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

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Wi-Fi Interfering with Bluetooth Mouse

I have an issue with my Logitech MX Master when trying to connect to my Macbook Pro (Early 2015 retina base model) via Bluetooth. The mouse has a stable performance only when Wi-Fi is turned off. Once ...
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Use unsupported USB footswitch?

I am attempting to use this footswitch: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/input/008/usbfootswitch_detail.html They only support windows, and USB Overdrive apparently doesn't support it either. I ...
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Pointing devices not properly recognized and won't left/right click after upgrade to Mountain Lion

Have loved my Magic Trackpad since it first came out. Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, the system fails to recognize the Trackpad after a reboot. I need to pull the batteries, reload them, and power ...
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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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Magic Mouse 2 stops responding after a while

I just got a Magic Mouse 2 (the Space Gray version) and I've been having some really frustrating issues with it. The sequence of events is the following: The mouse will connect just fine, it's ...
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Hide mouse pointer after any key press in macOS Mojave

While using macOS Mojave, I would like the mouse pointer (cursor, carat) to become invisible as soon as any key is pressed, including modifier and navigation keys. In summary: The mouse should ...
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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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How to trigger enlarged mouse pointer without shaking the mouse

There's a feature on OS X at least since El Capitan, but possibly earlier that enlarges the mouse pointer when you shake the mouse. In fact, it's called Shake mouse pointer to locate (under ...
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MacBook Pro's Keyboard and Trackpad stopped working

The Keyboard and Trackpad on my 13" Early 2015 MacBook Pro (currently running macOS Mojave 10.14.4) stopped working completely. I have tried everything, resetting SMC, NVRAM and such. Stayed with ...
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Plug in mouse on USB, Macbook crash then reboot

Sometimes happens that my macbook pro 2009, reboot when i plugin a usb mouse: Anonymous UUID: F7E860F6-8C86-01A6-6879-40F90DC7168D Sat Apr 13 09:30:00 2019 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 0 ...
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While using Screen Sharing, a double click to the remote Mac acts like a single click

I'm using Apple's Screen Sharing to control a headless Mac mini from an iMac. Things mostly work, except when I try to double click anything on the Mac mini, it acts like a single click. I've tried ...
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How to dump raw mouse input events

I have a Logitech vertical mouse. I can move the mouse and click. The scroll wheel does not register on macOS, neither in Safari, nor Finder, or other. On Linux, it works like a charm. Therein, I can ...
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Mac equivalent to AutoHotkey's PixelSearch?

I am aware of AutoHotkey alternatives such as Hammerspoon, Karabiner, and Keyboard Maestro, but do any of these have a way to search for a pixel with a specific colour on the display like how ...
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How to fast forward and rewind a youtube video in the external monitor without moving my mouse out of the main screen?

I want to do programming in my MacBook Pro while looking at the lectures on Udemy on my external monitor. Thanks to How do I control the Play/Stop button for a website (e.g., YouTube) in my external ...
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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 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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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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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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High Siera- clicking mouse obscures Cursor tip hotspot with yellow

I have just updated to Mac High Siera. Now, on clicking the mouse, the cursor hotspot area is temporarily obscured by non-translucent yellow. How can I change/stop this?
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Selecting only what I want to select on Mac

Selecting text with trackpad or mouse has become super annoying experience - my Mac thinks he knows better than me what I want to select and will extend/shrink the selection to fit some hidden rules. ...
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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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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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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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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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Make different-sized displays match edges

I have two displays running in my current setup: A 27" monitor (it's not 4k, but it's got a somewhat higher resolution than 1920x1080), and a 15" MacBook with the Retina display. The minor ...
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How to disable mouse acceleration without logging out?

I know I can type in the terminal: defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1 to turn off mouse acceleration BUT this requires me to log out and log back in to take effect. The ...
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SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Is it possible to use SmartNav in a Windows 7 that runs on a MacBook Pro with Boot Camp? Ideally I would like to use it in a multi-monitor configuration.
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Text cursor freezing, jumping

Sometimes the text cursor stops flashing, and when I type nothing shows up. Then I click the mouse, and suddenly everything I just typed appears, and the cursor's frozen at a new location. When I ...
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In Full-screen prevent Dock to unhide when mouse hits bottom

(using Mavericks 10.9.2 (latest)) Using an application in Full-screen (eg VirtualBox), is there a way not to have the Dock show when the mouse hits the bottom of the screen? Tried defaults write ...
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Why did my Mighty Mouse stop clicking?

