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

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How can I switch to Space 1 with the mouse?

What can I do to be able to switch to space 1 easily with my mouse only ? I touch about an Exposé corner but there is a limited list of actions possible... I though about the 3rd mouse button but ...
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How to change mouse speed when acceleration is 0?

It looks like in mouse preferences "tracking speed" changes acceleration of the mouse. How can I set acceleration to 0 and adjust speed of the mouse?
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How can I remap the right mouse button to the left mouse button?

My googling abilities have failed me and I can't figure out how to remap the mouse buttons. My 3 year old niece is having trouble using the mouse on the computer because she is right clicking by ...
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How to map touchpad to screen?

Touchpad shape is more or less like to the screen shape. Isn't there a way to map each position on touchpad to the position of mouse on the screen, so you simply tap at any point on the touchpad and ...
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Mouse cursor jumps to top of screen at random times

At random times, my mouse cursor jumps to the top of the screen in the middle of the status bar for no reason at all. This used to happen on my previous install of El Capitan but stopped when I did a ...
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What is the difference between a tap and a click?

I can click on both my Magic Trackpad and my Magic Mouse but I can tap on neither, if my understanding is correct. On my Magic Mouse all I can do is click. Same with Magic Trackpad. What am I ...
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How to use Mouse's Right Click Manually on keyboard?

I'm using MacBook Pro. My Apple mouse that I only got last year when I right click on the mouse, nothing happens. I'm supposed to get a delete message so I can "move to trash" or "remove reference" my ...
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Apple wired mouse only scrolls up

My Apple wired mouse will either just scroll up but not down, or the opposite. What can I do to solve the issue?
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Trackpad Issues - Should I let them prevent me from upgrading to Yosemite?

My MacBook (Retina, Mid 2012) currently has issues with its trackpad based on water damage earlier in the year - from time to time, the mouse pointer flicks around uncontrollably (although at other ...
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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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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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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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Why doesn't my wireless mouse connect automatically?

Every time I want to use my wireless mouse (Apple Magic Mouse) with my Macbook Pro, I need to plug in a USB mouse and "Connect" the mouse manually via the bluetooth menubar widget. Is there anything I ...
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Mac OS X Terminal mouse reporting

I don't know why this is bothering me but I've been pressing Cmd-R to refresh my browser and today I mistakenly pressed this combination while using the terminal. I came across an option known as ...
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Separate mouse and trackpad settings with Karabiner

This post (which is upvoted 26 times as of this writing) suggests using Karabiner to set separate scroll settings for a USB mouse and the laptop trackpad. Karabiner seems to be a nice application, ...
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Why is it that after moving my cursor around really fast for half a second, my cursor becomes huge?

If I move my cursor around really fast, half a second after I start moving it the cursor becomes huge. Why does it do that? Can I disable it somewhere in settings? Note: I noticed it works with a few ...
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Can I use my Logitech G5 with a MacBook Pro?

Just ordered a MacBook Pro. Having never had one or used one I am unsure if my mouse will work. Can I use my Logitech G5 with a MacBook Pro?
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MacBook mouse pointer lockup

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) In recent days the mouse pointer will be inoperable after waking from sleep. If I cmd tab I can find the pointer, but it will not respond to trackpad movement ...
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Connecting MacBook to external monitor and peripheral devices used by a PC?

I have a MacBook Pro and a PC. I'm using both, but I'd love to be able to connect my MacBook Pro to my PC's keyboard, mouse and monitor. Normally I have to go under the desk, take all the cables out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to change only the horizontal scrolling speed on an apple corded mouse?

I have the latest macbook pro running the latest osx and i am using the corded mouse. Hope i could use the magic mouse but i am stuck with the crap corded one for now. I can say i am OK with it, apart ...
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Built in keyboard and trackpad on 2015 Macbook Pro not working

A few weeks ago I started noticing that after waking my mac from sleep, or after starting it up, they keyboard and mouse (and sometimes just the mouse) would not be responsive at all. I'd have to do a ...
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Screen flickering when the Shake to Find gesture on MacBook Pro Mid-2014

When using the Shake to Find gesture, my screen intermittently flickers -- usually at the end of the animation. I thought it may be due to the external mouse but it also occurs with the trackpad. The ...
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How can I determine where mouse input is coming from? Is there a way to log click events? No other mice are connected

I am experiencing the strangest behavior. My computer is clearly receiving mouse clicks that I'm not doing, as though they're coming from another mouse, but the cursor never moves on it's own, which ...
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alt tab on multi monitor setup to move mouse

When having a multi monitor desktop, we pin some applications to a monitor, and when switching between different apps with alt tat mouse still remains in its place and you have to drag it all the way ...
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How to use the mouse scrollwheel to trigger a macro/service?

I want to trigger "+" resp. "-" when I use the scrollwheel of my mouse (G700) together with CMD. Shortcuts triggered by key combinations only are simple, but using the scrollwheel as the trigger seems ...
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How to disable middle-click from closing tabs in chrome?

I'm using a magic mouse in Apple Mac. Since there is a fuzzy boundary b/w left-click and middle-click, manytimes left-clicking on a tab end up in middle-click, resulting in closing the tab. This is ...
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Mouse thumb buttons stopped working on one user profile

I have a mouse with thumb buttons. Recently, on my Personal user profile, they stopped working. But on my Work profile, they still work. Any ideas on how I can fix this? I'm using OS X El Capitan ...
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Magic Mouse 2 Mountain Lion

Is there any way to enable scrolling on Mountain Lion (10.8.5), I have a Magic Mouse 2 but can't seem to be able to get it to work fully. Is this only compatible with El Capitan?
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Mac mouse acceleration

I installed the Logitech driver for my G500 mouse. This driver overrides the standard acceleration curve and leaves it just linear. I want the original one back. But just uninstalling the driver ...
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Focus Follows Mouse?

TL;DR—Is it possible to get focus-follows-mouse (not focus-raise-mouse)? This topic has been discussed at length on the net, but most of the talk is 5 years ago. I'm hoping something has changed ...
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iMac El Captain issue with Mad Catz R.A.T7

Since El Captain has made the Mad Catz editor useless I have been using a combination of USB Overdrive and SteerMouse. However, the Mac now no longer even allows the mouse to connect. Every time I ...
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Is there a configuration for El Cap 'Find Your Cursor' to work for vertical shakes?

As one of the El Cap features, Apple touts: Find your cursor Rapidly shake your finger on the surface of your trackpad to increase the size of the pointer so it’s easy to spot. You can also ...
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Mouse clicks not working on MacBook Pro, with both track pad and USB mouse

This evening the left mouse button on the track pad on my MacBook Pro stopped working. Rebooted. No change. Zotted PRAM. No change. Reset SMC. No change. Connected USB wired mouse. No change. ...
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strange mouse' cursor behavior regardless of usb port and mouse

a very strange problem has been bothering me for long time, since when I started to use this mac which is not mine. Often, while I'm moving the mouse the cursor suddenly begin to move randomly. This ...