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

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In the BIOS the mouse is stuck

I wanted to install SteamOS to try it, but I'm experiencing an issue. Before the last bios update, everything worked fine. But after... The mouse is stuck: when I try to move it, it moves for some ...
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How to assign a key on a laptop to right click?

I recently bought a brand new Toshiba laptop. i5, 8GB, 1TB and everything. One problem I've been having with it, though, is that the mouse buttons are really tough to push down. Both left and right ...
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Scroll icon pops up when trying to type every single character

For some odd reason, I can no longer type on my own laptop. I'm using my mom's to type this out due to the trouble. This issue started two-three days ago, and I've been unable to get good help. You ...
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virtualbox mouse integration across VMs and host

What is the simple command for being able to let the mouse pointer seamlessly move between VMs and the host? This happened intuitively for a while, but now I cannot seem to find how to set it up. ...
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Edimax Wireless Adapter conflict with Logitech Unifying Receiver

first post on a Stack Exch community here. I just recently finished a PC build for my mother. Because she "hate[s] wires," I went with the Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter and the Dell KM714 ...
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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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My input devices (mouse/keyboard) disconnect during use

I am having an input device problem that's interfering with my work and it has recently started occurring more frequently making it unbearable. I have a wired Asus Mobtuo mouse and keyboard that came ...
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My mouse pointer is bouncing around the screen on its own - why?

On my other PC, the mouse pointer is bouncing around the screen. I've been away for a few days and it wasn't doing this before. The pointer is hopping from spot to spot in what could be a chaotic ...
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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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Top-edge maximize Aero Snap feature when simultaneously pushing cursor up and releasing the mouse button result in a full window that is offset

The top-edge maximize Aero Snap feature in Windows 7 when simultaneously pushing the cursor up and releasing the mouse button result in a full window that is offset and does not fill the screen. Why ...
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Do wired USB devices need batteries? [closed]

I just got a wired USB mouse and keyboard and it says do not recharge batteries and such. So that means I have to keep buying batteries to use the devices? I thought the devices were powered by USB. ...
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RDP: Using host's keyboard and mouse?

This may sound crazy... but is there any way to use the host's keyboard and mouse when using RDP? I mean there is a headless Windows machine in my room. I often use Remote Desktop on one of my idle ...
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Tips for cleaning sticky mouse buttons?

I have a filthy optical mouse. Its buttons are very sticky and I can barely right-click. Any suggestions for how to clean it?
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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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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 to select pane in tmux via mouse over

As the title suggests, I want to select a pane in tmux by just doing mouse over on the pane, like it can be done with Gnome Terminal. I don't want to click the pane to select it. Is that possible?
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Can I use my Surface 3 as an external drawing tablet?

I have a Microsoft Surface 3 (not pro) with the Surface Pen stylus. I am wondering if I can use my Surface as an external drawing tablet (input device) for my desktop computer (running win 8.1 pro). ...
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Disable taskbar flashing for only specific programs

I use WizMouse on Windows 8.1 as a lightweight program to automatically scroll the window under the mouse, regardless of whether that program currently has focus. I want the program to work even in ...
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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse: can you disassemble it? (for cleaning)

I have a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop, which comprises a keyboard and a mouse. The mouse wheel started acting strange lately, and I am quite sure some dirt entered into it. Unfortunately the ...
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How can I clean a wireless mouse in which the batteries leaked?

I have a wireless mouse and I noticed that I had stored it with batteries inside. I know that's wrong because this is what happens: The mouse was sitting on the keyboard so the acid leaked on that ...
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Change middle mouse button in Sublime Text

On Sublime Text running on Windows the Middle Mouse button acts as select range, on Linux its Shift+Right click. How can I set the middle mouse button to be select range on Linux? Specifically ...
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Can I enable “click scrolling” for an Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 on OSX?

My older Microsoft laser mouse had a feature I miss: clicking the scroll wheel put the mouse into a scrolling mode, where a little circular icon appeared on screen, and moving the cursor made the page ...
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Why is my old laser mouse so slow on my new Mac?

I've got a Microsoft laser mouse that I've had for maybe 15 years. It has always worked well. But I've been using a Macbook Pro for a couple years, and although I find the trackpad a bit ...
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Win7N lose PS/2 mouse input, generally fixed after restart or hibernate/resume

after some time (ranging from minutes to hours) my desktop loses contact with the mouse. It is an old PS/2 mouse with a ball, but i don't think that it is a hardware malfunction since the device ...
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Input devices stop working when playing Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline

I just downloaded the Battlefield Hardline (BFH) beta only to discover that my mouse and keyboard input freezes every few seconds. It's just the input not the cursor, because in menus the selector ...
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Mouse Pointer Automatically Moving on its own

Recently, I've been experiencing an unusual issue. My mouse pointer automatically moves slowly towards the top-right corner of the screen. This is also happening with the external mouse. There's an ...
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windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow

I have being doing some research on Google but I cannot find what is the windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow. I need to find it to do a global update for my citrix gold image.
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How to create new functions on laptop keyboard?

