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How can I really turn off mouse cursor acceleration in macOS 14.0 (Sonoma)

As of macOS 14.0 Sonoma, mouse acceleration can be disabled in System Settings > Mouse > Advanced... You can also script the same change with defaults: # When linear, acceleration is off ...
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Make safari use normal `back` and `forward` button as other browser

Tried many, only easy and reliable way to enable back/forward is: https://github.com/thealpa/SaneSideButtons It simulates Trackpad 3-finger swipe back/forward, even works on Roccat mouse with back ...
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Positioning the cursor with the mouse inside nano

You can ⌥ option + click in nano to move text cursor to the desired position.
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How to separate "mouse" and "trackpad" settings?

It's an old question, but I've been using mos for some years now. It lets you adjust white/blacklists for apps, where you don't want to reverse the scrolling behaviour. And the best part: It makes ...
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How to quickly move mouse cursor between monitors?

In Amethyst it is also possible in two different ways, provided Mouse follows focused windows setting is enabled: mod1 + W/E/R (moves focus to screen 1/2/3) mod2+ W/E/R (moves focused window to ...
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Is there a limit to amount of bluetooth devices connected to a MacBook Pro?

I can connect 8 BLE devices (Bluetooth Low Energy), but when connecting an Apple keyboard and mouse, I can only connect 4 BLE devices. Seems like regular Bluetooth (2.0) uses the bandwidth of 2 BLE ...
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Reverse scrolling per individual mouse

Bit late to the party, and if you didn't already splurge on SteerMouse, LinearMouse at least says it should do what you need. Per device and also per app.
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How to permanently disable mouse acceleration (MacOS Monterey)

This is (finally!) a built-in feature! Go to the Mouse system setting pane Click Advanced... in the bottom right Toggle the Pointer acceleration setting You can also script the same change with ...
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How can I pair a new Apple mouse with my Mac?

For Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad, the devices can be force-paired by connecting the included lightning cable to the computer and device. Connect the cable and verify the ...
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How can I change the scroll direction of the mouse on a laptop with Ventura?

It's in Mouse - the linked question shows an image of Appearance instead - & is called Natural scrolling. When it's 'on' it acts like scrolling the screen on an iPad, 'off' is what a traditional ...
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How can I toggle Natural Scrolling in macOS Sonoma 14.0 without using third-party software?

After a lot of trial and error, I finally managed to make a script that works in Sonoma. Try this: -- Open trackpad settings open location "x-apple.systempreferences:com.apple.Trackpad-Settings....
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An old Logitech MX Master 2S's gesture button is mapped to alt+ctrl+tab: how?

These mappings are stored on device. You need the Logitech Options software to configure it.
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Is there a way around the minimum double-click speed being too fast for me?

After comments… Replacing a standard mouse with any that features an extra button inside the scroll-wheel itself would then allow you to set that as double-click [or, in fact, any extra button over ...
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MacOS - Is there a way to automate a single mouse click at a scheduled time everyday?

It is possible to use AppleScript to trigger a click at a given location. How do I make the mouse click at current location using AppleScript? You'd then have to schedule the task. Applescript run ...
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Can I use Apple magic mouse with glove?

The mouse is a capacitive touch, so you need to choose a thinner glove material or one that’s designed for capacitive touch screens. Many of these exist on the market for outdoor / cold weather use, ...
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Why does mouse moving differ from trackpad when controlling a fast moving cursor on MacOS 14.3+?

It sounds to me like submitting developer feedback to Apple on this bug is the most expedient way to send them a screen recording and sysdiagnose file to reproduce this. https://feedbackassistant....
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Force mouse to hide in full screen

To hide pointer you can try to use keyboard command ⌘+.
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USB3.0 to USB C cable doesn't work when plugged directly into USB C port, but does work when connected through hub

The USB switch violates the USB specification by using USB-A ports as inputs, and by doing this they are putting at risk of damage anything connected to these ports. There is no fixing this, not in ...
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Force click without an apple trackpad?

I think everything you can do with a Force click can be done by selecting something in the Contextual menu (right-click, or CTRL-click).
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How can I determine the battery level of my magic mouse from the command line?

As of 2024 (some older answers floating about seem out of date) this one-liner will do all of your Bluetooth accessory battery levels: ioreg -c "AppleDeviceManagementHIDEventService" | egrep ...
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Is there a desktop manager/overlay that improves use of keyboard navigation?

Equivalent Mac Keyboard Shortcuts I think these shortcuts achieve what you are looking for: option to get focus on the Launcher, and then able to use arrow keys + enter to open an application. ...
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Is there a desktop manager/overlay that improves use of keyboard navigation?

You have to bear in mind that the Mac was designed from the start to be 'point & click' back in the days everybody else was still on green screen, having to type everything. It does have some ...
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How to scroll to previous location on macOS?

If I leave the cursor in Word for example where I was last editing, then, when I scroll and want to go back I just type a space and the view is back to where I left the cursor. However, if you scroll ...
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USB mouse buttons mapped incorrectly - how can I remap?

Turns out this was a problem with the mouse itself. The firmware and configuration for the mouse got wiped out - coincidentally but suspiciously at the exact same time as I swapped the mouse from my ...
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How can I convert a path of UI elements to string/text?

You can use an old trick that forces an error in order to get a message string. The main issue is that trying to do something like coerce the object reference directly removes the scripting terms, so ...
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Mouse lag / stutter in Ventura

I had the same issue with a radio dongle wireless Logitec mouse. Worked fine previously and suddenly started stuttering. Tried a different wireless mouse, same problem. I had my dongle in one of the ...
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Swap Mouse Button using AppleScript - for MacOS Ventura

This isn’t a direct answer to your question, but it should assist you in solving the problem with the correct pane name which should ultimately solve your issue Try this code to get the name of your ...
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Are there any Tiling Window Managers similar to Pop!_OS's Tiling WM?

In the Yabai wiki (which serves partially as the project's documentation) it does explicitly call out the usage of the mouse to change the window layout: If you resize a tiled window, yabai will ...
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Mac OS Big Sur - mouse stutter (not a Bluetooth problem)

I had the same issue on my MacbookPro 15" early 2013 running bigSur with OpenCore legacy patcher, and a thunderbolt docking station (and lot of stuff + external monitor connected to it. Trackpad ...
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How can I use option (⌥) + mouse wheel to zoom the content in Keynote/Pages/Preview?

In Preview the closest functionality that resembles zooming with a key + scroll wheel I found is using the "Gesture button" of a Logitech MX Master. I have this configured in Logi Options as ...
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