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

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OSX does not recognize the Scroll Lock key on my external USB Keyboard

I am trying to share my monitor and keyboard/mouse between my PC (Windows 7) and Macbook Pro (1,1 - 2006, Snow Leopard) using a basic KVM switch (Trendnet TK207). By hitting Scroll Lock twice the KVM ...
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Mouse: Middle click acts as primary click

I use a Lenovo Thinkpad keyboard with Trackpoint and an external Microsoft mouse with macOS Mojave. The middle click on the Thinkpad keyboard is used for scrolling when combined with Trackpoint ...
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Unflip mouse buttons in Microsoft RDC client

I have used an older version of Microsoft RDC client on an old MBP with mouse on the left side of the keyboard. I had flipped the left and right mouse buttons of the mouse in preferences, which made ...
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logitech unifying software mac not detecting

I am using logitech wireless keyboard K270 and Mouse M185 with my MACbook Air(currently OSX 10.10.5) for more than a year now. All of a sudden today after some time, my keyboard and mouse stopped ...
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my magic mouse is sluggish and hangs sometime when I try to move it

I have 2 Magic Mice, Mouses.whatever.. One runs on 2 AA batteries and the other one is rechargeable. I use the 2-AA one when I'm recharging the other. Recently the rechargeable mouse has started ...
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Macbooks keyboard deletes and copies random text; selects too much

Sometimes when I select text - even just a letter - and press backspace, the cursor deletes text from very far away. It's also reproducible: when I select the same text again, the same thing happens. ...
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How to share mouse and keyboard via Wi-Fi to Android?

I use 1keyboard via Bluetooth to share keyboard with my Android phones, but this is less productive than Logitech's Flow where I can switch between devices much faster and more seamlessly. Is there ...
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Mouse cursor disappeared on external display when rotated

I have a MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017. My macOS High Sierra has the version 10.13.4 (17E199). So my problem is that, after the last macOS update, my 2nd external monitor doesn't show the mouse cursor ...
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How to change thumbnail size without Command + J

On my mac (macOS 10.12.6) I can't find a quick way to resize image thumbnails in icon view mode. I remember many years ago, with Leopard, by using Ctrl + Scroll Up/Down it was possible to resize ...
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Apple Keynote Presentation: move through slides with mouse scroll wheel?

When I give a presentation I've created in Google Slides, I can move through slides via my wireless mouse's notched scroll wheel. I really like the granularity this provides—stepping forward or back ...
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Boot Camp: Plugging in an external mouse makes mouse click not work anymore

So this started happening recently, I think after the last OS upgrade. Now if I plug in an external mouse (any mouse, I've tested several) while in Windows 10, the mouse click and scroll won't work ...
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Is there a way to increase the speed of the “hover open folder” thing when drag and dropping?

So when you drag and drop a file, while you are still holding it, you can move the file to say on a folder and hover there for like 2 seconds and that will open up the folder for you and you can ...
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Configure center mouse button to open new links

I have a simple Logitech mouse with 2 buttons and central wheel button. The central button opens some accessories (calculator and so on). I would like this button to open new links in chrome (as it ...
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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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Why does my magic mouse lose the connection when I lift and place down again on surface?

I have a magic mouse with 100% battery level indicator and am recently finding (since I changed the batteries) that when I raise the mouse off the surface and move to get more room for a motion and ...
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Disable animation for “Swipe between full-screen apps”?

Mavericks (Mac OS X 10.9.5) and Yosemite (10.10) offer a mouse and trackpad gesture, Swipe between full-screen apps. Works well as full-screen apps are treated like a Mission Control desktop. Magic ...
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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options [duplicate]

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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turn off mouse LEDs

I have a Logitech 910-004845 G203 Gaming Mouse I want to turn off its LEDs all the time I tried installing logitech gaming software, couldn't see a way to do it So how can I do it? I know it's ...
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Scroll button on Logitech mouse won't left/right “click”

I just got a Mac and couldn't stand the Mighty Mouse it came with, so I got a nice little Logitech wireless USB mouse (Model M325). It's much nicer, but when I have Finder in column views and go to ...
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Black Screen With Cursor on Logout in Yosemite

This is specifically occurring on Yosemite Macs that have been NetRestored. Initial login works fine. However, when restarting the Mac or logging out of the user, a black screen appears with only the ...
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How to disable scrolling while clicking with the Magic Mouse?

I want to disable one finger scrolling with my Magic Mouse while I click with it, because I don't like that it scrolls the content in apps if I click something. I also don't see any practical use of ...
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How to add a mouse scroll gesture on dock to switch between window of same application?

