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

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Right click contextual menu seems to have disappeared for one use on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5

So I think this problem might be one of cumulative upgrades & benign neglect. This machine (used Mid 2011 iMac 27" iMac12,2 Intel Corei7 3.4 Ghz) is my wife's newest Mac in a long line that began ...
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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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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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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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Strange Photoshop Problem: Can not select, zoom, paint, option button 'locked'

I have a very strange problem with Photoshop. I can not use any of the tools, since the cursor appears 'locked'. If I select v on my keyboard, it goes to the zoom tool, but the cursor does not change. ...
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When scrolling with mouse it causes contents of window to flash in Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10 on my Asus G74 laptop, scrolling a page with my mouse scroll wheel makes the window contents start flashing. Moving the scroll bar on the window stops the flashing and ...
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Mouse button and keypress counter for Linux?

I would like to have some kind of statistic of my daily mouse/keyboard usage to help me make my keyboard layout a little bit more efficient. There is already a question about how to do this on ...
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Change default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks

Is there any way to change the default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks? More precisely, I'd like to make it look like in windows, and even more precisely I want to move the 'point' where the mouse ...
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How do I fix mouse freezing when sound playback is active on Debian?

I'm having a fairly frustrating problem with my Debian machine. The problem is that the pointer of my USB mouse freezes shortly after I start playing sound through the headphones, which are also USB. ...
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Two mice, two separate settings on mac

Is it possible to have separate settings (tracking speed, scrolling speed etc...) for each individual pointing device on OS X? In system preferences there are separate settings for mice and trackpads,...
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Horizontal scrolling with mouse wheel/keyboard in Excel 2003?

How can I scroll horizontally in Excel 2003 using the mouse wheel with the keyboard? Operating system is Windows XP.
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Install Mouse Driver on Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I have a mouse that I absolutely love (been using them for years), A4Tech WOP-35. It has dual scrollers and 5 buttons, 3 of the buttons are programmable. I use them at work and at home. At work I am ...
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VMWare player grabbing mouse focus

I am using the newest VMWare player on a Windows 7 machine. When I have the player open on one of my two monitors I get some weird behavior. For instance, if the player is open on monitor 2, and I ...
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Wakeup PC upon mouse click but not mouse move

Can I differentiate between waking the Windows OS (Windows 7 and/or 8) from a mouse click vs mouse move? I only want the system to wake upon a click on the mouse but not when I move the mouse. I ...
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How do I make the Surface Book's trackpad work without a delay?

I am a mac user and am used to quickly using the trackpad after typing. It seems that if any key is pressed, the trackpad is disabled for .5 to 1 seconds. Is there any way I can reduce or eliminate ...
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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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VMware mouse back/forward mouse buttons not working (Win7 Host, OS X Guest) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Back / Forward mouse buttons do not work in VMWare Workstation 6.5 Guest OS I have a problem very similar to this but my host system is Win7 and my guest system is OS X 10....
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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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Elan Touch Pad settings - How to change 3 finger swipe

In my advanced ELAN touchpad settings, there seems to be no way to change the three finger swipe: As seen in the picture, I am using ELAN 15.8.8.2 and I am using Windows 10. I would much rather a ...
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firefox+flash mouse clicked required to pgdn

I have a website open in firefox that uses flash. Whenever I alt+tab to firefox, and press the pgdn button, I'm required to click on the screen with my mouse before the pgdn works. Is there any way ...
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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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Synergy prevents click and drag actions in some windows applications

My synergy setup is a Windows 7 x64 server and an iMac client. The problem I'm experiencing is that synergy prevents click and drag actions in 'some' windows applications. I notice it most often in ...
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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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Disable horizontal scrolling on a Dell Latitude

My pointing stick on a Dell Latitude E6410 scrolls erratically because of the left/right scroll. Can I disable only the left/right scrolling?
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My mouse response too fast and sometimes it freeze

I have a problem within my laptop mouse. It respond very fast for example if i open a site in new tab : 3 tabs or more will open and if i closed a folder and there is other folders behind the main ...
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Adobe Flash CS6 zooming problems on Mac

I haven't used Flash or OS X in a long time and am having some trouble zooming in and out with the scroll wheel on my mouse. I'm not using a magic mouse, just a regular USB mouse. I want to hold some ...
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applications keep minimizing randomly and mouse moves around in Windows 10

I have Windows 10 installed on my home desktop, and recently my open applications and windows have started randomly minimizing. This happens every few seconds to few minutes, and when it does, the ...
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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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PCI-USB card not working in BIOS

