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Questions tagged [mouse]

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

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Right-click randomly quickly hides menu

I'm not figuring out what is causing this, but often when I right-click, the menu appears then quickly disappears... the time it takes seems random, I'm not finding anything consistent about it. The ...
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Disable Left/Right Scrolling on Magic Mouse with Google Calendar

I am a first time Magic Mouse user. I love the vertical scrolling on web pages. However, on Google Calendar, scrolling left-to-right makes the calendar move forward and back between months. I'm ...
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Mac often perceives left-click on Magic Mouse as right-click

The bug: All of a sudden, my 2013 rMBP often perceives a left-click on my Magic Mouse 2 as a right-click. Details: "Often" ≈ every 30 seconds. I have 2 different mouses: an Apple Magic Mouse 1 and ...
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Cannot launch executable with source file using drag-and-drop in Finder

I always thought I could drag-drop a target file onto a src executable in Finder, and make macOS perform src target. But I don't seem to be able to do it and I’m not even able to recall if this was ...
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Apple magic keyboard not working on Windows 10 PC

I have bought the new Apple Magic keyboard for my pc. I tried following lots of links on how to make it work on my PC but none of which really work. For example, I open windows Bluetooth device and ...
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Program mouse and keyboard movements to be run with input on Mac

This is a very specific question. I'm running a gaming server for my friends and I to play on (on my old iMac that I just use as an external monitor for my MacBook Pro now), and I have a firewall in ...
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What causes a random giant mouse cursor?

After upgrading my late 2012 Mac Mini from Yosemite to Sierra I notice a weird occurrence - briefly when moving the mouse it suddenly jumps to about 10x the normal size for just a tiny moment. A ...
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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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Swipe between Spaces/full-screen apps: Uniform gestures for Multi-Touch Trackpad and Magic Mouse

I often run macOS apps in system provided full-screen mode. I switch between using an Apple Magic Mouse and MacBook's Multi-Touch Trackpad. To switch between Spaces/full-screen apps, System ...
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How to make right click using keyboard?

Is there any keyboard short-cut or key for Mac to make mouse right click? It feels me very frustrating to touch the mouse every time to view options. Is there any way like windows option key? Added ...
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I have lost magic mouse2 & keyboard Thanks

as above I think I have to uninstall and re-install both but theyare undiscoverable as well. . Am I on right track? I'm nogeek also could not find library anywhere. Appreciate help have been at this ...
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Left clicking freezes mouse movement in games

Sometimes (rarely) left-clicking my mouse prevents mouse movement input from being read momentarily in some apps. I've noticed this in Minecraft and Portal 2. What happens is I left-click my mouse ...
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Hide mouse pointer after any key press in macOS Mojave

While using macOS Mojave, I would like the mouse pointer (cursor, carat) to become invisible as soon as any key is pressed, including modifier and navigation keys. In summary: The mouse should ...
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My Mac does “copy on select” - how to disable it?

Due to reasons I do not understand, my mac (macOS High Sierra, 10.13.6) does "copy on select". I have no idea when it started, and I assume it comes from one of the tools I am using. Is there any way ...
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How to enable mouse control (accessibility?) for Java WebStart application?

We have an demo application that our salesman launches through Java WebStart. It works fine, exception on Macs (running MoJave) for a section that uses AssertJ Swing to drive the mouse and the ...
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How to trigger enlarged mouse pointer without shaking the mouse

There's a feature on OS X at least since El Capitan, but possibly earlier that enlarges the mouse pointer when you shake the mouse. In fact, it's called Shake mouse pointer to locate (under ...
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Dragon Dictation mouse clicks

I use a speak recognition program Called Dragon Dictation. When I work I use the program for mouse clicks but I have to say "mouse click" which doesn't seem like a big deal but when you're saying it ...
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Mouse Hover Not Working

This may be a simple question, but for a long time now Safari has not registered when my mouse is hovering over something (e.g. hover over a youtube video to show the progress bar, hover over a link ...
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Right click in Ubuntu Virtual Box guest VM is not working

I am running Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Mac OS. I found that rightclick in the guest Ubuntu, by tapping the trackpad while pressing ctrl key, doesn't work. E.G. it doesn't show the menu for file ...
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xmouse button control alternative recommendation

Any recommendations for an alternative to the windows application X Mouse Button Control? More specifically, I'm looking to rebind the mouse scroll up and down because it isn't supported by the ...
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Why doesn't my wireless mouse connect automatically?

Every time I want to use my wireless mouse (Apple Magic Mouse) with my Macbook Pro, I need to plug in a USB mouse and "Connect" the mouse manually via the bluetooth menubar widget. Is there anything I ...
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Disable “right click release” from clicking options in the context menu

When I right click and the context menu pops up, I instantly move my mouse over the menu, sometimes so fast, that the release of the right-click actually clicks on the command below the cursor. I ...
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Applescript temporarily stop user input/detect through mouse and keyboard

I've looking through apple forums and here looking for a solution. The only solution I could find was to permanently disable the built in Keyboard (which is clearly not a great solution). Can anyone ...
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make USB 2.0 IR receiver hub to be recognize as a mouse

The built in trackpad of my macbook 2011 has a problem on it's functionality, so I go on System preferences > accessibility > mouse & trackpad then check the Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse or ...
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iMac 2017 - Apple Wireless Keyboard 2 and Magic Mouse 2 Bluetooth random disconnects

After having the first iMac 2017 Retina replaced for display issues, my second one seems to be acting up. I use an apple wireless keyboard and magic mouse 2 via Bluetooth. The problem is, they ...
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Bluetooth lagging when Magic Mouse and a bluetooth speaker connected

I'm having problems with my Bluetooth on my MacBook Pro Retina early 2013 OS X 10.9.3 It is constantly losing connection for a few seconds with my Magic Mouse and my Bluetooth speaker (Bose Soundlink ...
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How can I determine the battery level of my magic mouse from the command line?