I got a new laptop, a Toshiba Portege Z30-A. It has a pointing stick (the dot in the middle, also called TrackPoint on Lenovo laptops) and it has the left and right click buttons. My old laptop used ...
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Would a USB splitter work on a KVM?

I have a USB KVM switch. I also have a Roccat mouse and keyboard. However, these don't work with the KVM very well. If they're plugged into the keyboard & mouse ports, the extra features of the ...
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How does Windows 7 taskbar “color hot-tracking” feature calculate the colour to use?

This has intrigued me for quite some time. Does anyone know the algorithm Windows 7 Aero uses to determine the colour to use as the hot-tracking hover highlight on taskbar buttons for ...
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Applications flicker when I click the mouse

The best way I can show this is with games - which are entirely unplayable. Here is a video of what is happening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqb5qPencVE Notice that it happens every time I ...
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Windows/Synaptics trackpad snapping backwards after clicking quickly

tl;dr: Whenever I move the mouse a small distance and click, Windows/Synaptics will pretend I didn't move the mouse at all, reset the cursor position, but still process the click at the wrong ...
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Can I customize the way the mouse moves between monitors?

I'm using my Mid-2014 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display along with two 20" external monitors. Both are 1200x1600 rotated to portrait orientation, one on either side of the laptop. The screens are ...
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linux xorg dual different monitors mouse border

If I hook an external monitor to my Linux laptop and configure it for dual head with the Gnome system tools, I do get them configured with the proper resolution and position (one to the left of the ...
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How to select all text quickly in a Tera Term Pro window?

I am using Tera Term Pro version 2.3. I am hoping to select all then [Alt+C] to copy. I tried using [Ctrl+A] or [Alt+A] but it doesn't work. There is no "Edit > Select All" menu option. I have no ...
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How to disable trackpad/mouse via the Mac OS X command line?

Is there a terminal command in Mac OS X to disable/enable the trackpad/mouse? I know that I can disable the trackpad of my MacBook Pro when an external mouse is connected. But is this also possible ...
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Prevent “Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center” from installing

Normally I use my laptop at the docking station. There I have an older optical mouse that is unfortunately no longer in production. When I use my laptop in the living room I attach another mouse ...
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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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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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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 tracking control codes for terminal using bash

I'm making a bash implementation of curses as an expermient for fun. I use infocmp to get the ANSI terminal codes. I'm a bit stuck now at how to enable mouse tracking in a cross-console way. I could ...
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MS Word 2010/2013 Cannot select text after typing

I have a problem that started manifesting itself a week ago. I'm using MS Word 2010 to type a mathematical document (lots of diagrams, images and, of course formulae). I noticed that I was no longer ...
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How to scroll within PowerPoint slide with keyboard / working with big slides

My company loves Microsoft products, therefore I am now forced to prepare a conference poster with PowerPoint. That means I have a single large slide in my presentation. Due to the size of the poster, ...
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Is there a way to force the mouse to be confined to an arbitrary window in windows 7?

I have a multi-monitor setup, and run almost all programs in windowed-mode. This works great for the most part, but is problematic when some applications, or even webbapps, use the position of the ...
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Windows 7 Dualview: Allow mouse transfer to smaller monitor on complete display height

I have a 2 monitor setup, a large 2560x1440 main monitor and a second 1080p monitor to the left. However, there's always a significant amount of screenheight where my mouse gets stuck when I try to ...
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xdotool, click and hold and move the mouse

I want to automate a task, I need to scroll a Google like map interface, what I essentially do normally is: Click an a spot Hold the clicking Move the mouse relatively 100 pixels left Stop holding ...
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Logitech Trackman “letting go” [duplicate]

Wondering if anyone's seen this issue where you're clicking and holding with a Logitech trackball and, although you're still holding the primary mouse button the OS (Windows in my case) acts as if ...
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Connecting USB removable devices and also my handsfree to my computer disable mouse and keyboard

As I said in the title, when I plug my card reader or my handsfree to my computer, my mouse and my keyboard disabled and I am forcing to restart to my computer to make them all work fine together. ...
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Computer Doesn't recognise mouse clicks Windows 7

I have a windows 7 PC. I was not using it for more than 6 months. Last day I had opened it and tried to do some works. But unfortunately my system doesn't recognize mouse clicks after few minutes. I ...
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AutoHotkey: Press a button every x seconds while mouse-button y is pressed down

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible. While I hold mouse-button 4 ( back ) down, it should execute pressing down the combination ctrl+g every 50 ms. I can do it with my Logitech mouse, but I ...