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Automating mouse pointer acceleration changes used to work - macOS Sonoma 14.5

I spend the first 45 minutes of my workday walking 4.7 mph on my treadmill which requires a very mellow mouse experience or every click turns into a drag. I can manually change the mouse tracking ...
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Why does my mouse have Parkinson's?

For a while, my mouse pointer has been vibrating as if it had Parkinson's disease, at a frequency of around 3 Hz with a displacement of a few pixels. I have no clue why it does that. It happens ...
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Resizing Windows Has Become Very Difficult

I'm not sure when it happened, but resizing windows has started requiring surgical precision with the mouse. Getting the resize cursor to appear at the edge of a window takes several attempts, as if ...
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Automatic scrolling when the pointer reaches the edge of a window or page

I use the Logitech Trackman and love being able to scroll up or down with just a simple click of a button. However, I would like to be able to scroll a page (usually webpage) when I reach the edge of ...
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Activate non-active window by clicking the mouse wheel

I want to be able to make a non-active window active via mouse wheel click instead of having to left-click inside the window. Useful when using CAD and switching back and forth between necessary apps. ...
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Remap two-finger trackpad scrolling to right click hold plus scrolling for a video game

I am playing World of Warcraft on the trackpad, and there are two important actions: a) Cursor movement: 1-finger movement. b) Camera movement: 1-finger movement while holding right click. It works ...
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Can I use Apple magic mouse with glove?

For some reasons, I need to use Apple Magic Mouse with glove which is not too thick but just like white cotton gloves that tech review youtubers wear. When I touch my iPhone, iPad, or Macbook with the ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Multi-Touch Gestures

I would like to customize buttons of my mouse to support some multi-touch mouse gestures. Are there a list of keyboard shortcuts for the gestures (for the ones that are possible to map)?
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Left click causes pointer lag on iMac, without magnet or bettertouchtool

I have been having some little issues with my 2019 Sonoma 14.3.1 iMac. When I click the left button of the mouse, it causes the pointer to freeze for half a second. It is making the gaming experience ...
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Why does mouse moving differ from trackpad when controlling a fast moving cursor on MacOS 14.3+?

MacOS 14.3 introduced a new issue where releasing left click would cause the cursor to 'jump' a certain distance depending on the current speed of the cursor (faster=further jump). Additionally, there ...
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MacOS - Is there a way to automate a single mouse click at a scheduled time everyday?

I'm trying to find a way to emulate a single mouse-click and I want this action to be performed specifically at a certain time everyday (For example: 6am). It is a requirement related to my work as ...
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How do I make the system to ask for keyboard and mouse?

I have a Mac 21.5 from 2015 that I hadn't used for a while. A few weeks ago, I used it with a USB mouse and its original keyboard but didn't use it afterwards. Today, when I turned it on, it didn't ...
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Force mouse to hide in full screen

When playing some full screen players like Discovery+ in MacOS Sonoma (M2 Chip Macbook Pro), the mouse just stays on top in full screen. This is annoying as I can never really hide the mouse. Is there ...
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USB hub on Sonoma disconnects mouse after sleep

I have a usb hub with a usb mouse attached to the hub. MacOS 14.2.1 on MacbookPro 2018. Everytime I wake my computer from sleep (1 min or sleep or overnight) the attached mouse doesn't work and I ...
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USB3.0 to USB C cable doesn't work when plugged directly into USB C port, but does work when connected through hub

I have a 2023 M2 MacBook Pro, with an Anker USB-C hub. I also have a USB 3.0 Switch, that I use to switch my keyboard/mouse between my MacBook and my PC. When I plug a USB-3 to USB-C cable directly ...
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Logitech MX Keys is detected as of type mouse in battery widget

Unfortunately the battery widget of Sonoma 14.2 detects the keyboard Logitech MX Keys as of type mouse. The widget shows a mouse icon: Can this icon be changed?
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An old Logitech MX Master 2S's gesture button is mapped to alt+ctrl+tab: how?

