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

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How can I select buttons with just the keyboard?

Many user interface (UI) elements or dialog boxes have buttons. I would like to be able to select a button with just the keyboard, without the mouse. How can I do this?
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How can I set a different scrolling direction for mouse and trackpad in Lion?

I want to give the new scrolling behavior in Lion a try (both on the built-in as well as on the magic trackpad). But on my Mouse (a Logitech Anywhere MX), I don't want reverse scrolling. In ...
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Does the Microsoft Intellipoint software work with Mountain Lion?

I've been using the Microsoft Intellipoint software with Leopard, Snow Leopard, and currently Lion, to provide mouse cursor movement that feels a lot more like Windows. Has anybody tried installing ...
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Macbook Pro with Lion: scrolling via trackpad vs. mouse

So the default scrolling behavior for the trackpad in Lion is to scroll in the direction of your finger movement similar to the iPad. This can be changed in the trackpad preferences by un-checking ...
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Can I have multiple mice & keyboards for one Mac?

I would like to control two cursors with two mice in the same time, as well as have two keyboards for separate control and text input. My goal is to have two users on one computer, so I can let my ...
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Zooming in Google Chrome using the mouse wheel?

On Windows and, if I'm not mistaken, on Linux, it's possible to zoom in and out in Google Chrome using the mouse wheel. However, this doesn't seem to be working on Mac OS X. Does anybody know if this ...
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When MouseKeys are on, how do I click or move the mouse using AppleScript?

This post suggests that the command tell application “System Events” to key code 37 in AppleScript should move the mouse pointer one pixel down and to the left if run when MouseKeys are enabled. In OS ...
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Disable mouse acceleration

Is there any way to disable mouse acceleration on a mac? Mouse acceleration is what causes the mouse to move slowly when moving it a tiny bit, and a farther distance when moved fast. In other words, ...
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Disable system wide Ctrl+Click in OS X

I'm used to navigating through my code using Ctrl+Click. In OS X this function still works in my IDE, but it opens a context menu as well, which is very annoying! I've done lots of Googling and ...
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How can I disable the trackpad when my mouse is plugged in on Lion?

For the last few hours my trackpad has been behaving terribly, jumping all over the place and sticking. I believe I remember there being an option to disable the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in in ...
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How does HTML mouseover work on apple multitouch devices?

I asked about this in connection with this network of websites, but it brings up a more general question that I don't know the answer to. Is it a problem that mouse over events are not able to be ...
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Can't Click with Trackpad or Mouse (OS X 10.9, MacBook Pro)

I have a new(ish) MacBook Pro running 10.9. When it boots up to the login screen it will let me move the cursor around, it won't recognize click events. I thought it was the trackpad, so I connected ...
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How can I make focus follow the mouse cursor?

I will often click on a button expecting it to be clicked but instead all that happens is the application it is in becomes active, and I have to click again to actually click the button. It would be ...
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How do I clean the apple mouse so that it can scroll down?

My current apple mouse works fine for moving, clicking and scrolling down. The scrolling functionality with the tiny ball on top is not working while going down. I had the same issue back in 2008 at ...
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How can I increase the mouse sensitivity of Magic Mouse?

I have a MacBook Pro, running Snow Leopard and I'm using a Magic Mouse which connects through Bluetooth. While I like the mouse, it's way too slow for my taste. Moving the mouse cursor takes ages. On ...
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Does OS X's terminal app support mouse?

According to this answer over at SuperUser, OS X's terminal app should use Alt+Mouse Click to send mouse events to applications running in the terminal. I tried that with the Midnight Commander, but ...
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How can I map a middle click to control click?

Just started to use a Mac for my new job and not being able to use the middle button to open links in a new tab is killing me. I know I can press control and do a regular click but it's not the same. ...
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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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Is there a 3rd party program that can change the cursor size?

I've always used a larger mouse icon in Windows (made it easier to find when zipping around multiple screens :p). Recently switched to using OSX and discovered that the option to enlarge the mouse ...
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How can I easily toggle the cursor size back and forth between normal and largest?

I'm using Mac OS 10.8.3. I have a huge display and bad eyes, so I like to have the mouse cursor be the largest possible size. (under System Preferences: Accessibility: Display: Cursor size. However, ...
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Can I reverse the scroll direction of my mouse?

I upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard and all of a sudden my scrolls in the browser window (chrome, Firefox etc) have reversed. I need to scroll up to go down and vice-versa. Is there a ...
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When using an second monitor, is it possible to move the cursor off both sides of the screen?

For example, I have a MBP connected to an external monitor. I use both screens but hate the fact that I have to go all the way to the left side of the external monitor (which is huge) in order to go ...
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Mouse/Keyboard won't connect after being powered off

my iMac has recently developed an odd issue: If the mouse, or keyboard, is powered off (power button, or because I pull the batteries), and then powered on again, the device will not connect to the ...
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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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Configure and personalise external keyboard buttons on Mac?

Ok, in fact what I am trying to customise and personalise are mouse buttons. As seen from my previous question here, I use SteerMouse to successfully configure the buttons on my Logitech M545 mouse. ...
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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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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 ...