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

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MacBook Pro Mouse and Keyboard freeze after opening the Lid

So recently my MacBook Pro 2018 Touchbar (4 USB-C and Intel I5 Quadcore) has been having a really weird problem after waking up from Sleep. Every time I open the Lid and log in, the screen wakes up ...
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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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My external Kensington USB mouse teleports to the bottom left or bottom right of the screen on its own

I have a Kensington usb mouse connected to my usb hub, which is in turn connected to my 2015 MBP. My mac runs in clamshell mode most of the time, and I use Karabiner Elements to block the internal ...
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Mouse settings don't retain in Logitech options

I have an Logitech MX Master mouse that comes with a program to adjust it's settings called Logitech Options. I use this to adjust the issue many people have a mac: you wanna scroll with trackpad the '...
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Make non-Apple mouse scroll smoothly

I've begun using a Logitech G600 and customizing it with Folivora, and the power of the combination is incredible. It's speeding up my workflow and making it more intuitive. However... I miss the ...
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Erase macbook hard drive without the use of the mouse

I want to sell my early 2015 macbook pro retina. It has an unknown issue where the mouse input isn't working properly and I can't click (when using either the trackpad or a USB mouse). I have got to ...
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Mouse moves, but cannot click

My mouse just got stuck: I could still move the pointer, but clicks would not register. This occurred with both my external Magic Trackpad, and the laptop's internal trackpad, apropos of nothing. As ...
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How to make display PDF images with mouse hover in iTerm2 after " ls -l '?

On Catalina 10.15.2, Sometimes, in iTerm2 terminal, after a ls -l command, I can visualize some pdf files (a popup window appears suddenly) when my mouse is over the list of PDF filenames. But this ...
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How to make the Logitech 300s move wider?

I am using an wired mouse Logitech 300s (As seen in the screenshot) Whenever I move the mouse from edge to edge of the mouse pad, the cursor only moved about slightly over 1/2 of the way on the ...
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Why does my MacBook's trackpad still function even when I have disabled it?

The trackpad on my old MacBook Pro 2012 has an "erratic cursor dance issue" and it randomly scrolls, swipes and clicks everywhere. I disabled the trackpad through Apple menu > System ...
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For making an assistive device, does iOS 13 enable control of a cursor using code?

Curious if it's possible to control a cursor on an iPad, for example to allow someone who can't touch the screen to be able to generate movement commands some other way, and have those commands sent ...
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How to get ScreenCapture with mouse pointer?

The screen capture app on my Macbook Pro (the one that comes up when I press Cmd + Shift+5) has an option to capture the mouse pointer as well. However that option doesn’t seem to work - the capture ...
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Cursor disappearing after full screen

I have a mac laptop running 10.14.6. For some reason, in the last week, the cursor has started disappearing every time I go full screen and then leave full screen. So I have to hit Mission Control ...
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Map right shift key to behave like top arrow

guys I'm a software developer and I use arrows keys a lot. As long as Apple changed their keyboard layout it is so hard to use the new arrows setup. It' just drives me crazy every time when I try to ...
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Magic mouse 2 always on?

So I just bought a new magic mouse 2 and I noticed whether I turn it off or on, it still keeps working when I move it. Does the switch at the bottom actually do anything now? Or do I have a defective ...
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iPad pro can’t “see” magic mouse 2

I used to work with magic mouse 2 on my iPad Pro v13, but since the latest update 13.3, now the mouse is not even discoverable via Bluetooth. I tried everything from resetting network, to hard ...
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Macbook Pro running Mojave dropping bluetooth devices

I'm having a strange bluetooth problem: my mid 2015 MB Pro connects to my bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard fine. After a few minutes of use, both disconnect (I get the "connection lost" icon for ...
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Why does the Magic Mouse prevent me from clicking with my trackpad?

It often happens to me that I open my MacBook Pro to use it while traveling, only to find out that I can't use it because the effin' Magic is locked away in some luggage, and the trackpad is not ...
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How to use scrollwheel (middle mouse button) to open link in new tab in Chrome

Before I upgraded to Catalina, in Chrome I could just middle-click on a link to open it in a new tab. And life was great. After upgrading to Catalina, this still works in Safari but for whatever ...
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What kind of mouse has best performance to use with a Mac?

I recently got a Mac upgrade to a new MacBook Air (10.14.6), which only has two new small USB-C connections. I therefore bought a USB-C to old USB adaptor to be able to connect my harddrives, USB ...
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Mouse System Preferences does not recognize USB mouse, even though mouse works

I have attached a Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 to a USB-A port on my 2014 Mac Mini running macOS Catalina 10.15 (plus all supplemental updates current at time of posting). The mouse works, but, when ...
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Mac Mini is slow when keyboard and mouse are detached

I use a very basic and cheap unit to switch one USB keyboard and one USB mouse between a PC and a Mac Mini. The unit is an Aten CS22U. It all works fine, albeit with a few seconds delay when ...
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Release mouse from VirtualBox in Mac automatically?

I installed Windows10 x64 and Unbuntu x64 in VirtualBox in Mac. When I moved the mouse outside of the Ubuntu VM window to get back to Mac, the mouse is automatically released. But when I did the same ...
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Magic Mouse with iOS 12.X?

Magic Mouse is supported under natively iOS 13, however, my iPad (iOS 12.4) does not meet the hardware requirement for iOS 13. I would like to be able to use a magic mouse with my iPhone / iPad ...
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How to use the navigation buttons of a mouse in Safari in macOS 10.13.6?

