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Allow button not working in system preferences

This worked for me on High Sierra 10.13.4: System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Select 'All Controls' Then: System Preferences > Privacy & Security > Press 'Tab' until 'Allow' is ...
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Allow button not working in system preferences

We can use Apple Script to click on the Allow button as follows: Press Shift Command 4 to start screen capture (but don't actually go thru with this): Hover over the Allow button and note the ...
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AppleScript: How to double-click & right-click at cursor location?

Since you already know how to double-click with cliclick, my answer focuses on the right-click and traditionally on a Mac one used to preform a right-click via control-click, and as such you need to ...
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Mac often perceives left-click on Magic Mouse as right-click

Update: I randomly noticed that a three-finger-tap on the built-in trackpad would not pull up the dictionary entry for the selected word (like it used to). I navigated to: System Preferences → ...
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How can I automate repeat mouse clicks, with delay, from fixed coordinates within a browser window?

The following steps are a solution for automating the repeat clicking of a mouse, back and forth, at two different fixed positions within a web page -- i.e. clicking two buttons or links within in a ...
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Allow button not working in system preferences

Nothing was working for me, local clicking, keyboard selection, nothing. Turns out it was a piece of security software that hadn't been authorized correctly. This security software was the process ...
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Middle mouse button stops working from time to time

USB Overdrive was the culprit, and I found that it happened when I held the scroll wheel clicked and scrolled at the same time. By disabling/enabling USB Overdrive, it started to work again. However, ...
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How can I automate repeat mouse clicks, with delay, from fixed coordinates within a browser window?

There is a much easier way to do this on the Mac: Keyboard Maestro. Despite the name, it automates the mouse as well as the keyboard. It let you use GUI tools to setup the clicks (all you have to go ...
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Applescript : Click at position not working

The following works for me in macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 and Google Chrome 67.0.3396.99. Example AppleScript code: set NoteforGoogleCHrome to "click me" tell application "Google Chrome" to activate ...
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El Capitan - Enable Tap-to-click on login screen

I just tried this and it worked on Sierra but should work on older versions too... The internal trackpad uses a different driver (USB) so need to enable a different default sudo defaults write com....
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How to make tap click faster?

Try this. Go to System Preference > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options and disable dragging
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AppleScript: How to right-click, without deselecting text, in Google Chrome?

A workaround for "Google Chrome" (also work on any application): use dd:x,y and du:x,y It's for a drag and drop, but it's a simple click when you put the same coordinates, like this: do shell script ...
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Trackpad left-click is unresponsive - MBA

The 2013 MBP has still the mechanical trackpad. Check if the trackpad is stressed physically in some way. When the battery swells it happens that the trackpad stops registering clicks, because it can ...
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Applescript click on a button

So you already know the JavaScript method for clicking on an HTML element using its class name as a selector: document.getElementsByClassName('classnamehere')[0].click(); where [0] denoted the first ...
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Allow button not working in system preferences

After looking through some of these answers, I realized that the issue was the Spectacle window manager app. Once I quit that it worked fine.
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Allow button not working in system preferences

for me it worked after i quit VLC
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How to disable "right click acting as left click"

This is expected behaviour & depends how long you hold your initial click for. This is the same for any menu item on regular left click too. It is observed through the entire macOS. Short click &...
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Mouse-Pointer behaves abnormally

I don't have an answer that is, "this is your problem and I know what is going on." It's more of an "it sounds like..." answer. Honestly it sounds like there is an external mouse or other USB device ...
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The trackpad click is unresponsive after screen unlock on MacOS Catalina on MacBook Pro 2018

ajay. Do you already have the latest version (10.15.4)? If not, try to update, if yes, try the following: 1) Reset your Mac's NVRAM or PRAM. 2) If you continuing experiences issues, try to reset ...
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How can I automate repeat mouse clicks, with delay, from fixed coordinates within a browser window?

So glad you figured out your script! Just wanted to include that you also may be able to use Selenium to do this for you. https://www.seleniumhq.org/ Selenium is used by Quality Assurance ...
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Single click and select whole word

Control-Click will highlight the whole word (as user3439894 has pointed out) - to prevent the context menu staying open without you having to press escape or clicking away, you simply need hold the ...
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Mac often perceives left-click on Magic Mouse as right-click

In my case, I had placed an external keyboard on the built-in trackpad. That was messing up the mouse clicks.
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Allow button not working in system preferences

It worked for me when I quit Chrome before clicking 'Allow'.
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Two finger tap selects text in web browsers

This is a feature implemented across the entirety of macOS, through web views and text areas. There is no option to disable it.
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Apple Script Won't "Click" No Button

It seems the sheet is missing in the element hierarchy in your AppleScript. click button "No" of sheet 1 of window "Logitech Camera Settings" of application process "Logitech Camera Settings"
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Make accidentally opening an app on the Dock more difficult

You can hide the Dock, which then requires hovering the mouse at the bottom of the display for the Dock to be shown first, then clicking on an app. To hide the Dock, right-click on the Dock separator ...
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Tap on iPhone from Mac

It's not possible for an application to control an iPhone in this way without jailbreaking due to iOS restrictions. If the device is jailbroken, you may be able to install a VNC server on the iOS ...
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