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

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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 ...
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Charging Magic Mouse 2 when the device is turned off…

Simple question. Can I turn off my Magic Mouse 2 when I'm charging it's battery through the cable?
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pinch/zoom gesture with magic mouse 2

I just purchased a magic mouse 2, and I can't figure out how to do a pinch gesture or its equivalent that I am used to with a macbook. From what I have read, it doesn't seem like it is possible to do ...
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USB wireless keyboard works from one USB port, but not the other

I have a wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo (Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1000) which is working perfectly on a 2013 MacBook Air running Yosemite, the keyboard & mouse work perfectly - but only when ...
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Mac thinks mouse is a keyboard

Whenever I plug in my usb wireless mouse, my Macbook Air and Mac Pro both think that the mouse is a keyboard and won't register the mouse's movements at all. Is there a way to fix this? The mouse is ...
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Disable Safari from loading previous website when scrolling down with Magic Mouse

How can I stop Safari loading a page from history, each time I scroll the current page over the page end? i.e. swipe upwards on the Magic Mouse when the page is already at the bottom. This feature is ...
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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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unknown option: mode-mouse with iterm, tmux

I've reset my computer and now tmux is complaining about my .tmux.conf having these directives: setw -g mode-mouse on set -g mouse-select-pane on set -g mouse-resize-pane on set -g mouse-select-...
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Is there a limit to amount of bluetooth devices connected to a MacBook Pro?

Problems arose today when I connected the 5th bluetooth device to my MacBook Pro. 1 new Apple keyboard 1 new Apple trackpad 1 old Apple keyboard 1 old Apple mouse (most recently connected) 1 Beats ...
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How can I set a different scrolling direction for mouse and trackpad in Lion?

I want to give the new scrolling behavior in Lion a try (both on the built-in as well as on the magic trackpad). But on my Mouse (a Logitech Anywhere MX), I don't want reverse scrolling. In ...
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OS X 10.9.3 has two visible cursors

Basicaly my problem is, that when i mouse over some text, the default "text-selection" cursor appears. But the mouse pointer (arrow) is still present and i can see two cursors. What could be causing ...
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MX Master continuously unpairing itself

I have an issue with my Logitech MX Master mouse continuously fail to reconnect when I get back to my desk. I have to press the connect button on the bottom of the mouse and pair it. This is getting ...
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Dell mouse triggering double-click on almost every single-click

My generic Dell mouse behaves pretty strange compared to all other mice I have used with my MacBook. Almost every single-click is treated as if it were a double-click. Both the right and left button. ...
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iPhone won't stop connecting to bluetooth, interferes with mouse

My iPhone keeps pairing itself to my Mac. I know because every time it happens my mouse lags horribly until I remove it. Things I've tried: Reset the Bluetooth module Factory reset all connected ...
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iMac Bootcamp and Magic Mouse woes

I've got into a right pickle trying to get my Bluetooth Magic Mouse working with my bootcamped iMac. It works fine on macOS, but in Windows it currently isn't scrolling, right clicking and ...
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Keyboard and Mouse start behaving oddly. I've had to restart my Mac to fix this

I imagine I'm hitting some serious of hotkeys but on rare occasions, my Mac will start handling keyboard AND mouse clicks in an odd way. This just happened and, all of a sudden, here are some of the ...
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How to start App Expose without using Force Touch or the keyboard?

I know there was a way to trigger App Expose, by pointing the mouse cursor over an dock icon, and scrolling the mouse wheel. As far as I remember, it was something I had to enable with the "defaults" ...
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Is there a less ludicrous way to temporarily enlarge the mouse pointer than Apple's silly “Shake to find”?

I'm aware of Apple's "Shake to find" feature, which enlarges the pointer (too briefly, in my opinion, but Apple Knows Your Needs Better Than You Do™), and I occasionally use it (or accidentally ...
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Changing the horizontal scroll speed on a corded Apple mouse [duplicate]

I have the latest MacBook Pro running the latest version of OS X and I am using the corded mouse. The horizontal scroll speed using the mouse wheel is dead slow. The vertical scroll speed is OK for ...
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How can I choose a user an the login page without a mouse?

As a old-school Unix junkie I don't like being forced to use a mouse when a simple keyboard shortcut would do. Today I found myself needing to login to an OSX machine just to launch an app, but the ...
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While Screensaver is on, login window keeps appearing. How can I prevent this?

I have a desktop with two computers. On one side I have a Windows PC, and on the other side is a Macbook running OS X Mavericks that is plugged into a Thunderbolt display. I use a wireless keyboard ...
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macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 windows getting focus on mouseover

As of about a week ago (no corresponding system upgrade) all windows in every app gain focus automatically on mouseover. So if I have two visible windows (in the same or different apps) and one has ...
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Faster way to close OS X Windows with only a mouse

In applications that open a lot of windows, the most common thing I do with a window (aside from scrolling it) is closing one window. The little red dot in the upper-left corner of a window is the ...
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How can I use one set of bluetooth devices for two Macbooks? [duplicate]

Here is a problem I have been having for a while, and I can't imagine I am the only one. I suspect there is a fairly simple solution that I have just not yet thought of: I have two MacBooks that I ...
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How to determine what keeps causing my mouse cursor to stick or slow down a lot?

