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

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Stop Mouse pointer sticking - snapping when going from Macbook to External Screen above

In the picture the Red line is where my mouse sticks. it has a snap to grid like feel. it does not stick at the other external monitor boundary just the top of the mac screen. and only when 2 displays ...
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Could a buggy Bluetooth device cause MacBook keyboard issues?

Over the past year I've had increasingly buggy behavior with my MacBook keyboard, including non responsive keys and delayed response. The issues seemed to have no particular association with any ...
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How to disable text which appears when the mouse hoovers over an icon?

When I move the mouse to any icon the name of icon automatically appear on the the screen, how can I remove this option?
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How to swipe between full screen apps with one finger on magic mouse

Sweeping among full screen apps is really difficult to me. Is there any way to sweep between them only with one finger on magic mouse?
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Macbook Air trackpad and keyboard suddenly aren't being detected

The internal trackpad and keyboard of my MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017, macOS Catalina) have suddenly stopped working. They are not being detected and the Macbook just tells me to connect bluetooth ones. ...
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Middle click on trackball

I just upgraded to a M1 Monterey Mac and I have a Kensington orbit trackball with two mouse buttons. On Pre-Monterey, I could (with Kensington Trackball works) press the left and right mouse button ...
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Use Logitech Flow even with an active VPN connection

I would also like to use Logitech Flow with an active VPN connection. But as soon as the VPN connection is active, I can no longer switch from one computer to the other if I move the mouse to the edge ...
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HID Mode? USB Extender requires configuration to propagate mouse clicks

I'm using a Crestron USB extender, and it requires some configuration before it will propagate mouse clicks to a Mac. Out of the box, everything else works fine, keystrokes, mouse movements, etc, but ...
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Google Maps in Safari suddenly stopped paying attention to mouse wheels

Like, really suddenly: I was on a Google Maps view in Safari, in the process of zooming the view in, and it stopped. I'm not zoomed in too far or anything, and I can still double-click to zoom in (I ...
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Mouse pointer doesn't change back to default arrow and gets stuck as a resize-icon or text-edit-icon

The mouse pointer on my MacBook Pro M1 gets stuck as a resize-icon or text-edit-icon. A specific example case where this happens: When I'm in Finder and cross over between the main window (with all my ...
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Use TouchID as mouse - Any way to get serial output from the chip?

I am investigating the opportunities to use the TouchID as a mouse pointer. Is there any way to read any data except authentication-status from the TouchID chip?
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Automating mouse position

Is there anything in AppleScript, Automator, Swift or anything else I can program which would allow me to set the position of the mouse? My plan is to find a way of moving the mouse to the centre of ...
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Change user name associated with Apple Mouse 1 [duplicate]

I bought a used iMac that included an Apple Mouse 1. In the Bluetooth settings, under System Preferences, it lists the previous owner's name. Even if I use that same mouse on my MBP, the old user's ...
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How to permanently disable mouse acceleration (MacOS Monterey)

I upgraded from MacOS Catalina straight to Monterey. In Monterey or Big Sur, Apple seem to have introduced an aggressive mouse acceleration function. i.e.: Acceleration in moving the mouse cursor (not ...
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On Monterey Finder - Is the Path Bar selection of a parent folder single-click or double-click?

This is a Path Bar at the bottom of a Finder Window in MacOS Monterey. From what I remember to go to a parent folder you would double-click the folder in the Path Bar. This is consistent with how you ...
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Enable scrolling using hot key and left mouse button

I have a Logitech M705 (marathon performance plus) mouse, plus the MK 710 Keyboard, I use Logi Options on macOS Big Sur and Mojave (2 separate macs). Recently I started to have pains on my hand /wrist ...
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Why is my mouse cursor jumpy?

I use a Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo plugged into AUKEY USB C to USB 3.0 Adapter. It works totally fine for my Win 10 PC. But when I switch to use the mouse/keyboard with my "...
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What do "Mouse Button 6 – 16" correspond to in Logitech's configuration software?

