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

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MacOS stopped recognizing middle click on mouse

I am running into an issue where my MBP refuses to recognize that my mouse has 2 middle clicks. It sees my (contour unimouse) mouse as follows (1 3 1 2): This is wrong. The mouse buttons ought to be ...
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Mx master 3 wont connect to logitech g hub [closed]

I recently have bought a logitech gaming mouse (MX master 3) but i am unable to connect on Logitech GHUB it doesnt say not connnected i have it working and plugged into my computer but it wont show up ...
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Mini Mac 2.1 USB not working

My USB ports are not working on my Mini Mac 2.1 (2007). I can turn the computer on and it starts perfectly on the monitor. However, since the USB ports do not work I cannot use my mouse or keyboard (...
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“citrix receiver” macOS menu bar delay on mouse pointer proximity

I have this behaviour of Citrix Receiver on MacOs Mojave that when I take the mouse pointer close to the top of the screen. MacOs(parent OS) menubar shows up instantly. Which is very annoying ...
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Input devices connected by cable are randomly freezing

I got a MacBook Pro 2020 with the lates MacOS installed. I generally use it with 2 Monitors and a Mouse and Keyboard connected via USB-C Kabel, or Dongle (Happens for both options). I can use ...
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Cursor disappears/behaves incorrectly on edge of external monitor

As I move my cursor to the right edge of the screen, it disappears. If I continue moving it to the right, it will reappear but when I click it registers to the right of the where the cursor is ...
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Increase Magic Mouse Scaling Over Max

On a normal USB mouse you can change the mouse scaling in the terminal: defaults write -g com.apple.mouse.scaling X Where X is your scale; in System Preferences the max scale is 3.0. When using this ...
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Bluetooth lagging on Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019

I have a Magic Mouse connected to my new Macbook Pro 2019. The mouse is horribly lagging. I have another bluetooth device, a pair of Sony headphones, that is working horribly too. Analysis: Both ...
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Why is my mac stuttering / lagging every 2 seconds + USBC Monitor

I am having a weird issue. I was just connecting my new ultrawide monitor and now my mouse stutters every 2 seconds for about 200ms. (Rough feeling, not measurements done). This happens regardless if ...
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How to ignore mouse hover behaviour when switching between desktops (whilst using multiple monitors)?

I have two monitors and four desktops setup. Monitor1: desktop1 = editor; desktop 2 = chrome Monitor2: desktop1 = photoshop; desktop 2 = illustrator If I want to switch between desktops I use ctrl ...
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Accessibility — click a link/button by typing its text

Background: Voice Control lets you click links by just saying “Click <link/button name>”. Question: How would I do this by typing instead of speaking? (Siri has a “Type to Siri” option, but ...
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Make a keyboard shortcut to do three finger swipes

How do I create a keyboard combination that can be held down to treat the successive mouse moves as if they were three-finger-on-trackpad movements? So I can hold down e.g. cmd and shift, then move ...
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Shortcut to next/prev workspace triggered on a monitor with mouse, not monitor with focused application

Macos has built in shortcuts to switch between workspaces ^left arrow - go to left workspace ^right arrow - go to right workspace I have a multimonitor setup and it often happens that the mouse is ...
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How does a generic bluetooth mouse / keyboard work with macos without installing any driver?

Some generic brand bluetooth keyboard / mouse work fine on macos. Does macos have a built-in common driver api (for mouse and keyboard) that all these device use or is it some specification in the ...
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MacBook Pro 16" Mouse skips every 2-3 seconds - Changing monitor from DP1.2 to DP1.1 stopped it. Why?

MacBook Pro 16" Arrived this week and when I plug in my external display the mouse cursor skips, glitches, freezes every 2-3 seconds. Unplug the monitor and all is fine. Tried switching from DP ...
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Proportional Mouse Movement across Multiple Monitors?

