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

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Linux Mint 20.02 Cinnamon -- black screen on startup, no mouse showing

I moved my research computer (Linux Mint 20.02 Debbie Cinnamon OS) home, and booting it now, it allows me to select “LMDE 4 Debbie”, but after that the screen goes black, showing no mouse. When I am ...
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Middle-button click-and-drag trackpad vs. mouse weirdness

I am running RHEL 8.9 on a Dell Precision 7560 laptop with a built-in 3-button trackpad (left, middle and right buttons all situated between the trackpad and front edge of the laptop). I have a gtk3 ...
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How can you make the Lenovo "utility button" behave like a normal back button?

I recently purchased a Lenovo Go wireless mouse, because I specifically wanted to avoid having to use a USB-C-to-USB-A dongle with my laptop. This mouse is one of the few mice I am aware which is ...
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Irfanview: Mouse control of colour correction sliders

I'm using Irfanview 4.66 64 bit on Windows 11 (10.022621.3296) with A Microsoft corded optical mouse. but this question probably applies to many other earlier versions of Irfanview and Windows and ...
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USB port detect only SSD and not mouse or microphone

I have encountered a strange issue with my laptop recently. The side door of my laptop has started to behave strangely: the only thing it manages to connect is my external SSD; my mouse and microphone ...
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How can I make scroll bar mouse areas go all the way to edge of the screen on Windows 11?

Windows 11 shows scrollbars with a margin between them and the edge of the screen. This makes it hard to grab, especially for people with mobility issues. A simple fix would be to allow grabbing the ...
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My mouse keeps turning off, I've no idea what could be a reason

I bought this Legion M300s mouse 6 month ago, and it worked perfectly all this time with my Acer Aspire 7 laptop. Some time ago it started to randomly turn off (the device manager still sees it ...
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How do I get a Linux system with legacy mouse support to accept my KVM switch with absolute mouse mode?

One of my customers has a Linux system with the following details: Suse Linux 15 I plugged in a KVM-over-IP device from Raritan (DKX4-101) which introduces a USB-device with Keyboard + mouse in ...
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Random Mouse Lag Triggered by Video/Animation

I'm facing an intermittent issue that seems to occur during video or animation playback in browsers. Since I rarely use any software other than web browsers, I can't confirm if the problem extends ...
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Shortcut to move shape without connectors in Visio

In Visio, is there a shortcut key that will let me move shape without any connectors attached to it. As in, click and hold mouse button while pressing a key, drag the shape and leave the connectors in ...
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Some keyboard keys do not work correctly (Alt, ctrl, alt, was jammed)

I have a problem: my keyboard at a certain point starts to change the layout, for example: ESC -> win and SHIFT together SHIFT -> alt + tab, if i press it twice, it changes the language. The ...
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How can I prevent any user (not the admin) from changing mouse settings?

In a school lab with PCs running Windows 11, I need to stop editing any of the mouse settings.
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Removing Windows PowerToys' Mouse Highlighter artifacts from screen

This is a question and answer pair for a problem I've endured for a couple of weeks and couldn't find an answer on the web. PowerToys v0.78.0 Microsoft's PowerToys has a useful Mouse Highlighter ...
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How do I change all of the cursors on my PC, not just the ones in customize settings in Windows 10 (Home)?

OS: Windows 10 Home I know how to do the basic customization of the cursor, I have changed all of that. what I want now is to customize all the rest of the cursors, like grab, zoom-in, and especially ...
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How to configure Windows/Linux to support absolute-mouse-mode for remote operation via KVM?

I am working on a project where we want to connect different dual-screen PC systems (mostly Windows+Linux) with a dualhead KVM switch. The KVM switch uses absolute mouse mode to position the mouse on ...
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VNC server does not respond to mouse or keyboard on MAC

I have set up many VNC servers, but never come across this issue before. The VNC server is a MacBook Pro. It allows connection, but it does not respond to any cursor movement or keyboard input.
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No reaction to click left mouse button - Windows 11

I have a problem in Windows 11. Randomly, the Laptop stops responding to left mouse button clicks. It doesn't matter if it's a laptop touchpad or another external mouse. After refreshing the system (i ...
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How to change mouse to left handed but keep touchpad right handed in Windows 11?

