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

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How to move/hover mouse (not click) over a button on Safari by using Applescript

Can anybody tell me how to write an Applescript that can move or hover mouse over a Button on Safari? I've successfully made an Applescript that can click to the button but I don't know how to make ...
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Revert back from a BT dongle 4.0 to internal bluetooth controller won't work

When the Mac mini 2018 was released, I was experiencing Magic Mouse 2 issues (choppiness, etc), like many others, so I decided to get a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle (IOGear GBU521) and see if the problem ...
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some mouse clicks not registering in steam

When in a game on steam, about half the mouse clicks do not register. This issue doesn't seem to happen in any other applications that i've tried or on the steam client itself. The issue started when ...
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2020 MacBook not waking with LG Ultrawide monitor and MX keys and mouse

I have an issue which I been researching with no luck. I have an ultrawide LG monitor set up to 3 laptops with the MX keys and mouse 3. (1)2020 MacBook Pro via Apple usc-c adapter with HDMI cable to ...
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iMac Mouse Stuck in Scroll Mode

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help. My 2009 27" iMac suddenly starting having mouse issues, rendering it almost unusable. The best way to describe it would be as if the mouse were ...
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Swipe between full-screen apps by a non-apple mouse

I just bought a Magic Mouse, but I find its sensitivity is not great (we obviously cannot play a shooting game with that). So I want to buy a gaming mouse. But one thing I am worried about is how to ...
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Is it possible to enable mouse right click via Terminal?

Is it possible to enable mouse right click via Terminal?
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Connecting Logitech Gaming Mouse - Not Connected in G Hub

I have a Logitech G600 gaming mouse which I am hoping to use on my MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave. This mouse has a lot of buttons to which I am planning to assign shortcuts. I have installed ...
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Mouse hover doesn't work when Microsoft mouse is connected

I'm using the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop for one and a half years now and had no problems with it. A couple of days ago I noticed weird behaviour with the mouse. The same behaviour was with ...
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Jittery macOS mouse cursor when hovering over links

I'm experiencing a jittery/buggy mouse cursor when moving my mouse over hyperlinks. Every time the mouse transitions from the hyperlink pointer to the arrow pointer, the arrow pointer briefly visibly ...
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How do I drag a text box in Preview?

When using Preview, I can create a text box to add text on top of a PDF. However, the text box is not always created in the correct area. I find that I can use the Arrow Keys to move the text box. Or, ...
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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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Did Apple remove the zooming feature from the Magic Mouse in a recent OS update?

Mac OS X has a 'zoom' action which can be used in various views in applications e.g. Photos.app when looking at a photo, zooming an entire Safari page, zooming in an NSScrollView. This action is ...
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Multiple Macbook Pros with one monitor

I have two MacBook Pros (one for work; one personal) that I want to connect to one monitor, one keyboard, and one mouse, and be able to switch between the two easily. Typically I'd opt to purchase a ...
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My mouse always interprets a left-click as a middle click. How can I restore normal behavior?

My High Sierra Mac is interpreting any left mouse click as a middle click. So that means it won't switch context to a desired window with a left click, and all web links open in a background tab, as ...
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Switch between workspaces with mouse (not trackpad / magicpad and not keyboard) [duplicate]

Is there a way I can switch between workspaces with a mouse? I know I can configure keyboard shortcuts for this, and I can also configure trackpad 3/4 finger swipe up for mission control then select ...
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Magic Mouse Not Very Smooth When Physically Moving It Around

I love the Magic Mouse, but there seems to be too much friction between it and my table, so I got a mousepad. That made it even worse, so I bought a special very thin mousepad. Maybe it's a little ...
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Adding modifiers to mouse clicks and other shortcuts

I have a 5 button mouse and a windows keyboard that hooks into my workstation of my macbook Pro and a monitor. I deal with a lot of annoyances as I am constantly virtual machine or remote desktoped to ...
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Fix 3 and 4 Finger Gestures Not Working in macOS Catalina 10.15

For some reason the 3 and 4 finger gestures on my 2019 MacBook Pro 16" have stopped working. This happened for some reason with macOS 10.15.4 installed, and after upgrading to 10.15.5 they still do ...
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Is it possible to change the “Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse is present” setting with a keyboard shortcut?

I like to use my MacBook with a USB mouse most of the time, and keep "Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse or wireless trackpad is present" option checked to avoid accidentally moving the cursor while ...
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Shift, CMD, Option and Alt disable my left/right mouse clicks

I've noticed that for a few days now, on my computer running Mojave 10.14.6, that if I hold any of the modifier keys down, I lose the ability to left or right click, preventing me from using any ...
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Mouse cursor frequently disappears

On macOS Mojave 10.14.5 through Catalina 10.15.2, my mouse pointer becomes invisible frustratingly often. The only way to make it visible again is to enter Mission Control or to click on the middle ...
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Enable keyboard shortcut to look up word in dictionary

I have been using the trackpad w/ force touch to look up the defintions of words when browsing (safari/chrome/ff/etc). It looks like this: The problem is my wrist has been bothering me as I use the ...
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Pinch to zoom on a Magic Mouse. Smart zoom is just not the same

Is there a way to do a pinch to zoom action on a Magic Mouse just like a Trackpad? I am aware that one can double tap to zoom, but it performs a smart zoom in and out nothing that I can control much. ...
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Shift scroll doesn't horizontally scroll with any external mouse

