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

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Why is my mouse pointer twitching? [duplicate]

I don't know if you've ever experienced such a behavior from your mouse pointer but it's happened to me several times. The thing is, when I buy a brand new mouse, everything is fine for some time (...
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Mouse double-click min interval

This is the second mouse dying on me because of a poor switch ! Under most operating systems there is a option to set the max time interval in which two mouse clicks are processed as on double click. ...
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Magic Mouse on Windows Vista machine

i just got a magic mouse for my vista basic dell laptop. i installed the 32bit driver for it by following uneasysilence instruction. i have basic functions like left and right click. i read some ...
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How can Windows 7 disallow “tapping the mousepad (touchpad) to work as a click”?

I have a Dell Studio 15 notebook which is about a year old, and the old Vista on it has a tool in the control panel to disable "tapping the mousepad (touchpad) to work as a click", because very often, ...
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Automate mouse button click with script or macro

I'm searching for a script or macro program which pushes the 4th or 5th mouse button every 5 seconds. This script or macro program is for a friend who uses Windows 7 on an Asus notebook. I cannot try ...
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No Mouse During Windows 7 Install

I'm having a problem installing Windows 7 on my Dell XPS m1330 notebook. When booting from DVD I get to the screen where you select the language; time and currency; and keyboard input or method only ...
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Why does my computer erratically scroll up and down?

I am running Windows XP with SP3 on a 2002 Gateway machine. For the last few days I have experienced the problem of erratic scrolling that seems to have a mind of its own. If I am on a window with a ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Windows 2003 Server / HPML350 G5 server?

I have currently commenced working at a new company which is using Windows Server 2003. I am able to remote desktop into the server and it all works fine. The only problem is if I go to the server ...
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Block keyboard and mouse input of remote user in Teamviewer session

I'm using Teamviewer to help my family members with their computer problems. Sometimes they use the mouse and keyboard when I'm in the middle of something important. I don't want to tell them not to ...
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The Synaptics touchpad driver cannot prevent the touchpad from “tapping = click”

This is related to this question. the Synaptics touchpad driver cannot prevent the touchpad from treating a tap as a click. Is there some window that is not seen that actually can set it or can ...
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Windows 8.1 multi monitor setup with a vertical taskbar grabs mouse when moving across border [duplicate]

So I'm having a problem with what I believe to be a recent Windows 8.1 update (probably KB2919355). I use a vertical taskbar on the right side between two monitors. When I move my mouse across the ...
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Mac OS X Terminal: mouse support?

Is there a native option (ie. without installing extra soft/package/plugins) to enable mouse support in the Terminal app? Actually, I'm using a lot vim with the option set mouse=a (activating mouse ...
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Disabling mouse acceleration in X.Org (Linux)

This is the Linux version of my Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X question. Hopefully I'll get an answer this time. I am tired of mouse acceleration and want to have a completely linear mouse ...
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How to make mouse wheel to scroll control under mouse cursor?

Currently, mouse wheel scrolls the control that has keyboard focus. That's not good when window has several scrollable controls, because I have to click control first and then scroll. And the same ...
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Cursor lag when mouse cursor changes?

Cursor lag issue Introduction I'm experiencing a newly arrived problem lately that frustrates me a lot. The computer I bought is a Clevo 150ERM. Two of my friends bought the same machine, and are ...
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How to permanently disable mouse integration in Virtualbox?

The "mouse integration" feature in Virtualbox is pretty handy in most cases, but I need to have it disabled. Unfortunately, it looks like I have to press Host+I at every boot of the virtual machine. ...
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Why are random characters inserted into my tmux session?

Sometimes when I use the mouse, or press and hold a movement key in tmux, random characters are inserted. For example, when I press the left movement key, "D" is often inserted. A left mouse click ...
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tmux — any way to enable scrolling, but not selection?

I like that when mode-mouse is on in tmux, I can scroll through the buffer, but I don't like that I can't copy stuff to my OS clipboard by selecting it (as when tmux is disabled). Question: Is there ...
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Focus Follows Mouse or Sloppy Focus on Mac OS X

"Focus follows mouse" or "sloppy focus" is a feature common to X11 window managers on Linux/Unix, including GNOME, KDE, CDE, XFCE and window managers like Enlightenment, Fluxbox and Window Maker. It ...
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How to increase mouse sensitivity beyond limits in Windows Regedit?

I want to increase mouse sensitivity beyond the limits set in Windows 7 Control Panel. I found various mouse sensitivity settings in regedit under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse. Can I ...
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Recommended mouse alternatives for people with RSI from using computer too much? [closed]

I have an odd RSI problem that means using a mouse on the desk doesn't work well for me. I researched hand-held mouse alternatives years ago and ended up buying one of these: The (old model) ...
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Mouse Icon Distorted on Secondary Display

I have a strange issue with a dual monitor, extended desktop setup where the mouse is always fine on the primary monitor, but sometimes when I move to the secondary display the icon becomes garbled ...
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Autohotkey … modifying the mouse/touchpad pointer speed?

Is there any way (using autohotkey or not) to create a shortcut (two, actually) for modifying the mouse/touchpad pointer speed ? I have two mices, and one touchpad, which I use alternatively ... and ...
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Play/pause VLC with mouse click

Is it possible to play/pause a movie just by clicking on the window? I really miss this feature from Media Player Classic, but from what I could find, it's not possible in VLC.
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Disable trackpad when mouse is plugged in - Windows 7 Macbook Pro

I just installed Windows 7 64-bit on my Macbook Pro. I would like the trackpad to be disabled when I plug in a USB mouse. Is this possible?
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Logitech mouse driver alternative for Mac OS X

I've had my Logitech MX Revolution for several years now, and I still like it a lot. However, when I first installed the software that came with it, Logitech's drivers required Application Enhancer (...
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Disable touch pad for mouse button region on new HP pavillion models?

i bought a new hp pavillion dv6 series laptop. the laptop itself is fine but it has the new hp touchpad mouse which i absolutely hate. its such a stupid problem to have with a computer. the left and ...
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Where do I configure the default text selection behavior in Windows?

