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

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icdd process is disconnecting my mouse

I have trouble with my macOS / my mouse where my mouse get disconnected for a few seconds and connected automatically again. When I open console app and start a logging session there get the following ...
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How to “speed scroll” by holding mouse wheel down

On windows you can scroll both vertically and horizontally very fast by moving the mouse while holding mouse wheel down. Trying to do it on mac doesn't work and I see no preferences for it. How do I ...
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Magic Mouse 2 automatically changes to double click?

For some time now -once in a while- my mouse changed from standard single click to double click. I notice this when clicking on links in Safari, but also when clicking on a reply in Mail. I assume ...
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Magic Mouse 1 : no right click and no settings in Mac OS 10.9.5 Mavericks

My magic mouse 1 is connecting and working on my Mac Mini mid-2011 on Mavericks 10.9.5 ( I don't update further because of loose of performance on newer versions). On this version for 4years+ now. ...
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WindowServer high CPU usage, spikes when moving cursor on M1 MacBook Big Sur

The "WindowServer" process uses excessive CPU time on my 2020 M1 MacBook Pro running Big Sur 11.2.1. At idle it will sit at 15-25% CPU time. When moving the mouse cursor it jumps to 30-50% ...
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How to make Calendar in macOS scroll via the scroll wheel of a thrid-party mouse

I use a Logitech MX3 Anywhere for Mac and a Logitech Pebble with macOS. Scrolling works fine in most applications, only in Apple's Calendar app the scroll wheel does not move through the months as it ...
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Temporarily show location of mouse pointer (without having to move the mouse)?

I have to work with both Windows 10 and MacOS (Big Sur) daily. I have the "Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key" option enabled in Windows. This option is extremely helpful ...
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Issues using a non-Mac mouse with MacBook Pro

The mouse I'm currently using is the Logitech Anywhere 2s mouse recommended by this youtuber. When I use it for prolong amounts of time, I find VERY significant connection lag issues no matter whether ...
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Mac start issue, stuck key effect slow mouse and system cannot login

I stated my Macbook pro (2017) and it was really slow, I tried to type my password but then started to type forever like my keyboard stuck, mouse is lagging and slow and all system react really slow. ...
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Is it possible to decrease the size of the “activation area” for a hidden Dock in Big Sur?

Before Big Sur, a hidden Dock (at the bottom of the screen) would be unhidden only if the mouse pointer was moved to the very bottom of the screen — you literally had to slam the mouse into that last ...
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Logitech mouse and keyboard don't wake up my macbook pro 13" (2020)

I have my macbook plugged into an external monitor, and when it goes to sleep I can't wake it back up with the keyboard or the mouse. They are both Logitech, MX keys and MX master 3. I can't figure it ...
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Delaying a right click

I'm not sure why, but, every few minutes, my middle finger twitches enough to press the right mouse button. I might schedule an appointment with my doctor to check out what's be going on (e.g. lack of ...
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Mac gets slow when mouse is plugged in?

I recently got an Steelseries Aerox 3 mouse (wired), and whenever I try to use it, my MacBook Pro (2018) starts to lag an insane amount. I also have an Apex 5 keyboard plugged in, but I can unplug the ...
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Quarter circle with self-filling edge when mouse pointer is near the corner in Big Sur

I am new to Big Sur. While setting it up, I noticed a feature I had not seen before. Whenever the cursor got close to one of the four corners of the screen, a quarter-circle-like shape appeared ...
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Is there a way to enforce straight mouse movement(horizontal, vertical, diagonal) in macos?

I was wondering if there is a way to enforce a straight pointer movement in macOS. For instance when you are annotating a PDF document, you may want to make a straight stroke as an underline. So what ...
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Mac OS Big Sur - mouse stutter (not a Bluetooth problem)

I'm experiencing really annoying mouse stutter on my MacBook Pro 16 inch. When I move the cursor it's smooth for a few seconds and then it suddenly stops for a split-second before moving again. This ...
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Right click/secondary click not working on Mojave

I'm on Mojave and this evening my right click stopped working with my Logitech MX Ergo trackball. When I swap around the buttons using the Logitech Control Center software, it's the left button that ...
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Mac OS sleep - awakes right away

When I put my macbook in sleep mode, most of the time it will awake right away. I don't think that there is a software preventing it from going into sleep mode. Instead my guess is that it registers ...
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Big Sur - unable to focus any app or make mouse/keyboard inputs after waking from sleep?

