Questions about using, installing, configuring, repairing, or otherwise troubleshooting mice.

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how does a ball mouse make a cursor move and how does it send signals when it moves? [on hold]

can someone please tell me clearly 100% how does the cursor move when the ball mouse moves(not optical please not optical) all I know is that when you move the cursor then ball the rotates and ...
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Shortcut to disable touchpad?

The computer I use doesn't have a hard button to disable the touchpad. I typically use a wireless mouse, so I want to easily disable the touchpad frequently. Other answers posted on this SE tell ...
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How to disable weird scrolling change in Windows 8.1 Explorer

I've been having this issue where every time I scroll in a Windows Explorer window using my touchpad the cursor changes to this weird dot. For a lack of better words it just scrolls funny in explorer ...
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Black Screen With just mouse

I have an ACER Veriton. Desktop. 4 GB Ram and an Intel Processor. BIOS is American Megatrends. Version 2.15.1236. Whenever I start up my computer in the morning after logging in with the user ...
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How to select pane in tmux via mouse over

As the title suggests, I want to select a pane in tmux by just doing mouse over on the pane. I don't want remove the need to click the pane to select it. Is that possible?
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Google Chrome - Mouse Not Changing

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (not in a VirtualBox) with Chrome, and I have a interesting issue. Currently there is a solution to a similar problem listed here and here, but my problem is ...
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Windows 8 multi monitor center mouse magnet

Running Windows 8.1, two 1080p monitors. When I slowly move my mouse to the center of the two (left side of right monitor, right side of left monitor) regardless of vertical position it sticks, at ...
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Why do I now have two active mouse cursors, and how do I get rid of the second one?

I bought a new PC yesterday, and it has a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro. I am now a little confused. Everything was perfect last night. I noticed there were like a billion pending Windows Updates ...
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Create key combination to run script action

I am having shoulder problems and the mouse movement is hurting my arm, so I am trying to create a simple way of navigating the mouse with vim-like movements. I found xdotool and can, for example, ...
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Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 connected with dongle, but not working [closed]

I have a Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 and I have downloaded the Microsoft mouse and keyboard center. It sees that the dongle is plugged in, but when I try the mouse and keyboard, it doesn't work. My ...
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My USB mouse is not being recognized

I'm having a problem similar to this guy's (Why is my USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly and often?) My mouse was working perfectly until yesterday, and now everytime I try to use it, ...
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Disabling mouse hiding in Gnome Terminal while typing

Does anyone know how to turn off the hateful behavior that is now default in Gnome Terminal - when a key is pressed the mouse pointer hides until it is moved again. I'm honestly ready to swith Linux ...
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Can't connect bluetooth mouse windows 7

Recently I bought a bluetooth mouse and now I have troubles with connecting it to my Windows 7 32bit. I have tried Control Panel -> Devices and Printers -> Add Device but no device was found. I ...
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How do I install a virtual mouse to enable scroll wheel on a Synergy client?

Hmm, I fear I was unable to sum up the question clearly in the title. Here's what's going on.... I have a 3 computer setup and use synergy. My primary machine controls wake on Lan, Synergy and other ...
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Logitech Anywhere Mouse - even new batteries show 'need to replace' red blinking light

I have a Logitech Anywhere mouse that I've had for a while now. It's been doing great but since it last gave the orange/red blinking light showing that the battery needs to be replaced, no battery is ...
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Whats the difference in power usage between a ball mouse and a laser mouse?

What I'm interested in finding out is if a ball mouse uses less power than a laser mouse and if so, is it significant enough to warrant carrying a ball mouse with my Ubuntu laptop to save battery? If ...
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How to disable windows auto driver install

I plugged in my BarMouse Slim ergonomic roller mouse (I have been unable to find a live manufacturer site but believe they were produced for a Swedish company) into a machine with Windows 8.1 Pro ...
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Windows 7 mouse sometimes scrolling extremely fast

I have a custom built desktop running Windows 7 fully updated as of last night with a Logitech Wireless Wave Combo MK550. About a month ago I started to notice that occasionally my mouse would act ...
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Mouse click event, left click visual basic [duplicate]

I need to know the code so that when I press Button1 it move to a certin point and then it will LEFT CLICK. Any help is appreciated. My code so far: Public Class Form1 Public Declare Sub ...
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Disappearing program thumbnail on taskbar

I have a problem - when I hover mouse on icon of program/folder in taskbar, then the thumbnail shows, and when I hover mouse on the thumbnail, all that program's thumbnail disappears, and current ...
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Device to change which computer the input/output devices are connected to [duplicate]

I have a laptop and a desktop computer at home. I want to be able to switch easily between using my laptop and using my desktop with the same mouse/monitor/keyboard without having to plug/unplug ...
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Automatic and dynamic click script on windows

I'm in the need of creating a dynamic system which may allow me to auto move the mouse on a Windows client automatically. I've found online the program Autohotkey which may fit my needs, but I need ...
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In Windows Chrome, how can I reduce the scroll wheel speed, including in the developer tools?

