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

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Shortcut to disable keyboard/mouse in OSX

On more than a few instances, I have accidentally disabled the internal keyboard and trackpad by a shortcut. The only button which works is the power-up key which I can use to wake up (if it's in ...
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Wireless Mouse only works with USB hub

I have a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 and a mid-2012 Macbook Pro (non-Retina). I normally have a lot of USB devices that I need to have plugged in so when I got my Macbook Pro I just continued ...
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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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Keyboard intermittently stops responding when I turn on magic mouse

When I turn on magic mouse my external Apple keyboard sending signals with sufficient delay until I turn my mouse off. The same time external trackpad works fine. If I turn off mouse - keyboard ...
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How to disable mouse acceleration in Yosemite?

I just upgraded to Yosemite and my current best interpretation of what's happening is that there's a new behavior that "helpfully" moves the mouse (and a window if you're moving one) closer to an edge ...
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How can I capture mouse coordinates every 0.5 seconds? [closed]

I am looking for a feature to capture mouse coordinate data every 0.5 second and append all data to a list of x & y coordinates which can then be displayed on a screen capture so as to determine ...
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Amd driver on Hackintosh applied, keyboard and mouse not working [closed]

this morning I installed OS X 10.11 on my PC using this guide and it installed more or less without a hitch. All works well within the system except for graphics. I'm using a 512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD ...
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Does the Mac mini come with a keyboard or mouse?

If I bought a Mac mini, would I be able to find the mouse or keyboard in the same box as what the Mac mini came in?
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'Show scroll bars' stuck on Always

At one point, I connected a USB mouse to my MacBook Pro, which caused the scroll bars to always be shown in every app. This was despite my settings in Appearance.prefpane where ‘Show scroll bars’ was ...
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Keys and mouse randomly stop working briefly

Since a couple of days, I experience the weird issue that OS X 10.10.3 does not react to keyboard or mouse inputs, except multitouch gestures like 4-finger swipes. The unresponsiveness will persist ...
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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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Why does my mouse cursor stick as the default arrow instead of a text selector?

I use NetBeans, and when I activate other applications or windows then return to NetBeans, the cursor no longer changes to the text selection cursor, but instead it remains as the default mouse icon. ...
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Cursor freezes for a split second around every 10 seconds

My cursor on my Mac (running the latest version of El Capitan) has been freezing for a split second around every 10 seconds – it then reappears in the place it should've been if it hadn't disappeared. ...
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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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Can't select option in OSX Utilities

I'm having a pretty bizarre problem in OSX Mavericks. I'm attempting to install a fresh version of the OS, so I boot to OSX Utilities (Cmd+R). The option that I'm looking for is listed (re-install ...
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Arrow cursor hotspot off by a few pixels

On my MacBook Pro i have realised that the default mouse cursor (black arrow) has its hotspot a few pixels off the top left corner. It becomes obvious if I move the cursor slowly to a button in the ...
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How to stop mouse from zooming in when trying to scroll down

In trying to zoom down, the mouse has taken to zooming in his entire screen. As in, magnifying the entire screen, focusing on where the cursor is. This happens when quickly scrolling down a few times....
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Best mouse for a Windows Developer who uses OS X+Parallels [duplicate]

I love using Macbook Pros for my professional work and general life use. However, by trade I'm a software engineer for all-things Windows/Microsoft based. As such, I run my Windows VMs in Parallels ...
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Logitech wireless mouse not working with gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in?

I am seeing baffling behavior with my wireless mouse (connected via USB) and my gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in simultaneously. If my mouse is plugged in and working fine, if I plug in my gigabit ...
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Trackpad going crazy

A few days ago, I don't know what happened, possibly nothing but my 13" macbook pro trackpad started acting weird. Did I spill water? Food? Shook it? Pressured it? Any of these might have happened, ...
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Mouse cursor periodically jumps to left side of screen automatically even when mouse is off!

I work in a museum and we've set up some interactive stations for the public that use Mac computers. 6 of our 7 Macs work perfectly, but one has a problem that is seriously disrupting some of our ...
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Using apple trackpad and mouse together - Problems

I am hoping somebody can answer my problem. I have been getting a lot of pain in my wrist with RSI. I use thousands of mouse clicks an evening processing my photos on L?R. It all got too much for ...
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13" Retina MacBook Pro completely freezes

Every once in a while, my 13" retina MacBook Pro completely freezes while I'm in the middle of working on something. And I do mean completely: it won't respond to any keyboard input, I can't even move ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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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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How can I activate buttons with just the keyboard?

