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

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Mouse with useable middle button

I haven't seen a genuine 3-button mouse since the mid-90s and although the mouse-wheel is clickable on every wheel mouse I've ever used, I don't find this useable. Yet I find myself using 3D modeling ...
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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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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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stop “middle click” on laptop

I have had an issue for years with IE where I'd somehow close a tab I was switching to. It was annoying, but thankfully rare. Since switching to Chrome as my primary browser, I find myself ...
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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/Touchpad not working in Mac OS X Lion Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) with File Vault 2

I set up File Vault 2 in Mac OS X Lion with Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA). In PBA-login my USB-keyboard is working, while using a wrong keyboard layout. I can neither use my magic touchpad nor an ...
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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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HP Laptop beeps when you mouse click. [on hold]

I just had a odd experience with this laptop. It's logged into windows. When you either right or left click the mouse, it gives two short beeps from the computer speaker, and windows doesn't respond ...
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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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How to use a hotkey for right click and enable dragging on a Windows 8 touch screen

Hej all, Would it be possible to enable dragging when using a Windows 8 touch screen? Holding your finger on most touch screens will result in a right click, making dragging impossible. A hotkey ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Configure keyboard keys as mouse clicks on specific points on screen? [duplicate]

Is there any software that would let me to configure different keyboard to keys to emulate mouse clicks on a specific location on screen? Im using win 8.1 x64. Actually I'm using an android emulator ...
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Mouse does not work with Remote Desktop

I have a Win 7 64-bit Pro desktop that I am trying to run Remote Desktop on to connect to my Windows Home Server 2011 server. When I connect, my server's desktop is visible and I can see and move my ...
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Is my mouse broken? Mouse stuttering

Just recently my mouse started randomly stuttering in-game (CS:GO). Today not sure what happened, but I noticed a more intense and often occurring stutter in the Windows environment (which didn't ...
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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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Windows installation media cant detect keyboard and mouse

I just built a brand new computer. I inserted the windows 7 ultimate disk into the drive, and when prompted, pressed a key to boot from the CD. At this point, the computer itself is able to detect the ...
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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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My mouse has two buttons on the side. How do I program them to change song?

Hi I got a new wireless sandstrom mouse and a n new keyboard. The new keyboard has a play/pause button but no song forward or song back button. I would like to know how to set that up on windows 8. ...
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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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Reinstalling Windows 8.1 PS/2 keyboard and mouse drivers

While troubleshooting PS/2 keyboard and mouse problems in Windows 8.1, in Device Manager I uninstalled the grayed out "Microsoft PS/2 Mouse" and "Standard PS/2 Keyboard" and rebooted. Those drivers ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
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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 ...
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Mouse Pointer Glitch when using Dual Monitors, Win 8.1, Excel 2013, and VBA, Visual Studio. Cursor Drifts

I have been using Windows 8.1 and Excel 2013 and I've been writing a lot of VB for Excel. Also I've been using Visual Studio 2013 on some projects I'm working on. I've searched for this answer and ...
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How to disassemble Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic mouse?

It seems that it cluttered with cat's fur. :) I tried it, but I see no screws, not even under stickers in a battery compartment.
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Bluetooth mouse vs 2x computers

I have a Bluetooth mouse (Razer Orochi), and I regularly switch between two computers which I'd like to use it with. Is there a way to make it so that I don't have to re-pair it every single time I ...
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Left click not working on touchpad or mouse

I have a very strange problem. I own a Lenovo ThinkPad E530c. At one point in its life, the left click on the touchpad simply decided to stop working. That keyboard-bound left-click button also did ...
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After rebooting into Acronis and back, mouse cursor doesn't move

Win7 Pro. I rebooted into Acronis True Image, done disk work, rebooted back into OS, and now mouse cusror doens't move from center of monitor. Why. It works ok in BIOS UI. I didn't disable devices in ...
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Why do all my mouse wheels break so easily?

I'm having problems with the lifetimes of mouse wheels. Every single mouse I buy, the mouse wheel starts to malfunction within a few months. Mostly, the symptom is that while continually scrolling ...
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Bluetooth mouse polling rate

How to change the bluetooth mouse polling rate? Simple usb mouse can change polling rate in parameter of usbhid module, but my mouse (Logitech M557) not used usbhid module (mouse works, but module not ...