Every once in a while, my mouse cursor will stop for a second, or move extremely slow, every half minute or so. I recently upgraded to High Sierra, but also noticed this occurring when running Sierra. ...
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Mouse lagging on iMac

I'm using iMac 21,5. Since my magic mouse broke, the new one wasn't working properly, it had insane lags, I bought another wireless gaming mouse and it works better but still have lag issues. I was ...
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Microsoft Arc Touch mouse doesn't want to connect in MacOS High Sierra

I've been able to pair a Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Surface with my MacBook ever since Yosemite, but when I updated to High Sierra the mouse stop connecting. When I turn on the mouse, the Bluetooth ...
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Non-apple USB mouse tracking slowly

This morning my (non-apple) USB mouse, a HyperX PulseFire, has suddenly started tracking slowly. I've checked the mouse preferences and nothing has changed since Friday. I've also increased the ...
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Do the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad support “middle click”?

I'm currently using the old Apple Mighty Mouse and I configured clicking on the trackball as a "middle click" that's been very handy for opening links in new tabs, closing tabs, etc. However, the ...
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Holding the mouse button automatically on OSX

Is there some sort of app that will let me, preferably toggleable with a keyboard shortcut, hold down the left mouse button? (Not click fast, just hold down).
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Is there a shortcut / an app to center the mouse on the current window?

I'm currently using 2 screens for work and I CMD-Tab a lot. But I always have to move the mouse to the other screen. Is there a shortcut / an app to center the mouse on the current window?
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How to Disable resize window on mouse over edge

I have my window in full screen and I want to scroll. In Windows, I would just move the mouse all the way to the right side of the screen where the scroll bar is. Then I would click down and scroll. ...
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Mouse clicks not working on MacBook Pro, with both track pad and USB mouse

This evening the left mouse button on the track pad on my MacBook Pro stopped working. Rebooted. No change. Zotted PRAM. No change. Reset SMC. No change. Connected USB wired mouse. No change. I'...
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Enable keyboard shortcut to look up word in dictionary

I have been using the trackpad w/ force touch to look up the defintions of words when browsing (safari/chrome/ff/etc). It looks like this: The problem is my wrist has been bothering me as I use the ...
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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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Hold down and release right-click with a single click

Essentially, what I want to do is: Upon clicking the right mouse button, simulate holding down the right mouse button. Upon clicking the right mouse button once again, simulate releasing the right ...
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How can I access the source code of my mouse via the terminal?

I'm currently using a Roccat Kone Pure mouse on my Mac. Unfortunately, the file that should be installed to control the lighting of that mouse is only accessible for Windows or Linux users. Without ...
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Bluetooth and WiFi interfering with one another since Yosemite

Note: The only thing that changed in my setup is installing Yosemite. Since installing Yosemite, I'm having a somewhat peculiar problem: WiFi works fine, and BT works fine. But WiFi + BT working ...
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Mouse hover doesn't work when Microsoft mouse is connected

I'm using the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop for one and a half years now and had no problems with it. A couple of days ago I noticed weird behaviour with the mouse. The same behaviour was with ...
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OS X Lion Safari and Chrome's Vertical Scrollbar (overlay versus next to content)

What determines how the scrollbar is rendered in OS X Lion? On my home and work machine, I see the scrollbar next to the content like this: A co-worker, also running Lion has that same scrollbar ...
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High Sierra 10.13.4 Mission Control Hot Corners Broken

I have a 27" iMac Retina (Late 2015, 3.2GHz i5, 24GB, Radeon R9) with HDMI secondary screen on a Thunderbolt/HDMI adapter. I use Mission Control to put 4 workspaces on the main monitor, and switch ...
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AutoHotkey Equivalent for OS X?

Is there an equivalent product/method for AutoHotkey. For those that don't know, its a product that allows you to program your mouse movements and keyboard. This allows me to "macro" certain functions ...
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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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Configuring mouse scroll wheel actions

How do I configure actions for scroll wheel events on mac? Specifically I'm looking for a way to configure the scroll wheel to change workspaces when a modifier key is pressed. (I know ...
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How can I identify which application I have installed for mouse gestures?

My middle mouse button is set to create mouse gestures. I've spent several hours on different occasions trying to understand which app I installed to set up the gestures but I can't for the life of me ...
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Can't select option in OSX Utilities

I'm having a pretty bizarre problem in OSX Mavericks. I'm attempting to install a fresh version of the OS, so I boot to OSX Utilities (Cmd+R). The option that I'm looking for is listed (re-install ...