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

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Is there a way to force the mouse to act like a touchscreen?

I'm getting very annoyed at the way Windows behaves differently depending on whether or not it thinks you have a touch screen. Using the mouse is very clunky and I would like to get the mouse to ...
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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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Why is my mouse pointer moving on its own?

After two months of working correctly, I am experiencing an strange and very annoying problem. My mouse pointer is moving on its own. If I move the mouse to the left, as soon as I stop the movement, ...
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Multi-monitors and the corners of the screen

I currently have two monitors (let's call them "left" and "middle" - you'll see why in a sec), and would love three (let's call it "right"). However, I often will throw the mouse-cursor up to the ...
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Does Apple Magic Mouse fully work on Windows 7 x86/x64?

I would like to know if Apple Magic Mouse works on Windows 7 (x86/x64) on non-Apple computers. Here are some checklists: x64 compatibility left click right click middle button? vertical scroll ...
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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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How to make the mouse wrap from corners when moving between monitors?

I have 2 monitors. The main one is horizontal, the secondary one is vertical. When moving from the right to the left monitor, if the mouse hits the areas I've shown in red, it gets stuck. I would ...
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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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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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Chrome mouse lag

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate (without reinstalling, an actual upgrade) and now I'm experiencing some really annoying mouse lag in Chrome. It seems to happen most often when there is a ...
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how to set the mouse speed very low on ubuntu

I set the mouse acceleration and sensitivity levels to minimum in System->Preferences->Mouse but with the new mouse I have, even those settings are too fast. Is there a way to further reduce the ...
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How to make the scroll wheel to affect always what's under the mouse pointer? [duplicate]

It happens to me so many times that I roll the scroll wheel over some scrollable element, but the thing DOES NOT SCROLL. What's worse, something else on another part of the screen may scroll. I know ...
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Why my USB mouse gets suspended after 3 seconds of inactivity?

Mouse's bottom LED goes off after 3 seconds after connection and cursor movements and wheel stops. Pressing any button, reconnecting or resetting USB device resumes it for another 3 seconds (when ...
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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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XWindows-like mouse behaviour in Windows 7

I currently use Linux as my primary desktop OS, and have done for more years than I care to remember. In recent years I've settled on GNOME and XFCE as my environments of choice. For a number of ...
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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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Mouse Cursor Occasionally Looks Wonky

My computer has three video cards, six monitors, and (believe it or not) a mouse. Generally, all six outputs display the correct mouse cursor. Occasionally, the outputs on a random video card will ...
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Are all bluetooth adapters the same?

I have a wireless bluetooth mouse which I'm not using. It used to have a bluetooth adapter with it, which I lost a long time ago ... (don't ask). Since my regular mouse just died (bad contact in cable ...
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Change default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks

Is there any way to change the default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks? More precisely, I'd like to make it look like in windows, and even more precisely I want to move the 'point' where the mouse ...
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Linux: emulate mouse clicks with keyboard

How can I emulate a mouse click on a keyboard on linux, e.g. by defining that my right CTRL-key should behave as if I clicked the right mouse button?
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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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Windows 8: Ethernet traffic blocks mouse

Strangest thing ever... Basically what happens is if I have a lot of ethernet traffic, my mouse doesn't work properly anymore. It 'feels' like the mouse signal gets 'blocked' out by network traffic. ...
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How can I have a Windows 7 VMware guest without mouse support?

Despite having vmmouse.present = "FALSE" mouse.vusb.absDisabled = "TRUE" pref.motionUngrab = "FALSE" in my .vmx file and a customized VMware Tools installation on the guest that does not include ...
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Set mouse or keyboard button to simulate left click and hold or rapid left click repeating in Windows?

Does anyone know a way to configure Windows 7 or use third party software to do this? I would like to click my middle mouse button and have it tell Windows to left click and hold until I click the ...
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X11 Style Copy on Select in Windows?

