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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 know Magic Mouse 2 is charging properly?

When I connect my Magic Mouse 2 to the wall socket through a lighting cable, there is no indicator to show that it is charging. It has been some time and I don't see it working yet. Is there a way to ...
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BigSur, external mouse not triggering hover effects

NOTE: After reading through similar questions / answers here I was not able to find a solution. Mainly, because most answers say that unplugging / re-plugging mouse dongle in usb solves the issue, ...
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Macbook cursor not moving

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2012 running OS 10.14.6. I'm unable to move the cursor using the trackpad. More details: -I'm able to click everything perfectly fine with the trackpad. -It seems like the ...
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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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How to make Apple Magic Mouse 2 do inertia scrolling in Google Chrome with two fingers on?

I have an Apple Magic Mouse 2 and a Macbook Pro (Early 2015, Big Sur 11.2.3). I usually put both my index finger and middle finger on top of the mouse and scroll with my index finger. On almost every ...
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Fix 3 and 4 Finger Gestures Not Working in macOS Catalina 10.15

For some reason the 3 and 4 finger gestures on my 2019 MacBook Pro 16" have stopped working. This happened for some reason with macOS 10.15.4 installed, and after upgrading to 10.15.5 they still do ...
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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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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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Logitech Mouse (and mice) - unable to scroll up on Mac

My Mac crashes somewhere between once per day and once per week, when I have too many applications open. When I start it again, then I'm unable to scroll up, on my external Logitech Mouse. Scrolling ...
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macOS Sierra: Increase mouse cursor speed beyond System Preferences maximum

I previously used BetterTouchTool to override the maximum mouse cursor speed in System Preferences. However, as of macOS Sierra, this is no longer possible according to the developer (source). I am ...
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Mac mouse cursor-pointer SIZE does NOT change when shaking

Mac mouse cursor-pointer SIZE does NOT change when shaking, even when "Apple - System Preferences - Accessibility - Display - Shake mouse pointer to locate" is selected. System: macOS 10.12....
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Does Magic Mouse automatically sync up with Windows in Boot Camp?

I may be just going slightly mad, but hear me out. I have a Macbook Pro running Catalina. My Magic Mouse 2 has been paired to it for a while. I just installed Windows 10 to dual boot it using Boot ...
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How to enable horizontal scroll in browsers on a mouse with separate horizontal scroll (logitech mx)?

It's really frustrating that in Safari, Chrome when i use the horizontal scroll it switches between tabs instead of scrolling the page. I've tried to go through the settings but found nothing on it. I ...
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Can I automate changing Magic Mouse 2 settings in macOS?

I'm a regular user.I often need to leave only the left button of Magic Mouse 2 active ,now I do it in the usual way:I go to the system preferences,and disable unnecessary options It takes ten clicks....
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MacOS Big Sur: animated cursors sticking

I've noticed recently that animated cursors are sticking (screenshot cursor with x:y cordinates, spinning beach ball, arrow with blue spinner, etc.) I've tried adjusting cursor sizing in system prefs &...
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Macintosh- and Windows-compatible wired mouse with acceleration scrolling?

I would like a mouse that is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows (although if I have to buy a different mouse for each platform, that's okay), and that you can scroll up and down with ...
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Moving cursor with trackpad is not working. How to fix it?

Today morning after starting my computer, I noticed very weird behavior with my trackpad cursor is on the top corner and I can't move it at all however click is working, bottom click is working. Here ...
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Use laptop keyboard as an external keyboard for my ipad

I just bought a new ipad amidst the lockdown and i just can't get hold of the keyboard for it Is there any way i can use my old laptop's keyboard and mouse with the ipad (pro 2020)
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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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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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Slow mouse speed tracking

I had set the speed settings to max. But still slow or at normal speed I assume is the battery. But still no help. MacBook Air 13-inch 2017 Apple Magic Mouse 2nd generation
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Can Apple TV be used as a thin client?

I have a MBP which half of the time is used via a (4K Dell monitor & bluetooth apple keyboard & mouse) and half of the time is used on its own. The main use case is software development. I'm ...
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Trying to drag & drop sometimes is reset multiple times during drag with mouse Logitech M510 on macOS

Trying to drag & drop sometimes is reset multiple times during drag with mouse Logitech M510 on macOS Mojave and Catalina. This issue is new, I can reproduce it switching macs, usb receivers. ...
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Mouse click while screen turned off

I have an iMac 2013 with Catalina. I need to turn off the screen and continue able to clicking the mouse with AnyDesk/AppleScript. But when I turn off the screen, I can move the mouse but clicking ...
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Separate mouse and trackpad settings with Karabiner

This post (which is upvoted 26 times as of this writing) suggests using Karabiner to set separate scroll settings for a USB mouse and the laptop trackpad. Karabiner seems to be a nice application, ...
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Secondary click does not register even though it is checked on (MacOS Big Sur)

So I just updated to macOS Big Sur from Mojave. I had zero problems with right-clicking before the update, nor did I face them immediately after updating. However, after I shut down my iMac Pro, and ...
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How do I make my cursor return to its normal size?