The Mission Control Preference Pane allows me to assign actions to one of 15 mouse buttons. My Logitech G305 only has six buttons, but I can re-assign each one in Logitech's configuration software (...
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AppleScript "Open Notification Center" works in Script Editor but not as an App

I am trying to let go of Mojave and move on, but I use the dashboard constantly, and the only thing I think that could make it possible is setting up the middle mouse button to toggle open/close the ...
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Linux like second paste via the third mouse button [duplicate]

On Linux, probably in every desktop environment you can use the third mouse button to past a previous selected text. How to achieve such behavior on macOS? Are there any scripts or commands one can ...
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Mac temporarily freezes everytime I plug in/out my mouse (Macbook Pro M1 Pro)

I'm on Monterey 12.2 with a Macbook M1 Pro. Every time I plug a mouse in or out, my Mac freezes, and the scroll bars of all visible windows disappear then reappear avec 1-2 seconds. Has anyone ...
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Can't select files or folders in dialog box

Every time I want to save or open a file from any program (Chrome, Keynote, Numbers, Safari,...) on my 2021 MBP, when the dialog box opens I can't click on any of the folders or files, nor can I click ...
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Are there any Tiling Window Managers similar to Pop!_OS's Tiling WM?

With Pop!_OS's tiling window manager (found here: https://github.com/pop-os/tiler), I can use my mouse instead of the keyboard to tile the windows. I find it easier than complex keyboard combinations. ...
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Sluggish cursor with usb-mouse connected through dongle MBA M1

I have a new MBA-M1 with the Anker 8 in 1 dongle. I currently have plugged to it the following devices simultaneously: 1) HDMI for my 1080p monitor, 2) USB-A for keyboard, 3) USB-A for backup external ...
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Thinkpad Keyboard with Trackpoint, middle-click "sticks"

I'm using a USB connected Thinkpad keyboard with a MacBook Air m1 ... with USB Overdrive I had some success in getting it to work, but I have two issues: The "middle click" which triggers ...
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Mouseover suddenly not working

my MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019, Intel x86_64) with macOS 12.1 Monterey seems to be encountering a very strange issue. Normally, when you move your mouse over a button in Chrome, or a menu button item, ...
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My Magic Mouse 2 is not responding properly. Is this a known issue? Is there a fix?

My Magic Mouse 2 is lagging and not responding to clicks. It is connecting and the connection is not intermittent. I can use a wired mouse and a wireless mouse that connects through a USB dongle with ...
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macOS Monterey 12.1 - Disable MagicMouse horizontal scrolling

How can I disable the horizontal scrolling feature of the MagicMouse? I have tried with some terminal commands: defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseHorizontalScroll -...
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"Enable Mouse Keys" option in Accessibility not working

I am trying to control the trackpad of my macbook via keyboard but the "Enable Mouse Keys" option in Accessibility does not enable the mouse control which should be the 789UIOJKL keys. What ...
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How to make dock appear by sliding cursor down in fullscreen mode?

In MacOS, when you put an application into full-screen, the auto-hide behavior of the dock changes so that when you move the cursor down to the edge it won't unhide the dock immediately. It seems you ...
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Why does my Mac keep jumping to the desktop window when sliding between full screen windows?

Sometimes when I am using the Magic Mouse window swipe feature, it jumps to the desktop window even right after swiping to the correct window, regardless of which side I swipe. It's not always this ...
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Can I trigger my Mac to sleep when my Bluetooth mouse disconnects?