I have got a PCI USB card for the mouse and keyboard. It works in Windows with generic drivers, but does not in BIOS. I have a P43-DS3L Gigabyte motherboard. On-board USB is not working. It's ...
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Strange mouse wheel behavior on Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 x64 Enterprise SP1 Dell Optiplex 980 system with a Dell mouse. Under the Control Panel > Mouse, and Mouse Properties tab it says "Name: HID-compliant mouse". It's a Dell basic ...
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Sony Vaio all-in-one PC not responding to any inputs

I have a Sony Vaio (model# vgc-lt18e) that suddenly started giving me trouble. The computer boots up and goes into Windows 10 fine - however the keyboard and mouse that came with the computer do not ...
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Is it possible to disable drag and drop in Kubuntu >= 15 (plasma5) for the task bar?

I got a new mouse which makes annoying interruptive drags. It happen something with Firefox tabs, but mostly with the KDE task bar. Indeed we can drag and drop programs opened from the task bar to ...
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Can't open mouse settings in Control panel

When I click on any mouse related items anywhere in the Control Panel windows nothing happens. When I click on other links the options open. There are no mouse related entries in the Dell program ...
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Disable trackpad when mouse is connected (Dell laptop)

When typing on the keyboard of my Dell laptop, my palm occasionally slips over the trackpad, moving the cursor to another position in the text or putting focus on another window. I'd like to find a ...
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Synaptics touchpad on Dell Inspiron stops responding sometimes

Sometimes for no reason that I can observe my Synaptics touchpad will stop responding to scroll the scroll function (I swipe my finger down the right side). I then have to reboot to get it back. Does ...
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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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Mouse-clicks do not work sometimes

My mouse does sometimes not Right/left-click. By sometimes I mean on average every 5th click. It looks as if the click just simply did not happen. I tried this with 3 different mice and the behavior ...
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Mouse cursor randomly moving

I have this strange problem with mouse cursor moving slightly in all possible directions. I run a Win10 machine and it only seems to happen if I'm connected to the internet. I thought it could be a ...
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Windows 10 Mouse not responding after sleep

I recently bought a new Windows 10 box which is a laptop. For whatever reason, when my laptop goes to sleep and then I wake it back up, my external USB mouse no longer works and the only way for me to ...
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Is there a way to rotate mouse movement with 45 degrees to the right?

Recently I got an ergonomic mouse (Delux M618 https://www.amazon.com/Delux-M618LU-Vertical-Ergonomic-Comfort/dp/B00D19KF7U). Trouble is due to the shape, the way my hand feels most comfortable holding ...
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Middle mouse button stopped working

My Dell WM123 wireless mouse's middle button has stopped working. Clicking the scroll wheel in chrome used to open new tab or clicking it on any app pinned to the taskbar used to open another instance ...
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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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Moving mouse through multiple monitors on Windows 7

It is hard to explain so I have uploaded this image, maybe it will be more clear. Long story short, Can I move the mouse between monitors in "circles"? Let's say I want to move my mouse from A to A, ...
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What are the default mouse settings on Windows 10?

What are the default mouse settings on Windows 10? In particular I'm interested in knowing about the number of lines for vertical scrolling, but this is really asking about all these settings in ...
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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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USB switch refuses to switch when mouse is plugged in

I have a USB switch connecting my mouse and keyboard to two computers. The switch is a SIIG USB 2.0 switch 2-to-2 Here is the quickstart guide I bought a new mouse -- a Mionix Naos 7000, and now the ...
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Jumpy scrolling behavior using Chromium with my touchpad hardware buttons

I am experiencing very jumpy scrolling in Chromium. When use my touchpad hardware buttons to click anywhere on a page, and then use two fingers to scroll, the scrolling gesture will cause Chromium to ...
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Mouse and Keyboard not working in windows, but work in bios and ubuntu

OK, I have read a bunch of posts, and tried many fixes, but still having problems. Background: pc has a 250gg ssd samsung 840 evo. this was in 2 partitions. 1 partition was being used for windows 7. ...
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Mouse stops working when lifted and put down back, takes 1-3 secs to work again

I bought this mouse in 2010, and since then, I have already used it on a lot of different computers. Last month, I got a Samsung ultrabook with Windows 7 Home Premium, and I'm facing a problem which ...
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KDE mouse stops moving after suspend

For some reason on KDE my mouse will stop moving in two scenarios, only to be fixed by logging off via ALT+F2 (logout): Computer naturally suspends after timeout. Shutting lid. Both scenarios ...