Questions tagged [mouse]

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

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Disable battery warning for bluetooth keyboard and mouse

I would like to disable the extremely annoying notification popups when my bluetooth mouse or keyboards batteries are getting low. I have enough rechargeable batteries in my drawer, so I do not need a ...
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Magic Mouse continues scrolling inertia when hovering over a different pane

I just got a Magic Mouse that I'm using with MacBook Pro (15", 2015), macOS Sierra. I've noticed a problem where, if I'm in a window that has multiple areas with scrolling, if I start scrolling in one ...
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Mouse pointer twitchy since high sierra update

Since I updated to High Sierra, me and my colleagues at work have the same problem with our mouse pointer. It appears to be twitchy when switching from the standard arrow to another image (pointer/...
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Bluetooth has short interruptions

I am experiencing short interruptions of the Bluetooth connection on my early 2013 MacBook Pro Retina. I have connected my Magic Mouse, my Magic Keyboard and Bluetooth headphones. Every few seconds ...
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Logitech mouse recognised but not functional

I'm running version 10.12.6 of macOS Sierra on a 2013 MacBook Pro. I have a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse combo M310 and K520 which I've been using for a few years. Both work through the same ...
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Disable mouse scrolling for specific apps

I have a Magic Mouse for my Macbook. I use the Kindle app for macOS, and it is driving me crazy: I barely touch the mouse and it decides I've tried to scroll, so it turns pages. Plus, it also ...
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OS X Sierra - Force focus follow click events?

Some questions I found that I think are similar just not asked in the same context and the answers are not too promising: Can I remove the useless click when switching monitors? macOS windows ...
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How can I set mouse scroll up, page go up, while the opposite like trackpad?

I just come from windows to mac, so I have some habits in windows that I want to continue on my mac. In windows, I use trackpad for natural way, which means when I move upwards on trackpad, the page ...
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How do I prevent reduced mouse sensitivity during a screenshot on High Sierra?

Steps to reproduce Move the cursor using a mouse (not the trackpad) and note the cursor speed. Now Press Command + Shift + 4, which should change the cursor to a crosshair. Move the cursor again. ...
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Mouse cursor disappears every time I visit YouTube or any video-related site

Every time I visit YouTube (or any video-related site like Udemy) and watch a video, my mouse cursor disappears. It only becomes visible after a click. Is this a MacBook Pro 15" issue? Has anyone ...
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Charge Apple magic mouse 2 using iPhone lightning Qi wireless charger

Can I charge Apple magic mouse 2 using iPhone lightning Qi wireless charger adapter and pad? It seams like it should work in theory, but I wonder if there is some kind of compatibility or feature with ...
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Custom number of scrolling lines

I recently purchased a MacBook Pro 2016 13″, my first Apple laptop. I'm using an Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4 due to repetitive strain injuries. I find that scrolling on OS X was an excruciating process ...
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Left clicks sometimes do not register

I have noticed on several Macs like Mac Mini's and a MacBook Pro running OSX versions all the way up to El Capitan that left mouse or trackpad first time clicks sometimes don't register when clicking ...
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apple mail with el capitan does not scroll the bottom window of a message

Since installing El Capitan on 2009 iMac, in Apple Mail, a selected message contents does not scroll in the bottom window when the mouse scroll wheel is used, or when the down arrow key is pressed. ...
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Sometimes clicking won't work for tabbed items on latest Mac OSX

Basically, when I go to click on the x in a tab in google chrome (or just the tab in general), click on tabs in my terminal, or any other program, sometimes the left click just won't register at all. ...
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Cannot scroll up on Chrome in Outlook Web Access

I am, as of fairly recently, unable to scroll up in my company's Outlook Web Access. This only affects the list of emails. I can scroll up in other 'panes', and scroll down everywhere. For example, I ...
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Utility to identify what mouse buttons are being pressed?

Is there a utility for mac to show what mouse buttons are being pressed? Similar utilities for Windows are: Spy++ and WindowSpy from AutoHotKey. For Linux I have used: xinput --query-state
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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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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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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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Can window focus with multiple displays follow the mouse on macOS?

I'm a new MacOS user and some things disturb me as it was more convenient on Windows. One of them is the following: on a dual screen set up, I have to first click the second monitor for it to take ...
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Is there still some way to get scroll wheel functionality on the Marble Mouse with macOS today?

I have a Logitech Marble Mouse that I was hoping I could use with a Mac. It used to be that you could use KeyRemap4Macbook, known later as Karabiner, to allow you to hold a button down and turn the ...
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I want to control Multiple macbooks, mulitple cursors with 1 input mouse

Read this correctly: I want to have 5 macbooks sitting next to each other. Each running their own OSX. Each with their own cursor. Total number of cursors = 5 But i input only 1 mouse. When i move ...
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3D Acceleration Virtualbox 5.2.18 bug on Macbook Pro 2018, 15"

Background I have been having two different issues related to the performance of my virtual machines running on my brand new MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). Given the specifications of my new Mac, there ...
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Losing mouse cursor on external monitor with 10.13.4

I upgraded from 10.13.3 to 10.13.4. The mouse works on the built-in screen but not on an external monitor. A PRAM reset as in this thread did nothing. Increasing the size of the cursor as in this bug ...
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iOS Bluetooth “mouse” for navigation and Virtual Reality Apps

I bought a set of BlitzWolf VR Goggles to use with iPhone X, and the headset came bundled with a Bluetooth VR hand controller/mouse. In order to test this setup I downloaded a VR Roller Coaster app. ...
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Apple Xcode: remapping camera's Pan, Orbit and Dolly controls in SceneKit module

I'd like to remap the following camera controls in SceneKit module of Xcode 9.2 (I'm coding in Swift): panning – alt + LMB orbiting – LMB dollying – alt + MMB Pan drags the virtual camera ...
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How to make Bootcamp Windows 10 to recognize the Wireless Magic Trackpad as a trackpad (i.e. multi touch device) instead of a regular mouse?

