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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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How to capture signal sent to browser by CMD + click on trackpad?

I posted a similar question on Apple's "Community" website, but this question is more focused: Is there a way of finding out what signal is sent to the browser when CMD + click is used on a ...
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Macbook Pro M2 Trackpad click feedback barely noticable

I've been using my Macbook Pro M2 for a few months and couldn't complain. However, since yesterday I can barely notice the haptic click feedback of the trackpad. I have not changed anything in the ...
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How to test middle-mouse button

I have a bog-standard Tecknet USB mouse. I'm having trouble with my MMB when using Blender (3D). At first I assumed it was a software issue but now I'm thinking maybe its the button itself. Is there a ...
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Multiple External mice show identical issues

I have a MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021) with an M1 Max chip and 64gb memory. I also use a Logitech G502 Hero as my daily driver. It's been working flawlessly for about a year or two since I purchased it. ...
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How can I disable the "double-click-to-copy" function?

On webpages, PDFs, and any other contents, macOS enables me to double-click the text to copy. It is annoying. How can I disable the "double-click-to-copy" function?
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"Select text, Drag something" is broken on Trackpad on Mac OS Monterey 12.5

Not quite sure what happened but I am no longer able to "hard click" my trackpad, for example to login (click your logo) or select text, "hold and drag". To that end I have to ...
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Using AppleScript to click on the correct button

I would like to code a simple program to click on one of 3 different buttons: Red, Yellow, or Blue, depending on what the prompt shows. If the prompt says "Red" it has to click on red etc. ...
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On Monterey Finder - Is the Path Bar selection of a parent folder single-click or double-click?

This is a Path Bar at the bottom of a Finder Window in MacOS Monterey. From what I remember to go to a parent folder you would double-click the folder in the Path Bar. This is consistent with how you ...
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How to fix Macbook trackpad's click feeling?

For the past several days, I noticed that the trackpad on Macbook Pro does not move/press down when I click with my finger. Previously, when I used to click, I felt that the trackpad moved down by a ...
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Ipad how do I double click in safari?

So I'm experimenting with using an ipad with a keyboard to do "lite-weight things". I'm not exactly sure why.. I think it has something to do with wanting to get away from my work laptop and ...
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Mouse click while screen turned off

I have an iMac 2013 with Catalina. I need to turn off the screen and continue able to clicking the mouse with AnyDesk/AppleScript. But when I turn off the screen, I can move the mouse but clicking ...
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How to use `click` in a shortcut? (Run a service when clicking a link)

Is it possible to run an Automator service with an alternate click, e.g. ⌘ + ⇧ + Click? This kind of combination is built into browsers with ⌘ + Click typically opening a link in a new tab. I have a ...
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Force the use of a modifier key in order to drag/move files in Finder

Disclaimer: I have actual clinically diagnosed OCD, so please, excuse my request if you find it silly, thank you. Sometimes I misclick while using Finder, and as a result, files are dragged and moved ...
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Is there a mouse that supports tapping as a left click?

I am looking for more movement leeway and thinking of using a mouse with my MacBook. But physically pressing a mouse key to left click is not that nice an experience after the trackpad. Is there a ...
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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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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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