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How to separate "mouse" and "trackpad" settings?

I made a free application to solve this issue in recent versions of macOS (10.15+). It also allows you to disable scroll/mouse acceleration and configure the number of lines to scroll per mouse wheel ...
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How to disable scroll acceleration in macOS Sierra?

I wrote a small program to fix this behavior: https://github.com/emreyolcu/discrete-scroll You may download a binary here. It runs in the background and allows you to scroll 3 lines with each tick of ...
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Cursor freezes for a split second around every 10 seconds

I've had something like this issue (with the mouse freezing momentarily every few seconds), and it was related to my second screen. If I left this second screen turned off after waking the Mac from ...
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What causes a random giant mouse cursor?

El Capitan introduces a feature for finding a mouse cursor you've lost. Shake the mouse around and the cursor will increase in size whilst you're shaking so you can find it. Here's the moment it was ...
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Do iPhones have a built-in mouse or trackpad and how do I use it?

iOS 13 and later As of iOS 13 and above the process for using this feature has changed. The steps are largely the same as for iOS 12 and earlier (see below), but instead of pressing hard on any of the ...
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How do I do a right click on a 'magic mouse'?

There is no Control Panel like in Windows or the old Classic Mac OS systems of years ago. Instead, what macOS has are System Preferences. You can access this from the Apple Menu and selecting the ...
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Logitech Mouse: how can I use additional buttons?

If you're interested in using the side buttons for navigation, I made an open-source menu bar utility called SensibleSideButtons that solves this problem. Instead of binding the side buttons to ...
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How to disable scroll acceleration in macOS Sierra?

After many years of frustration with macOS & wheel mice, I've developed Smooze. You can use this app free for disabling acceleration ( you would only pay to use other features of the app) toggle ...
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How to quickly move mouse cursor between monitors?

This is definitely possible by using BetterTouchTool. Since you already have it, there is no need to install new software. Also, it has a lot of other options, so I prefer it. Anyways, here is how you ...
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Connecting Logitech Gaming Mouse - Not Connected in G Hub

After a few frustrating hours I found the solution. You need to install the Logitech Control Center as well. Once you've installed it, restart your machine and it should now show up as expected in ...
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Get low battery notifications for mouse earlier

For those willing to copy and run a bash script and add a cron job, here is a complete solution that is free and current (as of macOS Catalina 10.15.3) and requires no programming (I've done that part ...
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How to separate "mouse" and "trackpad" settings?

Based on Tien's answer, I tried to find some Logitech software that could help me. I have a Anywhere MX 2 mouse and the Logitech Options software really "fix" this problem for me! It can be ...
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Force OS X to use Bluetooth dongle instead of built in controller

To force the system to use USB Bluetooth dongle by default, run the following command: sudo nvram bluetoothHostControllerSwitchBehavior=always This will modify your boot kernel arguments. To do ...
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Swipe between full-screen apps by a non-apple mouse

The first thing to know about this "swipe between full-screen apps" is that in terms of functionality, this is exactly the same as changing a Space (A little more on mission control and ...
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Does unlicensed Apple hardware damage a late 2015 iMac?

Mice are mice. Any USB mouse will be fine. If that mouse has more than two buttons and a scrollwheel, you may need software to use all of its features, so look for a manufacturer that provides ...
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How to quickly move mouse cursor between monitors?

The simplest, easiest and free method is to use CatchMouse. Just add a shortcut for each monitor and off you go!. A link to the app: https://github.com/round/CatchMouse
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Mouse settings don't retain in Logitech options

Open Activity Monitor and stop Logi Options Daemon. This will restart it.
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Disable animation for "Swipe between full-screen apps"?

Sys Pref > Reduce motion You can replace the horizontal sliding screen effect with a gentle fade-in, where one screen translucently covers and replaces the other. Works on macOS Sierra 10.12.6. A ...
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Swipe between full-screen apps by a non-apple mouse

I made Mac Mouse Fix. It lets you use Click and Drag to move between spaces among other stuff. It's also 100% free, light on system resources, easy-to-use, and fully open source. Download | GitHub
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Reset USB bus without reboot (MacBook ignores display)

You could try restarting the usb daemon in terminal. Like so: sudo launchctl stop com.apple.usbd; sudo launchctl start com.apple.usbd
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Stop mouse pointer from sticking to the edge of display in dual monitor setup

There is no snap-to-monitor-edge feature or anything similar built-in into macOS Mojave (or any earlier release of macOS). You are using an external monitor with extended display mode. As described, ...
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Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

The Apple Magic Keyboard does not have similar functionality. If you want to quickly switch between devices, the best way to do so is to (at least temporarily) connect the keyboard to the Mac you want ...
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How can I enable the "back" button of a Razer mouse?

I made an open-source macOS utility called SensibleSideButtons that turns the side buttons on any generic mouse into universal navigation buttons. The application runs in your menu bar so you don't ...
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How to Configure extra buttons on mouse

I made Mac Mouse Fix. It lets you remap your Side Buttons to Windows style Back and Forward (just like Sensible Side Buttons - in fact I copied their code) or to Switching between Spaces. It also ...
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How to disable mouse acceleration in Yosemite?

Even with mouse acceleration turned off, OS X uses an 'acceleration curve', which makes the mouse slower and the movements less linear. To disable the acceleration curve/set it to a linear one, ...
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How can I connect a bluetooth mouse without using the cursor (chicken and egg problem)

You can open the Mouse System Preferences by using Spotlight search. Press ⌘-Space to open Spotlight. Type "mouse" to find the Mouse System Preferences and press Enter. When the Mouse Preferences ...
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Does unlicensed Apple hardware damage a late 2015 iMac?

While it is certainly possible to hook up hardware that can damage a computer, that's nothing specific to Macs, it's specific to that hardware. And usually that's because you're hooking up something ...
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Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

Well, after much playing around I was able to find something that is pretty close. This works by installing blueutil and creating an identical automator script on both devices: Install blue util (can ...
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How can I choose a user an the login page without a mouse?

The clue was from activating the voice-over, which eventually tells you: Ctrl + Option + Shift + Down Arrow simultaneously followed by left/right to choose user, You don't need to activate voice ...
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Cursor freezes for a split second around every 10 seconds

My cursor was also freezing intermittently and it was also related to my multi-screen display. I unplugged my monitors and replugged them in and this solved the issue. I use a Macbook Pro and 2 Dell ...
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