Apparently because of either some BetterTouchTool shortcut or bug1 I have a gigantic mouse cursor, and I can't reverse it. BetterTouchTool has the option to toggle the cursor size, but instead of ...
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Boot Camp Windows 10 keeps disconnecting my USB mouse and keyboard

I recently downloaded Windows 10 on my 2016 MacBook Pro 13 inch using Boot Camp. My RK61 Bluetooth mechanical keyboard and my usb mouse works fine when I'm operating on macOS. But when I switch to ...
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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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Text deselecting when using Logitech mouse scroll wheel in Sierra

I'm using a Logitech Performance MX mouse and since upgrading to Sierra I'm having difficulty when using my scroll wheel to select large amounts of text. Usually, I scroll while holding left mouse and ...
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Issues using a non-Mac mouse with MacBook Pro

The mouse I'm currently using is the Logitech Anywhere 2s mouse recommended by this youtuber. When I use it for prolong amounts of time, I find VERY significant connection lag issues no matter whether ...
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What is the best surface to use the Magic Mouse on?

I got the Magic Mouse along with my MacBook, tried using it for awhile, but I got disenchanted with it quickly. Instead of having sliding pads, it has two hard plastic bars, which make it unpleasant ...
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icdd process is disconnecting my mouse

I have trouble with my macOS / my mouse where my mouse get disconnected for a few seconds and connected automatically again. When I open console app and start a logging session there get the following ...
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How to "speed scroll" by holding mouse wheel down

On windows you can scroll both vertically and horizontally very fast by moving the mouse while holding mouse wheel down. Trying to do it on mac doesn't work and I see no preferences for it. How do I ...
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Magic Mouse 2 automatically changes to double click?

For some time now -once in a while- my mouse changed from standard single click to double click. I notice this when clicking on links in Safari, but also when clicking on a reply in Mail. I assume ...
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How do I install a Bluetooth mouse with Boot Camp (Win10)?

I'm trying to add a Bluetooth mouse to my Apple Macbook using Win10 on a BootCamp partition. --I purchased the Logitech M557 Bluetooth mouse as it seemed to have a great record for robust ...
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Disable system wide Ctrl+Click in OS X

I'm used to navigating through my code using Ctrl+Click. In OS X this function still works in my IDE, but it opens a context menu as well, which is very annoying! I've done lots of Googling and didn'...
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Magic Mouse 1 : no right click and no settings in Mac OS 10.9.5 Mavericks

My magic mouse 1 is connecting and working on my Mac Mini mid-2011 on Mavericks 10.9.5 ( I don't update further because of loose of performance on newer versions). On this version for 4years+ now. ...
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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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How to make Calendar in macOS scroll via the scroll wheel of a thrid-party mouse

I use a Logitech MX3 Anywhere for Mac and a Logitech Pebble with macOS. Scrolling works fine in most applications, only in Apple's Calendar app the scroll wheel does not move through the months as it ...
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Temporarily show location of mouse pointer (without having to move the mouse)?

I have to work with both Windows 10 and MacOS (Big Sur) daily. I have the "Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key" option enabled in Windows. This option is extremely helpful ...
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How do I enable "mouse trails" in OSX? [duplicate]

I have a lot of screen real estate, and am constantly "losing" my mouse. I'd like to have a simple way of easily finding the mouse that doesn't have to be reconfigured when I undock from my 28 inch ...
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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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How can you change the mouse cursor in OS X?

I can't find many solutions for changing the mouse cursor on OS X 10.6 I've seen http://unsanity.com/haxies/mightymouse but it does not support 10.6 at the moment. Any hints or tricks to change the ...
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What causes a random giant mouse cursor?

After upgrading my late 2012 Mac Mini from Yosemite to Sierra I notice a weird occurrence - briefly when moving the mouse it suddenly jumps to about 10x the normal size for just a tiny moment. A ...
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Bluetooth peripherals randomly disconnecting under Mavericks

I've scoured the internet to try to find a solution to this bizarre problem (similar problems here and here and here), but have unfortunately failed so far. I'm running OS X 10.9.1 on an early-2013 ...
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Quarter circle with self-filling edge when mouse pointer is near the corner in Big Sur

I am new to Big Sur. While setting it up, I noticed a feature I had not seen before. Whenever the cursor got close to one of the four corners of the screen, a quarter-circle-like shape appeared ...
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Mac start issue, stuck key effect slow mouse and system cannot login

I stated my Macbook pro (2017) and it was really slow, I tried to type my password but then started to type forever like my keyboard stuck, mouse is lagging and slow and all system react really slow. ...
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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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Delaying a right click

I'm not sure why, but, every few minutes, my middle finger twitches enough to press the right mouse button. I might schedule an appointment with my doctor to check out what's be going on (e.g. lack of ...

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