MMighty Mouse isn't so mighty since it won't click any more. Surprise is it does move the cursor around the screen. I have of course been through the Mouse and Bluetooth parameters to check for any ...
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Magic mouse, tracking issue

So i love the magic mouse and was using a book/magazine as a mouse pad and was working fine. i then got a leather mouse pad and it too was working fine. However i replaced the batteries and now it is ...
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Trackpad, mouse will not click. Command+Tab switcher is invisible

I've had this issue come up about four times now on my 15" retina Macbook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.8.4. The trackpad will no longer click — neither right nor left click works. Regardless of whether I ...
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FocusFollowsMouse, cut-paste from browser to Terminal in 10.8 (duplicate)

Added: this was discussed in focus-follows-mouse-plus-auto-raise-on-mac-os-x on SO in 2010. In short, accept it, or buy an addon: how-can-i-make-focus-follow-the-mouse-cursor. The sequence: cut text ...
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Magic Mouse middle click in Windows 8 with Boot Camp

I've seen this asked around the web quite a bit, but nothing recent, so I'm hoping someone has an answer. I've got Windows 8 loaded with Boot Camp, and a Magic Mouse. The mouse left and right click ...
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Mouse pointer disappears in web browser

I have this issue and from what I discovered a lot other people do - my pointer disappears. I can see stuff beneath reacting to the movement, but the pointer is gone. It happens rarely, but is ...
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Why do wired and wireless mice have different accelerations?

For some reason, when I plug in a wired mouse to my iMac, and then plug in a wireless mouse, the acceleration of both are totally different. The acceleration curve for the wired mouse seems to be ...
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Release mouse from VirtualBox in Mac automatically?

I installed Windows10 x64 and Unbuntu x64 in VirtualBox in Mac. When I moved the mouse outside of the Ubuntu VM window to get back to Mac, the mouse is automatically released. But when I did the same ...
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How to use the navigation buttons of a mouse in Safari in macOS 10.13.6?

I have a generic USB mouse that has the navigation buttons for back and forward in the left side near where the thumb rests. These buttons work out of box in any Windows or Linux machine that supports ...
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2 finger swipe not working on Apple mouse

I have recently bought the Apple magic mouse and it is working great for the most part (including gestures). However, the 2 finger app swipe/switching feature is not working even though I have enabled ...
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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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Set tapping instead of clicking for Arch Mouse

I am looking for a way to TAP the arch mouse and NOT click the mouse button for the same clicking action. I am using a MacBook Pro 2017. I go to System Preferences -> Microsoft Mouse and there is no ...
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Mouse cursor frequently disappears

On macOS Mojave 10.14.5, my mouse pointer becomes invisible frustratingly often. The only way to make it visible again is to enter Mission Control or to click on the middle part of the menu bar at ...
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Mojave 10.14 Mouse Hover Suddenly Not Working

Today the mouse hovering functionality on my Mac simply stopped working. Moving my mouse to the dock causes one icon to enlarge, but then sliding left and right does not cause the others to enlarge. ...
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How to separate mouse and trackpad scroll settings using terminal?

Currently the scroll direction for mouse is bound to trackpad. Is there any way to unlink them without downloading any third party apps?
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Program mouse and keyboard movements to be run with input on Mac

This is a very specific question. I'm running a gaming server for my friends and I to play on (on my old iMac that I just use as an external monitor for my MacBook Pro now), and I have a firewall in ...
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xmouse button control alternative recommendation

Any recommendations for an alternative to the windows application X Mouse Button Control? More specifically, I'm looking to rebind the mouse scroll up and down because it isn't supported by the ...
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Disable “right click release” from clicking options in the context menu

When I right click and the context menu pops up, I instantly move my mouse over the menu, sometimes so fast, that the release of the right-click actually clicks on the command below the cursor. I ...
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Applescript temporarily stop user input/detect through mouse and keyboard

I've looking through apple forums and here looking for a solution. The only solution I could find was to permanently disable the built in Keyboard (which is clearly not a great solution). Can anyone ...