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How to make bluetooth mouse automatically reconnect to my Microsoft Surface 3?

I have a new MS Surface Pro 3 running Win 8.1. At my office I have a Logitech M557 bluetooth mouse and at home an Apple magic mouse. When I come home and wake my surface from sleep it doesn't want to ...
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How do I graphically “pop” keystrokes and mouse clicks so they are useful in playback videos? [closed]

GoTo Webinar does not support recording on the Mac, so I am going to be using iShowU HD Pro to record webinars. A nice feature is that it shows keystrokes and mouse clicks and sounds on the ...
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Any kind of Usb mouse does not work on my laptop

I have a usb mouse and it does not work on my laptop, Actually, it stop working suddenly. I do not remember what was happen the mouse is stopped working. I try different mouse (wired/wireless) nothing ...
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Switch middle and secondary buttons in Windows

Is there a way to switch the middle and secondary mouse buttons in Windows?
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How to be more efficient when using the touchpad? [closed]

Is there any more efficient way to use the touchpad on Windows 8? Special gestures or some good hand position/pose when you are using it? I find the touchpad limits my efficiency since I can't move ...
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Touchpad after-scroll delay fix?

I have an issue with my touchpad. Every time I scroll, there's a 1sec (not sure) delay before the scrolling stops when I lift my fingers from the touchpad, and it will automatically zoom when I press ...
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Record screen and mouse clicks

In my academic course I have an assignment were I have to perform an experiment with people using an website. The goal is to learn how to conduct an experiment and learn how to perform usability ...
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How is mouse stutter related to CPU clock speed?

This might sound really weird but it is true. When I play CS:GO with my CPU running at 3.3GHz I get very slight mouse stuttering/glitching occasionally. Using all the same in-game setting, I reboot ...
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Mouse and keyboard glitches

(Ubuntu 14.04 Unity, Lenovo G500s, Logitech M-BJ58) Hi guys. I've recently noticed some glitches with my mouse and keyboard: Selecting text using mouse: when i clock-hold and hover over tekst, ...
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less crummy “killmouseaccel” tweak for OS X

SmoothMouse is the standard way to do away with the default mouse acceleration behavior imposed by the operating system. However sometimes we find it necessary to switch it off because it interferes ...
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ETEKCITY Scroll T-142 Mouse Hold Failing

Weird issue, similar to others that I have seen but not the same... My new gaming mouse (etekcity scroll T 142) does not "click-hold-drag" properly. From what I have seen, it will click and hold ...
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Unable to Scroll In Arch Virtual Machine Running Gnome Shell

In my Arch VM (on VirtualBox), I cannot scroll in any program. System: Windows 10 with VirtualBox v4.3.20, r96997 Razor Deathadder Chroma mouse The VM is Arch Linux 64-bit, running gnome-shell ...
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How to disable middle mouse button calling Instant Viewer?

I am using middle mouse button to rotate 3D scene in blender. Unfortunately, sometimes, for some reason, Windows intercepts my clicks as some gesture or may be just as single middle-click and ...
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Mouse being recognized as a keyboard and mouse

My CM Inferno is being recognized as a keyboard and mouse? The cursor doesn't even move and when it does move it will be stuck and not be able to move on the vertical axis.
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Dell Touchpad not working + cursor invisable

I just brought dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop with Ubuntu and installed windows 8. For some reasons it does not show mouse cursor. during installation it doesn't show cursor and after ...
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Normal USB Wireless Adapter is not recognizing Logitech Wireless Touch mouse

I understand that Logitech Wireless touch mouse can be connected with "Logitech Unifying Receiver". I dont have Logitech Unifying Receiver but I have 2.4 GHZ wireless receiver bought for another ...
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Is there a way to automatically move focus to whatever monitor the mouse cursor is on?

Let's say I have two monitors A and B. I have a program x open on A and another program y open on B. Currently, program x has focus. I would like the OS to maintain a stack of focused applications on ...
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Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0 not working, but paired Wireless Mouse 5000 on same receiver does?

I have a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0 that was bought paired with a Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000. They're both Bluetooth and use the same receiver. The keyboard no longer works. The ...
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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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How to replace a USB wireless mouse receiver in this case?

My mouse is quite good, but unfortunately the USB wireless receiver is as big as an adult's little finger (pinky). It breaks easily when the laptop is moved. I want a micro receiver and the company ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Windows 7 Driver Continually Installs HID-Compliant instead of Proprietary

My Problem My Acer e5-521-66sn Synaptics Touchpad in Windows 7 uses no gestures and installs as a generic Windows mouse and not Synaptics brand. I have recently undergone the extremely annoying ...
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Suddenly Oversensitive Multitouch Mousepad

I was using my laptop one day, when I suddenly noticed that the multitouch zoom feature was extremely sensitive! I literally cannot use it, because I can't control how far it will zoom in or out. ...
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How do you swap the primary mouse button via commandline in Windows 8?

