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

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macOS Disable mouse acceleration in certain apps

Is there a way to disable mouse acceleration in certain apps? For instance disable in Team Fortress 2 but re-anable when the app doesn't have focus?
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How to pair Bluetooth mouse with Apple Watch?

Can I pair my Bluetooth mouse with Apple Watch? Or, can I get the functionality of a mouse with my Apple Watch?
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Map keyboard key to mouse click in a certain position

I want to map my keyboard's arrow buttons to mouse left clicks (mouse down/up) at specific areas of my screen. For example: left arrow key ---(map to)--> mouse left click at position W: 120px | H: ...
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I have a two mouses: one for each hand. How can I set the primary mouse button separately for each mouse?

I would like the mouse I am using for my left hand to use the right button as the primary button. However, it appears that this setting is global so that it impacts the setting for my right handed ...
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How do I use this as a mouse?

What am I supposed to do when the battery runs out and this happens? What's the best work-around for this problem as I've been caught out by it?
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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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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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Can iPhone be used with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse?

Can an iPhone (mine is 7) be used productively with an external keyboard and mouse -- connected via Bluetooth? Such peripherals -- combined with a screen-magnifier -- would turn a phone into a decent ...
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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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Mouse freezes when a second mouse is plugged in

I use a wireless Logitech trackball for RSI reasons. My wife uses a random dell usb mouse because she hates the trackball. We have a single Mac mini and use fast user switching to change accounts. ...
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How can I use two USB devices with the new USB-C MacBooks?

I recently was provided with the latest MacBook model, for which Apple decided to switch from a number of ports to just one, USB-C port and a headphone jack. The only two accessories that I use on a ...
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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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Why cursor pointer size not getting small on Mac OS X sierra?

I'm using Logitech mouse with my Mac OS X sierra, the issue is when I'm changing the cursor pointer size, making it small, it's not appearing. Only big pointer can be seen not the small one. Can ...
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MacBook Pro 2016 Left Click lag in games?

I've recently purchased a 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar and I've noticed something incredibly strange when playing games. Left-clicking with any pointer (either the trackpad or mouse) results ...
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How do I do a right click on a 'magic mouse'?

We’ve just won a brand new iMac. It came with an Apple keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. The keyboard works well, although it's weird not having a numeric keypad. The trackpad also works well. ...
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Temporaily slow down “scroll wheel” speed on Magic Mouse?

I have the "scroll wheel" speed on my Magic Mouse set to highest possible. Is there a way to slow it down just temporarily in Safari? You can achieve other similar "slow downs" in the system by ...
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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 connect Apple Magic Mouse to iPhone

iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 10.3.2 public beta 5. Is it possible to connect Apple Magic Mouse 2 to my iPhone without jailbreaking? I've managed to connect Apple Magic Keyboard 2 to iPhone earlier.
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Mouse “randomly” slowing down or stuck in certain places (especially while starting a drag)

Since upgrading to Sierra (but could be other cause), my mouse slows down in certain points (as if something is intercepting the mouse move event and swallowing it). Sometimes this is accompanied by ...
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mouse direction setting on headless (mouse less) mac

I have a mini that's running headless and mouseless. I connect to it through TeamViewer. All is great - except... The mouse direction defaults to Natural and I'm old school. Since the machine has ...
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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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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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How can I set my mouse to click whenever it stops moving?

I have arm pain, and one helpful feature I've used in the past is where the mouse will automatically click whenever it stops moving and lingers on a spot for one second. I swear I've used this before ...
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How can I copy application settings from one user account to the other on the same machine?

I have two user accounts (a work and personal account) on my MacBook Pro 5,3 with OS X 10.11.6. On both I use the same Logitech MX Master mouse in combination with the Logitech Options application. I ...
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How to disable scrolling while clicking with the Magic Mouse?