Many user interface (UI) elements or dialog boxes have buttons. I would like to be able to activate a button with just the keyboard, without the mouse. How can I do this?
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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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My keyboard suddenly stopped working

I was playing a game on my laptop when suddenly my mouse wouldn't move and my keyboard stopped working. My computer just shut down randomly and when I turned it back on I couldn't sign in because the ...
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How to make right click using keyboard?

Is there any keyboard short-cut or key for Mac to make mouse right click? It feels me very frustrating to touch the mouse every time to view options. Is there any way like windows option key?
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Can you, and if so, how, set a repeat rate for mouse buttons?

I have an external mouse, with programmable buttons. I'd like to set some of those buttons to repeat if I hold one of them down- similar to how keyboard keys repeat, but don't see where to do that.
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Bluetooth connection instability with Magic Mouse on El Capitan

I'm using a ~3 year old Apple Magic Mouse (1st generation, removable AA batteries, part number: MB829LL/A), and it has started to give me brief disconnection warnings, but always automatically ...
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Why is my mouse lagging so much it's impossible to use?

I've a little logitech mouse, and suddenly, with no reasons, it started to lag heavily, and now it's impossibile to use. I've a MBP mid 2012 13'', and never had problems, but now it is unusable. The ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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Is there a way to increase the speed of the “hover open folder” thing when drag and dropping?

So when you drag and drop a file, while you are still holding it, you can move the file to say on a folder and hover there for like 2 seconds and that will open up the folder for you and you can ...
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Can mouse middle button/scroll wheel button action like trackpad three fingers tap to look up dictionary easier?

It would be faster query dictionary with middle mouse button click instead of right click then select "Look Up" menu. Is it possible?
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Logitech USB Mouse cannot register quick movements - MBP 2015, El Capitan

The Logitech M100 mouse lags on swipes with my MBP- Early 2015, with El Capitan. Here is a video demonstrating the issue. -I have tried SmoothMouse -This occurs on all games, not just Counter ...
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How to jump to a location using mouse on iTerm/terminal?

I work on a terminal most of the time. Is there an application / plugin over iTerm or any other terminal like application using which I can control the cursor location of my terminal using a mouse ?
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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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How to separate “mouse” and “trackpad” settings?

In System Preferences > Mouse there's a setting "Scroll direction: natural", which I don't like, so I unset. The problem is that this also unsets the setting for Trackpad, which I do like. How can ...
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How can I change the modifier key that is used for horizontal scrolling in OSX?

In OSX, you can scroll horizontally by holding down the shift key while scrolling the mouse wheel. While that's handy, I'd, ideally, like to change that to the cmd key... How can I change which ...
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Double click on keypress macro

What is the simplest way to assign a key to trigger a double click of the mouse? And even better if holding down the key would perform multiple double clicks. Free or open source or script preferable.
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Reset USB bus without reboot (MacBook ignores display)

I have a MacBook Pro and work with different external monitors. The monitors have a keyboard and a mouse attached. Frequently the MacBook does not recognize the USB devices in the display and the ...
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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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Yosemite: Disabling inertia scrolling using scroll wheel for the mouse

Is there a way to disable inertia scrolling (scrolling speeds up the faster you scroll the mouse wheel) for Yosemite for only the mouse? I understand the reason for inertia scrolling for the trackpad, ...
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Apple Magic mouse often loses connection

I have mac mini late 2011, up to date mac OS X and fully charged batteries. It still loses connection about 10 times per hour. It's really annoying I've tried to remove Bluetooth.plist file, but it ...
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OSX 10.11 El Capitan: Disabling accelerated scrolling

I use an external bluetooth mouse by Logitech and while the accelerated scrolling is nice for the trackpad, it is absolutely terrible for the external mouse. How can I deactivate it so that I get ...
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Installing SSD on 2012 MacBook has messed up Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

My MacBook worked fine but was getting slow, so I replaced the HD with a Crucial 1 TB SSD. I usually use it with an external monitor, an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and a Magic Mouse. I also have a CPU ...
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How to map buttons on my mouse with AppleScript?

Since BetterTouchTool is becoming paid, I was looking for an alternative solutions to map my navigation buttons (prev. page, next page) on my mouse (Logitech MX518) that I enjoy using for browsing ...
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Logitech mouse used on El Capitan

I CANNOT get my mouse to easily move from one monitor to another. I literally have to wave the mouse in the direction of the other monitor and that sometimes works, though it's very clumsy. I can't ...
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Magic mouse does not switch ON

I have been using the magic mouse for two years. I always slide off the switch under the mouse after the mac shuts down as I have seen it to save battery life to some extent. Since a week the mouse ...