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

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USB Overdrive how to use a modifier key to change the macro executed

On my Mac I use USB Overdrive to assign the macros CmdShift[ or ] to switch tabs quickly with my mouse's side buttons. I wanted to know if it was possible to make it so that when I am holding down a ...
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Is it possible to remap mouse buttons without any third-party software?

I have a (Logitech MX Master 3S) mouse that I use with my company provided Mac, but I can't install any third party software to configure its buttons, at all, per security policy. Is there a way I can ...
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How to connect iPhone to external monitor via HDMI with mouse support?

The problem I have an iPhone 8 with a busted touch-screen. Specifically, everything visible on the screen is upside down and moving/shaking, and not all parts of the screen are sensitive to physical ...
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Trouble with Custom Mouse Pointer Colors and Transparency / Mouse Over text

I use a giant cursor, and have it rendered as yellow outlined by red. Yeah, my vision is bad enough that I really LOVE those features! (size and color of mouse pointer) However, when I encounter ...
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Opt+Click disabled using Karabiner Elements

I cannot Opt+Click on my 2018 MacBook Pro while using Karabiner, both on the virtual keyboard and the built-in laptop keyboard. I’ve not done any rebinding of the Option keys, and I know they’re ...
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Mouse not working on MacBook Pro M1

I have a USB Fujitsu mouse (Blue LED Mouse M960) which refuses to work with my MacBook Pro 2021 with the M1 chip (MacOS version 12.6.1). When executing ioreg -p IOUSB -l -w 0: | +-o Fujitsu Mouse ...
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How to change the scroll direction of mouse on Mac mini?

How do I change the scroll direction of a USB mouse on a Mac mini using Ventura? On my MacBook, there is a setting System Preferences > Trackpad > Scroll & Zoom but I cannot find this on a ...
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How do I connect a my Logitech unifying receiver keyboard/mouse to my macOS 12 mac?

I can't connect my logitech unifying receiver keyboard (K520) to my macOS 12 mac. There is no macOS 12 download for the unifying software and the v10 unifying software version does not work. It fails ...
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Is it possible to use Apple Magic mouse's 'pad' for moving the cursor?

As the title indicates, I'm interested in being able to move the cursor with the mouse's 'pad'. What I mean is, am I able to move the cursor without moving the mouse itself (physically)?
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Considerations and pitfalls for using MacBook Pro with external monitor keyboard and mouse

My teenage daughter has a MacBook Pro M1 (2020) and we have had the screen replaced several times now, at great expense each time. Sadly it is now broken yet again ! The new plan is to use the laptop ...
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Mouse not working properly

I am using a mouse that it is apparently working correctly. However, sometimes it doesn´t work. After a while, when I start using the mouse, it does not move the cursor or click. It is a B100 Logitech ...
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My mouse right-click has stopped working w/o the ctrl key being depressed

Running Ventura 13.0.1 on M1 mini. This started after a session of manually deleting files in Terminal. I've set the secondary click to off, then right side, even disconnected Bluetooth to fix this. I ...
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Automatically run a specific app when mouse is connected/detected?

I've been surfing around the internet to look for a simple app or script or shortcut thing that can automatically run certain thing when a device is detected/connected. I wanted to run a specific app ...
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Mouse scroll wheel switches direction per scroll

Starting yesterday my third-party Bluetooth mouse keeps changing the scroll direction each time I scroll. If I scroll down, the screen will move down. Scroll in the same direction to move further down ...
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Is it possible to edit AppleDeviceManagementHIDEventService?

I'm having an issue with apple bluetooth connected devices which show low battery warning at 2% which is too low for my oppinion and usage. So while i was googling on how to "increase" the ...
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How can a Magic Mouse work without bluetooth (nor cable)?

