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

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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 ...
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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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How to create a toggle right click macro?

I've been trying to play MGSV (Metal Gear Solid 5) via Geforce Now but sadly it doesn't have a built-in toggle aim option. I also tried to use controllermate but to no avail, I can't seem to do it or ...
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Mouse scroll works only couple seconds after restart

It seems like my mouse scroll works only for a short period of time after restart. I use Bluetooth mouse Logitech MX Master with installed it’s Logitech options. I tried to reinstall the Logitech ...
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Select and drag text on Mac OS X 10.6 doesn't allow me to drag

I have just been enlightened on what I previously thought was a short-coming of the whole Mac OS X platform - that like Windows, a user may select a block of text and drag it. This is particularly ...
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Mad Catz RAT 3 Mouse Drivers/Software

Does anyone happen to know where I can get the RAT3 drivers? I have a 2015 MBP. Currently my Mac will not do any hovering of the mouse and I think it may be due to the lack of drivers for the mouse. ...
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How to assign mouse button to Mission Control's 'Application windows' feature?

I have a button on the side of my mouse that Mission Control sees as Mouse Button 4. In Mission Control's preferences, I can assign this button to either 'Show Desktop', 'Mission Control' or 'Show ...
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Magic Mouse 2 stopped showing up

My Magic Mouse 2 was working perfectly fine at work for a week after opening it, then I went home for the weekend. I got back and it wasn't connecting properly, so I removed the device from the ...
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How do i fix left click mouse behavior for Logitech M720 Bluetooth mouse?

I'm seeing the following symptoms on OS X Sierra: After a duration of time, my Logitech M720 Triathlon Mouse will register all left clicks as a left-ctrl click. This results in web links being ...
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Edit commands in iTerm2 with standard OS text keyboard/mouse controls

I'm a heavy terminal user, but I'd like to be edit commands like I would in any other mac app, e.g.: select a portion of a command with the mouse and press backspace to delete it use shift+up to ...
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Magic Mouse not working in macOS Mojave

I update my Macbook Pro* today to macOS Mojave 10.14 (18A391). I have a Magic Mouse that I've been using for years and that has so far always worked. However, now the right click with that Magic ...
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Get low battery notifications for mouse earlier

Is it possible to tweak the % that I get warning of low battery for my Magic Mouse 2? I currently only get it at 2% at which point it's very close to dying so I have to stop what I'm doing and plug ...
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Mouse pointer stuck to edge when switching to smaller monitor in dual display setup

I have 2 different size monitors that I am using in dual monitor setup. While switching from the larger to the smaller, often times the mouse pointer is stuck at the bottom corner between the monitors....
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How do I turn focus follows mouse off?

I keep reading online that the Mac doesn't support focus follows mouse, even that its not really possible all around. Anyway I never had it on, then one day I woke up and its on. Is there a way to ...
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El Capitan losing bluetooth mouse and pan connection after sleep

I already gave up of using my iPhone as Internet connection by Bluetooth PAN because if I close the Macbook, or it sleeps, after re-opening the connection is gone, and will not come back. But I have a ...
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Intellipoint software on OS X Mavericks not recognizing Intellimouse

I just upgraded my Snow Leopard 10.6.8 system to Mavericks, complete with the latest software updates, and I can't get Intellipoint working with my mouse (MS Intellimouse Optical USB). Prior to the ...
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What's the difference, in Apple parlance, between a Cursor and a Mouse Pointer?

I tend to call it a "pointer", to distinguish it from the text cursor, and because it can be controlled without a mouse (e.g. trackpad). However, I would like to use the same kind of language Apple ...
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USB keyboard and USB mouse with Mac mini

I was told by the salesman that I cannot use USB keyboard and mouse with my Mac mini, so I have to use wireless keyboard and mouse. Is there anything I can do to use USB keyboard/mouse?
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Mouse click event being fired on right mouse-down AND right mouse-up

I've run into an interesting issue while trying to migrate to MacOS. Whenever I go to right-click something, a click event will be fired on the initial mouse-down event, and then a click event will ...
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Dock freezing and right click and expose doesn't work

I don't know why, but there are some very strange problems with my system. At times, the right click will stop working on both the mouse and trackpad, only ctrl+click will work. At the same time when ...
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Pair a bluetooth mouse with the keyboard only

I have an iMac running OS 10.4.2. It used to have a wired mouse, but it doesn't work any more. I have a Magic Mouse (the kind that takes AA batteries) that was paired with another Mac before. I'd like ...
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Is Bluetooth battery information readable in Windows on Boot Camp?

Is there any way to see the battery level of a Bluetooth device (e.g. magic mouse) in Windows with Boot Camp?
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Magic Mouse 2 vertical tracking issue on iMac 27

I have a weird issue that makes my Magic Mouse 2 usage experience very uncomfortable on iMac 27. The problem is: when I move the mouse vertically (up or down), tracking works very slow. That is: I ...
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What determines whether a Bluetooth mouse can be paired with iOS?

