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

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Why is my USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly and often?

My mouse will reconnect/disconnect (will even hear the sounds from Windows), and the light on the bottom of the mouse will turn off/turn on as it starts working again. It really sucks to be playing a ...
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Modify or disable Windows 8 swipe gestures on touchpad / laptop

I have an ASUS G75VW laptop with a Synaptic touchpad (/trackpad). When I move my finger from one edge towards the middle (the swipe), Windows 8 will bring up different stuff. This is a problem ...
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Using Windows 7, how can you use multiple mice (to get multiple cursors)?

Is it somehow possible to use two mice in Windows 7? I think this could be useful; like using two fingers on a multi touch display...
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Dedicated mouse and keyboard for a virtual machine, is it possible?

Let's say I have a PC with two monitors atached. I'm running e.g. Windows Vista natively, and start up a virtual Ubuntu PC. I change to fullscreen mode so that on one Monitor, I see my Windows ...
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Inverting direction of mouse scroll wheel

Is there a way to make a mouse scroll wheel invert its direction? I'd like to scroll upwards and have that action scroll downwards and vice-versa. There is no setting on the Mouse control panel that ...
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Back / Forward mouse buttons do not work in VMWare Workstation 6.5 Guest OS

I am using a Logitech G9 mouse and running VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 on Vista x64. The guest OS is Win XP, and has the most current version of VMWare Tools installed. Left / right buttons and mouse ...
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How to map/bind mouse button as keyboard button in Windows 7?

I'm trying to map/bind my mouse button 4 and button 5 to behave as kayboard num pad 1 and 2, does exist some way to do that? Maybe with some specific software?
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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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How to “middle-click” on new macbooks

I have recently switched to Mac, and the only thing I miss from my old notebook is the ability to middle-mousebutton-click by clicking both mousebuttons simultaneously. This is a crucial feature ...
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Why is my mouse pointer moving on its own?

After two months of working correctly, I am experiencing an strange and very annoying problem. My mouse pointer is moving on its own. If I move the mouse to the left, as soon as I stop the movement, ...
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Security on wireless mouse and keyboard

At work I am using a wireless mouse and keyboard. I was sitting at my desk this morning wondering if and how they are secured against key loggers. What stops another device from listening to my ...
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Using keyboard disables touchpad left button for a second on Acer laptop in Windows 8.1

The problem is present in the whole system not only in games: desktop, chrome, games, everywhere. When I press any "input key" on a keyboard for example in desktop I can't select the file by left ...
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Generic mouse button remapping utility/driver [closed]

I'm looking for a generic utility/driver that allows me some basic mouse button remapping; especially setting the thumb button as "middle button" and maybe even the wheel button as "double click". I ...
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Make Mac OS X mouse acceleration more Windows-like

The mouse acceleration on Mac OS X is driving me nuts. It may work for touchpads but nothing beats the Windows' acceleration curves. Is there a way to modify the behaviour on OS X? I tried getting a ...
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I accidentally plugged my USB mouse into my eSata port… it works?

I'm on a Thinkpad T510 and I accidentally plugged my Razor USB mouse into the eSata port not realizing my error because it has been working fine this whole time. Does this seem a little odd?
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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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Replacement mouse “feet”?

The plastic skid pad "feet" on the bottom of my Logitech G9 mouse (which I love!) are getting rather worn down -- to the point that the outer shell of the mouse scrapes on the mousepad a bit. I've ...
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What does “Legacy USB Mouse” support in a BIOS mean?

What does a "Legacy USB Mouse" option in a BIOS mean? Yes legacy usually means older revision, or obsolete. So legacy usb mouse means support for "old style usb mouses". That's not really ...
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Recommended mouse alternatives for people with RSI from using computer too much? [closed]

I have an odd RSI problem that means using a mouse on the desk doesn't work well for me. I researched hand-held mouse alternatives years ago and ended up buying one of these: The (old model) ...
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Windows 8 doesn't detect my MacBook Pro trackpad

I have to plugin an external USB mouse in order to use the cursor. Specs: Boot Camp 3.3 systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version" OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro OS ...
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How can I disable the mouse scroll wheel in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista, I have tried to set the setting 'the following number of lines at a time' to zero. I assumed my scroll wheel would not scroll anymore. But it still works. I'm trying to disable the ...
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Replacement for broken USB transceiver [closed]

I broke the USB transceiver that came with my Microsoft wireless media desktop 1000 mouse/keyboard bundle. Anyone know where I can get a (inexpensive) replacement transceiver, besides Microsoft? They ...
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Configuring Separate Accelerations for Mice (Per-Pointer Speeds)

I just got a USB mouse that is 1600 dpi, while my normal one is 800 dpi. As a result, when I move the new mouse, the cursor flies around the screen at double speed. If I reduce the speed in the mouse ...
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Applications losing focus for a few seconds in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Recently all of my applications keep losing focus every minute (or so) for a few seconds (then the window gets the focus back). It is very annoying, since I'm typing most of the time and get ...
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Is there something like a “Universal 2.4GHz Receiver” for wireless peripherals?