I am trying to figure out a way to toggle between same application window when scrolling on the dock. Something like how do they do on elementary OS and Ubuntu. reference link
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Magic Mouse 2 Only Connects When Plugged In

I have a Magic Mouse 2 - the type that can be connected to my laptop with a Lightning cable, and a Retina MBP 15-inch Mid 2015 running Sierra (10.12.3). My mouse does not connect via Bluetooth. Power ...
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Natural Scroll Direction: On with trackpad, Off with mouse

I already tried this: Changing trackpad scroll direction with AppleScript in Yosemite But it didn't work. What I need is when I use the internal macBook Pro trackpad, natural scroll direction is ...
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How to dump raw mouse input events

I have a Logitech vertical mouse. I can move the mouse and click. The scroll wheel does not register on macOS, neither in Safari, nor Finder, or other. On Linux, it works like a charm. Therein, I can ...
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How do you make a keyboard shortcut for clicking at a certain point? [duplicate]

I have an Android emulator on my MacBook Pro which I would like to play mobile games on. The game requires clicking at certain buttons at certain points as the core gameplay. Some of these clicks may ...
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Mac equivalent to AutoHotkey's PixelSearch?

I am aware of AutoHotkey alternatives such as Hammerspoon, Karabiner, and Keyboard Maestro, but do any of these have a way to search for a pixel with a specific colour on the display like how ...
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Are my wireless Microsoft mouse+keyboard supported in OSX?

I have a MS Wireless Laser Mouse/Keyboard 5000 set where both connect to my Windows desktop using a special USB bluetooth receiver. I'm not sure if this is generic USB technology that will work on my ...
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MacBook doesn't find any Bluetooth device

After running sudo nvram bluetoothHostControllerSwitchBehavior=always because I wanted macOS to use only external Bluetooth dongles instead of the internal one I cannot find any Bluetooth devices ...
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RAZER SYNAPSE issue - binding modifier key only to mouse button is not working

I just bought Razer Naga Trinity, I tried to bind any modifier key only to mouse button on the Razer Synapse but it does not work, I hold it and press a key, it only types the key, it should launch ...
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Magic Mouse 2 - Do I need to raise my finger?

When I use the right click, I need to raise my left finger or it works like a left click. Is this a normal behavior? Can I change it?
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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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Magic mouse 2 is not recognized

On my MacBookPro 2017 I was using a wireless keyboard and a magic mouse 2. I didn't used the wireless devices for a week, and now apple's wireless keyboard works well, but the magic mouse is not being ...
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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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iMac does not wake from sleep on Bluetooth action

I work on an iMac (Late 2015) with macOS High Sierra (10.13.3). On this computer I use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. The computer should wake from sleep if the peripherals are used. The ...
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Script (tie-able to a keystroke) that slows down the mouse for fine movements? Or app that does this?

Sometimes when doing graphics work one needs to briefly slow down the mouse movement to make fine pixel-by-pixel movements. One can chance this setting in System Preferences: Mouse, but it then ...
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Globally move mouse pointer and click using VIM keystrokes?

I'd like to be able to hit a hot key, and enter a mouse movement mode where I can move the mouse pointer around the screen using VIM keystrokes - regardless of the app I'm in (ie globally for all apps)...
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Change mouse speed in terminal without restarting

I used this link https://paulminors.com/how-to-speed-up-mouse-tracking-on-mac/ which has a bash line that updates your mouse speed (beyond the default maximum): defaults write -g com.apple.mouse....
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Find background process causing jank, erratic mouse movement, choppy audio since upgrade to Mojave

I recently upgraded to Mojave in order to install a new SSD. Since then, I intermittently experience an issue where every now the CPU seems to freeze for a split second, a few times within a second or ...
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Logitech MX Ergo Scroll wheel doesn't work

Whether or not I have scroll direction "natural" checked or not, when I use my mouse wheel to scroll nothing happens. I can scroll with two fingers on the trackpack but turning of the mouse wheel of ...
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How to stop screensaver with a keyboard button press, rather than a mouse button press

When then screensaver is activated, pressing a button on the keyboard does not stop the show and display the lockscreen. The system bell chimes, but the screensaver show continues. If I press a ...
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How do I go back and forward in Chrome using a Magic Mouse in Lion?

Before installing Lion, I could use the "double finger left/right swipe" gesture to go back and forward in the history in Google Chrome. After installing Lion, I can't find any mouse gesture that ...
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Reset USB bus without reboot (MacBook ignores display)

I have a MacBook Pro and work with different external monitors. The monitors have a keyboard and a mouse attached. Frequently the MacBook does not recognize the USB devices in the display and the ...
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Macbook Pro Mid-2014 trackpad not working

My mid 2014 13" macbook pro (retina) has been acting really weird. Two days ago, after I powered it up, the mouse started going crazy, moving all over the place, and eventually stopped moving, and ...
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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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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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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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Remapping Control + Left Click to Left Click while other keys are being pressed

I need to be able to hold down control and left click, without the click being changed to a right click. I was able to accomplish this using Karabiner Elements, but when I hold down another key and ...
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ARD lets move mouse, but not click on external displays powered by USB3 display link hub. Internal display still works

I've got a mid 2012 Macbook Pro (host computer, running 10.12.6, ARD 3.9.4) im connecting to via Apple Remote Desktop (ARD). My client computer is a late 2012 Macbook pro (client computer, running 10....
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Apple Magic Mouse is discoverable, but not pairing

Just got Apple Magic Mouse from eBay. I cannot figure how to pair it with my Mac Mini: it's discovering fine, but when I click on Pair button, my Mac is thinking for a little while and says: "Couldn't ...