Using either KeyCastr or Karabiner Events Viewer, I can see that my Logitech MX Master 2S's "gesture button" invokes a ⌃⌥⇥. Surely this is something past me has done to present me for some ...
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Force click without an apple trackpad?

On a macbook, we can use force click on trackpad to loop up words or do some other things. However, an "ordinary" mouse does not have the hardware for force click. How can we trigger force ...
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How can I toggle Natural Scrolling in macOS Sonoma 14.0 without using third-party software?

I want to toggle natural scrolling without using third-party software, as is done here and here. However, these scripts no longer work in macOS Sonoma 14.0 because the layout of the System Settings ...
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Is there a desktop manager/overlay that improves use of keyboard navigation?

For my current job I have to work with an Apple MacBook. The first thing I notice is the high reliance on the mouse. Which is quite slow/painful for me, knowing I need to be careful not to get more ...
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Mouse and keyboard input and audio output doesn't work in X11 window

Through some form of dark magic, I was able to make a Linux X11 QT/GTK2 (I don't know which one) application compile and run on my 2021 MacBook Pro running macOS 14.1. All the windows open fine, but ...
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Mouse pointer moves jerkily on exernal display

From time to time, my mouse pointer starts to move jerkily or erratically while I move it around. The effect is very visible and distracting. I've captured this video at 0.25× speed of my screen (. ...
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How to scroll to previous location on macOS?

When I grab the slider with the mouse pointer and start scrolling I can't go back to the exact location of where I started. I tried pressing Esc before releasing the mouse button but that doesn't work....
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How can I pair a new Apple mouse with my Mac?

My Desktop Mac will not connect to my new Apple bluetooth mouse. I have bluetooth enabled on my Mac but I cannot get the mouse to pair. The mouse does not seem to have a pairing button that I can push....
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Macbook keyboard and trackpad behaving strangely - vowels don't work?

The keyboard and trackpad of my early 2015 Macbook Retina started behaving strangely. Keyboard is replaced two years ago and should work fine. This all seems like a software problem. Trackpad ...
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How can I change the scroll direction of the mouse on a laptop with Ventura?

I have a laptop with macOS 13.4 (Ventura) and cannot find how to modify the scrolling direction of a USB mouse: not under Mouse nor under Accessibility in System Settings. (This question is related to ...
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USB mouse buttons mapped incorrectly - how can I remap? [duplicate]

At work, I have been assigned a new Macbook pro M2 running Ventura (13.4.1). The problem is that my personal mouse (a Roccat Kone XTD) does not work with the Macbook. I have tried a couple other ...
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Cherry Gentix BT mouse: control extra buttons? [duplicate]

The Gentix BT mouse by Cherry has two extra buttons on the left hand side. Those are "hard wired" to browser next/back. Cherry offers software to assign different functions to the buttons, ...
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Mouse issues on second screen

I recently started facing a weird bug on my macbooks. Whenever I connect an external screen through a hub there are issues with the mouse. In some apps (Descript) I can't 'click' certain buttons ...
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iTerm2, nano and mouse

I'm using the nano editor inside iTerm2. I have configured various profiles for iTerm2. In my .nanorc, I have configured set mouse to get at least some rudimentary mouse support (since nano works ...
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AppleScript click at times out

I am unable to use any AppleScript click at functionality: tell application "Finder" activate end tell tell application "System Events" tell ...
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Wireless mouse no longer connects

I have a Logitech mouse (connected wirelessly through USB port, without Bluetooth). It used to work fine on my Macbook until last week when I took an online exam where the proctor changed a few ...
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Setting pointer size by application

Generally, I prefer to have the size of the pointer one notch above "normal," this makes it easier to spot in my high resolution display. However, when using brushes in Photoshop, this ...
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How to enable middle mouse click scroll on all apps

I am trying to enable middle mouse click scroll (see screenshot) on all apps, currently it only works on Firefox. It is not magic mouse. Please help me. I am using currently my first not Magic Mouse, ...
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How to check the battery health of a Magic Mouse 2? [duplicate]

No I do not want to see the 'percent charge' left (which is all that gets returned when trying to google this) In the same way as you can see the 'battery health' for an iPhone, I would like to see ...
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How can I manage hover tooltips and their delays on macOS?

