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

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Problems with the Wireless mouse/ USB ports in Windows 7

I have a Wireless Microsoft Mouse on a Windows 7(64-bit) PC, and a normal PS2 keyboard attached to it. The problem is with Wireless mouse which stops working frequently (every 2-3 weeks). Initially ...
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Is it possible to turn off mouse middle button light?

I'm using a CD-R King M series mouse. Is there some way I can turn off the middle mouse button light? My computer runs Windows 7.
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How to increase mouse sensitivity beyond normal limit?

It's one faster. My office PC (DELL) runs WinXP. It has an el-cheapo DELL laser mouse. I find that maximum mouse sensitivity in Control Panel is not fast enough for me. Is there a way to take my ...
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Emulate middle mouse click on a two button mouse in Windows 7

I have a mouse with only two buttons but I still need to use the middle mouse click for some programs. Is there a way to emulate the middle mouse click (e.g. by adding a keyboard shortcurt) in Windows ...
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Mouse button gets “stuck” down in VMWare guest OS

I'm using 64-bit Fedora 13 on 64-bit VMWare Workstation 7.1 (on Windows 7 Pro) and I'm having an issue with the mouse button. Everything works just fine unless I click and drag off the guest OS ...
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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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Can I mirror / duplicate mouse events on both halves of my screen?

If I have two identical applications side-by-side on my desktop, is there software that exists that will mimic what I do on the left half on the right? Basically, if my screen is 1000x1000 and a click ...
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CPU Whine with USB mouse inserted while on battery

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 that emits a high pitched whine from the top lefthand area of the keyboard when a 2.4ghz wireless USB mouse is inserted. The sound is a lot louder while on battery ...
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Why does the mouse always move to the bottom left?

In the course of doing stuff on the computer, the mouse always moves, by itself, to the bottom left of the screen - I'd say several times in the course of an hour. I thought this might be an issue ...
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Increase mouse pointer speed

I have a Microsoft Basic Optical mouse on a Windows Vista 32-bit machine, with IntelliPoint 8.0 installed. In the Mouse properties in Control Panel, I have my pointer speed set to the maximum setting ...
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How to disable the laptop touchpad driver?

I want to disable the driver for my touchpad. It is called "PS/2 Compatible Mouse". If I go to properties the disable button is grayed out. There is also no option to disable in the context menu if I ...
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What do i look for while buying a mouse?

I'm doing a bit of research about mice, with the view of getting a new one. There's quite a few things that are obvious (for example, i wouldn't get a ball mouse) but there's a few things that baffle ...
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Mouse vertical scrolling speed issue in Windows 7

I have a laptop attached to a docking station that has a wireless mouse attached. I have gone into the Mouse Properties and set the vertical scrolling speed to 3. When I undock and use it, and then ...
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How do I disable the trackpad in ubuntu 10.04?

I have an usb radio mouse, so I would like to disable the trackpad to while i have the mouse plugged in. Is there a nice and easy way to do this ?
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Mouse: Single clicks occasionally register as double clicks

I have a generic Logitech USB Optical Mouse (couldn't find a model number) and occasionally when I am doing a single click, it registers as a double click instead. For example, when I click a file ...
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Web for teaching how to use the mouse for super-beginners [closed]

I remember there was a mouse use teaching application on the Macintosh 128k computers. It was something about a city and it guided you about how to click, double click, etc... Does it exist something ...
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Acer laptop's built-in keyboard and mouse not working in Windows

I have been asked to help with an Acer laptop. It has worked fine with a dual-boot configuration (Arch Linux/Windows XP) for some time. Then the user decided to replace XP with Windows 7, which still ...
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One Mouse, Two Computers, One-Click Switch

I have two computers set up next to each other - one Mac and one PC. Is there a mouse out there (Bluetooth, perhaps?) that I can use on both - one computer at a time - without linking the desktops? ...
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Is there a utility which locks keyboard and mouse without locking the screen?

I need to be able to be sure that the machine cannot be interfered with whilst I am away, but at the same time the screen should be able to be seen, to see check progress. The closest thing I have ...
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How can I release a click-locked mouse pointer in OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MacBook Pro Trackpad freeze / holds click on its own Every now and then, seemingly randomly, the mouse pointer on my OS X 10.6.4-running MBP (summer 2009) will become ...
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How do I disable mouse scroll wheel under Ubuntu

In Ubuntu 9.04, I am looking for a way to disable my mouses scroll so that the mouse works like an old fashioned 3-button mouse without the scroll functionality. Any ideas on how to do this?
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2 mice and keyboards on one PC?

Is it possible to have two mice and two keyboards work for one PC? I have a wireless keyboard and mouse that I've been using for quite some time and love them, however they stink for gaming. I wanna ...
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When I reboot going from Linux to Windows, the USB keyboard and mouse don't work

When I'm on Linux and I reboot the machine and choose to boot on Windows 7, the keyboard and mouse are turned off, like they aren't receiving power. After another reboot they work fine (unplugging and ...
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How can i configure different X and Y sensitivity for my mouse in Windows 8?

