This may be a simple question, but for a long time now Safari has not registered when my mouse is hovering over something (e.g. hover over a youtube video to show the progress bar, hover over a link to highlight it, hover over the FaceBook like button to show different reactions, etc.).

Does anyone have any insight into a solution? I've restarted multiple times since this started occuring.

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    I have the exact same issue, it mostly happens when open a website from Favourite List in a new tab. I've reported the problem to Apple months ago, it's still not fixed in 10.14.5. Commented May 14, 2019 at 2:56
  • Pressing option gets the mouse to be recognised (once) but I still encounter the problem when loading the Website manually.
    – jan
    Commented May 12, 2021 at 7:59

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I restored my Logitech settings from a backup and the problem went away.

Something must have gotten corrupted.

I have an M720 Triathlon Multi-device Mouse and a K780 Multi-device keyboard.


As Anyas Marshal stated in a comment, the issue truly did happen when I opened a website from my Favorites list in a new tab. I stopped doing that and I never experienced the issue again.

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