I know how to get it through the menubar, but how can I get it via the command line?
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How to release mouse capture in VirtualBox?

I'm on my MacbookPro and using TeamViewer for remote access to my 2k3 Server. On this server I installed VirtualBox to create a virtual machine. But now I stuck at this screen and no more can use my ...
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How to quickly move mouse cursor between monitors?

I have two external monitors, positioned horizontally on each side of my MacBook Pro. When I am working in the far left or far right screens, I find it a little annoying to have to move the cursor all ...
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How do I disable mouse acceleration AND adjust tracking speed in High Sierra?

The obvious answer you can find everywhere is: defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1 which disables mouse acceleration, but locks you at one sensitivity. Old solutions: ...
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Wireless Mouse Lag

I have a mid-2014 MBP retina that runs OSX El Capitan (10.11.6). I'm trying to use my wireless Logitech mouse (Anywhere MX, the first edition), but there is an intermittent lag problem. Sometimes it ...
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Trackpad and keyboard problems

My keyboard is working oddly. The right side shift does not work, but the left side shift command button will. The trackpad will click, but it stopped working to move the cursor around. The trackpad ...
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How to separate “mouse” and “trackpad” settings?

In System Preferences > Mouse there's a setting "Scroll direction: natural", which I don't like, so I unset. The problem is that this also unsets the setting for Trackpad, which I do like. How can ...
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Plugging in Android/iOS device causes Bluetooth mouse to disconnect and not regain connection until reboot

I'm using a logitech MX Master 2s on my work iMac, my home iMac it works fine without any issues but when I use it at work it always has issues. It connects just fine and will work perfectly until I ...
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MacBook Pro's Keyboard and Trackpad stopped working

The Keyboard and Trackpad on my 13" Early 2015 MacBook Pro (currently running macOS Mojave 10.14.4) stopped working completely. I have tried everything, resetting SMC, NVRAM and such. Stayed with ...
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Is using the Magic Mouse 2 & original Magic Mouse on the same Mac unsupported in High Sierra?

I recently upgraded my mid 2011 Mac Mini to macOS High Sierra. I purchased the Magic Mouse 2 about a year ago, but really loathe the charging port on the bottom (unbelievably stupid design, but I ...
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Plug in mouse on USB, Macbook crash then reboot

Sometimes happens that my macbook pro 2009, reboot when i plugin a usb mouse: Anonymous UUID: F7E860F6-8C86-01A6-6879-40F90DC7168D Sat Apr 13 09:30:00 2019 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 0 ...
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OSX does not recognize the Scroll Lock key on my external USB Keyboard

I am trying to share my monitor and keyboard/mouse between my PC (Windows 7) and Macbook Pro (1,1 - 2006, Snow Leopard) using a basic KVM switch (Trendnet TK207). By hitting Scroll Lock twice the KVM ...
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Mouse: Middle click acts as primary click

I use a Lenovo Thinkpad keyboard with Trackpoint and an external Microsoft mouse with macOS Mojave. The middle click on the Thinkpad keyboard is used for scrolling when combined with Trackpoint ...
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Unflip mouse buttons in Microsoft RDC client

I have used an older version of Microsoft RDC client on an old MBP with mouse on the left side of the keyboard. I had flipped the left and right mouse buttons of the mouse in preferences, which made ...
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logitech unifying software mac not detecting

I am using logitech wireless keyboard K270 and Mouse M185 with my MACbook Air(currently OSX 10.10.5) for more than a year now. All of a sudden today after some time, my keyboard and mouse stopped ...
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my magic mouse is sluggish and hangs sometime when I try to move it

I have 2 Magic Mice, Mouses.whatever.. One runs on 2 AA batteries and the other one is rechargeable. I use the 2-AA one when I'm recharging the other. Recently the rechargeable mouse has started ...
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Macbooks keyboard deletes and copies random text; selects too much

Sometimes when I select text - even just a letter - and press backspace, the cursor deletes text from very far away. It's also reproducible: when I select the same text again, the same thing happens. ...
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Is it possible to change the name of a bluetooth mouse?

I bring my MacBook Pro back and forth between home and work. I have a Magic Mouse in both places. I guess because they are both the same model, I have to re-pair the mouse with the computer every time ...
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How to share mouse and keyboard via Wi-Fi to Android?

I use 1keyboard via Bluetooth to share keyboard with my Android phones, but this is less productive than Logitech's Flow where I can switch between devices much faster and more seamlessly. Is there ...
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Mouse cursor disappeared on external display when rotated

I have a MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017. My macOS High Sierra has the version 10.13.4 (17E199). So my problem is that, after the last macOS update, my 2nd external monitor doesn't show the mouse cursor ...
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How to change thumbnail size without Command + J

On my mac (macOS 10.12.6) I can't find a quick way to resize image thumbnails in icon view mode. I remember many years ago, with Leopard, by using Ctrl + Scroll Up/Down it was possible to resize ...
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Apple Keynote Presentation: move through slides with mouse scroll wheel?

When I give a presentation I've created in Google Slides, I can move through slides via my wireless mouse's notched scroll wheel. I really like the granularity this provides—stepping forward or back ...
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Boot Camp: Plugging in an external mouse makes mouse click not work anymore

So this started happening recently, I think after the last OS upgrade. Now if I plug in an external mouse (any mouse, I've tested several) while in Windows 10, the mouse click and scroll won't work ...