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

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GNU screen: change focus in split windows with mouse

Is there a way to enable proper mouse support in GNU screen so that I can switch the focus between split windows using my mouse? In other words, I'm looking for a mouse-driven alternative to typing ...
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I can drag my mouse over to my 2nd monitor while gaming

Just as the title says, I can drag my mouse over to my secondary monitor while playing some games. Not all games. For example, I am currently playing GTA 3 (practicing for a speedrun which makes ...
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Using a Griffin Powermate as a foot operated left mouse click

I thought my career in programming would ruin my wrist until I set up one of these bad boys as a foot operated left mouse click. It works well enough, but it won't execute a left click if I'm ...
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Mac OSX 10.6.8 - System settings through command line

I would like to be able toggling the "Ignore embedded trackpad when a mouse or a trackpad is connected" in System preferences > Universal access > Mouse and trackpad from terminal, from the ...
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Windows 7 often does not respond on the first click

I think the Windowing interface in my Windows 7 installation may be sick. Desktop icons and buttons in programs and the window close button often do not respond on the first click. Now and then they ...
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Repeated button activation, both keyboard and mouse. Windows tweak gone wrong?

So, what happens is, often when I press a button, it'll repeat the keystroke several times, or a mouse click. And it happens too fast for it to be the windows repeat option, as there's no delay and ...
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Operate mouse by drawn paths?

Can I set my mouse to follow a path? Not a recorded path but a drawn path? (with anchor points and handles) Better yet can I make it click at certain intervals?
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windows 7 home premium mouse rollobers

How do I shut off the mouse rollover that brings up new tabs each time I work on things like e-bay? Every time I scroll over a list of items it pulls up separate tabs for each item.
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Android remote mouse: use data connection instead of WiFi

I've tried various Android remote mice apps that all require WiFi: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.djpsoft.remote&hl=en ...
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Common tmux scrolling solutions are not working

I have the following in my .tmux.conf file: set -g mode-mouse on set-window-option -g mode-mouse copy-mode set -g terminal-overrides 'xterm*:smcup@:rmcup@' In all running sessions, I used C-b ...
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Windows XP (Home) Keyboard and mouse don't work

Okay, let me paint the picture: I recently got a new build, using an old (unused but slightly scratched) Windows XP disc until I can afford 7. However, my mouse (Razer Deathadder) and keyboard (Razer ...
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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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mouse right click/left click/scroll don't work in the middle of the screen

I think this might be the weirdest thing I've ever seen a computer do. It's a Windows 7 SP1 machine. When I position the arrow in the middle portion of the screen, nothing I do with the mouse, except ...
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Use 2 Mouse Cursors on the same Computer

I understand that questions like this have being answered before, however mine is slightly different. Basically I run automated tests which mean that the mouse cursor is moving around the screen ...
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Mouse click highlights the entire word

I don't know how it happened but suddenly whenever i click anywhere in any text in any program it highlights the entire word, super annoying. How can i turn it off please? Windows 7 logitech mx1000
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When mouse pointer scrolls off right side of screen, can it re-appear automatically on left?

I thought I had seen this before, but I am not sure how to implement it. If I move the mouse to the right edge of the screen, when I move it off screen, it automatically re-appears at the left side of ...
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A4Tech Mouse different sensitivity on Ubuntu / Win7

Any idea how I get same (A4Tech Bloody v7) mouse sensitivity in Win7 and Ubuntu 13.04? I bought this mouse: A4Tech mouse. Mouse has own 160K memory. In the memory be saved all setup (DPI, f [Hz], ...
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How do I set up the “Show Deskop” shotcut key for the R.A.T 9 mouse

I've programmed the back button on my mouse to execute the shortcut Win+D (Show desktop). But when I press it, its just opening the Start menu and typing D into any program that was active (ie. ...
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Mouse Quits Working in Linux After Login

I am having problems with my (USB) mouse! I'm reinstalling my computer, and every time I get started up, I can move my mouse for about 10 seconds from when I start moving it, then it won't move, ...
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Just upgraded to Windows 8 - touchpad scrolling now extremely slow

Just like it sounds - I had Windows 7 and the touchpad scrolling was smooth and quick. Upgraded to Windows 8 and now it's very slow when I scroll through things. I set the scrolling speed to fastest ...
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How can I stop missing the corners of my dual-monitor setup?

I have two monitors side-by-side at the same resolution. The problem with this setup is that Windows makes use of the far corners of all monitors for the Start Button, close buttons, desktop peek, ...
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Shaking cursor with laser mouse

I have a Sweex MI612 (cheap laser mouse) and a Logitech M705 (somewhat less cheaper laser mouse). But when using the Logitech mouse, I get a shaking cursor: http://youtu.be/aJOeISlWloA The software ...
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windows 7: mouse can't move or resize windows

When I mouse-drag a window's titlebar, the window doesn't move. When I alt-space, m, arrow keys, the window does move (and then mouse-drag works, until I click and release the mouse button.) Same ...
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how to change focus-mode: mouse's delay?

how can I change delay before focus when having focus-mode: mouse in gnome 3? I am used to this behaviour from my previous WM (awesome), but I decided to give a Gnome another try (last used was ...
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Is it possible for a USB port to burn out a device plugged into it?

