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

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Is there a way to temporarily enlarge the mouse pointer like Apple's “Shake to find” does?

I'm aware of Apple's "Shake to find" feature, which enlarges the pointer (too briefly for me), and I occasionally use it. I'm also aware of (increasingly unstable and out-of-date) third-party ...
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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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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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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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Erase MacBook hard drive without the use of the mouse

I want to sell my Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina. It has an unknown issue where the mouse input isn't working properly and I can't click (when using either the trackpad or a USB mouse). I have got to ...
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Mac often perceives left-click on Magic Mouse as right-click

The bug: All of a sudden, my 2013 rMBP often perceives a left-click on my Magic Mouse 2 as a right-click. Details: "Often" ≈ every 30 seconds. I have 2 different mouses: an Apple Magic Mouse 1 and ...
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iMac mid 2011 wont let me left click - tried to fix and now stuck in reboot loop

I have checked many similar questions, but none answers my problem. I have an iMac mid-2011 running High Sierra, and for some reason this morning, the mouse cursor moves around the screen but I can ...
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Mac mini 2018 cursor freezes after RAM upgrade

My Mac mini 2018 (3 GHz Core i5) runs Mojave 10.14.6. Monitor is an LG UHD 27UK850. After a RAM upgrade to 32GB the cursor regularly but momentarily freezes approximately every 4 seconds - a major ...
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How to avoid double clicking? [duplicate]

I find double clicking and right clicking difficult. MacOS allows me to ctrl-click so I never have to right click. Is there a way to never have to double click? Like cmd-click, a gesture or a System ...
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How to change bluetooth frequency for magic mouse 2

Sometimes my Magic Mouse does not work when Wi-Fi is on! When I turn Wi-Fi off, I can move it again! MacBook freezes frequently and it really drives me crazy! I guess it isrelated to the Wi-Fi, ...
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Force OS X to use Bluetooth dongle instead of built in controller

I'm using a Magic Mouse with my MacBook Pro and Mountain Lion. The cursor sometimes start to lag. I figured, the reason for this could be the distance between my Mac and the mouse (about 1.5 meters / ...
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How to get ScreenCapture with mouse pointer?

The screen capture app on my Macbook Pro (the one that comes up when I press Cmd + Shift+5) has an option to capture the mouse pointer as well. However that option doesn’t seem to work - the capture ...
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Make non-Apple mouse scroll smoothly

I've begun using a Logitech G600 and customizing it with Folivora, and the power of the combination is incredible. It's speeding up my workflow and making it more intuitive. However... I miss the ...
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Mouse moves, but cannot click

My mouse just got stuck: I could still move the pointer, but clicks would not register. This occurred with both my external Magic Trackpad, and the laptop's internal trackpad, apropos of nothing. As ...
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How to release mouse capture in VirtualBox?

I'm on my MacbookPro and using TeamViewer for remote access to my 2k3 Server. On this server I installed VirtualBox to create a virtual machine. But now I stuck at this screen and no more can use my ...
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How to make the Logitech 300s move wider?

I am using an wired mouse Logitech 300s (As seen in the screenshot) Whenever I move the mouse from edge to edge of the mouse pad, the cursor only moved about slightly over 1/2 of the way on the ...
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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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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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For making an assistive device, does iOS 13 enable control of a cursor using code?

Curious if it's possible to control a cursor on an iPad, for example to allow someone who can't touch the screen to be able to generate movement commands some other way, and have those commands sent ...
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How to enable “middle” click of Apple's Magic Mouse? [duplicate]

Recently I bought a Magic Mouse from Apple & I want to enable the middle click to use it in some apps like Chrome, Safari etc. The native configuration include only left and right click, but is ...
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Cursor disappearing after full screen

I have a mac laptop running 10.14.6. For some reason, in the last week, the cursor has started disappearing every time I go full screen and then leave full screen. So I have to hit Mission Control ...
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Map right shift key to behave like top arrow

guys I'm a software developer and I use arrows keys a lot. As long as Apple changed their keyboard layout it is so hard to use the new arrows setup. It' just drives me crazy every time when I try to ...
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Magic mouse 2 always on?

So I just bought a new magic mouse 2 and I noticed whether I turn it off or on, it still keeps working when I move it. Does the switch at the bottom actually do anything now? Or do I have a defective ...
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How to use scrollwheel (middle mouse button) to open link in new tab in Chrome

Before I upgraded to Catalina, in Chrome I could just middle-click on a link to open it in a new tab. And life was great. After upgrading to Catalina, this still works in Safari but for whatever ...
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iPad pro can’t “see” magic mouse 2

I used to work with magic mouse 2 on my iPad Pro v13, but since the latest update 13.3, now the mouse is not even discoverable via Bluetooth. I tried everything from resetting network, to hard ...
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Macbook Pro running Mojave dropping bluetooth devices

I'm having a strange bluetooth problem: my mid 2015 MB Pro connects to my bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard fine. After a few minutes of use, both disconnect (I get the "connection lost" icon for ...
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Why does the Magic Mouse prevent me from clicking with my trackpad?

