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

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Adobe Acrobat XI Pro: any option to invoke OCR tool with a keyboard hotkey (shortuct) only without mouse

As surprising as it may sound, I could not find any option to run from keyboard a command to start OCR (Optical character recognition) operation for the current document. Many (actually the most) in ...
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Mouse 4 and 5 for Mission Control pages?

I am not a mac noob, and I have searched through system preferences, and yet I cannot find a way to use the scroll wheel left and right buttons to switch between Mission Control pages on my mac. I ...
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How to Middle-Click on Touchscreen in Windows 8.1

I thought this would be simple, but I've searched previous SuperUser threads and on Google and I cannot find a way to middle-click on a touchscreen in Windows 8.1 (on a Lenovo laptop in my case). ...
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Odd line of pixels under my mouse, only appears on one screen?

I do not have much back story or explanation for this. I have about a 20px wide line of pixels under my mouse, and it only appears on one of my monitors. Any idea what is causing this?
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Mouse scrolling doesn't work right, sometimes wont work at all

This is a problem Iv'e seen multiple questions about but all of them mostly got answered by answers that don't help me, hence I'm asking my own. Iv'e been having this issue with mouse for a while ...
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Cannot disable touchpad and cannot use headphones in Windows 7

Until recently I used only Windows 7 on my computer and now I am using Ubuntu in a Dual mode with Win7. Ever since I set up Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer, I have noticed the following problems in ...
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Can the Nager IT mouse be used with Macbook Pro OS X Yosemite?

I checked the FAQ and am uncertain about limitations of mouse support on Mac OS X in general.
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VMware Mouse Not Move Smooth when playing Games

i was intending to playing a computer game, but after entering it, the mouse moves not smoothly. Before entering the game, the mouse is fine. I don't think the problem is of the game, since it's not ...
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Windows XP runs New Hardware Wizard for usb keyboard and mouse, can't find drivers

I have a PC that up until a couple days ago was working fine. I moved it from one site to another and now when I plug in the USB mouse or keyboard (the same ones that were working previously) XP ...
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Dell Latitude E4300 TouchPad - Odd Behavior

I'm seeing some intermittent behavior on the touchpad. First it wasn't working at all. Then during restart, for a little while it seemed like the buttons attached to the joystick and external mouse ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Windows 2003 Server / HPML350 G5 server?

I have currently commenced working at a new company which is using Windows Server 2003. I am able to remote desktop into the server and it all works fine. The only problem is if I go to the server ...
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How to configure shift + left click to be 'copy link' in Firefox

I want to copy some links into clipboard manager; the standard right click -> copy link is not convenient.
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multiple mice having the same problems on one computer but not on others

so first things first i have a windows computer that i can't make any hardware changes to and with every mouse that i plug into the ports it messes up with either the left/right click either swapping ...
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Pass mouse events through tmux

I have noticed that scrolling in tmux is a hazzle and was wondering if it was possible to have tmux pass them along to the application or terminal. I may be understanding things wrong here but I have ...
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Can I have my trackpad use one speed, while my actual mouse have a different speed?

I want my trackpad's mouse speed to be the second notch up in the settings, like this: I have an actual mouse whose speed I want to be all the way up in the settings, like this: My USB dongle ...
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surface pro 4 no longer connect to bluetooth mouse

After the January-2016 firmware update for the surface pro 4, I can no longer use my blue tooth Microsoft arc mouse. The blue tooth settings show that it is paired, yet I get no response. I cannot ...
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Prevent mouse over to give focus in ConEmu

In ConEmu, when I have multiple pane active, if I move the mouse cursor over one of these panes, they are going to get the focus (even if I don't click on them). Is it possible to disable this ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse not recognized in Linux Mint

I'm trying a friend's keyboard/mouse combo that's recognized by lsusb thusly: Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0461:4d7a Primax Electronics, Ltd It works straightaway, no drivers needed, in Windows 7 and, ...
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“This operation requires an interactive window station” error when installing device drivers

When updating the drivers for the device "Synaptics SMBus TouchPad" in device manager, I keep on getting the error that this update requires an "interactive windows station." I am using the windows 10 ...
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Windows 7 USB drivers corrupted, can't use mouse or keyboard

I recently rearranged the connections of the USB hubs on my motherboard and when I next booted Windows 7 it seemed to corrupt my USB driver store. When the computer starts the keyboard and mouse are ...
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Mouse settings/properties dialog box won't open in Windows 7

I have a problem trying to open my computer's mouse settings by either going to the command prompt and typing, 'control mouse', 'main.cpl' (as researched online) or simply by trying to go to the ...
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Touchpad behaving erratically

Symptoms: Cant move pointer up and down, only side to side. When moving side to side it jumps around erratically. When using USB mouse the pointer jiggles from side to side. The touchpad can detect ...
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Is USB supported in safe mode on XP?

According Microsoft, "Universal Serial Bus Devices Do Not Work in Safe Mode" under XP. However, in my testing this is incorrect. USB keyboards, mice and flash drives seem to work fine in safe mode (I ...
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Mouse Freeze and Help window auto launch

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I am facing a unique problem here. My laptop mouse pointer will freeze automatically accompanied by auto launch of the help screen of the application i am viewing at ...
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How do I make Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse middle-click on single touch?