My main setup is a 2019 Intel MBP with an external display and Bluetooth keyboard and first generation Magic Mouse. I’ve been running through mouse batteries like gangbusters because I just don’t ...
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How to find a Bluetooth Mouse

I have lost my Magic Mouse. To be clear, it's somewhere in my home office and it's powered on. I can pair with it via bluetooth. I just can't find the physical object. Does anyone know of a way to ...
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Jittery cursor since upgrading to Monterey

I've recently upgraded to Monterey on my Mac mini (2018) and have noticed my cursor occasionally jumping about. At first I thought this was an issue with my Wacom One tablet, I tried reinstalling the ...
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External bluetooth keyboard and mouse not detected at login screen after reboot

I have a Macbook Pro 15 2018 and Logitech Mx Keys and Mx Master 3 (bluetooth keyboard and mouse) and they are working great. However when I reboot my mac and get to login screen they are not detected/...
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Mac Mouse can be found but no longer connects

For a couple or so months my Mac sometimes doesn't connect to my Magic Mouse when I boot the computer. Generally it will connect when I reboot. Now, however, it doesn't connect to my mouse at all. (...
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Command + Click doesn't work right after moving mouse

After setting up my new MacBook Pro, I realized one annoying behavior that I had never seen before. If I move my mouse via the trackpad and then command-click on anything (usually a link on a web ...
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Tap to Click not working correcty

Tap to Click is only working in some parts of the macOS user interface. If I tap a window frame to move/drag the window it won't work. Selecting text doesn't work either. I mine multiple word like ...
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How do I turn off the feature on my MacBook Air that highlights all texts when the mouse points to that text? [duplicate]

I am using macOS Catalina version 10.15.7. Everytime I move my mouse to any text, that text automatically gets highlighted in a display box. This is a very annoying feature. How can I turn this ...
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When focusing a window on a second display, is there are way to move the mouse as well?

I have two displays; I work on one and would like to play a game requiring some minimal interaction on the second (Loop Hero). The macOS cmd+tab can focus the window on the second display, but the ...
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How to disable/enable connected USB devices without disconnecting them

I've a LCD that I connect to Windows or MacBook Pro laptop depending on the actual need. The screen connects to laptops via USB-C and has a mouse and a keyboard permanently connected. When working on ...
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Modal dialogs block all mouse-clicks

Starting a few days ago, mouse-clicks are ignored on many modal dialogs or the dialog does not open. For example, when I open a Printers & Scanners ->Printer dialog, I cannot click to choose ...
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How to disable scroll acceleration in macOS Monterey

After updated to MacOS 12.0 (Monterey), the annoying scrolling acceleration is back. And I can't scroll down with my Logitech Master MX1/MX2/Vertical. I tried these solutions: https://github.com/...
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How to scroll horizontally with an external compatible mouse that has no wheel button ability?

I bought a new external compatible mouse for my MacBook, the ECHTPower F-35. Sometime, I need to scroll horizontally, but the wheel button doesn't work. So, as an Apple newbie user, is there a way to ...
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Apple Magic Mouse 2 [A1657] scrolling is not working after macOS upgrade

I've upgraded to macOS Monterey version 12.0.1 (21A559), and scrolling on my magic mouse stopped working. When I switch it off and on again, the mouse works fine, but the problem occurs suddenly ...
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MacBook Pro water damage

I spilt a cup of tea over my MacBook (MB) pro (gutted) and it promptly stopped working, wouldn't turn on and the fan wasn't turning over (I have done this before with wine). So I have received my new ...
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Forward-delete with Logitech K380 keyboard on macOS

I am using a Logitech K380 keyboard with my MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) running macOS Big Sur 11.6. When I hold down the Function (fn) key while pressing the delete key on the built-in keyboard of ...
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Change scroll behavior of mouse from vertical to horizontal

Is a possible to use AppleScript to switch the scroll wheel of the mouse from up/down to left/right? At first I searched and found this: tell application "System Events" key down shift ...
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Mouse buttons reassigned on 4 button mouse on Big Sur

It appears that my mouse click buttons have been suddenly swapped. Have been running Big Sur for months. I have this 4-button mouse. I did not set up any custom configuration, so the configuration by ...
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Is there a way on MacOS that allows the user to move the mouse in straight lines while holding a short key?

I'm looking for a way to achieve the same effect as the following utility for Windows but on Mac. Using a mouse to draw straight lines on your computer can sometimes be a really difficult job. You ...
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