I have a MacBook Pro 2018 with Catalina (1920x1080px) and a 2nd external monitor (3440x1440px) arranged as below in Displays. I understand that there are scale options to change the resolutions but I ...
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How to make Mac OS incompatible mouse work on Mac OS and use ALL its buttons? Tell me your solution please

I have a wonderful Roccat Tyon mouse (this is not a promo, I honestly love this product after trying a bunch of other gaming mouses) which I use for work, not for gaming. And I use it on the Mac OS ...
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How to know Magic Mouse 2 is charging properly?

When I connect my Magic Mouse 2 to the wall socket through a lighting cable, there is no indicator to show that it is charging. It has been some time and I don't see it working yet. Is there a way to ...
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macOS suddenly exhibits weird mouse acceleration after idling

Not sure what changed in the system but I'm running 10.15.6 (19G2021) and suddenly it have the mouse acceleration really fast if the system is idle for a few minutes. As soon as I move the mouse for 1 ...
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Make safari use normal `back` and `forward` button as other browser

As you might know, Safari use different short to go forward and back in history, CMD+[ and CMD+]. How do I change that to use normal back and forward button as on most mouse and other browser?
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External Monitor Blurry text and Sluggy Mouse on MBP 2020

I have bought the MBP PRO 2020 13" after lot of struggle convincing my family for lot of money. Thinking it would help me ease my work and help me with my work. However,The problem is I feel like ...
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Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

I just got a new work laptop. I would like to seamlessly switch my bluetooth devices (headphones, magic keyboard, touchpad) between work / personal Macs without complex repairing. Has anyone solved ...
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Map the application key to right-click at caret position using Karabiner-Elements

To map the application key to right-click using Karabiner-Elements one can use: "simple_modifications": [ { "from": { "key_code": "...
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Intellimouse Optical-side buttons for Catalina

My ~20 year old Intellimouse Optical optical functions in Catalina. I would like to be able to use the side-buttons to "go-back" in Safari. I believe (please tell me if this not correct) ...
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Mouse tracking speed setting has no effect

If I change the tracking speed of my USB mouse then literally nothing happens. It tracks at the exact same speed: It appears to remember the setting and it makes defaults read -g com.apple.mouse....
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“Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse is present” not working

The built-in trackpad of my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro (running macOS Catalina 10.15.6) started to malfunction and I have tried everything from an SMC reset to an NVRAM reset but to no avail could ...
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Drag and drop text with mouse [duplicate]

Something I often find myself doing is drag and dropping text one website into another app (e.g. Notes). Using the trackpad, the process works as I expect it to. However, when I use my external mouse (...
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MacBook freezes constantly but not in safe mode

This is a MacBook Pro, 13 inches, from 2016, running Mojave 10.14.3 First I noticed that the mouse moved in a jittery fashion, like if it bounced around the point I wanted it to be instead of simply ...
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Is there any software to map button 4 and 5 of mouse in macos catalina to a keyboard stroke? [duplicate]

I want to assign ctrl + c (copy) to button 4, I have previously done it in windows with a software called mouse manager but can't find any such software for macos.
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Drag & drop stops working sometimes on High Sierra

After a while of leaving my computer (macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra) on, drag & drop stops working. To be clear: I can only hold files and drag them, but cannot drop them at any location (in finder or ...
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Log into Mac Mini with unpaired Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

Can I pair a new Bluetooth keyboard or mouse when I try to log into Catalina, when no other input device is available? Here is my situation: I have a MacMini with Catalina installed. It works ...
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Can we map button 4 and 5 of mouse to copy and paste in IPad?