Is there a way to configure MS Windows to copy text to the clipboard immediately when it is selected? Or is there an add-on utility that does this? I am thinking of the X11 style where merely ...
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VIM and putty - mouse issues

i'm not very experienced in VIM. i'm using VIM with putty, and i often use mouse scroll and move text cursor with mouse. also sometimes i need to paste some code from windows clipboard, so i have to ...
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Mouse wheel scrolls the page down then up, or up then down

On my Windows 7 system, and in all programs, when I scroll down with my mouse, it will scroll partway down then then scroll partway up. It is totally erratic and is driving me crazy. I do have a ...
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How to disable the back and forward mouse buttons in Windows 7?

I have a 5 button Microsoft mouse. I always press acidentally the navigation buttons, and I want to disable them without using the software that came with the mouse. Is it possible? (Without modifying ...
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Cannot click on anything in Windows 7

I've searched this thoroughly and haven't found any solutions. There are no duplicates that I've found thus far. I'm running Windows 7, and just today (not following any Windows updates, driver ...
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Mouse anti-tremor solution?

My 73 year old mother is a surprisingly savvy computer user. She uses her computer for research almost daily. As she has gotten older, she has developed a tremor in both hands. This makes using the ...
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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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Is there something like a “Universal 2.4GHz Receiver” for wireless peripherals?

I have recently been given the keyboard and mouse set, Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000. This however came without the receiver. Is there anywhere I could get a replacement receiver for ...
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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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How to disable my netbook's touchpad when a usb mouse is connected

This is the first computer I have ever bought and I couldn't bring it home without a mouse of its own. I'm trying to disable the touchpad but the only option I find is by uninstalling the drivers, ...
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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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Mouse is rotated by 90 degrees

My mouse has recently started a very strange behaviour in that left = up, right = down, up = right and down = left. i.e. it's like my mouse is rotated by 90 degrees. I have tried uninstalling the ...
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Why does Windows 7 mouse freeze after resuming from sleep?

A similar question previously posted at Super User is Why Does My Windows 7 PC Freeze After Waking from Sleep?, but none of the previous answers intially appeared to solve my problem or were the same ...
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Proper use and purpose of mouse weights

Long ago I bought a mouse with these weights. Tried them (for gaming), read some guides on how to use them, and eventually came to the conclusion they do nothing more than making the mouse harder to ...
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Why is my mouse randomly deselecting and unclicking?

(Windows 7 x64, Logitech MX1100 mouse) If I click/hold/ the mouse, like on the title bar of a folder to move it, or to select text, the mouse will randomly "unselect" it and then randomly reselect at ...
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Mouse button and keypress counter for Mac OS X

There are techniques for Linux and Windows, but is there a way to count mouse and keyboard events in Mac OS X? I'm interested in doing statistical analysis of my daily activity.
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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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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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How to adjust mouse pointer speed in login screen

I have a high-resolution laser mouse. To get a mouse pointer speed usable by mere mortals, I have to set the mouse pointer speed pretty low in the Mouse CP Applet. That's not a problem, of course. ...
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Windows Mouse Acceleration Curve: SmoothMouseXCurve and SmoothMouseYCurve

What is the format of the data of SmoothMouseXCurve and SmoothMouseYCurve in the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse
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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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Windows 8 doesn't detect my MacBook Pro trackpad

I have to plugin an external USB mouse in order to use the cursor. Specs: Boot Camp 3.3 systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version" OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro OS ...
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Is there a way to automatically switch profiles for a RAT mouse?

So I bought a Cyborg RAT 7 mouse a while back, and I love it, except for one thing: it's not automatically selecting the profile for the game I've just started. This is annoying because, for ...
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Which trackball is better to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome? [closed]

I am starting to see signs of carpal tunnel syndrome on my right hand whenever I use a regular computer mouse. After some research, the trackball seems most appropriate to alleviate the wrist pains. ...
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How can I drag the start screen (instead of scrolling)?

I have many tiles on my start screen, which gives my start screen a scrollbar at the bottom. My mouse has a problem with the scroll wheel so that I can't scroll where I want. Because it is a great ...
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Security on wireless mouse and keyboard

At work I am using a wireless mouse and keyboard. I was sitting at my desk this morning wondering if and how they are secured against key loggers. What stops another device from listening to my ...