Problem Description Since upgrading to Big Sur I have been experiencing, sometimes multiple times per day, an issue where after waking the machine from sleep: I am unable to enter text input with the ...
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My Magic Mouse stutters seemingly at random — but only when using ethernet

I have a (corporate-issued) 16" 2020 MBP on Catalina (10.15.7). I use it at my desk with a thunderbolt dock. I also use a magic mouse -- the touch-sensitive surface one with the unusable ...
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Where are / are the “counting hand” cursors used in macOS

I was looking around inside the system folders in MacOS and where the cursors are there are 3 cursors I've never seen before called countinguphand, countingdownhand and countingupandownhand. You can ...
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Move mouse to other display over an arrangement gap

I have the following setup at home and I want to be able to move my mouse over the gap between the center lower screen and the lower part of the right screen (red line). Currently the mouse is blocked ...
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Magic Mouse 2 scrolling crashes apps on Big Sur

I'm experiencing really annoying issue on Big Sur (It worked like charm on Catalina). I'm unable to scroll with Magic Mouse 2: in "subwindows" of applications, you know the "pop up&...
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How to clear driver cache for USB-mouse (type A) on Mac

My Mac crashes somewhere between once per day and once per week, when I have too many applications open. When I start it again, then I'm unable to scroll up, on my external Logitech Mouse. Scrolling ...
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Macbook screen freezes when I move my external mouse

I recently updated to macOS Big Sur, and I wanted to use my external mouse for work and gaming. I plugged in my mouse using a USB dongle, but every time I moved the mouse, the screen would freeze. In ...
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Input lag (keyboard and mouse) on external monitor

so I bought this USB-C hub adapter (https://www.arktis.de/satechi-usb-c-multiport-adapter-space-grey/) for a MacBook Pro 2019 to connect a second external monitors but I face an input lag on the ...
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Sometimes right-clicking on magic mouse does not work

I'm using Mac and magic mouse. Left-clicking on the mouse always works. But sometimes, when I right click on the magic mouse, it just does not work. So I have to right click again or again and again. ...
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WindowServer High CPU using external monitor - Big Sur

So, few bits of context I've got a MacBook 12" from 2017 It's connected to an external monitor via USB-C to a Satechi V2 dongle and then HDMI to the monitor I'm experiencing a few things: ...
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Mac mouse cursor-pointer SIZE does NOT change when shaking

Mac mouse cursor-pointer SIZE does NOT change when shaking, even when "Apple - System Preferences - Accessibility - Display - Shake mouse pointer to locate" is selected. System: macOS 10.12....
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Pair a bluetooth mouse directly with Macbook Air

I have Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse, which has a dedicated Bluetooth receiver USB dongle. When I plug it in on the left-hand side of the laptop and the mouse is physically on the right-hand side ...
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How do I disable automatic Text/Word selection on click?

When I click or right click on text/a url in Google Chrome, it selects the word. For example, if I want to copy a URL to clipboard, I have to now open the URL in a new tab, select the URL at the top ...
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Mouse right click intermittently stops working on macOS

I am using macOS 10.15.4 "Catalina", and intermittently my mouse right click starts behaving like a mouse left click; i.e. no matter how I configure my mouse, I cannot get the right click (...
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What keys / “switches” are available for Alternate Pointer Actions?

I would like to use a convenient keyboard shortcut for the context menu that is typically accessed by right clicking. Instructions for updating are here: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/...
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Macbook Pro 2016 - Cursor doesn't move when making selections/moving objects

I have a MacBook Pro 15" 2016 with Touch Bar on OS Catalina 10.15.7. For the last few months I've been having the issue; when I move an object in an application like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe ...
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How to speed up mouseover event happening on MacOS? [duplicate]

A lot of things have tooltips that appear once you let the mouse rest over the trigger area for some time. On my system the delay between when I stopped moving the mouse and tooltip popup is extremely ...
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How can I use option (⌥) + mouse wheel to zoom the content in Keynote/Pages/Preview?

So, this is my struggle - lately, I've been using Apps such as Keynote / Pages / Preview. From MS Word, other .pdf browser, I am used to the combination of ⌥ + mouse wheel (option + mouse wheel) to ...
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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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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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