Out of nowhere yesterday my wired keyboard and mouse both sort of died. On the keyboard some of the keys stopped working, as if one of the pins on the controller matrix burned out. On the mouse, I ...
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Cannot select fields with the mouse Windows 7

Lately I cannot select a word (field) with the mouse. When I left click on a field drag the mouse to the end of the field then release the button, the selection (blue shading) disappears. Sometimes ...
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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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USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting in windows and linux

I have a problem similar to what is described at "Why is my USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly and often?" except is is happening in both Windows 7 and Linux (Ubuntu 12/04TLS, fully ...
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Mouse's special buttons are compatible with the hotkeys?

Is there a way to map eg. F5 (for a browser refresh) to a button on my mouse (logitech g600)?
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How do I make my mouse slower or faster? [duplicate]

my last one got closed and I beleve it said to make a new thread but make more sence; so here it is: i've been looking up some ways to slow your mouse down for this game, but what they do is not ...
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Arch Linux: USB mouse fails after an hour of running

I have just installed Arch Linux with kernel version 3.9.5-1. While running xorg (in particular, XMonad), my Microsoft optical USB mouse fails (stops sending movements) after a length of time, every ...
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Left mouse click stops working in hyper-v after a minute

I'm having a really weird problem with Hyper-V on Windows 8 Pro, and I can't seem to figure out what's going on. Problem: I created Win8 vm in Hyper-V and booted it up I use vmconnect (right click ...
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Windows 7 is not detecting new logitech USB mouse

Yesterday, my old Microsoft IntelliMouse died. I bought a new Logitech USB mouse with a cable (no wireless) and connected it to my PC. Unfortunately, Windows 7 does not detect it. I have tried to ...
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Is it feasible to use a gaming mouse for software development? [closed]

I was just thinking, after seeing this question over at stackoverflow, if it would be possible to assign such macros to the macro keys of gaming mouses. I'm not entirely sure how much sense that makes ...
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Unix Terminal: How to disable Trackpad

Is there a terminal command in Mac OS X to disable/enable the mouse? I know that I can disable the trackpad of my MBP when an external mouse is connected. But is this also possible without a ...
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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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Why does my Magic Mouse become jumpy over time?

I've used Apple Magic Mouse for more than a year with my MacBook Pro, and I notice that as time passes its tracking precision degrades. Last month I found myself with an intolerable jumpiness of the ...
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In many games, right clicking makes the camera spin around 180º

I been having for quite a long time a weird problem with games like Team Fortress 2, Portal and other Source Engine games where right clicking would spin the camera around and face almost to the ...
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Dual Monitors Mac OS X - CMD + TAB AND move mouse to focused Application

On my computer setup I have dual monitors, one is vertical for code and the other is horizontal for the web browser. I am new to Mac OS X and was wondering if it was possible when switching apps with ...
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How can I get my mouse's tilt wheel to stop sending simulated keypresses?

Background: SetPoint conflicts with some of the programs I use, so I'd like to get rid of it entirely. No, I'm not open to trying different programs. Unfortunately, when using a Logitech MX620 mouse ...
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Misbehavior of my mouse

I did a clean installation of Windows 7 on my computer more than a month ago, prior to that I have never had a problem with my mouse. Then about three weeks ago, one day, I was here on one of the ...
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Weird triangle on mouse

I seem to have a very weird pointer on my Samsung S22C200 22in monitor (second screen plugged into laptop). I'm seeing a weird triangle/arrow next to my mouse. I see it any time the mouse is not the ...
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USB Devices Lose Power / Stop Working after OS (XP SP 3) loads

After suffering a BSOD, I switched off my Dell Dimension. When I turned it back on and it reached the XP login screen, both my USB mouse and keyboard lost power. I turned it back on and hit F2 to ...
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Keyboard and Mouse don't work

I have a desktop that runs Windows XP. All of a sudden the mouse and keyboard stopped responding(they are both microsoft wireless). The first thing I tried was to change the USB port of the ...
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Mouse Pointer suddenly walks off to upper left screen corner

I have experienced the following problem on many different PCs and many different operating systems. It seems to only arise when using an external optical mouse (arbitrary manufacturer). I experience ...
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Why are optical mouse LEDs red? [closed]

Why do most optical mice use red LEDs? Is it necessary that a mouse's LED is red? What other colors can/can't be used? Does using another color changes the main design of the mouse? Does it makes ...
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right-click “mouse gestures” on touchpad

Most touchpads support drag-and-drop (dragging with the mouse left button) using a double-tap action. Many useful software add-ons (like Firefox FireGestures) define complex gestures based on ...
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Is Graphics tablet better than mouse for precise movements in terms of hand and wrist tiredness? [closed]

I usually do works which require precise cursor movement. For example I need to move the cursor to a specific pixel on the screen precisely. However since I need to grab the mouse with my entire hand, ...
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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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How to enable scrolling in Visual Studio when it's run under admin privileges

I'm the owner of a Microsoft touch mouse and like it a lot. However it seems that it stops working when I startup Visual Studio 2012 under admin privileges. I read somewhere that I also need to start ...