens to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trackpad and mouse require two taps/clicks to register first click

I'm having a horribly frustrating issue that I can't seem to work out. Here are the steps to reproduce the problem, which happens with both an external Logitec VX mouse, the internal MacBook Pro ...