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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MMO mouse buttons can't be used as shortcuts (Big Sur/M1)

Have a g600 mouse on my Big Sur Mac. It has 12 buttons you can click with your thumb. I essentially have them mapped to everything under your right hand on the keyboard (y-,). Mac recognizes the ...
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Soap damage to keys on 2012 macbook Air

I've owned a 2012 Macbook Air for >8 years and it's been the best computer I've ever owned. Throughout the years, I've sometimes washed the keys and screen with soap and water (small amounts). A ...
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Is there a mouse that supports tapping as a left click?

I am looking for more movement leeway and thinking of using a mouse with my MacBook. But physically pressing a mouse key to left click is not that nice an experience after the trackpad. Is there a ...
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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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Is there any software to map button 4 and 5 of mouse in macos catalina to a keyboard stroke? [duplicate]

I want to assign ctrl + c (copy) to button 4, I have previously done it in windows with a software called mouse manager but can't find any such software for macos.
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How do I activate Mouse Keys with an apple script or the command line?

I have set up mouse keys to activate when clicking option five times. Unfortunately, it appears that I cannot activate mouse keys with this script repeat 5 times tell application "System ...
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Can we map button 4 and 5 of mouse to copy and paste in IPad?

Is there any third party software as there is no such option in accessibility settings.
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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.