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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 disable mouse acceleration in Catalina?

The command I've seen from How do I disable mouse acceleration AND adjust tracking speed in High Sierra? defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1 Doesn't change the mouse ...
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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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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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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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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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While using Screen Sharing, a double click to the remote Mac acts like a single click

I'm using Apple's Screen Sharing to control a headless Mac mini from an iMac. Things mostly work, except when I try to double click anything on the Mac mini, it acts like a single click. I've tried ...
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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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Prevent waking from sleep with USB mouse?

I have an iMac running El Capitan. I put my iMac to sleep because it's faster than hibernate and only uses 1.2 watts anyways. But every time the mouse is moved, it wakes it up. How do I stop a USB ...
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Keyboard shortcut for right-click in current cursor position on OS X? ('Menu Key' on Windows)

On windows computers there is often a key for this. Called the 'Menu Key' There is also a keyboard shortcut in windows, when the key is missing. Shift + F10 A similar request was made here but the ...
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Screen brightness decreases when I middle-click

I have a logitech wireless mouse hooked up to a macbook pro running 10.7. Whenever I middle-click the mouse button, the laptop's display brightness decreases. It behaves just as if I had pressed the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for moving focus to a different screen

I am new to using Mac. I have been using a multi-monitor setup. Specifically, I have two monitors. Each of the monitor have multiple spaces. ``````````````````````````` ` 1 ` ` ` ...
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Mouse System Preferences does not recognize USB mouse, even though mouse works

I have attached a Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 to a USB-A port on my 2014 Mac Mini running macOS Catalina 10.15 (plus all supplemental updates current at time of posting). The mouse works, but, when ...
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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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High Sierra - make mouse pointer follow focus

Mac works great when I use keyboard shortcuts and Spotlight Search in a single-display environment to switch between windows and workspaces. However, this is not the case in a multi-display setup, ...
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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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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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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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Right click/secondary click not working on Mojave

I'm on Mojave and this evening my right click stopped working with my Logitech MX Ergo trackball. When I swap around the buttons using the Logitech Control Center software, it's the left button that ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 - Cursor doesn't move when making selections/moving objects

I have a MacBook Pro 15" 2016 with Touch Bar on OS Catalina 10.15.7. For the last few months I've been having the issue; when I move an object in an application like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe ...
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Is there a way to have two mouse cursors on screen, controlled by different input devices (e.g. mouse, trackpad)?

I am using an external monitor with my MacBook Pro. I switch between them quite often. Whenever I'm working on whatever's on my MacBook, I use my MacBook built-in keyboard/trackpad. When I interact ...
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Using Magic Keyboard + Mouse with 2 MacBook Pros (MacOS Catalina)

I have two MacBook Pros running MacOS Catalina. On my desk, I have an external monitor and a Magic Keyboard & Mouse. I'd like to easily switch the keyboard & mouse between the two laptops when ...
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Why does my MacBook's trackpad still function even when I have disabled it?

The trackpad on my old MacBook Pro 2012 has an "erratic cursor dance issue" and it randomly scrolls, swipes and clicks everywhere. I disabled the trackpad through Apple menu > System ...
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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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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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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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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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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Mouse “Smooth Scrolling Mode” is Overly Active

The mouse has two scroll wheel options. One is incremental, which seems to work fine. This is where the mouse wheel clicks slightly as it's turned. The second mode is more of a fluid scroll, which can ...
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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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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 ...