Questions tagged [click]

Clicking, otherwise known as "Point-and-clicking" is the action of pressing a mouse button to activate something on a computer, such as a button, or window.

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Trackpad not clicking on MacBook Air 2019 [duplicate]

A few days ago, I opened my laptop after a night of sleep just to see my trackpad stopped clicking. Almost like the trackpad is stuck and that it won't make that clicking sound when you press onto the ...
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AppleScript: Clicking a button in a dmg file

I am trying to figure out what code will send 2 clicks to open a file in an opened .dmg file using AppleScript in Script Editor. I did create the .dmg file I've been searching for ways to create a ...
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Audio clicking/popping sound when audio starts (Macbook Pro 13" 2020)

I've bought a new Macbook Pro 13" 2020, which I got this Tuesday. I've had some issues with it making a clicking noise every time audio starts. It happens when I start a Youtube video, but I've also ...
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The trackpad click is unresponsive after screen unlock on MacOS Catalina on MacBook Pro 2018

I upgraded my MacOS from High Sierra to Catalina and now I find that after screen unlock, the trackpad click becomes unresponsive. I have to go to desktop (dragging three fingers up) and select a ...
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Mouse cannot click after going full screen

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 with TouchBar running macOS Catalina 10.15.1. Whenever I go full screen on Netflix or in fact any video streaming site, I have control of the cursor, but cannot click (just ...
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iMac mid 2011 wont let me left click - tried to fix and now stuck in reboot loop

I have checked many similar questions, but none answers my problem. I have an iMac mid-2011 running High Sierra, and for some reason this morning, the mouse cursor moves around the screen but I can ...
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Why does the cursor on my Macbook Pro 10.13.6 not respond when clicked?

The cursor on my MacBook Pro does not respond when clicked. The cursor appears on the screen and I can double click, so I think its a software problem. When I try to restart, it works for a minute but ...
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How to avoid double clicking? [duplicate]

I find double clicking and right clicking difficult. MacOS allows me to ctrl-click so I never have to right click. Is there a way to never have to double click? Like cmd-click, a gesture or a System ...
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Finder Single Click Sometimes Renames File

OSX 10.14.6 MacBrook Pro (15-inch, 2017) Using either USB mouse or trackpad, occasionally in Finder a single click is acting like I've selected "rename." I understand if I single click a previously ...
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How can I automate repeat mouse clicks, with delay, from fixed coordinates within a browser window?

Looking for a quick and dirty way to automate this mundane activity. I presume this could be done with an automation to press the mouse button from two separate pixel coordinates, with delay, so long ...
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Set tapping instead of clicking for Arch Mouse

I am looking for a way to TAP the arch mouse and NOT click the mouse button for the same clicking action. I am using a MacBook Pro 2017. I go to System Preferences -> Microsoft Mouse and there is no ...
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How do I change ctrl and clicking to be interpreted as separate functions and not as right-clicking?

Karabiner has the option to disable ctrl-clicking entirely and register it as regular clicking, but that’s not what I want. In many videogames, Ctrl and Click are buttons you use simultaneously all ...
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How to disable “right click acting as left click”

I have this problem where I press the right click, and the mouse moves a few nanometer over the contextual-menu. When a release the right click, the system acts as if I just did a left click on the ...
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Is there anyway to disable ctrl-click? [duplicate]

I've been trying to play some games on my macbook (running on mojave) and whenever I try to hold CTRL and click it won't let me. Is there anyway to disable Ctrl-Click?
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Mouse-Pointer behaves abnormally

Sometimes, the pointer(cursor) behaves weirdly, getting clicked here or there, undesired clicks & drags. This has happened around 5-6 times in my MacBook Pro (mid 2012). What could be the ...
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Disable “right click release” from clicking options in the context menu

When I right click and the context menu pops up, I instantly move my mouse over the menu, sometimes so fast, that the release of the right-click actually clicks on the command below the cursor. I ...
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My Macbook 2011 cursor moves and clicks but won't work

My MacBook cursor moves fine, clicks fine on the touchpad, but will not click on anything. I tried right-clicking and this works on some windows but not all. I tried powering off, doesn't work. I ...
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While using Screen Sharing, a double click to the remote Mac acts like a single click

I'm using Apple's Screen Sharing to control a headless Mac mini from an iMac. Things mostly work, except when I try to double click anything on the Mac mini, it acts like a single click. I've tried ...
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Single click and select whole word

Is it possible to modify a Mac to select a whole word with a single click (or a modifier key) vs double click?
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I want to control Multiple macbooks, mulitple cursors with 1 input mouse

Read this correctly: I want to have 5 macbooks sitting next to each other. Each running their own OSX. Each with their own cursor. Total number of cursors = 5 But i input only 1 mouse. When i move ...
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Applescript : Click at position not working

I'm trying to click on a Chrome extension ( Google Highlight : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/multi-highlight/pfgfgjlejbbpfmcfjhdmikihihddeeji) then click on the text box and past my ...
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Mac often perceives left-click on Magic Mouse as right-click

The bug: All of a sudden, my 2013 rMBP often perceives a left-click on my Magic Mouse 2 as a right-click. Details: "Often" ≈ every 30 seconds. I have 2 different mouses: an Apple Magic Mouse 1 and ...
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Applescript and javascript document.querySelectorAll click on a link

I'm trying to click on the ViewMYMachines link, I'm not sure how to proceed, I suppose I have to use document.querySelectorAll here is the link : <a data-auto-test-id="ViewMYMachines" href="/...
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Applescript click by position