There are some Bluetooth mice that can be paired with an iOS device, for example the Citrix X1, or the Swiftpoint GT. These can be used in any app that supports them, like RDP clients, etc. A ...
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Trackpad going crazy

A few days ago, I don't know what happened, possibly nothing but my 13" MacBook Pro trackpad started acting weird. Did I spill water? Food? Shook it? Pressured it? Any of these might have happened, ...
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What is the life expectancy of a Magic Mouse 2 battery?

I would like to know what is the battery life cycle of a Magic Mouse 2. Or the approximate number of charge/recharge cycles before its battery's performances will start to reduce visibly?
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How can I use Logitech Options to lock my screen with my MX Ergo?

On Windows I'm used to locking my screen via a Logitech Mouse Gesture. Unfortunately, I cannot select "Lock Screen" in the menu on MacOS. Is there still another way to lock the screen? Given that ...
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Magic Mouse 2 for Mac

Magic Mouse 2 appears as it is connected but it will not scroll; when you click on something it will not put on the screen what you clicked on. I have to triple click on the item to get rid of it on ...
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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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Map left mouse button in Karabiner Elements

I want to map CapsLock to Left Mouse Button using Karabiner Elements in macOS Sierra. I used to have such mapping in previous OS X versions using Seil and Karabiner but those no longer work in ...
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How can I use Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 with late 2011 MBP?

I have a MBP 17" (late 2011) and would like to use the new Magic input devices (Keyboard, Mouse 2, and Trackpad 2) with it which seem to rely on Bluetooth 4. How can I connect them to my MBP?
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Is there a way to emulate an Xbox controller?

I've downloaded Onecast which allows me to stream an Xbox One to my Mac and it supports connecting an Xbox controller. Is there a way to emulate an Xbox controller with my keyboard and mouse on my Mac ...
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How can I connect a bluetooth mouse without using the cursor (chicken and egg problem)

My bluetooth mouse batteries died, and when I replaced them, the mouse didn't reconnect. Now how can I get OS X to discover and connect my mouse without having a mouse to open the mouse dialogue?
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How to allow mouse pointer to move to smaller display?

I have two monitors connected to my Mac (running Mojave). A sits "left" and has resolution 1680x1050 B sits "right" and has resolution 2560x1440 So, when I put my mouse in the "top" of B, and move ...
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Mouse cursor moves to left edge of screen with no input

I can surfing and the mouse cursor will abruptly move to the far left of the leftmost screen. This can happen even if my hand is not on the mouse. The mouse will also turn off at random intervals, ...
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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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VM running Sierra 10.12.3 in Parallels 12 stops responding to the mouse

Update: Still a problem in Parallels 14.0.1 ☹ I have a host MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) running Sierra 10.12.3, using Parallels Desktop version 12.1.3, with a virtual machine running as ...
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Transfering a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse from one iMac to an iMac that has never used Bluetooth

Is there any way to do this? I tried putting iMac 1 to sleep and waiting for the 2nd one to pick up the keyboard and mouse, but still "No keyboards have been found." The 2nd one is, of course, the ...
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Wireless mouse stopped working with monitor USB port

Setup: * MacBook Pro 2017 * Mojave * DELL U2717D Display * Logitech unifying receiver and mouse m705 Mouse & receiver work have worked for a year. I upgraded to Mojave 2 weeks ago, and it has ...
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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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Why can't I left click on my Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.13). What works: Secondary click with two fingers Feel/sound of trackpad click (no noticeable change in the feel of the ...
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Operate PhotoBooth with mouse clicks

I would like to make a wedding photo booth using my macbookpro and the osx photo booth software. To prevent that the guest can click away the apps or do things that I don't want to, I build the laptop ...
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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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Activating Show Desktop in Mission Control with a mouse button does not work

When I attempt to set the Show Desktop hotkey inside of Mission Control to a mouse button it never seems to work. My preferred mouse button would be mouse button 4 (which is a little thumb button on ...
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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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Toggle Bluetooth using wired keyboard on iMac

Every so often my iMac looses the Bluetooth mouse connection. The only way to resolve this (other than a reboot) is to switch Bluetooth off, wait about 10 seconds then switch it back on. This ...
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Adjust horizontal scrolling speed on a mouse or trackpad independent of the vertical speed

I have recently bought a Logitech M510 as my main mouse switching over from a magic mouse. I didn't realize missing horizontal scrolling would be such an issue, but apparently it is. Now a mac does ...
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TrackPad Speed and Mouse Speed - Resets to slow every time

I ran into this weird situation. Background: I was trying to shutdown my Mac, but the Mac was waiting on another program asking me to save the file or not. I didn't notice the prompt and closed the ...
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Use middle mouse button (scroll wheel) as Force Touch?

I downloaded BetterTouchTool in an attempt to configure my non-branded Bluetooth mouse so I could use the buttons on the side of it as forward and backward - OS X has no facility for this and my mouse ...
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How can I independently adjust the horizontal and vertical mouse tracking speed on a Mac?

I have searched long and hard and have found no way to independently adjust the tracking speed of the mouse cursor on a Mac. I'm running 10.11.6 El Capitan on my 2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro. For ...