I have a fresh bootcamp windows 10 home 64 with bootcamp drivers version 6.0 Both the internal trackpad and the wireless trackpad are recognized as regular mouse (just pointing and 2 axis wheels). I ...
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Mouse issues when hovering over certain areas

I would post this question directly on the Apple discussion site, but it appears to be having issues (if I log in, I get a redirect loop leading to browser error message). I believe this issue could ...
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Temporaily slow down “scroll wheel” speed on Magic Mouse?

I have the "scroll wheel" speed on my Magic Mouse set to highest possible. Is there a way to slow it down just temporarily in Safari? You can achieve other similar "slow downs" in the system by ...
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Trackpad and Magic Mouse not working properly after Sierra 10.12.4 update

I’ve updated the OS to Sierra 10.12.4 on my Macbook Pro Retina after which Magic Mouse started going crazy with the scrolling speed significantly increased (even with the minimum scrolling speed set ...
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Magic Mouse not scrolling!

Just bought the magic mouse 2 it's working but not scrolling up and down. When I go into system preferences and click on mouse, it shows there is no mouse found! Help!
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Magic Trackpad 2 as a MIDI controler

I want to make music with a MagicTrackpad2, keeping it away from interacting with the mouse pointer. I found this software: MultiTouchMidi that works great with the builtin trackpad of a macbook. ...
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Run AppleScript On Mouse Move

Is there a way to run AppleScript on mouse move? Ideally I want to detect the mouse location and if it is in a certain to run a specific script.
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Is there a unity-like “Sticky edges” option to prevent the cursor from hopping across displays so easily?

When moving the cursor towards a clickable item near the middle edge of a multi-monitor display, it is easy to move "too far", causing the cursor to jump to the other display. This is disorienting. ...
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Irritating Scrolling Behavior on Sierra

Scrolling slowly using a 3rd party mouse does absolutely nothing on Sierra for me. I just now noticed after using the trackpad for several months. I even purchased a new mouse to see if Logitech's ...
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Disable Scrolling on Magic Mouse 2 in El Capitan

How can scrolling (horizontal or vertical) be disabled in El Capitan with a Magic Mouse 2? Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad > Mouse Options does not contain a checkbox as described in some ...
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Screen Sharing keyboard issues

I regularly operate a Mac Mini (10.9.2) from my 13" MacBook (10.6.8) and edit audio and video using Audacity and iMovie. I just got a new(er) 13" MacBook Pro (10.11.3) and am trying to do the same ...
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Allow mouse to cross displays that are not touching in Arrangement

I have the following display arrangement: The reason there is a gap between the top 2 displays is so that my mouse cursor lines up correctly (or as close as possible) when going from the top<->...
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First click not working after short period of inactivity

OS: OS X 10.7.5 Hardware: Logitech G400s I'm having a problem with my mouse clicking. I am pretty sure this is not a hardware issue but a software one. The mouse is not registering the first click ...
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Deceive Logitech Control Center so that it think my mouse is another model?

I know that this is a difficult question. The Logitech M525 is a simple mouse with two buttons and a wheel. Backward/forward buttons are implemented as left/right tilt of the wheel. There is no ...
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Wrong mouse cursor, bug or feature?

New iMac, newest version of Mavericks. When using Apple apps (it seems like all of them) a curious bug or feature can be observed when selecting some text. A simple way to exhibit is to slowly ...
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Mouse pointer becoming visible in fullscreen applications

There are some fullscreen applications which hide the default mouse pointer, such as movie players (MPlayerX, VLC), screen sharing client, some games, etc. On my computer in many of these ...
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release stuck hover label

When I use for example a browser like Safari there are websites where you can go over an area with your mouse and a hover label appears. When I switch to fast from safari into another application or ...
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Connection to Mac OS 10.7 from Windows via VNC hangs on/after login screen

I'm connection to my Mac Mini from Windows, using RealVNC client (also tried TightVNC with the same behavior). And, Login Screen shows fine, but when I'm typing password sometimes it hangs. Also it ...
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Logitech Wireless Mouse Non Functional After Sleep?

I have a Logitech Wireless Mouse with Unifying Receiver plugged into my iMac - and when the computer is put to sleep (cmd alt eject), after wake it will not respond to mouse movement. If the computer ...
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Apple magic mouse only works on surfaces that are slightly reflective after 10.8.2 update

My magic mouse suddenly stopped tracking on the mousepad I have been using for a month now. Everything about the mouse works (gestures, clicking, etc) except tracking. Strangely enough, the mouse ...
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Restoring the mouse movement settings

I have a Microsoft laser mouse, which was nice and smooth in OS X, until I installed IntelliPoint for OS X in an attempt to make the scroll wheel nicer. The result is I hate the mouse movement/...
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Spontaneous right click without touching mouse

I sign in to my iMac running OS X Lion. Since this morning I am continuously seeing popups as if I right-clicked my mouse. I changed my keyboard and mouse from wireless to wired, but the problem ...
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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 ...