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

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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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Logitech Mouse: how can I use additional buttons?

I recently bought a Logitech M560 mouse. It works fine on my Mac, but I wonder if there's a software/prefpane (free or paid) I can use to map the additional buttons I have on my mouse (i.e. to open ...
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How to jump to a location using mouse on iTerm/terminal?

I work on a terminal most of the time. Is there an application / plugin over iTerm or any other terminal like application using which I can control the cursor location of my terminal using a mouse ?
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Release mouse from VirtualBox in Mac automatically?

I installed Windows10 x64 and Unbuntu x64 in VirtualBox in Mac. When I moved the mouse outside of the Ubuntu VM window to get back to Mac, the mouse is automatically released. But when I did the same ...
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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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Magic Mouse with iOS 12.X?

Magic Mouse is supported under natively iOS 13, however, my iPad (iOS 12.4) does not meet the hardware requirement for iOS 13. I would like to be able to use a magic mouse with my iPhone / iPad ...
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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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2 finger swipe not working on Apple mouse

I have recently bought the Apple magic mouse and it is working great for the most part (including gestures). However, the 2 finger app swipe/switching feature is not working even though I have enabled ...
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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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Mouse Wheel Emulation on Mac

I've recently moved into an office that has standardized on Apple computers and have run into something that I have used with Linux that I know is going to drive me nuts on the Mac. I use a Logitech ...
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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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Magic mouse USB cable [closed]

I LOVE my Magic Mouse. Unfortunately, at a new job, I can only used wired mice, NOT wireless (security issues). Is there anything equivalent to the Magic Mouse, but uses a USB cable (for Emission ...
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Mouse battery warning percentage

I use High Sierra on a MacBook Pro with a Magic Mouse. I rotate among three pairs of rechargeable batteries. Today I got the warning about low mouse battery charge when the charge was at 9%. But the ...
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How can I change the scrolling direction of the mouse, independently of the trackpad? [duplicate]

In System Preferences > Trackpad > Scroll & Zoom, there is a checkbox called Scroll Direction: Normal, which allows us to change the scrolling direction of the trackpad, but it also changes ...
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Weird issues after updating to macOS 10.15 Catalina beta 8 (19A558d)

I have MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Touch ID model), and I've been on macOS 10.15 Catalina developer beta since June without any issues. However, since updating to the latest beta, I have several major ...
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Do iPhones have a built-in mouse or trackpad and how do I use it?

Quite some time ago someone told me (or maybe I read it) that iPhones have a built-in trackpad or mouse pointer that makes it easy for you to move the cursor around for editing text. I want to know if ...
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Magic Mouse is frequently losing its connection to MacBook Pro

My Magic Mouse is intermittently losing its connection to my MacBook Pro. First the mouse becomes unresponsive and a few seconds later, a picture of the mouse appears on the screen wit the words "...
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What are the remedies for a trackpad suddenly malfunctioning?

The trackpad on my 2017 MBP (no touch) has suddenly started functioning improperly, at times. It is ultra-sensitive at times, clicking everything every second while at other times it is inactive. No ...
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Reverse Mouse wheel zooming in Sketch

I am using a Logitech Mouse on my Mac and want to inverse the zoom direction inside Sketch (maybe in the whole system - until now I only zoomed in Sketch). How can that be done? I am scrolling using ...
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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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How to auto select new screen when moving pointer from one monitor to another?

I use Chrome browser on extended display, and its DevTools on built-in monitor. Both are using their own spaces in separate monitors. My problem is when I move pointer from one monitor to other one ...
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How can I pair my Apple keyboard and mouse to multiple Macbooks Pro? [duplicate]

I would like to use my Apple wireless keyboard and mouse with my work and personal Macbook without having to pair them every time. Is there a simple way to pair with multiple Macbooks and switch ...
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Lost bluetooth connection with mouse

I have a big problem with bluetooth on my Mac Book Pro. I bought my first MacBook about month ago. For the first week everything was ok, but then my mouse began to lose connection with the computer. ...
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Click-lock Alternative?

I was wondering if there was an alternative to click-lock for mac? I can't use drag lock because of limited hand movement. I need something where I can move the cursor to where I want to drag, hold ...
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What is the maximum wattage/amperage the Magic Mouse 2 can consume?

Oddly I have to charge these things a lot and I'm trying to determine which power of AC-USB charger to buy without being wasteful. For example, if I use a 12W (2.4 amp) iPad charger, will the magic ...
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How can I modify or eliminate the mouse pointer while recording the iOS Simulator with QuickTime Player?