I have a Logitech M505 Mouse which seems to be way more sensitive in the vertical plane than in the horizontal. Is there anyway I can configure sensitivity individually for the X- and Y-plane? Either ...
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How to enable mouse focus in Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon

I'm a big fan of mouse-focus, or "focus follows mouse", and I had this enabled in Mint 14, but when I reinstalled with Mint 15 I can't find the option anywhere. None of the sections in "system ...
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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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Restrict mouse from moving to secondary monitor

I have two screens connected to my system and I am working in Ubuntu Linux. Is it possible to make the mouse work only on one screen and to make it stop going in the second one?
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Synergy prevents click and drag actions in some windows applications

My synergy setup is a Windows 7 x64 server and an iMac client. The problem I'm experiencing is that synergy prevents click and drag actions in 'some' windows applications. I notice it most often in ...
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How can I make the mouse wheel button perform a double-click in windows 7?

I have a "generic" mouse, and like most mice these days, the wheel has a click action as well. My "Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.1A PS/2 Compatible" Mouse used to have software that would allow the wheel ...
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Are there alternative to using intellipoint?

Are there alternative to using intellipoint?
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Global scroll acceleration in Windows

Is there a way to add smoothing and acceleration to scrolling in Windows. Cruising through pages by scrolling faster beats having to scroll a hundred times, and is the default behaviour of the mouse ...
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The mouse touchpad doesn't work after waking from sleep

Hey, I just bought a new laptop, the problem is that when I put my pc to sleep, after it wakes up the mouse touch pad is all messed up and doesn't work so I have to restart my laptop. Is this some ...
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Magic Mouse Not Scrolling On Brand New Macbook Pro

Just bought a Macbook Pro yesterday and a Magic Mouse today - I love them both but I have just setup the mouse and left and right click work but the slider and scroll do nothing - what I have done ...
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my mouse scroll wheel doesn't scroll

It's only a minor thing but i can't solve it. I have a ps2 mouse on win xp sp3. the wheel has stopped scrolling in all apps however in apps that support it i can click the wheel and bring up the ...
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CTS and the mouse

This isn't the same question as this one, but what is the best mouse for RSI? What sorts of alterative pointers have people used that weren't awkward, clumsy, or overly expensive?
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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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My mouse keeps on the mouse click

Sometimes when I click something and release it, it will still keep the mouse button pressed. Like when I drag something and release it again, my laptop sometimes just keeps dragging. It wont release ...
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Mouse freezes when virus scanning or installing software

I have a problem with my mouse freezing. I use Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba PC with 4GB RAM/i5 CPU. When I install software (like Visual Basic) or start a virus scan, my mouse lags for eight seconds to ...
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Scroll wheel boosts

I have a little over two years old Logitech Performance Mouse MX that has had a problem the last two months or so. When I'm scrolling websites, it sometimes gets a boost and can scroll a lot more than ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse Stop Working Sometimes

Recently my USB keyboard and mouse has been stopping working randomly every once in a while, and only working again after I restart my laptop. Putting them in different usb slots doesn't help, and ...
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USB based mouse too slow in my dell laptop

I have a Windows 7 32 bit Dell laptop with a touch pad that works perfectly fine. I connect a USB mouse and find that it freezes at times (infact most times). I go into the control panel and look at ...
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How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC?

How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC? Numerous remote touchpads on Android I asked a question on ...
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Mouse not working on Ubuntu 10.04

Previously my mouse was working fine on Ubuntu 10.04. Now, starting today, it stopped working. I tested with 2 other mice, but it's still not working. The mouse is turning on though, I see the ...
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Define right-click area for macbook pro trackpad

I'm looking for a way to define the right click area on the trackpad of the macbook pro - the one without a seperate mousebutton. I'm using the option 'secondary click' where the bottom left (or ...
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Mouse works on and off and makes beep-like sounds…how to fix it?

For about four days, my mouse stops working when beep-like sounds start and starts working when the "beep" arises again but now the beeps go on and off but I can't move the cursor with the mouse at ...
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Mouse forward/back buttons reversed

For some reason the forward and back buttons on my mouse seem to have been swapped round. I'm inclined to blame the firefox 6 update for this, but see no way to put them back the way they were?
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Mouse randomly freezes for about 20 seconds in Ubuntu 10.10, please help troubleshoot

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 a week ago and have had mouse glitches since. I know there was some way to monitor USB events real time, but don't remember the command for it, so if you do, please tell :) ...
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How to modify an offline device in Windows 7?

I have assigned the wrong driver to my USB mouse, and everytime I connect it the system crashes (BSoD). Now I have to change the driver, but it must be done while the device is offline. Is it ...
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Gnome change virtual desktops by moving mouse to edge of the screen

I remember with older window managers you could switch virtual desktops by moving the mouse to the edge of the screen and your virtual desktop would change. So if you have two virtual desktops left ...
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Microsoft Optical mouse - cursor moves

I have that mouse connected to my thinkpad via usb. It has worked for years. Recently when I have the mouse inactive over text, at times the cursor begins to move to the left in little short regular ...