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How to test middle-mouse button

I have a bog-standard Tecknet USB mouse. I'm having trouble with my MMB when using Blender (3D). At first I assumed it was a software issue but now I'm thinking maybe its the button itself. Is there a ...
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Can I use my keyboard to control the volume of speakers connected to my macbook by a usb c hub?

I found out that I can't control the volume of speakers connected to my monitor via HDMI using volume controls in the OS. There are countless questions about this issue, the most upvoted one being How ...
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MacMini goes into password recovery mode after power outage when mouse and keyboard are not connected

I have a Apple MacMini (2018 3GHz 6-core Intel Core i5, 16GB) and I run it as a server with some Docker containers (Home Assistant, Pi-hole, etc). All works fine, as long as power is on. Power outage ...
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PS button on DualSense controller forces opening launchpad on Ventura

Whenever I press the PS button on my DualSense controller, it opens up the LaunchPad app, which means I can't use it to open up things like Steam settings. Apparently, on previous versions, there ...
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How to migrate Nintendo Switch's MicroSD data using a Mac?

I am considering upgrading my Nintendo Switch's storage by getting a MicroSD card with a larger capacity and then copying over the games, savegame data, etc to the new card. Although Nintendo has a ...
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KVM switch for Apple Studio Display (USB-C / Thunderbolt)

I'm interested in buying the new 5K retina 2022 Apple Studio Display. However, I use a personal Mac and a work Mac at the same desk. Frequently switching cables between the two Macs whenever I want to ...
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Enable LEDs on Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard

I'm using an MBP running Big Sur. I've attached a Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard over USB, and am finding that the LEDs on the keys (Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock) never turn on. I've confirmed that ...
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How to switch / share peripherals between two MacBooks

I want to switch between my work computer (2019 MacBook Pro) and home computer (2017 MacBook Air) and use the same peripherals and connections: USB mouse USB keyboard Monitor Ethernet (optional) ...
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How does a Mac identify an Infinity USB Foot Control?

I do some light transcription work and I am looking at purchasing a second-hand Infinity USB Foot Pedal (IN-USB-2) to transcribe from MP3 audio and MP4 video files. How does a Mac identify an Infinity ...
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Is there a way to make Logitech side mouse buttons just be generic mouse buttons?

Is there a way to make Logitech side mouse buttons just be generic mouse buttons? If there is a way to do this, I can't find it in the "Logi Options" app, which is the program that Logitech ...
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Scanner not appearing in macOS 10.13 High Sierra over network

My multifunction Printer / Scanner doesn't have any scanning functions available under macOS 10.13 High Sierra while connected over network. The scanner function worked over network under macOS 10.10 ...
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Connecting 2 monitors and peripherals to a 2017 MacBook Pro

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro (13 inch with two Thunderbolt 3 ports). I wanted to connect 2 monitors as well as a mouse and keyboard to it for work. I was wondering if this would be too much of a workload ...
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Will this Mac mini setup work as I intend?

I'm thinking of switching to a Mac mini setup, this one in particular: New Apple Mac mini (3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB) — https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/...
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What permission does Logitech Control Center need?

I have recently downgraded to a Logitech MX Anywhere first-generation mouse (the one that requires a receiver and without multi-device switching). Got it paired successfully with my Mac and have the ...
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Can you add an external fingerprint reader to a MacBook that will work like the built-in reader? [duplicate]

I would like to use an external keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc and have my MacBook closed. The only issue is that I can no longer access the fingerprint scanner. Is there a way to use an external one? ...
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Monitor Speakers Disappear overnight

I've connected to a monitor (34UC88-B) to my MacBook Pro (Late 2016, no Touch Bar) through a DisplayPort to USB-C connector. The monitor has speakers that I use when I'm connected to it. Everything ...
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Can you use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with an Apple TV?

I am wondering if the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller can be used with both the Nintendo Switch (obviously, it can) and my appletv(4th generation). The specific controller I am referring to is this ...
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Can two apps in one iPhone can be connected to same peripheral?