I would like to use QuickTime Player to create a screen recording of the iOS Simulator running an app. I need to simulate taps on the simulator with the mouse, but I don't want the standard arrow ...
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Set tapping instead of clicking for Arch Mouse

I am looking for a way to TAP the arch mouse and NOT click the mouse button for the same clicking action. I am using a MacBook Pro 2017. I go to System Preferences -> Microsoft Mouse and there is no ...
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How to change mouse speed of the login window?

I prefer a fast tracking speed for mouse on my MacBook.   However, this setting is only good for the logged in user. When I logged out, the mouse is slow again. How can I change the mouse tracking ...
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Disable mouse acceleration

Is there any way to disable mouse acceleration on a mac? Mouse acceleration is what causes the mouse to move slowly when moving it a tiny bit, and a farther distance when moved fast. In other words, ...
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Stop mouse pointer from sticking to the edge of display in dual monitor setup

I am using macOS Mojave on a MacBook Pro. I don't know if it's just me, but I feel like the mouse pointer, from time to time, seems to stick to the edge of the monitor when I try to move it from ...
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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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Is scrolling considered a “keyboard input”?

Context: I installed an app called "Scroll Reverser" which will allow me to use the natural scrolling setting for my trackpad and the opposite scrolling setting for my mouse scroll wheel. The ...
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How to disable “right click acting as left click”

I have this problem where I press the right click, and the mouse moves a few nanometer over the contextual-menu. When a release the right click, the system acts as if I just did a left click on the ...
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Control volume with right mouse button + mouse wheel

Are there any programs that let me assign custom action such as changing the volume on mouse gestures (right click+scroll wheel), similar to Volumouse on Windows?
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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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Make mousing over a new window or screen change the focus to that window? [duplicate]

I have a multi-monitor set up with my Macbook Pro. Frequently, when I move my mouse from one monitor to another, I'll assume I'm now working in the window my mouse is over, but find myself typing and ...
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How can I navigate backward and forward using a Rapoo Optical Mouse?

I want to use the additional buttons of my Rapoo N3600 Optical Mouse to navigate backward and forward in my web browser. How can I achieve this?
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How can I remap mousebuttons in macos mojave

I use a wireless mouse (Anker vertical wireless) and the buttons which are supposed to go back or forward in a browser just turn on scrolling by mouse-movement. I'd like to remap these two buttons to ...
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How to change bluetooth frequency for magic mouse 2

Sometimes my Magic Mouse does not work when Wi-Fi is on! When I turn Wi-Fi off, I can move it again! MacBook freezes frequently and it really drives me crazy! I guess it isrelated to the Wi-Fi, ...
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AppleScript to connect Magic Mouse on iMac

I'd like to write an AppleScript that will connect my Magic Mouse 2. Basically, in words, I'd like a script that will show up in "Services" that opens system preferences, goes to Bluetooth, finds the ...
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How to increase mouse tracking speed beyond the maximum for MacOS Mojave 10.14?

I have been trying to increase maximum tracking speed for my 2018 Macbook Pro trackpad past the normal settings for Mac OS Mojave 10.14, but I am unsuccessful. I have looking at the previous ...
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Sharing a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse sequentially between two Macs

I work out of my house where I have two computers: a mid-2010 Macbook Pro (for my day job) and a mid-2010 iMac (personal). During the workday, my iMac acts as a second display for my Macbook Pro via ...
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Yosemite: Disabling inertia scrolling using scroll wheel for the mouse

Is there a way to disable inertia scrolling (scrolling speeds up the faster you scroll the mouse wheel) for Yosemite for only the mouse? I understand the reason for inertia scrolling for the trackpad, ...
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How to fast forward and rewind a youtube video in the external monitor without moving my mouse out of the main screen?

I want to do programming in my MacBook Pro while looking at the lectures on Udemy on my external monitor. Thanks to How do I control the Play/Stop button for a website (e.g., YouTube) in my external ...
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In iTerm2 Command Click on URLS does not work when inside a tmux session

When not inside a tmux session, Command-Click on URLs works flawlessly. How can I make links clickable in iTerm2 when inside a tmux session? When hitting Command the mouse pointer changes to the ...
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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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Magic Mouse 2 stops responding after a while

I just got a Magic Mouse 2 (the Space Gray version) and I've been having some really frustrating issues with it. The sequence of events is the following: The mouse will connect just fine, it's ...
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Mouse cursor frequently disappears

On macOS Mojave 10.14.5, 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 part of the menu bar at ...
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VNC client like x2vnc

x2vnc is a program that lets you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer. The overall result is that it works like a dual-display workstation, where ...
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Bootcamp Bluetooth mouse lagging when WiFi is enabled

The problem is very simple but the solution seems not so. I'm trying to work with my Bluetooth mouse in Bootcamp, but when WiFi is enabled, the Bluetooth mouse is lagging. I have read these and I ...