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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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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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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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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How to disable the MacBook trackpad click but keep the tap enabled?

I have a 3-year-old Mac and either the battery or something else is broken (does not matter because it's not worth fixing) and due to this the trackpad keeps getting stuck. Now my question is: can I ...
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Prevent double click on application focus

When I click on an application in OSX, this focuses the application and raises it to the front, but does not pass the click through to the application. However, I frequently wish to focus an ...
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Why does “Tap to click” not work in many games?

I have enabled "Tap to Click" in the trackpad options in OSX (10.9.2), but it doesn't work in many games that I play. Instead, I have to physically press the trackpad which is really inconvenient for ...
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How can I set the double-click speed in Lion with a multi-touch trackpad?

In Snow Leopard and earlier (or perhaps the difference was with the hardware; I don't know which as I updated my computer and OS simultaneously), there was a preference under Trackpad to change the ...
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Dwell clicking software that supports right-dragging and allows to define shortcuts

I am looking for a dwell clicking software that supports as many following features as possible: left and right-dragging double/triple click a shortcut can be defined to change the mouse mode the ...
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Dragon Dictation mouse clicks

I use a speak recognition program Called Dragon Dictation. When I work I use the program for mouse clicks but I have to say "mouse click" which doesn't seem like a big deal but when you're saying it ...
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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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Scroll button on Logitech mouse won't left/right “click”

I just got a Mac and couldn't stand the Mighty Mouse it came with, so I got a nice little Logitech wireless USB mouse (Model M325). It's much nicer, but when I have Finder in column views and go to ...
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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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Double click in AppleScript

How do you write the command to carry out a double click with a mouse at a specific location in AppleScript?
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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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Macbook pro sometimes left clicks are not registered

Hi I have a macbook pro 15", primo 2011. It runs perfect with Mavericks. However recently it has started to get a strange bug from time to time. Some times left clicks on the pad is not working. It ...
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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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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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Using Javascript | Applescript to click button in Safari

I realize there are several threads about this and they are all very specific to certain website . My background is in Python, not Javascript or Applescript, and I'm confused on exactly how to achieve ...
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Macbook Pro left (primary) click not working

Two days ago, I noticed that my left clicking was acting off. When I would click something, it wouldn't register and I'd have to click repeatedly for it to actually work. Additionally, when I'm ...
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Double Click to Open Program Mac

If I click on a .txt file, what exactly happens in order for Mac OS X to open my txt file with the Default Program (TextEdit in my case). In other words where does Mac OS look/what exact steps are ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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How to simulate multiple mouse clicks while holding the mouse button?

I want my mouse to rapidly auto-click when I hold the left mouse button and to stop as soon as I release the left button. How can I do this? I have searched for hours, I didn't find anything! Is ...
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OSX - Cancel click

Plain and clear : How do you cancel a click after you press the mouse. Say for example I press the mouse on a close button to close an application, but then I change my mind and want to cancel the ...
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Applescript IF statement with click and keystroke?

I would like to make a script that press down the shift button every time i click on something and maintains it pressed until I release click. Something like: If click then key down shift "when click ...
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keystroke when clicking mouse button

I want to assign the middle mouse button to the space key, so I can pan in Photoshop and illustrator without using the keyboard. I'm sure something like that must exist for Mac OS, but I only find ...
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How to increase the middleclick area of the Magic Mouse?

I am using BetterTouchTool to set the gesture "Single middle click" to "Middleclick". I have problems hitting the small middleclick-area of the mouse at once :-/ So is there a way to increase the ...
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Set different double click times for physical click and trackpad double-tap

When clicking my trackpad physically, I want the double click speed to be as fast as possible. When using the tap-to-click feature, though, I want it to be a tiny bit slower. Is there any way to set ...
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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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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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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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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 did my Mighty Mouse stop clicking?

MMighty Mouse isn't so mighty since it won't click any more. Surprise is it does move the cursor around the screen. I have of course been through the Mouse and Bluetooth parameters to check for any ...