I just had a very strange experience: the bluetooth of my MacBook Pro (Retina mid-2015) was turned off, but the Magic Mouse was still working. I was able to move the mouse and click, however scrolling ...
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Mouse flickering issue with external screen + Logitech MX Anywhere 3 mouse

Here's a recording showing the issue: https://youtube.com/shorts/-X6VeJRn7n4 This has been driving me crazy for months. Only happens with an external screen plugged in. If I disconnect and reconnect ...
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Increased cursor size make clicking point under cursor

I have increased cursor size and the exact "clicking" point which should be the first pixel of a cursor image is unfortunately not changed after the size change. So the bigger cursor is then ...
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Can one macOS laptop machine display and control another macOS machine but not remote desktop or something?

I have two macOS machines. One of them is a laptop. Right now I have them both hooked up to a KVM to share an external monitor and keyboard and mouse. I'm wondering if there is a way to use my laptop ...
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Mouse / Wacom stuck in movement after MMB click when on docking stations + ext. monitor

I'm pulling my hair out on this one! Whenever I have a docking station + external monitor attached to my MacBook Air M1 (almost always), my mouse and tablet are very often "stuck in motion". ...
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Why does the trackpad not work when set to ignored only if a mouse is connected when the mouse is not connected?

Update: This is a question I asked before upgrading to Macbook Pro with MacOS Monterey. This now works as expected: If my bluetooth mouse is connected, the trackpad is off. If my bluetooth mouse is ...
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Universal Control working intermittently between two Macs running macOS 12.6

I’m using a 14” M1 MacBook Pro and an Intel Mac mini, both running macOS 12.6, with Universal Control enabled so that I can share an external Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse between both Macs. The ...
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Is there a way to map a mouse button up action to a key press?

I know it's possible to map mouse buttons to keystrokes (eg using Karabiner to map button3 to ⌘V). Is there a way to map a button when it's released (eg mapping button1-up to ⌘C)?
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Need to double click everything on my Mac?

In my case for some reason I'm finding myself in need to click twice in almost every app (not always, a random effect). So, why would I suddenly have to double-click everything on my Mac? Also seeing ...
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iPad Initial Setup with Keyboard and Mouse

I have an iPad Mini 1st gen with a broken digitizer that has been factory reset. It doesn’t give any touch input at all, no ghost touches or anything. I was hoping I could get a lightning to USB Host (...
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Mac doesn't think my Microsoft Bluetooth mouse is a mouse so I can't change the sensitivity

I have a MacBook Air M1 and this Microsoft Bluetooth mouse and I don't think my Mac recognises the Bluetooth mouse as being a mouse. I remember when I first connected it the keyboard setup assistant ...
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After Kernel Panic, why no Menu Bar, Keyboard or Mouse Clicks?

This on a 2017 Retina 21" iMac Running MacOS 12.5 I am not looking for a solution to the kernel panic problem. I've given up on that. You can read about it here: How To Diagnose Too Many Kernel ...
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Universal control not working on two MacBook Pro's

I may be misunderstanding how Universal Control works/what it's meant to do, so hopefully this isn't a dumb question - but I think that I should be able to use my keyboard and mouse to control two ...
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How do you fix Bluetooth connect issues with a logitech M650 mouse on the macOS Monterey?

I have a Logitech M650. I recently hit "forget this device" and I now want to un-forget it. I have tried manually re-pairing it through Bluetooth and it automatically pairs up, in that ...
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After installing Monterey, my iMac is freezing everyday, and the mouse and keyboard are acting strange

I have a Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019 running MacOS Monterey 12.4 (21F79). My iMac shipped with Catalina and it worked so smooth and wonderfully. Eventually I upgraded to Big-Sur and used it for nearly ...
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Play an audio *click* whenever I press my mouse (for screen recordings)

I want to do tutorials using screen recordings. For this, I use a software (Krisp) that removes anything that is not my own voice from the microphone input. Thanks to that, there is no constant white ...
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How to invert horizontal scrolling Apple Mouse

I understand that I must disable Natural scrolling (but it inverses up and down scrolling as well) But it doesn't help I want just inverse left to right to left scrolling.
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Bluetooth Logitech MX Master (all of them) Freezes Throughout the Day Momentarily

