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

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How to release mouse capture in VirtualBox?

I'm on my MacbookPro and using TeamViewer for remote access to my 2k3 Server. On this server I installed VirtualBox to create a virtual machine. But now I stuck at this screen and no more can use my ...
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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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New mac - installed tmux but can't use mouse in for pane switching

I have the required setw / setg setting for mouse in my .tmux.conf but they aren't working. I've done tmux source-file .tmux.conf I can use tmux and split windows with my remapped keys and other ...
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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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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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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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A single click on my trackpad occasionally acts like a double click

I have a Macbook Pro and when I click with the trackpad, it will occasionally act like a double click. This happens whether I physically click the trackpad or if I just do a tap to click. I have tried ...
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Trackpad and USB mouse frozen

my girlfriend broke her trackpad of her MacBook white 2009 and now she's using a USB mouse. This does not work properly and gets often stuck. Do you think the sto issues are related? DO you have any ...
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Are my wireless Microsoft mouse+keyboard supported in OSX?

I have a MS Wireless Laser Mouse/Keyboard 5000 set where both connect to my Windows desktop using a special USB bluetooth receiver. I'm not sure if this is generic USB technology that will work on my ...
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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 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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How to maximise the life of the Apple battery charger set (for Magic Mouse) batteries?

I purchased a magic mouse battery charger set today. It had a battery charger and 6 batteries. Now I put 2 batteries into the magic mouse and 4 batteries are in the box. My question is how to maximise ...
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How do I activate middle-click to close browser tab?

How do I configure FF or Chrome to close a tab when I middle click on it? (I'm in the midst of migrating to OSX from linux)
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Ways to scroll with a mouse without the wheel or dragging the scroll bar

Is there any other means of scrolling using a mouse besides the wheel or dragging the scroll bars on the right side of the window. Using the wheel is not good for me ergonomically and it is a hassle ...
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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 ...
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MacBook Pro Left click not working on trackpad as well as mouse

Hey guys just today my macbook pro's (late 2013) left click is not working. I am on yosemite and everything was fine till yesterday night. I tried to connect a usb mouse again then i am not able to do ...
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Wifi 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 Wifi is turned off. Once ...
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Hover doesn't follow mouse until click

The best way to explain it is... You know how when you're at the dock and you put your mouse over something and it magnifies it? It doesn't do that for me, I have magnification turned on yet that ...
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Prevent menu bar from appearing in full screen mode when the mouse is on the edge of the screen

I use vmware fusion to host windows 8. I use it in full screen mode. An annoying thing happens when the mouse cursor is near the top of the screen, the display seems to jump around slightly and then ...
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PowerBook G4 (No Intel) running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) doesn't react to clicks from the touchpad or mouse …

My PowerBook G4 (without Intel) running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) doesn't react to clicks from the touchpad or mouse ... any ideas why? and what to do? Is it a Software or Hardware issue? Don't have a OS X ...
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Bluetooth mouse keeps disconnecting after idle time

I have this BT mouse and the issue is that this mouse disconnects after 30–60 seconds of being idle. My mouse disconnected right now, because I’m typing on the keyboard. How can I debug it, or what ...
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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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always Allow control clicking on yosemite?

I've recently started playing Minecraft that uses control and click as the main game controls. On Macintosh, I can't seem to use them both at the same time, it takes me to mission control. Is there a ...
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Is there a shortcut / an app to center the mouse on the current window?

I'm currently using 2 screens for work and I CMD-Tab a lot. But I always have to move the mouse to the other screen. Is there a shortcut / an app to center the mouse on the current window?
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Can I get rid of the Mickey Mouse glove?

The cursor changes to a mickey mouse glove when hovering over links. I'm coming from the Linux world and there doesn't seem to be an option in the settings that can change it, it is driving me insane. ...
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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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2015 13" Retina MBP mouse / trackpad issue with right primary click

I'm a lefty, and when I have a mouse plugged in I change my mouse preferences so that the RH button is the primary clicking button. I often work with my computer in clamshell mode, and I just ...
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Unable to move Mouse VirtualBox Snow Leopard Server Install

I am trying to install Snow Leopard Server in a virtual machine, but I can't seem to get the mouse to work properly.
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Sharing keyboard/mouse via software with another computer?

I have my workstation with Windows and a MacBook with Mac OS X which I attach to the same monitor. The monitor provides the switching but I don't want to have two keyboards and two mouses and neither ...
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How can I solve my jittery mouse problem?

I have a 2009 Macbook pro running OSX 10.6.8. I'm having a problem where my mouse is jittery. This happens both with the built-in trackpad and with an external usb mouse. Basically, what happens is ...
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Arc Touch Mouse SE won't reconnect on 10.10, mods to blame?

I have an Arc Touch Mouse SE (Bluetooth edition of the Arc Touch Mouse) and though I remember long ago it worked for the most part in 10.9, it doesn't seem to work in 10.10 and I'm trying to determine ...
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Is it possible to do a “hard reset” on trackpad driver to solve erratic trackpad behaviour: clicks but no movement

I have a 13" MBP mid-2011 which has some trackpad issues. Every once in a while (can not replicate this reliably) the trackpad "freezes" after waking up. It will click (can select text or click ...
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Problems with Logitech G402 buttons

I recently bought Logitech G402 and I've got some problems with its customising. I use OS X. Apple's mouse can, for instance, swipe between full-screens. I want to bind two side buttons for those ...
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window focus problem after mouse click with xquartz on mavericks

I recently started having a problem on my iMac with xquartz 2.7.7 on os x 10.9.5 involving X11 window focus. Whenever I click on an X11 window, active or inactive, after a few seconds that window ...
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Primary click works until you *touch* the trackpad

...then you can't left-click at all - mouse or trackpad, button or tap. This just started happening with my MacBook Pro (3,1) running Mavericks with all its updates (10.9.5). Had the computer for ...
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Is it possible to toggle the trackball as a scroll wheel using Karabiner?

Is it possible to configure Karabiner (formerly keyremap4macbook) such that clicking the 3rd or 4th mouse button (on a trackball mouse) will toggle using the pointer to scroll? Ideally I would like ...
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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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Invert scrolling on mouse but keep natural scroll on touchpad (no app)

When I'm using the trackpad of my Macbook, I love the natural scrolling. However, when I use an external mouse I would like it to be "as it is on every device". Not scrolling in the wrong direction, ...
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connecting keyboard + mouse + monitor to mbp

Are there alternatives to the docking station sold by henge? I am looking for something that make it easier to connect my external (non apple) monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers to my mbp.
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New iMac came with Magic Mouse - hurts hand too much

I cannot use my new Magic Mouse; my hand is aching badly after just an hour of use. I want to go back to my Logitech mouse but the new iMac doesn't seem to recognize it. Have tried System Preferences ...