I'm trying to click on a button using YX coordinate, it's work with some app, but I have one app with two windows which give me an issue. here is my original code tell application "System Events" ...
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Allow button not working in system preferences

I am trying to install some software, (at this particular moment I want to install VirtualBox, although this issue has happened with other software), and I have to click "Allow" in System Preferences, ...
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Trackpad left-click is unresponsive - MBA

Tap-to-click works fine, and so does right-click - most of the time. Left click does not work at all, unless you press it very hard at the very corner and hold it there for a while until it registers, ...
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Applescript click on a button

Is this possible to click on the button "detailed" using AppleScript (Google chrome) for="7cd6f428-1are-41f2-9054-c452d7fe242-view-selector-e5f5de50-634a-45bc-bf30-98e2a64676cc">Detailed I would ...
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Trackpad clicks register as command-click after sign in

The trackpad on my MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) running 10.13.3 will occasionally register command clicks instead of normal "left" clicks after returning from sleep. Neither command key is show as ...
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Two finger tap selects text in web browsers

Because of the selection I see a different context menu and it's really annoying. How to change this behaviour? It's the same for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
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OS X Sierra - Force focus follow click events?

Some questions I found that I think are similar just not asked in the same context and the answers are not too promising: Can I remove the useless click when switching monitors? macOS windows ...
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macbook trackpad only registering long clicks (ignores quick clicks)

I've been getting frustrated with my 2012 macbook air running el capitan. My trackpad no longer registers clicking in the sense of a 'regular' quick click. Out of frustrated, I started applying more ...
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Apple Script Won't “Click” No Button

I have used Accessibility Inspector to confirm the names of the windows and buttons involved, but (on macOS 10.12) AppleScript will not "click" the No button in this Logitech window. Any guidance is ...
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Make accidentally opening an app on the Dock more difficult

I always open a program accidentally by clicking too fast within the Dock. I thought that maybe I am the only one having this problem, but my spouse recently got a Mac and keeps complaining about the ...
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AppleScript: How to right-click, without deselecting text, in Google Chrome?

If one has selected some text in Google Chrome, and then uses cliclick to right click on this text in order to pull up the context menu for the selection, the text will no longer be selected. I would ...
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AppleScript: How to double-click & right-click at cursor location?

I want to be able to double-left-click, then immediately right-click using AppleScript. The location of the click is wherever my cursor is located at the time that the AppleScript is triggered. The ...
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Applescript / Javascript : click button with getElementsByClass

Here is the button I would like AppleScript to click : <button class="btn btn-primary" autofocus="" ng-click="ok()" tabindex="0">OK</button> Here is my code : tell application "Google ...
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Tap on iPhone from Mac

I have an iPhone 7 and I have a Google Cardboard that doesn't have a magnetic clicker. I would like to use an app, but it requires me to either tap the screen or use the VR clicker to click. Can I ...
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Middle mouse button stops working from time to time

I have a very strange problem, and it started since I got my LG 5K Ultrafine screen and started using an external keyboard and mouse. I usually notice it in Blender, so it might be related to that. ...
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Mouse click event being fired on right mouse-down AND right mouse-up

I've run into an interesting issue while trying to migrate to MacOS. Whenever I go to right-click something, a click event will be fired on the initial mouse-down event, and then a click event will ...
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El Capitan - Enable Tap-to-click on login screen

I want to enable Tap-to-click for my trackpad on the login screen of my MacBook Pro with El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G1004). I tried everything proposed on this old question but nothing has worked. Could ...
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What is causing my browsers to require multiple clicks?

As of about a few weeks ago, I'm finding that I need to often (not always) click on links multiple times before they activate in my web browsers. The details: it happens in both Chrome and Safari ...
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AppleScript : Safari : Open link in a new tab (Command+Click)

I need applescript to open a link listed on a page in a new tab here is the page HTML <form name="k_1_1_1_1_7_0_7_7_1" method="post" action="/WebObjects/WEBTOOLS.oa/o/GdghsdhHSRHdsh/10.56.14.55"&...
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Why can't I left click on my Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.13). What works: Secondary click with two fingers Feel/sound of trackpad click (no noticeable change in the feel of the ...
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Disable hardware trackpad clicking

My trackpad is broken, which causes the left-click button to get stuck. This results in a lot of unwanted clicking. Tap-to-click works fine and causes no issues. Is there a way to disable the ...
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Favoriting a song in iTunes scrolls to top and collapses album view

So.. this issue has been killing me for a while. I imagine others are having this too, so I am going to post quite a bit of info here. The issue is pretty basic. When I have an album open in iTunes I ...
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Left clicks sometimes do not register

I have noticed on several Macs like Mac Mini's and a MacBook Pro running OSX versions all the way up to El Capitan that left mouse or trackpad first time clicks sometimes don't register when clicking ...
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First click not working after short period of inactivity

OS: OS X 10.7.5 Hardware: Logitech G400s I'm having a problem with my mouse clicking. I am pretty sure this is not a hardware issue but a software one. The mouse is not registering the first click ...
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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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OS X - 'Clickable' script to erase files?

I use Latex to write my documents. Latex creates MANY auxiliary files to compile a document. I often times want to clean my working directory. When I was working on Windows, I used to keep a .bat ...
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Hotkey to move mouse and click

I'm currently using Keyboard maestro to create a macro that allows me to move the cursor to certain coordinates and perform a left click. Unfortunately under Yosemite it doesn't work as expected, ...