I have recently been given the keyboard and mouse set, Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000. This however came without the receiver. Is there anywhere I could get a replacement receiver for ...
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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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Controlling mouse pointer with keyboard

How can I control the mouse pointer with keyboard (e.g. with arrow keys) on Windows OS? Some computers I use have mice with bad sensitivity, so I sometimes need to have more precise mouse controls. ...
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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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Alt+click-drag window resizing on a Mac? (Similar to X-Windows)

Is there a way I can get this behavior on Mac OS? alt + right-click-drag will resize the window, relative to where you've clicked within the window and the window's center alt + left-click-drag will ...
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How to make mouse in Windows 7 act the same as Windows XP

In Windows XP using TweakUI I could enable an option so that when my mouse goes over an inactive window, it makes that window the active window. There is also another separate option so that if the ...
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Two mice, one left handed and another right handed. At the same time

I would like to have two mice connected to my computer, and have one mouse left-handed, another right-handed. And not needing to change any settings for using any of them. I've googled for this and ...
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How to make mouse wheel to scroll control under mouse cursor?

Currently, mouse wheel scrolls the control that has keyboard focus. That's not good when window has several scrollable controls, because I have to click control first and then scroll. And the same ...
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Synaptics - Windows 8.1, updating Synaptics failed

On Windows 8.1, I tried to install the latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver v17.0.19 and it failed for some unknown reasons. Turns out it's problem with Synaptics, not Windows. Synaptics did not "Sign" ...
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Does Apple Magic Mouse fully work on Windows 7 x86/x64?

I would like to know if Apple Magic Mouse works on Windows 7 (x86/x64) on non-Apple computers. Here are some checklists: x64 compatibility left click right click middle button? vertical scroll ...
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keyboard shortcut for mouse right click

What combination of keys produce a right-click and a left-click?
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Making a mouse scroll work in non-active windows?

One awesome feature I like about Ubuntu is the ability to roll your mouse and move up/down the page in a window that is not active. For instance, if I have two monitors and on one I'm reading a ...
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Dedicated Mouse and Keyboard on VirtualBox VM

Currently I am trying to run VirtualBox on my second monitor, with a dedicated mouse and keyboard. However, doing so has not proven easy. There has been times where the mouse works, but not the ...
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Is there a Win7 shortcut to position mouse in center of primary screen?

I have a three monitor set up on Windows 7 and I sometimes lose track of where my cursor is. Is there any Windows shortcut to reset the mouse position? I'm guessing there is not, but might there be a ...
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Windows: Possible to have custom mouse profiles?

I sometimes plug in my Wacom Bamboo tablet to my PC and I use the Wacom Bamboo mouse instead of the normal Microsoft mouse at those times. Now I would like to have different mouse settings for these 2 ...
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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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Troubleshooting the Microsoft generic USB HID drivers

I've had the Logitech Wave MK550 for about two years now, and it has acted up twice on me now. Now being the second time, anyways. What is happening is the mouse and keyboard simply stop working on ...
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How do you disable mouse scroll wheel acceleration in Mac OS?

Under Windows and Linux, the mouse scroll wheel seems to be linear. Under Mac OS the scroll wheel some sort of acceleration which means it either goes too slow or too fast.
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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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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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rebind microsoft sculpt mobile mouse (windows Key)

using the microsoft sculpt mobile mouse, by downloading the Mouse and Keyboard Center , i can rebind the mouse keys, but the WINDOWS key i can't change it, and that is the only key i may(and want) to ...
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How to get Windows XP to play a sound on mouse clicks

Is it possible to play a sound each time the mouse button is pressed in Windows? We have some touch screens PC's that run Windows XP, and would like them to beep when pressed so the users know they ...
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Share desktop monitor/keyboard/mouse with laptop

I have a desktop PC running Windows 7 setup on a traditional desk. From time to time, I would like to plug in a Windows 7 laptop and share the keyboard and mouse, (monitor - I am ok with using the ...
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Why is my mouse pointer twitching? [duplicate]

I don't know if you've ever experienced such a behavior from your mouse pointer but it's happened to me several times. The thing is, when I buy a brand new mouse, everything is fine for some time ...
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Mouse in screen(1) on the Linux console?

How can I use the mouse in GNU screen on the Linux console? I would expect this to have to go via gpm, but that doesn't seem to happen by default, even if the curses library does link to libgpm. (This ...
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Magic Mouse on Windows Vista machine

i just got a magic mouse for my vista basic dell laptop. i installed the 32bit driver for it by following uneasysilence instruction. i have basic functions like left and right click. i read some ...