I have a generic USB mouse that has the navigation buttons for back and forward in the left side near where the thumb rests. These buttons work out of box in any Windows or Linux machine that supports ...
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2 finger swipe not working on Apple mouse

I have recently bought the Apple magic mouse and it is working great for the most part (including gestures). However, the 2 finger app swipe/switching feature is not working even though I have enabled ...
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Magic mouse USB cable [closed]

I LOVE my Magic Mouse. Unfortunately, at a new job, I can only used wired mice, NOT wireless (security issues). Is there anything equivalent to the Magic Mouse, but uses a USB cable (for Emission ...
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Mouse battery warning percentage

I use High Sierra on a MacBook Pro with a Magic Mouse. I rotate among three pairs of rechargeable batteries. Today I got the warning about low mouse battery charge when the charge was at 9%. But the ...
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How can I change the scrolling direction of the mouse, independently of the trackpad? [duplicate]

In System Preferences > Trackpad > Scroll & Zoom, there is a checkbox called Scroll Direction: Normal, which allows us to change the scrolling direction of the trackpad, but it also changes ...
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What are the remedies for a trackpad suddenly malfunctioning?

The trackpad on my 2017 MBP (no touch) has suddenly started functioning improperly, at times. It is ultra-sensitive at times, clicking everything every second while at other times it is inactive. No ...
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Reverse Mouse wheel zooming in Sketch

I am using a Logitech Mouse on my Mac and want to inverse the zoom direction inside Sketch (maybe in the whole system - until now I only zoomed in Sketch). How can that be done? I am scrolling using ...
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How can I pair my Apple keyboard and mouse to multiple Macbooks Pro? [duplicate]

I would like to use my Apple wireless keyboard and mouse with my work and personal Macbook without having to pair them every time. Is there a simple way to pair with multiple Macbooks and switch ...
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How to auto select new screen when moving pointer from one monitor to another?

I use Chrome browser on extended display, and its DevTools on built-in monitor. Both are using their own spaces in separate monitors. My problem is when I move pointer from one monitor to other one ...
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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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Lost bluetooth connection with mouse

I have a big problem with bluetooth on my Mac Book Pro. I bought my first MacBook about month ago. For the first week everything was ok, but then my mouse began to lose connection with the computer. ...
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Weird issues after updating to macOS 10.15 Catalina beta 8 (19A558d)

I have MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Touch ID model), and I've been on macOS 10.15 Catalina developer beta since June without any issues. However, since updating to the latest beta, I have several major ...
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Click-lock Alternative?

I was wondering if there was an alternative to click-lock for mac? I can't use drag lock because of limited hand movement. I need something where I can move the cursor to where I want to drag, hold ...
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What is the maximum wattage/amperage the Magic Mouse 2 can consume?

Oddly I have to charge these things a lot and I'm trying to determine which power of AC-USB charger to buy without being wasteful. For example, if I use a 12W (2.4 amp) iPad charger, will the magic ...
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Is scrolling considered a “keyboard input”?

Context: I installed an app called "Scroll Reverser" which will allow me to use the natural scrolling setting for my trackpad and the opposite scrolling setting for my mouse scroll wheel. The ...
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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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Control volume with right mouse button + mouse wheel

Are there any programs that let me assign custom action such as changing the volume on mouse gestures (right click+scroll wheel), similar to Volumouse on Windows?
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Make mousing over a new window or screen change the focus to that window? [duplicate]

I have a multi-monitor set up with my Macbook Pro. Frequently, when I move my mouse from one monitor to another, I'll assume I'm now working in the window my mouse is over, but find myself typing and ...
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How can I remap mousebuttons in macos mojave

I use a wireless mouse (Anker vertical wireless) and the buttons which are supposed to go back or forward in a browser just turn on scrolling by mouse-movement. I'd like to remap these two buttons to ...
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How to change bluetooth frequency for magic mouse 2

Sometimes my Magic Mouse does not work when Wi-Fi is on! When I turn Wi-Fi off, I can move it again! MacBook freezes frequently and it really drives me crazy! I guess it isrelated to the Wi-Fi, ...
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AppleScript to connect Magic Mouse on iMac

I'd like to write an AppleScript that will connect my Magic Mouse 2. Basically, in words, I'd like a script that will show up in "Services" that opens system preferences, goes to Bluetooth, finds the ...
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How to increase mouse tracking speed beyond the maximum for MacOS Mojave 10.14?

I have been trying to increase maximum tracking speed for my 2018 Macbook Pro trackpad past the normal settings for Mac OS Mojave 10.14, but I am unsuccessful. I have looking at the previous ...
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How can I navigate backward and forward using a Rapoo Optical Mouse?

I want to use the additional buttons of my Rapoo N3600 Optical Mouse to navigate backward and forward in my web browser. How can I achieve this?
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Magic Mouse 2 stops responding after a while

I just got a Magic Mouse 2 (the Space Gray version) and I've been having some really frustrating issues with it. The sequence of events is the following: The mouse will connect just fine, it's ...
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VNC client like x2vnc

x2vnc is a program that lets you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer. The overall result is that it works like a dual-display workstation, where ...
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Mouse cursor frequently disappears

On macOS Mojave 10.14.5 through Catalina 10.15.2, my mouse pointer becomes invisible frustratingly often. The only way to make it visible again is to enter Mission Control or to click on the middle ...