It seems many first-party programs in macOS either have no tooltips at all or the delay is uncomfortably long. This combination often leaves me hovering my cursor over a button with an icon and no ...
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How can I convert a path of UI elements to string/text?

I am using the following to get the UI element path for the mouse pointer location. use framework "Foundation" property NSEvent : a reference to current application's NSEvent property ...
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Is there a way around the minimum double-click speed being too fast for me?

I have a disability that makes it difficult for me to double-click quickly enough to be detected, even after setting double-click speed as slow as possible. Is it possible to set it even slower or ...
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AppleScript mouse commands in a background user

We use AppleScript (Javascript to be precise) to automate certain UI tests. The script uses the mouse (using MouseTools) and the keyboard (using system.keystroke and system.keyCode). This has been ...
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how can I disable touch scrolling on the magic mouse?

I recently got a magic mouse, and have been trying to use it, but I am finding it very unfriendly to use. Mainly I am constantly scrolling all over the place, on accident when I am moving the mouse. ...
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Why do I have to wait several minutes before "USB 2.0 Hub" shows up in "System Information..." -> "USB Device Tree"?

Recently, after connecting a USB 2.0 hub to my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, i5). I need to wait several minutes before I can see it in "System Information..." -> "USB" -> &...
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How to remove cursor from middle of magnifier tool view?

Im on a MacBook Pro , monterey 12.6.6 using the Preview program. When using the magnifier under Tools I cant get the cursor from blocking what im magnifying. How do I get the cursor out of the tool ...
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Logitech K350 keyboard and mouse freezes constantly on MacBook Pro with Monterey v 12.6.6

There are no Logitech drivers installed on my new MacBook. Is this the problem? I don't need to install anything on Windows or Linux and the K350 works beautifully on those systems. When I try to ...
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How can I really turn off mouse cursor acceleration in macOS 14.0 (Sonoma)

I want to disable mouse cursor acceleration, but the method described in How to permanently disable mouse acceleration (MacOS Monterey) ( defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1) ...
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Macbook Pro track pad isn't responding. I want to install a magic mouse via Bluetooth but can't tab over to select it with the keyboad

I can't select the Magic Mouse that appears in the Bluetooth screen as I don't have a pointing device. In Windows, you'd just tab over to the open screen, select the device with arrow keys and press ...
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Browser and Mail windows get smaller just by themselves

On a new MacBook Pro M1 running Monterey. Quite often, when I move my mouse toward some windows on max size (not full screen) such as the browser (Firefox) or the Mail app, the window suddenly gets ...
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How do I enable the num pad on microsoft ergonomic keyboard run by Mac?

Suddenly...the number pad does not work. The numbers on the top do work. This was sudden, overnight. I have tried various pointer control, mouse keys, etc. as read online....I do not know how to ...
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Positioning the cursor with the mouse inside nano

I'm using the nano editor inside MacOS Terminal and iTerm2. My .nanorc contains the statement set mouse on and I can select text with the mouse. However, I can not move the text insertion cursor with ...
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Mouse lag / stutter in Ventura

I recently bought a MacMini M2 Pro running Ventura 13.3.1. Both my bluetooth mouse, and my logitech mouse with separate USB dongle move choppy over the screen. It feels as if the CPU is too busy with ...
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Cannot drag and drop nor hover, on the whole system, when Razer mouse is plugged in

I have only been able to identify that it happens when that mouse is plugged in because, with any other mouse, it doesn't happen. Sporadically it fixes itself but I have not been able to figure out ...
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