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

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Mouse side-buttons and keyboard browser buttons are reversed

A local overstock store had a sale on a wireless mouse/keyboard set, so I got one. It is very similar to the (cheap Chinese) kind available on eBay. It works fine except that the two side buttons (...
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Mouse wheel scroll setting spontaneously changes

On my ThinkPad R500 running Windows Vista 64-bit, in the Mouse control panel, I have Vertical Scrolling set to scroll 3 lines per notch, which is the default. At random times, it gets changed to 1 ...
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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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In Mac OS X 10.6, is there a way to disable the trigger that shows the dock when the mouse is at the edge of screen?

I would still like to use the dock and toggle show/hide with the default keyboard shortcut, but just take the mouse trigger out of the equation completely. I know similar questions have been asked ...
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Why does my cursor speed slow down when my system is under intense network usage?

On some occasions of computer usage, my mouse acts very strangely. Whenever my computer is under intense network usage (i.e. watching an online video, downloading an application, patching a video game)...
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Enabling mouse in tmux conflicts with paste in X [duplicate]

This question is similar but not identical to tmux -- any way to enable scrolling, but not selection? I'm using tmux within gnome-terminal. When I use setw -g mode-mouse on in tmux to enable ...
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USB port not recognising mouse on first bootup

On a computer here when first powered on the USB wired mouse is not recognised. The light under the mouse is not lit up. Other usb hub's and keyboards work fine. Disconnecting it and reconnecting it ...
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Use a touchscreen as a keyboard and mouse for a desktop

Is there a program or utility that allows me to connect a touchscreen to my desktop PC and use it as a keyboard input device? My plan is to upgrade the screen on my laptop, pair the old screen with a ...
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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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How do you enable focus follows mouse in Windows 10

I'd like raise-on-click and sloppy focus-follows-mouse on Windows 10 because this is the setup I've been using on Windows and Linux for years. Under Windows 10, I tried the regedit Xmouse changes ...
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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 this?...
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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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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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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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Disabling trackpad on Lenovo laptop

How do I disable my mouse trackpad on a Lenovo notebook running Windows 7? Usually Lenovo installs with tools which allows you to do so (Ultranav). However, this laptop has a modified image installed ...
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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 change microswitches (left/right “mouse button”) on Logitech G700?

I already have the new microswitches (left and right mousebutton). Seems like the original ones are for 10 Million clicks, my new ones are for 20 M - OMRON D2FC-F-7N(20M). That's just for whoever ...
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Laptop wakes up from Sleep mode when I remove the mouse [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Notebook wakes up after disconnecting mouse On my new laptop the following happens: I press the Power button and the computer goes to sleep. OK. I unplug the cables, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 10 Scroll Wheel Not Working In All Windows

Just upgraded to Windows 10 on my (~5 year old) laptop, and overall I like it; however, I've got one little quibble with it that I haven't yet found a solution too... When attempting to use the scroll ...
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how to make less pager respond to scroll wheel and not clear the screen

I know about answers like how-to-make-mouse-wheel-scroll-the-less-pager-using-bash-and-gnome-terminal, which is to remove the -X flag from the $LESS environment variable. But I would like to do both ...
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Click and drag in windows 7 sticks after holding left click for a couple of seconds.

If I click and drag my mouse anywhere (such as to highlight text, or drag a file), if I continue to hold left click for about 2 seconds, the mouse will act like I'm still dragging after I release the ...
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Mouse rotated 90 degrees

Three hours ago I opened a PDF file and my mouse changed its movement, like moving it left is down, etc. I have been fighting with this problem ever since. I have read many forums but nothing helped. ...
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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? I'...
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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 click-...
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Windows XP can't remember my mouse cursor speed settings

In Control Panel > mouse, Windows XP seems can't remember my cursor speed settings. I need to set it every time after restart. What could be wrong?
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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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Eclipse-based applications produce mouse and sound lags under Windows 7

Strange problem. I have a huge Eclipse-based application that frequently spawns copy of its self. On each copy launch there is mouse and sound lags, overall responsiveness of a system is just terrible ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there alternative to using intellipoint?

Are there alternative to using intellipoint?
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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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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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Mouse with forward/back buttons and remote desktop

I have a logitech MX518 that has nice forward and back buttons built onto the mouse directly. They work great locally. However anytime over remote desktop these buttons do nothing. This happens both ...
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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 ...
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Erratic Mouse Scroll wheel [duplicate]

The scroll wheel seems to malfunction. As I scroll eg down the page will move down, suddenly move up. It also looks as if it does not scoll a consistent distance. Sometimes one line, sometimes more. ...
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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 askubuntu....
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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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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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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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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 possible?...