I've tried RUNDLL32.EXE USER32.DLL,SwapMouseButton But it doesn't work, even when run as administrator. My goal is to make a .bat file that I can call via my fancy shmancy new mouse I bought that ...
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Synaptics - Windows 8.1, updating Synaptics failed

On Windows 8.1, I tried to install the latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver v17.0.19 and it failed for some unknown reasons. Turns out it's problem with Synaptics, not Windows. Synaptics did not "Sign" ...
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Inverting direction of mouse scroll wheel

Is there a way to make a mouse scroll wheel invert its direction? I'd like to scroll upwards and have that action scroll downwards and vice-versa. There is no setting on the Mouse control panel that ...
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Windows 8.1 disabling touchpad with USB mouse but does not persist

To disable my touchpad on my Lenovo Z500 when using a mouse (which is most of the time for me) I do the following: Control Panel > Mouse > ELAN And tick: 'Disable when external USB pointing device ...
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Windows 7 can't find driver - deactivates keyboard and mouse

I got two laptops which share keyboard, mouse and monitor using a kvm-switch. One laptop runs Windows XP and works perfectly. The other one running Windows 7, however does not recognize keyboard and ...
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Mouse clicks suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu

This is a weird one. For some reason, last night my mouse partially stopped working. Movement is fine, but the mouse buttons don't work. Mainly it's the left button, but occasionally the right click ...
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Roccat Kone XTD mouse may spontaneously disconnect when devices attached to the computer are manipulated

For some odd reason, my Roccat Kone XTD gaming mouse likes to disconnect by itself when I plug in, disconnect, or otherwise manipulate other devices that are attached to my computer. That includes ...
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Mouse focus stuck (Linux)

Sorry for crappy post layout, posting from my phone. Problem: mouse focus gets stuck. Not sure how to explain it, I can sometimes get it to switch to a window, but once there it's locked until that ...
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Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X

I've been looking for a solution to the unusable mouse problem in Mac OS X for ages. I've tried a gazillion programs and fiddled with every setting there is or there can be added. So far, I haven't ...
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Mouse Not Working in Remote Desktop Connection

I am connecting from a work computer running Windows 7 Enterprise to my home computer running Windows 8.1 Pro. I am able to connect and the keyboard works just fine, but the mouse is not visible or ...
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Logitech MX518, keeps disconnecting and reconnecting periodically on my PC. (Win 7 64x)

My Logitech MX518 mouse keeps disconnecting and reconnecting periodically. Here's a list of things I did THAT DID NOT WORK - Tried using different USB ports. Same issue. - Used the same mouse on my ...
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Erratic mouse movement in 3D games over RDP with RemoteFX

It seems that the default mouse driver when connecting with RDP does not work well with certain applications, such as 3D games. My setup: Windows 2012 R2 with Hyper-V and strong graphics card VM ...
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How to switch to the last used tab by clicking on the selected tab in Firefox?

I prefer to use mouse when I browse. I mostly use Opera for that, it has all the features I need, out of the box. Opera has a very good feature: when I click on the currently selected tab, it switches ...
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On Windows, is there any way to make the scrollwheel's focus follow the mouse?

On Mac OS X I can mouse over something (without clicking on it or giving it complete focus) and use the scroll wheel to scroll it. On Windows (7 at least) which I'm forced to use in my new job, it ...
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Mouse pointer in Android-x86 inside Oracle Virtual Box

Is it possible to see normal mouse operation in Android-x86 inside Oracle Virtual Box? There are few apparent options for mouse, but neither work well I can't find "Mouse Integration" option as ...
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My toshiba satellite windows 8 will not let me press on mouse1 while playing a game

So when Im playing, I try shooting a gun and it doesnt work. But when I press mulitple times it works. Then stops working. I need serious help. It's annoying the crap out of me.
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Can the light at the bottom of an optical mouse damage your eyes?

Because I am using one as a christmas tree decoration and people look straight into it every day.
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Clicking on a maximized application with the mouse at the top deselects it

I've been having an odd issue, while minor is rather annoying using Windows 7 x64. For some reason starting a few weeks ago, if my mouse pointer is at the very top of the screen and I click on an ...
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VirtualBox mouse issue

I am using virtual box on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have tried with it Ubuntu 4.10, 5.04 and android x86. With all of them I have the same problem: After it says "Yor guet OS support mouse indergration", ...
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Installing Ubuntu mouse becomes blocked

I am trying to install Ubuntu in a machine where I have Windows 7. I want to format the drive, I don't care about the Windows. But when Ubuntu shows the first configuration screen I can use the ...
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Disable double buffering entirely or render cursor without double buffering in OS X?

Currently, in OS X, the entire system is drawn using double buffering through Quartz. The purpose of this is, as far as I know, to eliminate screen tearing. The reason I would like double buffering ...
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why do i need to unplug and then plug my use mouse to activate it after restart?

every time i restart my windows system i need to do that, otherwise system will say the driver is error, and my mouse can not move. do anyone have solutions for this ?
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Keyboard Shortcut to Swap Mouse Buttons

I use my mouse with both hands and like to switch back and forth for comfort reasons. However, this is made difficult by needing to go through about a zillion layers of menus to swap the buttons each ...
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How can I set mouse as left handed on xmonad?

I had the mouse buttons inverted on Gnome, and I wanted to do the same on xmonad but I don't know how to do it. Does anyone knows what is the adequate configuration?
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Ubuntu - weird scrolling

I have a problem with my mouse (A4TECH-X7, model XL-750BH) on Ubuntu 14.04. Actually it does not matter what version of ubuntu I used. Scrolling in browser or in any other program is kind of 'jumpy'. ...
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Can't move mouse cursor while typing on Acer laptop

I've been having issues with not being able to move my mouse while typing, and I've been everywhere I can think of to fix it, but nothing works. I went through my mouse settings and changed some ...
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Mouse malfunction with beeping noise

I have been having an extremely annoying problem for a couple of months now. My mouse spontaniously stops responding to clicks and scrolling and instead causes a beeping sound (from the speakers) for ...
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Prevent extra mouse buttons from acting as forward / back in Firefox on Linux?

I have a mouse with some extra buttons on it, and two of them on the side are treated as forward/back buttons by default for some reason - both in Windows and Linux. When using Windows, I can use ...