Running Windows 7 and Chrome. For some reason, one tick of my scroll wheel jumps something like 20-30 lines at one time, far too fast. It's most annoying when trying to use the developer tools, ...
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Mouse pointer disappears when using drawing tablet on Windows 8

I have an Aiptek drawing tablet which worked perfectly on Win7 but has a problem on Win8. The problem is that the mouse pointer disappears when I am using the tablet. On Win7, I could hover the stylus ...
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windows 8.1 Windows Network service and usb mouse stopped working after reboot

It happened after accidental reboot of my pc, for some reason my usb mouse and network have stopped working. The windows detects Ethernet connection, but I can't access to the internet through ...
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Mouse-click or other short cut to select formatting you want to find and replace? (Word 2010)

I want to replace one style with another. Both styles are available to me. Before: 1.1 This Text is Styled as H2 with Numbers After: This Text is Styled as H2 without Numbers Instead of opening ...
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Managing Two Scrolling Controls

Let's say you have a window with one scrolling control (A) contained within another (B). You hover your mouse over A and scroll down with the mouse. Windows will scroll A and once at the bottom it ...
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USB mouse doesn't work after turning off the Laptop

usb mouse was working perfectly. but when I had turned off my laptop and the next day turned it on again mouse didn't work. now it isn't moving neither right, nor left. it has no scroll function. I ...
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Writing own mouse software? [duplicate]

I bought a mouse, just regular mouse with 5 buttons. The thing is, software for it, uses MB4 and MB5 to control volume. It wouldn't be frustrating if not the fact, that programs can't even see MB ...
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No Mouse-Up for Chrome on Ubuntu VM; other apps fine

TLDR: I have an Ubuntu VM with the latest VirtualBox, and guest additions, and Chrome (installed from APT: google-chrome-stable). Mouse integration seems broken; I can't move tabs around, nor get any ...
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Changing Razer Ouroboros timeout length

I've had a Razer Ourboros for about 3 months now, and it's an OK mouse (for the price I paid, I'm very happy with it). The thing that annoys me the most is how quickly the wireless connection ...
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adjust mouse sensitivity in openSuSe

I'm running openSuse 13.1 with KDE but this seems to be a problem with more Linux distros: I have a gaming mouse which has a little more resolution than is comfortable for desktop use, so I'd like to ...
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Prevent “Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center” from installing

Normally I use my laptop at the docking station. There I have an older optical mouse that is unfortunately no longer in production. When I use my laptop in the living room I attach another mouse ...
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Mouse speed after installing Windows 8

I was using Windows XP with exactly the same mouse settings as now on the Windows 8.1. In file explorer or the internet browser mouse is working at the same speed as it was on the XP, but when I play ...
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Setting Mouse Resolution at Startup

My mouse is way too fast, so I have to slow the Coordinate Transformation Matrix of the mouse down. I can do it manually using xinput, and setting the appropriate prop. However, I run into issues ...
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Turn pre-paired USB bluetooth dongle into generic bluetooth adapter

I want to have bluetooth capabilities on my PC, but I don't have a bluetooth adapter. I do however, have a bunch of USB bluetooth dongles from wireless mice and keyboards, I understand that these are ...
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3 Finger Middle Click without using OEM Drivers?

I have a laptop with a Synaptics Clickpad. The default Windows 8.1 drivers support clickpads like it in a generic manner as "High Precision Touchpads". This enables two finger right clicks, and a ...
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Chrome Text Input loses focus when mouse url tooltip is activated

If a Text Input is given focus in chrome and the mouse hover triggers a URL tooltip, the Text Input loses focus. (URL tooltip is native to chrome) This is aggravating with dynamic pages where the ...
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Mouse pointer has a mind of its own [closed]

While I was browsing the internet, my mouse pointer switched to the "Windows Black (large)" mouse color scheme with pointer lag and other random settings. I am running a full system scan now with AVG ...
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How do I fix crackling in my audio seemingly caused by my USB Logitech trackball mouse?

My USB mouse—an unknown trackball model made by Logitech—has, as of a recent system rebuild (I used Windows 8’s “refresh your computer” feature), begun making my audio crackle. I did some research and ...
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Constant Busy/Loading Mouse Cursor [duplicate]

I have had this problem for over a week now, and this problem is getting on my nerves! So basically everytime I start up my computer, all normal. Then after maybe 1 or 2 minutes when I am going to my ...
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Can the Nager IT mouse be used with Macbook Pro OS X Yosemite?

I checked the FAQ and am uncertain about limitations of mouse support on Mac OS X in general.
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Focusing issues in OS X using Cyborg R.A.T 3 mouse

When I use my Cyborg R.A.T 3 mouse with OS X Yosemite (10.10.3) I get no focus on most apps unless I click. It works fine in games, but in the system UI the cursor won't focus unless I click. For ...
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My laptop with Win8.1 randomly stops responding to keyboard or mouse input

Randomly my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad W700) with Win8.1 will stop responding to keyboard input or mouse clicks. A reboot will resolve the issue until it occurs again. So far I have not been able to ...
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Repositioning the mouse pointer upon starting Windows

I am using a windows 7 computer to run digital signage. I have the mouse hidden using nomousey. However, I need to start up with the mouse pointer located at a position on the left side of the screen, ...
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How to programmatically control the mouse cursor, without hardware mouse attached in android?

I have an Android device and an app which should move the mouse cursor programmatically. When I have an Bluetooth or USB mouse attached to the device, I can send events to /dev/input/event7 to move ...
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Mouse cursor randomly clicks, double clicks and right clicks

I started having this problem couple weeks ago, my mouse cursor will behave as it has right clicked(opens up the context menu of whatever program I'm in), it also single clicks every couple seconds, ...
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Annoying mnemonics failure with W7 explorer context menu

I am a mouse-hater. I don't fear them, so not musophobia, but musomusia. When I am using W7 Explorer and I want to select a few files and zip them I select them, typically, by using Ctrl-Spacebar ...
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How to use Jitibit Macro Recorder with double pointer?

So, Jitbit Macro Recorder basically allows you to make the mouse perform specific tasks, so I can perform redundant, repetitive tasks automatically. There's also a program called Pluralinput which ...
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USB mouse and / or keyboard stopped working after while or at boot time

Recently I have a problem with USB keyboard and mouse or maybe the USB port itself. Suddenly the keyboard and/or mouse stop working, then I need to unplug and plug them to work… But not always… ...