I used to use Shift+scroll to scroll horizontally in the past. However, when I tried this on my MacBook running macOS Catalina, it didn't seem to work. I tried this with multiple external mouses—the ...
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Cursor freezes for a split second around every 10 seconds

My cursor on my Mac (running the latest version of El Capitan) has been freezing for a split second around every 10 seconds – it then reappears in the place it should've been if it hadn't disappeared. ...
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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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USB Devices not working on Catalina after water spilled over keyboard

The other day I spilled water on my MBP 2017 keyboard. I let it dry for 48 hours before turning it on again. And it ran fine. Ever since that spill, however, I have not been able to use my USB wired ...
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Can you use a USB Wireless mouse with an iPad through the lightning to USB adapter?

just wondering, on my iPad Pro 9.7 running iPadOS 13.5, could I connect a usb wireless mouse using the lightning to USB adapter? And will the mouse provide the same functionality as a bluetooth mouse ...
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How do I re-pair Logitech mouse with MBP after uninstalling and reinstalling the Logitech Unifying Software

I was using my MBP/Catalina with a logitech mouse and keyboard and the transceiver dongle, plugged into a USB port on a USB-to-Thunderbolt adapter. I wanted to make it ignore the mouse temporarily, so ...
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My Trackpad doesn't work on my MBP when I unpaired Logitech mouse

I had Logitech mouse paired to my MBP/Capitan. I used Logitech Unifying Thing to unpair the mouse. Mistake: now no mouse, and no trackpad response. Keyboard still works. Rebooted MBP, no change. Is ...
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How do I enable “mouse trails” in OSX? [duplicate]

I have a lot of screen real estate, and am constantly "losing" my mouse. I'd like to have a simple way of easily finding the mouse that doesn't have to be reconfigured when I undock from my 28 inch ...
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Is there a 3rd party program that can change the cursor size? [duplicate]

I've always used a larger mouse icon in Windows (made it easier to find when zipping around multiple screens :p). Recently switched to using OSX and discovered that the option to enlarge the mouse ...
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Mouse Pointer Locator

Due to a stroke, I have had some vision impairment in that I sometimes have a hard time locating my mouse pointer on the screen. I have tried making the mouse pointer larger which helps but is still ...
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How do I change the OS X Mouse Pointer's color?

I have some visual impairment, and I often have problems finding my mouse pointer on the screen. I want to change the color of the pointer. I know in "Universal Access" you can change the size, but ...
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Change Mappings in X-Quartz for xterm

Like a lot of people, I suspect, my 'go to' terminal emulator on Mac is either the vanilla 'Terminal' application, or else iTerm2. These don't really cut it, so I'd like to go back to using xterm. I ...
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Mouse settings don't retain in Logitech options

I have an Logitech MX Master mouse that comes with a program to adjust it's settings called Logitech Options. I use this to adjust the issue many people have a mac: you wanna scroll with trackpad the '...
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How to make display PDF images with mouse hover in iTerm2 after " ls -l '?

On Catalina 10.15.2, Sometimes, in iTerm2 terminal, after a ls -l command, I can visualize some pdf files (a popup window appears suddenly) when my mouse is over the list of PDF filenames. But this ...
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Bluetooth mouse doesn’t work after sleep unless disconnected first

I have a Logitech G603 mouse connected to a MacBook Pro 16” via Bluetooth. After connecting the mouse to my iPad Pro (to test out the new cursor support), and then back to the Mac, the mouse has ...
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How to disable space change by the mouse moving to the screen edge

When I drag a window with the mouse to a screen edge and keep it there for half a second or so my Mac switches to the next/previous space. This behaviour happens on High Sierra and seems to be part ...
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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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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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It takes a while for my MacBook to recognize keyboard presses and trackpad clicks upon wake

Sometimes it takes over a minute for my MacBook Pro 16 inch to recognize anything I write on the keyboard and whatever I do with the trackpad upon waking it up from sleep mode. In fact, sometimes it ...
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Trackpad often does not register first left click

I have an issue in which I often have to left click twice in order for a single left click to register. This issue is described very nicely in this question. In summary, the first trackpad left click ...
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How can I set a different scrolling direction for mouse and trackpad in Lion?

I want to give the new scrolling behavior in Lion a try (both on the built-in as well as on the magic trackpad). But on my Mouse (a Logitech Anywhere MX), I don't want reverse scrolling. In ...
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How to Configure extra buttons on mouse

I have a mouse that I bought from eBay and has two buttons on the side. For some reason, these keys don't do anything. In the modifier keys section of the keyboard settings, it called the mouse "...
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Adjust horizontal scrolling speed on a mouse or trackpad independent of the vertical speed

I have recently bought a Logitech M510 as my main mouse switching over from a magic mouse. I didn't realize missing horizontal scrolling would be such an issue, but apparently it is. Now a mac does ...
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iOS / iPadOS mouse scrolling not working

I´m currently checking out the mouse support in iPadOS 13.4 on my gen 3 iPad Air. Scrolling does not seem to work anywhere. Is this by design or do I need to configure something to make it work? ...
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Track pad and plug-in mouse left click not working

I've searched and noticed other people having the same issue but no fixes. Recently my trackpad stopped working which resulted in me changing it. Worked fine for months. All of a sudden my trackpad ...
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Apple Magic Mouse 2 not scrolling - Magic Mouse 1 works! (Windows 10 / PC)

I have been using an Apple Magic Mouse "1" for quite some time now on my Windows 10 PC and I was very content except the damn batteries that needed replacing every once in a while. So I bought an ...

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