(eg. mouse click selects entire word vs. mouse click inserts an active cursor) I find the mouse click behavior of Windows XP and Windows 7 annoying and intrusive. I don't remember Windows NT being ...
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Is Instant Viewer only available for Microsoft mice?

I need to replace my discontinued mouse. I'm looking at non-Microsoft brands (like Razer), but I think the lack of Instant Viewer might be a show-stopper for me. Is this a Microsoft Mouse only ...
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Middle-click on Lenovo laptop

I just got myself a new Lenovo T400 laptop and I'm quite enjoying it. However, I'm kind of a middle click junky, it gets used on my desktop probably more than Right-click. Anyway, on other laptops I ...
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Setting mouse sensitivity per device in Windows 7?

Is there any way (built-in or 3rd party application) to set per-device mouse sensitivity settings in Windows 7? Two mice behave differently and constantly need to switch sensitivities when switching ...
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Disabling scroll wheel acceleration on OS X Mavericks?

So I've been issued a nice new Macbook Air from work. When I use it with a mouse, the scroll wheel is driving me absolutely nuts. There's such a high degree of acceleration that I find it impossible ...
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Best Keyboard with a built-in pointing device for a media center Mac? [closed]

I've got a Mac Mini as my home entertainment machine, and I'm currently using a regular wireless keyboard and mouse combo. I don't really have a great mousing surface, so I'd like to use something ...
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Is it possible to lock the mouse to one screen?

I have a dual-screen setup, but it bogs me that whenever I play a 3d game and want to scroll somewhere by touching the edge of the screen with the cursor, it moves to the next screen. The (relatively)...
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How to restore mouse pointer in Gnome

Sometimes the image of the mouse pointer will get corrupted. I can still use the mouse but because the image is corrupted it is somewhat difficult. How can I get the mouse pointer back without logging ...
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Windows 7: Close on middle-click of taskbar icon?

I'm used to middle-clicking tabs in Firefox, and finding myself instinctively middle-clicking taskbar icons, expecting it to close them, and annoyed when it opens a new instance instead. Is there ...
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Logitech SetPoint software button remapping

My Logitech G5 Laser mouse has 9 buttons but it's SetPoint software only allows 5 of them to be used as "mouse buttons" and the remaining 4 can only be assigned special windows functions (Forward, ...
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Why would my mouse pointer be jerky when it can't get a signal from my router?

I've got a fairly new PC but when moving the mouse across the screen, the pointer jerks as if the PC is freezing momentarily every second or so. Strangely, this only seems to happen if the signal from ...
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Can I plug a keyboard into a PS2 port labeled for a mouse?

I have an old laptop with a PS2 port and it has a mouse symbol on it. Does this mean I can only plug a mouse into this port and will a keyboard work?
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How can I permanently disable the Dell Pointstick?

I am using a Dell Latitude E6520, with a pointstick. I've tried disabling the pointstick, and disabling tap-to-click on the pointstick within the Dell touchpad control panel (screenshot below), but ...
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md5sum via right click in ubuntu

Is there an extension or script to calculate a file's md5 hash using the right click of the mouse in Ubuntu ?
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How to Disable Right-Click in Windows XP / Windows 7?

What is the least invasive way (read: least amount of modification to the OS; or least invasive software or utility) to disable the right-click ability of a pointing device in Windows XP and/or ...
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The mouse pointer in my Ubuntu VM has turned into a little hand with a document, and clicks are ignored. How do I get out of this mode?

The mouse pointer in my Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS VM (running in VMware Fusion) has changed into a little hand holding a document. It doesn't show up in screen-shots. All mouse clicks (left or right) are ...
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Mouse button and keypress counter for Linux?

I would like to have some kind of statistic of my daily mouse/keyboard usage to help me make my keyboard layout a little bit more efficient. There is already a question about how to do this on ...
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How to disable sticky corners in Windows 10? [duplicate]

My question is the same as this one : How to disable sticky corners in Windows 8? But I didn't find the values to change in the registry. Any idea how to fix this on Windows 10 ? edit : I tried this ...
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Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own

My mouse moves on its own when I don't touch it at all. I have a Dell laptop which I've read sometimes has this problem but I use a wireless mouse and I turned it off, unplugged it, and it's not the ...
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Make the middle mouse button behave as a double-click in Windows 7?

What is the best, lightest-weight way to make the middle mouse button (i.e. clicking the scroll wheel) behave as a double-left-click in Windows 7? I want this to be universal, so that other programs ...
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Is it possible to show key presses and mouse input visually?

Is there a way to visually show if keypresses and programmed mouse-buttons are properly sending their input? Obviously, my keyboard is registering letter keys. But I can't tell whether my programmed ...
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Windows 7 scroll wheel settings are lost after resume from sleep

After my Windows 7 resumes from sleep, the mouse scroll wheel settings that specify the number of lines are always set to 1. I have this set to 5, but it changes to 1 after every resume from sleep. ...
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How do I scroll multiple lines (thus faster) in Adobe Acrobat Reader?

When I scroll a PDF with the mouse (two-finger gesture on a laptop to be more precise) the scrolling is way too slow. I am not referring to rendering issues nor some kind of lag. Simply put, the ...