Questions tagged [mouse-keys]

a feature of OS X that allows the user to use the numerical keypad to control the mouse

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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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Enable “mouse keys” booted to installer/recovery?

The installer/recovery partition MAKES you connect a mouse. Is there any way to bypass this requirement (and enable mouse keys) while booted to the Mac Installer / Recovery partition?
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Mac mini: Mouse left click not working

Today the left click of the mouse connected to my Mac mini is not working. I tried to change mouse and I tried the mouse on a different Mac, and it works. The problem still persists on my Mac mini. ...
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RAZER SYNAPSE issue - binding modifier key only to mouse button is not working

I just bought Razer Naga Trinity, I tried to bind any modifier key only to mouse button on the Razer Synapse but it does not work, I hold it and press a key, it only types the key, it should launch ...
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How do you position your hand to use the control + w key? What fingers do you use?

I would like to improve my typing. Currently, I start web dev with vim. I use one of the feature called split, which create new window for me. then we need to hit Control+ W to move around cursors. I ...
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Mouse Keys randomly enabled. How can I prevent this?

I'm running macOS 10.12 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Randomly, mouse keys was enabled when my hands were not touching the keyboard. I don't have a bluetooth keyboard (although I do ...
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Mousekeys with External Keyboard

I'm on a Macbook Pro with OS X 10.9.3. Mousekeys works fine on the builtin keyboard but seems to have no effect on an external keyboard. How can I change this behavior? The external keyboard has no ...
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How do you enable MouseKeys without using the mouse?

Recently, I had to shut down a Mac with no mouse and only a PC keyboard with no Eject key. (Incidentally, there are several solutions to that puzzle, and the one I settled on was to use the Terminal.)...
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Application that allows you to customize which keys to use for mousekeys

Is there an application for customizing mouse-keys, specifically choosing which keys to use? I don't have a numpad so I can't use the built-in mouse-keys.
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Unchecking “Enable mouse Keys” using keyboard?

I wanted to test the Mouse Key functionality on my MBP and so went ahead and checked the enable mouse keys option under Universal Access settings. As expected the trackpad was disabled and I was ...
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Can't disable “Press the Option key five times to turn Mouse Keys on and off”

Apple lets users who occasionally want the use of Mouse Keys to enable/disable it by pressing Option (⌥) five times. I use Maya, so I'm constantly using the Option key to manipulate the camera, and ...
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How can I speed up Mouse Keys?

I have been exploring the OS X accessibility option to control the mouse from your keyboard (as described here) and I am curious if there is a way to make it go faster.