I want to disable one finger scrolling with my Magic Mouse while I click with it, because I don't like that it scrolls the content in apps if I click something. I also don't see any practical use of ...
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Focus follows mouse (and autoraise) for Chrome windows

Is there a way to enable focus-follows-mouse behavior for Google Chrome windows? The desired behavior is that if there are two browser windows, occupying the left and right halves of the screen, then ...
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Mouse tracking speed stuck on slowest setting since 10.12.4 update

I use an external usb mouse/keyboard when I use my Mac (and have been for some time without any problems). Since the C-Error 10.12.4 update, my Macbook Pro no longer allows me to set/save my Mouse ...
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Magic Mouse 2 Only Connects When Plugged In

I have a Magic Mouse 2 - the type that can be connected to my laptop with a Lightning cable, and a Retina MBP 15-inch Mid 2015 running Sierra (10.12.3). My mouse does not connect via Bluetooth. Power ...
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Trackpad and Magic Mouse not working properly after Sierra 10.12.4 update

I’ve updated the OS to Sierra 10.12.4 on my Macbook Pro Retina after which Magic Mouse started going crazy with the scrolling speed significantly increased (even with the minimum scrolling speed set ...
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Is it possible to make the pointer “stick” to one display when using multiple displays?

I use multiple displays, and often find the mouse pointer moving to the other display when going to the scroll bar or pressing the close button on an application, for example. Is it possible to make ...
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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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Magic Mouse not scrolling!

Just bought the magic mouse 2 it's working but not scrolling up and down. When I go into system preferences and click on mouse, it shows there is no mouse found! Help!
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Is it possible to display my iphone LIVE on desktop or macbook, and use the mouse to click?

Is it possible to display my iphone LIVE on desktop or macbook, and use the mouse to click? For example if I need to click with my mouse on an app etc? Thank you
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Custom number of scrolling lines

I recently purchased a MacBook Pro 2016 13″, my first Apple laptop. I'm using an Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4 due to repetitive strain injuries. I find that scrolling on OS X was an excruciating process ...
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Magic Trackpad 2 as a MIDI controler

I want to make music with a MagicTrackpad2, keeping it away from interacting with the mouse pointer. I found this software: MultiTouchMidi that works great with the builtin trackpad of a macbook. ...
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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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Choppy mouse on macOS Sierra 10.12.3? (Both trackpad and wired)

My mouse movement periodically becomes choppy/jumpy after maybe an hour of use. The problem goes away temporarily with a reboot, but it returns before long. This seems to happen regardless of RAM ...
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New BT mouse interferes with Apple keyboard?

My kid smashed my Logitech M705, so I replaced it with a M720 that has BT as well as its own dongle. I used the BT to connect it. Suddenly my Apple BT keyboard is no longer working so well. ...
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Middle mouse button stops working from time to time

I have a very strange problem, and it started since I got my LG 5K Ultrafine screen and started using an external keyboard and mouse. I usually notice it in Blender, so it might be related to that. ...
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Run AppleScript On Mouse Move

Is there a way to run AppleScript on mouse move? Ideally I want to detect the mouse location and if it is in a certain to run a specific script.
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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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Is there a unity-like “Sticky edges” option to prevent the cursor from hopping across displays so easily?

When moving the cursor towards a clickable item near the middle edge of a multi-monitor display, it is easy to move "too far", causing the cursor to jump to the other display. This is disorienting. ...
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How to quickly move mouse cursor between monitors?

I have two external monitors, positioned horizontally on each side of my MacBook Pro. When I am working in the far left or far right screens, I find it a little annoying to have to move the cursor all ...
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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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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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Inverting mouse axis using Karabiner

Karabiner seems like an extremely versatile piece of software, but I can't seem to find a way to invert the mouse axis with it. For example: When I move the mouse downwards I want the cursor to go ...
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Different speed for Magic Mouse and built-in trackpad

Is there any way to set different tracking speed for Magic Mouse and for built-in trackpad? I'm using both, but Magic Mouse acts good for me at max tracking speed, but trackpad good for me at average ...
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Bowers & Wilkins P5 wireless headphones on OSX causing problems for other bluetooth devices

I've been using a Microsoft bluetooth mouse with my MacBook Pro (Early 2015 El Capitan 10.11.5) without issue for several months. OSX Bluetooth Firmware Version: v119 c4633. However, since pairing ...
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How to fix mouse scroll delay/threshold/deadzone

I have a Logitech VX Nano and a MBP running Sierra 10.12.1 (16B2555). The problem isn't that mouse scrolling is choppy or slow, the problem is anything but a rapid 20%+ turn of the scroll wheel is ...
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Do computer mice really feel different when used on a MacBook? Will using a mouse specialized for Macs feel any different? [closed]

I own a new MacBook Pro and I've been using it without a mouse since I brought it out of the box. I tried to use the wireless mouse (not Bluetooth, connected to the laptop using a receiver plugged in ...