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

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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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Mouse pointer twitchy since high sierra update

Since I updated to High Sierra, me and my colleagues at work have the same problem with our mouse pointer. It appears to be twitchy when switching from the standard arrow to another image (pointer/...
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Bluetooth has short interruptions

I am experiencing short interruptions of the Bluetooth connection on my early 2013 MacBook Pro Retina. I have connected my Magic Mouse, my Magic Keyboard and Bluetooth headphones. Every few seconds ...
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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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Horizontal scrolling in Inkscape in Mac OS

When I run Inkscape on Mac OS or in Parallels, the horizontal scrolling works fine when I use the touchpad but Shift+MouseWheelScroll doesn't do anything. ctrl+MouseWheelScroll works fine (controls ...
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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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MacPro ignoring mouse

MacPro Mid 2012; quad core 3.2 GHz Xeon processor 24 GB ram running Yosemite 10.10.5 4 internal 4 TB drives, 2 external 4 TB drives in NewTech cradles. 3 Dell 1920 x1280 pixel LCD monitors. ...
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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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Mouse lags in VirtualBox

I want to use VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro. I allocated 8G memory and 4 cores as CPU to the VirtualBox. I have installed Windows 8.1 Pro. But I realize that the mouse still lags in Windows. Does ...
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copy text inside terminal.app without mouse

I'm inside a terminal.app with about 20 lines of commands and it's output $ previous command previous command output $ git branch develop master * you/236-add-more-test $ previous ...
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Mouse issues when hovering over certain areas

I would post this question directly on the Apple discussion site, but it appears to be having issues (if I log in, I get a redirect loop leading to browser error message). I believe this issue could ...
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Disable mouse scrolling for specific apps

I have a Magic Mouse for my Macbook. I use the Kindle app for macOS, and it is driving me crazy: I barely touch the mouse and it decides I've tried to scroll, so it turns pages. Plus, it also ...
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OS X Sierra - Force focus follow click events?

Some questions I found that I think are similar just not asked in the same context and the answers are not too promising: Can I remove the useless click when switching monitors? macOS windows ...
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How can I set mouse scroll up, page go up, while the opposite like trackpad?

I just come from windows to mac, so I have some habits in windows that I want to continue on my mac. In windows, I use trackpad for natural way, which means when I move upwards on trackpad, the page ...
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How can I slow down scroll on mac more than the system preferences let me

I've gone into system preferences and made scroll as slow as it allows me to, but it's still way too fast. I'm using a logitech mouse, but logitech's software doesn't seem to work. What I'm ...
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Zooming in or Out in Sketch App for Mac using command + space bar (Keyboard Combination) triggers spotlight!

I use Sketch App for mac as my main designing software and I am already used to some familiar shortcuts for zooming in/out and moving the Art-board. The shortcuts are holding command and then ...
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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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Bind mouse key to continuously send clicks

Question is in the title. I have a mouse with extra buttons and would like to bind the button so that it sends continous left clicks when I hold it down.
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Magic Mouse Left-Click Intermittently Doesn't Work Sometimes in Chrome

I'm running macOS Sierra. Lately, my left mouse click intermittently doesn't work in Chrome. I'll. I have to click a few times for the click to register. It's worst on the Magic Mouse, but also ...
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How to disable middle click? [duplicate]

Middle click to paste is making scrolling impossible in Terminal on my thinkpad keyboard because of middle click pasting. I'd prefer to just disable it on that app, but globally would be fine. I ...
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Prevent waking from sleep with USB mouse?

I have an iMac running El Capitan. I put my iMac to sleep because it's faster than hibernate and only uses 1.2 watts anyways. But every time the mouse is moved, it wakes it up. How do I stop a USB ...
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This mouse won't click — so can't setup mac mini

I have a 2012 mac mini I'm setting up. I've connected it to a new dell monitor I bought for it. I plug in the usb mouse and can get the pointer to move, but the click doesn't work. Any advice? I've ...
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Sierra: can't change Magic Mouse scrolling speed

Since one of the recent updates I no longer see the option to change the scrolling speed of my Magic Mouse. It's way too slow. Any way to speed it up?
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Mouse scroll and trackpad behaving differently

I am using a dell mouse with my mac. Although in most context scrolling the mouse wheel produces the same effect as swiping down with two fingers, it sometimes happen that the mouse does not work. One ...
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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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How do I turn off scroll for page navigation on the mouse, but not the trackpad

On my Macbook pro I frequently use an external mouse while working. When the option to use the "Swipe Between Pages" gesture is enabled, it also makes horizontal scrolling on my mouse do the same ...
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How do I prevent reduced mouse sensitivity during a screenshot on High Sierra?