I have to connect two apps to Bluetooth band (peripheral) at the same time and in same device. Please Guide.
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Different keyboard mapping on external keyboard

Currently I have a challenging keyboard setup. My MacBook Pro has a fr_FR (French AZERTY) keyboard, but the layout is currently set to fr_CA (Canadian QWERTY). Even if the keys are not labelled right, ...
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Where are j5create USB to HDMI drivers saved?

Does anyone know where I could find the j5create USB to HDMI drivers that I just downloaded, or where they saved? I've searched but I can't seem to find them.
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How can I use a USBC DisplayPort monitor with my 12” MacBook and charge at the same time?

I was hoping to get an Asus MB169C+ monitor to increase my screen real estate while traveling and working on my 12” MacBook. However, I'm confused as to how I can charge my MacBook and use the ...
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healthy-wise: which keyboard is better?

there is a apple wireless keyboard and the apple keyboard with numeric keypad. Which one is better for the overall healthy of my wrists and arms? I suffer from RSI and I want to buy a wireless ...
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How can I troubleshoot an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner that won't play nice with Mavericks?

I'm trying to get an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner working with Mavericks. When I connect the scanner to my Mac it shows up fine in Printers & Scanners in System Preferences. It also shows up in ...
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Automatically connect Bluetooth device to Mac

I have a MacBook Pro (running Mavericks) and a Bluetooth Speaker (JBL Flip). I want the two to connect automatically whenever they are nearby and powered on. Is that possible? Currently I have to ...
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Taking a Mac Mini and associated Peripherals As Carry-On Luggage Aboard An Aircraft?

Is there any reason(s) when luggage is screened at airport security, not to be able to take a Mac Mini, keyboard and mouse as carry-on luggage aboard an aircraft ?
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MagSafe Power Cord soldering with Power Brick

How can I solder power cord back as it was? Has anyone else had the same problem? I know that Apple hardware and peripherals are very hard to "open up", so maybe some of you know some tricks about it. ...
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Stylus for Multitouch (Laptop) Trackpad?

I remember seeing a stylus that was available for the multitouch (laptop) trackpad. I'm learning a new language right now so it would be rather useful to be able to use a stylus to 'write' instead of ...
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Is there a wireless double-earred earpiece for iPhone?

Is there such a thing as a double wireless earpiece for iPhone 4? I've just bought a wireless earpiece and argh! it's only single ear. I didn't expect that, I mean I didn't even know that anyone ...
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Ejecting disk after failed mounting

I have a RCA VR5220 voice recorder, with a built-in USB connector. Because this thing was clearly built by Windows-minded engineers, the only way to access the files in Mac OS X is to plug it in and ...
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Smart Cover back uncovered issues?

Are there issues while using a Smart Cover for the iPad 2 arising due to the fact that the cover only covers the front? (Not a buying recommendation, just a question about a specific plausible issue ...
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Error 'USBDeviceOpen failed' only with my user account when using PowerMate USB Controller. OK with fresh account

I have a PowerMate USB controller from Griffin: it works, but using my normal user account I can't control the light settings. With a fresh new account, everything works as expected. How can I find ...
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What is the most reliable ATSC TV tuner for use with OSX?

I'm looking for an OTA (over the air, eg. no cable) ATSC USB tuner to use with a Macbook. There appear to be a few options, all of which seem to have ugly hardware and buggy software. Does anyone have ...
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What external DVD drive should I use my MBP's internal drive is broken?

I've got an old MBP where the internal drive starts to refuse reading discs and stopped burning discs a while ago. Now I'm thinking about getting an external drive (DVD-RW, USB or Firewire). Most of ...
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Peripherals with Great Mac Compatibility [closed]

What peripherals do you use on your Mac that really work well? It seems like most things (especially mice and keyboards) don't work all that well, even if they claim compatibility. I'm looking for ...