Is there any third party software as there is no such option in accessibility settings.
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Generate right mouse button click

ALL, The standard Apple mouse has only one button that generates a left click. How do I generate a right click? TIA!!
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Configure Logitech G600 mouse on MBP Catalina

I have a Logitech G600 mouse and have https://www.usboverdrive.com/ installed with the intention configuration of the G keys on the mouse. usboverdrive works for configuring the mouse movement and ...
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Use laptop keyboard as an external keyboard for my ipad

I just bought a new ipad amidst the lockdown and i just can't get hold of the keyboard for it Is there any way i can use my old laptop's keyboard and mouse with the ipad (pro 2020)
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Recover after ssd upgrade

27” IMac crapped out with no recent backups. After research settled on it was hard drive related. Swapped out hard drive for ssd and can get to Os Catalina screen where I select the ssd to install the ...
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Unhide dock on fullscreen apps faster (with mouse)

I'm a new Mac user and I'm currently MacOS Catalina. My question is how to unhide the dock on fullscreen apps without having to drag the mouse a lot further down than usual to get the dock. It doesn't ...
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Revert back from a BT dongle 4.0 to internal bluetooth controller won't work

When the Mac mini 2018 was released, I was experiencing Magic Mouse 2 issues (choppiness, etc), like many others, so I decided to get a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle (IOGear GBU521) and see if the problem ...
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some mouse clicks not registering in steam

When in a game on steam, about half the mouse clicks do not register. This issue doesn't seem to happen in any other applications that i've tried or on the steam client itself. The issue started when ...
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2020 MacBook not waking with LG Ultrawide monitor and MX keys and mouse

I have an issue which I been researching with no luck. I have an ultrawide LG monitor set up to 3 laptops with the MX keys and mouse 3. (1)2020 MacBook Pro via Apple usc-c adapter with HDMI cable to ...
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iMac Mouse Stuck in Scroll Mode

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help. My 2009 27" iMac suddenly starting having mouse issues, rendering it almost unusable. The best way to describe it would be as if the mouse were ...
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How do I drag a text box in Preview?

When using Preview, I can create a text box to add text on top of a PDF. However, the text box is not always created in the correct area. I find that I can use the Arrow Keys to move the text box. Or, ...
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My mouse always interprets a left-click as a middle click. How can I restore normal behavior?

My High Sierra Mac is interpreting any left mouse click as a middle click. So that means it won't switch context to a desired window with a left click, and all web links open in a background tab, as ...
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Switch between workspaces with mouse (not trackpad / magicpad and not keyboard) [duplicate]

Is there a way I can switch between workspaces with a mouse? I know I can configure keyboard shortcuts for this, and I can also configure trackpad 3/4 finger swipe up for mission control then select ...
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Jittery macOS mouse cursor when hovering over links

I'm experiencing a jittery/buggy/flickering mouse cursor when moving my mouse over hyperlinks. This occurs in both Safari and Chrome. It also occurs in other non-hyperlink instances of the mouse ...
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Adding modifiers to mouse clicks and other shortcuts

I have a 5 button mouse and a windows keyboard that hooks into my workstation of my macbook Pro and a monitor. I deal with a lot of annoyances as I am constantly virtual machine or remote desktoped to ...
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Fix 3 and 4 Finger Gestures Not Working in macOS Catalina 10.15

For some reason the 3 and 4 finger gestures on my 2019 MacBook Pro 16" have stopped working. This happened for some reason with macOS 10.15.4 installed, and after upgrading to 10.15.5 they still do ...
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How to move/hover mouse (not click) over a button on Safari by using Applescript

Can anybody tell me how to write an Applescript that can move or hover mouse over a Button on Safari? I've successfully made an Applescript that can click to the button but I don't know how to make ...
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Pinch to zoom on a Magic Mouse. Smart zoom is just not the same

Is there a way to do a pinch to zoom action on a Magic Mouse just like a Trackpad? I am aware that one can double tap to zoom, but it performs a smart zoom in and out nothing that I can control much. ...
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Shift scroll doesn't horizontally scroll with any external mouse

I used to use Shift+scroll to scroll horizontally in the past. However, when I tried this on my MacBook running macOS Catalina, it didn't seem to work. I tried this with multiple external mouses—the ...

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