I've just got my Arc Touch Mouse. It has a touch panel instead of the wheel. By default you can scroll by swiping your finger on the touch panel. Tapping ends of the panel sends Page Up and Page Down ...
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Duplicate mouse and keyboard on several computers

I want to configure multiple of computers at the same time. The computers are brand new identical laptops, and they got identical spec, and same operating system. Lets say I want to install a ...
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Why do I now have two active mouse cursors, and how do I get rid of the second one?

I bought a new PC yesterday, and it has a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro. I am now a little confused. Everything was perfect last night. I noticed there were like a billion pending Windows Updates ...
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Numpad not working after Windows 10 Update

Since a couple of weeks the Numpad section of my Logitech media keyboard stopped working as it should work. For some reason Microsoft decided that the Numpad section should be there to control the ...
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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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OSX El Captian: How can I switch screen without Apple Magic Mouse or Tracking pad

I just update my mac to El Captian. I find that maximize button forces applications into full screen mode. I'm ok with this but I cannot switch screen since I don't have a multi-touch device. Actually ...
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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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Mouse polling rate too high

i have usb mouse logitech mx518 and i use tweaked windows xp sp3 for gaming . i like all tweaks in it except one issue Mouse or (usb) polling rate : because of this problem i hear noise in my ...
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Mouse Icon Distorted on Secondary Display

I have a strange issue with a dual monitor, extended desktop setup where the mouse is always fine on the primary monitor, but sometimes when I move to the secondary display the icon becomes garbled ...
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Disabling scroll wheel acceleration on OS X Mavericks?

So I've been issued a nice new Macbook Air from work. When I use it with a mouse, the scroll wheel is driving me absolutely nuts. There's such a high degree of acceleration that I find it impossible ...
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Lenovo Y500 Invisible Mouse Cursor

Title pretty much says it all. I downloaded an automatic quality of life update for WIN8 last night and ever since then have been unable to see my mouse cursor. I can still highlight/click things ...
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Can't connect bluetooth mouse windows 7

Recently I bought a bluetooth mouse and now I have troubles with connecting it to my Windows 7 32bit. I have tried Control Panel -> Devices and Printers -> Add Device but no device was found. I ...
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Two pointing devices, Windows 7

I want to connect a mouse and a tablet to the same computer. I want the mouse's cursor to be separate from the cursor used by the tablet. Is there a way to make two pointing devices control two ...
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How to lock Windows 10 screen without a keyboard?

I know I can lock windows (in particular I'm using windows 10) via the keyboard with Win+L. However, if I don't have a keyboard attached is there a way to lock the session with just the mouse? I know ...
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Touchpad one-finger directions are askew

I just upgraded a Lenovo Laptop to Windows 10. For some reason, the trackpad is messed up and moving the cursor in the wrong direction. The cursor moves right when I go up, down when I go right, etc. ...
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mouse is behind front screen how do i get it back

I have autocad open on my screen so I can do homework and somehow I got my mouse so it won't come onto that screen but I can still move it. I can see it if I go down to bottom of screen where the ...
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How can I make it easier to use the mouse to expand column widths?

It seems like anytime I want to click between columns to expand them I end up miss clicking and dragging the column instead of expanding it. I've been told by an old friend that this is because the ...
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Screen rotation on Windows 7 – when do mouse directions rotate as well?

I own two laptops, an old HP Compaq nx8220 and a relatively more recent Lenovo ThinkPad T420s. The HP has an ATI Mobility Radeon X600 GPU, while the Lenovo contains an NVIDIA NVS-4200M, but both are ...
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Restore(?) generic USB keyboard driver from command line in repair-mode

As the title says, I'm experiencing some troubles with a dead keyboard (and mouse, for that sake) at the Windows 7 (enterprise) login screen, and I can't find a way to fix it. Earlier today I decided ...
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AutoHotkey scrolling & middle click & mouse acceleration

Problems Assume a Windows 7 machine, especially a laptop. No mouse driver allows holding down the right mouse button and moving the mouse to scroll, and yet retain the right mouse button ...
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Mouse pointer not captured in virtual box

I've installed android x86 into my windows 7 OS via virtual box. Though I can see a small window saying "The Virtual Machine reports that the guest OS supports mouse pointer integration. This means ...
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Very strange behaviour of mouse / not able to click certain elements of UI

So from one moment to the other, in Windows 7, i wasn't able to click certain elements of the UI. I could click icons in the taskbar but not on the desktop (just no reaction), then I could click icons ...
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USB port seemingly damaged, but USB devices work when a USB extension is plugged into the seemingly damaged port

Alright, I know this sounds crazy, but this was what I experienced. Basically this particular port, which I have been using for my mouse served me quite well. Until just a few moments ago. At first ...
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PS/2 mouse works with Windows 7 32-bit but not recognised by 64-bit, What to do?

Our USB mouse was stolen and a PS/2 OK_520 Mouse that works OK on my Medion PC, running Windows 7 32-bit, if plugged in before booting, is not recognised by Windows 7 64-bit on a Dell INSPIRONone_19T ...
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Set mouse or keyboard button to simulate left click and hold or rapid left click repeating in Windows?

Does anyone know a way to configure Windows 7 or use third party software to do this? I would like to click my middle mouse button and have it tell Windows to left click and hold until I click the ...
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Right mouse button click in explorer very slow

Currently i have the problem, that on my notebook (Lenovo T450s / i7) every thing is very fast, besides using the right muss button in the explorer for opening the context menu. This some times take ...