Steps to reproduce Move the cursor using a mouse (not the trackpad) and note the cursor speed. Now Press Command + Shift + 4, which should change the cursor to a crosshair. Move the cursor again. ...
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macOS High Sierra: Can't use Mouse and MacBook Trackpad at the same time

Using a Mouse at the same time as being able to use the built-in Trackpad of a MacBook has worked in previous versions of macOS. But with macOS High Sierra, 10.13.0, they don't work in parallel ...
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Magic Mouse not working Properly after upgrading to macOS High Sierra!

Today I upgraded my late 2014 iMac to macOS High Sierra, for the first few hours the mouse was working fine (even before upgrading to High Sierra) but after a few hours it suddenly started ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to bind mouse 4 btn to a specific key on the keyboard on MacOS?

I bought a cheap USB mouse with 2 additional buttons, the ones that you can click to go back and forward when surfing etc. I'm wondering if it's possible to bind one of those mouse buttons to another ...
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Make accidentally opening an app on the Dock more difficult

I always open a program accidentally by clicking too fast within the Dock. I thought that maybe I am the only one having this problem, but my spouse recently got a Mac and keeps complaining about the ...
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Disable Left/Right Scrolling on Magic Mouse with Google Calendar

I am a first time Magic Mouse user. I love the vertical scrolling on web pages. However, on Google Calendar, scrolling left-to-right makes the calendar move forward and back between months. I'm ...
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Really Strange Behaviour on Trackpad/Keyboard [duplicate]

Macbook Pro / Sierra /Model 1502 My Touchpad stopped clicking. I could move the pointer around but couldn't click. Then I plugged in an external mouse. Still couldn't click but the right click worked ...
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How can i disable the “mouse scroll wheel click” to view all windows feature in El Capitan

Ive got a mac mini running El Capitan, i use a piece of CAD software which requires me to use the "mouse scroll wheel click" to move around the software. This works fine on other machines that i ...
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3rd party gaming mouse works before login but stops working afterwards

I replaced my broken gaming mouse with a new one and it doesn't work. The weird thing is that the mouse works when I reboot but only until I login, then the LEDs turn off and the mouse doesn't do ...
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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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MBP E2015 Sierra keyboard/trackpad unresponsive

My Early 2015 13" MBP's keyboard and trackpad quit working a few days ago. I thought it might be the logic board. But it’s definitely not. The power button (on the keyboard) works fine. I tried a ...
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Automate change in settings upon plugging mouse in

I am using a MacBook Air running Sierra. I like to use different mouse settings with my touchpad, and my USB mouse. To facilitate this, every time I plug my mouse in, I have to go to System ...
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Showing two mouse cursors?

Whats up with this?: When I have a mouse cursor size that is bigger than the actual mouse, this shows up. Please help! It is really annoying and it makes my computer lag. It does not survive a ...
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Changing keyboard command for retrieving mouse cursor coordinates

From what I've understood, ⇧ + ⌘ + 4 is the way one currently gets Mouse Cursor Coordinates in macOS. I use this combination for something else. Is there a way to change the keyboard command for ...
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How can I determine the battery level of my magic mouse from the command line?

I know how to get it through the menubar, but how can I get it via the command line?
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Easiest way to repeat MANY mouse clicks?

Problem I imported a large OPML file to a Feedly (a RSS/source aggregator web service), and the import got messed up. I now need to delete the entries on their website using Google Chrome, but there ...
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Charge Apple magic mouse 2 using iPhone lightning Qi wireless charger

Can I charge Apple magic mouse 2 using iPhone lightning Qi wireless charger adapter and pad? It seams like it should work in theory, but I wonder if there is some kind of compatibility or feature with ...
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[Sierra]: Mouse scroll

Problem: When using my mouse, a single scroll-click scrolls several pages. I have read that this is due to scroll smoothing - a single scroll actually issues multiple scroll commands: tiny teeny 1-...
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Why my logitech blue-tooth keyboard and mouse don't work well with Mac

I bought a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse suite, but they do not work well with my Mac, the mouse usually gets stuck and the there is a large delay when typing with the blue-tooth keyboard. How ...
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Magic Mouse continues scrolling inertia when hovering over a different pane

I just got a Magic Mouse that I'm using with MacBook Pro (15", 2015), macOS Sierra. I've noticed a problem where, if I'm in a window that has multiple areas with scrolling, if I start scrolling in one ...
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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 ...