Ok, I have an issue that I absolutely cannot figure out. When I use my mouse on my Mac every few minutes. The mouse freezes for a moment, seems to restart, then allows control again. The issue affects ...
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Accessibility: Mouse Pointer goes back to default Size during Screen Sharing (or Jump Desktop)

I need to have the mouse pointer larger than normal (I also use different colors). But when I screen share from Mac to Mac (both running Monterey), the cursor is the tiny default size. If I go into ...
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Modifier keys for window resize and move

I had configured a previous Mac so that: if I pressed a certain set of modifier keys (it happened to be Control+Option) then moving the mouse would move the current window around, and if I pressed a ...
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Is there a way to show my mouse-wheel actions on-screen?

I see lots of great apps that will display keystrokes on-screen, and a few that will show left-click or right-click actions. This is useful for screencasts and screengrabs. But is there a similar ...
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Change mouse settings via terminal

I want to reverse the scroll for my USB (Microsoft) mouse on MacOS Monterey. It works fine but the scroll wheel is backwards, and the tracking speed is slow. When I go to System Preference I see Wait ...
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Microsoft mouse not scrolling

I've got a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile 3600 (Link to microsoft store) that I would like to use with my iMac. I got this mouse for quiet some time and used in with my MacBookPro 2017 when it came out. ...
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Reverse scrolling per individual mouse

I know this is a thing for mouse and trackpad and I know the application "Scroll Reverser". What I'm looking for is an app that let me set the scroll direction per individual mouse. I want ...
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On Mac, how can I move the mouse to the current caret / cursor location?

Is it possible to use AppleScript, cliclick, or a similar CLI tool to move the mouse pointer to the current location of the blinking cursor? For example, imagine the cursor is blinking at the position ...
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Wireless mouse very laggy when using external display

I have a new MacBook Pro and whenever I'm using my external wireless mouse, the pointer is extremely laggy. Anecdotally, this only appears to happen when the external display is also in use; when ...
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Add hotkey to mouse click for an app

I use an editor software that requires a lot of mouse clicking, and my finger get really tired of the hard touchpad. The app allows to remap that action to a keyboard key press, but this also leads to ...
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Why is fresh Monterey install ignoring clicks on the login screen?

I have updated my Macbook Pro to macOS 10.16 Monterey. The OS boots and sends me to the login screen. However, I am unable to click the name and password fields. The clicks are completely ignored ...
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How to escape mouse selection in Terminal.App

I am using a mouse enabled application in the terminal but now I want to copy some text. By this I mean, I want to select text in the terminal with the mouse and copy it with Command+C to copy it to a ...
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Mouse overtaking in two iMacs

I have two iMac computers in my office and both of them use trackpads. Recently, I started to notice some weird behaviours with the trackpad. The trackpad suddenly stops working, and it seems that the ...
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How to move Window App with mouse click or Trackpad?

I tried several applications to move 'Windows application' like Magnet, Rectangle. All of them work fine but I miss to be able to move the windows with mouse clicks. Does anyone know an alternative ...
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AppleScript to enable/disable two button mouse

I just got a magic mouse, and I'd like to set up a service to quickly enable or disable the secondary click function. I use the mouse left handed normally so one button is nice but id like to be able ...
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Is there a command to set the sensitivity and acceleration of the pointer separately?

In fact I can use SteerMouse and CursorSense to set the sensitivity and acceleration of the pointer separately. But when I try setting these two in terminal, there is only one command: defaults write ....
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Stop Mouse pointer sticking - snapping when going from Macbook to External Screen above

In the picture the Red line is where my mouse sticks. it has a snap to grid like feel. it does not stick at the other external monitor boundary just the top of the mac screen. and only when 2 displays ...
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Could a buggy Bluetooth device cause MacBook keyboard issues?

Over the past year I've had increasingly buggy behavior with my MacBook keyboard, including non responsive keys and delayed response. The issues seemed to have no particular association with any ...
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