It often happens to me that I open my MacBook Pro to use it while traveling, only to find out that I can't use it because the effin' Magic is locked away in some luggage, and the trackpad is not ...
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Utility to identify what mouse buttons are being pressed?

Is there a utility for mac to show what mouse buttons are being pressed? Similar utilities for Windows are: Spy++ and WindowSpy from AutoHotKey. For Linux I have used: xinput --query-state
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What kind of mouse has best performance to use with a Mac?

I recently got a Mac upgrade to a new MacBook Air (10.14.6), which only has two new small USB-C connections. I therefore bought a USB-C to old USB adaptor to be able to connect my harddrives, USB ...
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Magic Mouse disconnects macOS Mojave (MacBook Pro 2018)

I bought a new 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. I am experiencing Bluetooth issues such as my Magic Mouse disconnecting randomly and lagging. These are the steps I have taken (not in the order as ...
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Mouse scroll stopped working with Less in Terminal

For a few years now, Terminal.app in MacOS has supported mouse-scrolling with the less program, but today I noticed that it is no longer accepting mouse scrolls, and only works with the Up and Down ...
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Is there any way for me to use the original Mac Plus or Mac 128k mouse with a modern Macbook Pro?

I gather the original Macs used a serial port for the mouse with a RS-422 DE-9 connector. Totally nonstandard today. But surely, at some point some company (Apple?) must have made an adapter to use ...
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Mac Mini is slow when keyboard and mouse are detached

I use a very basic and cheap unit to switch one USB keyboard and one USB mouse between a PC and a Mac Mini. The unit is an Aten CS22U. It all works fine, albeit with a few seconds delay when ...
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Is it possible to change the name of a bluetooth mouse?

I bring my MacBook Pro back and forth between home and work. I have a Magic Mouse in both places. I guess because they are both the same model, I have to re-pair the mouse with the computer every time ...
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Logitech Mouse: how can I use additional buttons?

I recently bought a Logitech M560 mouse. It works fine on my Mac, but I wonder if there's a software/prefpane (free or paid) I can use to map the additional buttons I have on my mouse (i.e. to open ...
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Magic Mouse with iOS 12.X?

Magic Mouse is supported under natively iOS 13, however, my iPad (iOS 12.4) does not meet the hardware requirement for iOS 13. I would like to be able to use a magic mouse with my iPhone / iPad ...
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My Mac does “copy on select” - how to disable it?

Due to reasons I do not understand, my mac (macOS High Sierra, 10.13.6) does "copy on select". I have no idea when it started, and I assume it comes from one of the tools I am using. Is there any way ...
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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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Magic mouse USB cable [closed]

I LOVE my Magic Mouse. Unfortunately, at a new job, I can only used wired mice, NOT wireless (security issues). Is there anything equivalent to the Magic Mouse, but uses a USB cable (for Emission ...
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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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How can I change the scrolling direction of the mouse, independently of the trackpad? [duplicate]

In System Preferences > Trackpad > Scroll & Zoom, there is a checkbox called Scroll Direction: Normal, which allows us to change the scrolling direction of the trackpad, but it also changes ...
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Weird issues after updating to macOS 10.15 Catalina beta 8 (19A558d)

I have MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Touch ID model), and I've been on macOS 10.15 Catalina developer beta since June without any issues. However, since updating to the latest beta, I have several major ...
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Do iPhones have a built-in mouse or trackpad and how do I use it?

Quite some time ago someone told me (or maybe I read it) that iPhones have a built-in trackpad or mouse pointer that makes it easy for you to move the cursor around for editing text. I want to know if ...
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What are the remedies for a trackpad suddenly malfunctioning?

The trackpad on my 2017 MBP (no touch) has suddenly started functioning improperly, at times. It is ultra-sensitive at times, clicking everything every second while at other times it is inactive. No ...
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Reverse Mouse wheel zooming in Sketch

I am using a Logitech Mouse on my Mac and want to inverse the zoom direction inside Sketch (maybe in the whole system - until now I only zoomed in Sketch). How can that be done? I am scrolling using ...
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Wireless Mouse Lag

I have a mid-2014 MBP retina that runs OSX El Capitan (10.11.6). I'm trying to use my wireless Logitech mouse (Anywhere MX, the first edition), but there is an intermittent lag problem. Sometimes it ...
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How to auto select new screen when moving pointer from one monitor to another?

I use Chrome browser on extended display, and its DevTools on built-in monitor. Both are using their own spaces in separate monitors. My problem is when I move pointer from one monitor to other one ...
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How can I pair my Apple keyboard and mouse to multiple Macbooks Pro? [duplicate]

I would like to use my Apple wireless keyboard and mouse with my work and personal Macbook without having to pair them every time. Is there a simple way to pair with multiple Macbooks and switch ...
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Click-lock Alternative?

I was wondering if there was an alternative to click-lock for mac? I can't use drag lock because of limited hand movement. I need something where I can move the cursor to where I want to drag, hold ...
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What is the maximum wattage/amperage the Magic Mouse 2 can consume?

Oddly I have to charge these things a lot and I'm trying to determine which power of AC-USB charger to buy without being wasteful. For example, if I use a 12W (2.4 amp) iPad charger, will the magic ...

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