Windows 10 had a 'Mouse Properties' window; if you had multiple mouse drivers installed, each device would show up in a separate tab allowing you to set left and right mouse buttons independently. ...
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Window key does not bring up start menu and middle mouse button doesn't bring up scrolling

Subsequent to a driver update from Dell's OEM SupportAssist software, my Window key no longer brings up the Windows menu and the middle mouse button doesn't bring up scrolling. The Window key is ...
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Fix Bluetooth for Dell Precision M6700

For some reason Bluetooth is virtually dead on my mother's Dell M6700. The laptop is old but adequate desktop replacement for checking email, news, social media, watching YouTube and videoconferencing....
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Mouse integration logitech wireless on virtualbox for select, cut and paste

I've installed virtualbox and an appliance from bitnami "common-postgresql-16-16.2.0-r1-debia-11-amd64" image installed. I'm using a logitech wireless keyboard and mouse on my Intel I7 ASUS ...
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Solaar + Ubuntu how to set volume up/down to forward/backward buttons on logitech mx master 2s

I have a logitech mx master 2s that I connected to my Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, using solaar. I try to change the key mapping so that the forward/backward buttons are volume up/down. However, the only options ...
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How do I fix my right mouse buttonwhen it's not working on my Windows PC

The mouse present on my Dell Latitude 7390 has worked fine up until this morning, until I can no longer use the right mouse button on my touch pad. I am running windows 10, and I use the default ...
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Relative Mouse only on Chrome Remote Desktop with Ubuntu

I'm currently running Ubuntu + XFCE VM's, and accessing them with Chrome Remote Desktop. Until recently (last week or so?) everything worked great, but now in new VMs, mouse clicks only work with &...
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Bluetooth mouse connection takes about 20+ seconds to resolve on wake up on KDE Neon (Ubuntu) - why?

Can anybody help to clarify why the bluetooth resolution for simple bluetooth mouse would take about 20-30 seconds to usable? This is the bluetooth log: $ bluetoothctl Agent registered [CHG] Device B4:...
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How can I correct the horizontal movement of the mouse cursor?

I use a dock at work once a week. When I use the mouse attached to it and move it to the right horizontally, it moves about 12° clockwise from horizontal. This affects selecting text with the mouse, ...
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Mouse and Audio Issues

I am new to computer building as I built my first one about a year ago. The computer ran fine for most of the time but recently the mouse skips around on the screen (kind of like the mouse is lagging) ...
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how to left and right click on MSI Cyborg 15

I've just recently bought the MSI Cyborg 15 gaming laptop. The first game I've tried to play is GTA V, and unless im doing something wrong, theres a problem. As far as I can tell, the mousepad on this ...
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Mouse scrollwheel scrolls many lines- but only Firefox

What I have: Latest Firefox browser with Windows 10 on a Dell laptop, and a Bluetooth mouse with a scroll wheel. In Windows Settings, the scroll value is set to 3. ("Choose how many lines to ...
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Mac does not handle multiple Bluetooth peripherals properly

I have a mysterious problem with Bluetooth peripherals on my Mac machine (MacBook Pro 2021 running Sonoma 14.2.1 (23C71)). I (usually) connect three devices via Bluetooth: Apple Magic Keyboard HP ...
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How to reduce startup lag in X Mouse Button Control

I have used X Mouse Button control to reroute my mouse button 4 to a right click auto clicker. I did this by setting the key to rmb and making it repeat (option 6). But whenever I press the button it ...
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Mouse and Keyboard not working on different HDD that I installed

Accidentally deleted windows on an hdd, so I replaced the hdd with another one that I had(already had windows). Took a while for it to boot into windows, but when it did I noticed my mouse and ...
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Windows 11 with multiple monitors that aren't vertically aligned - how to *prevent* mouse from going between monitors if not on seam

My current monitor layout is like this: When I move my mouse from the top half of 3 to the left, instead of hitting a "wall" as it has done in previous Windows versions (I believe that was ...
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power on by mouse not working after installing windows 10

I had until this week Windows 7 and I was turning on my PC. Via my mouse in the bios is set up to power on the pc by mouse Now I have installed Windows 10 and it's not working. I have updated all ...
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What can I do to address mouse cursor vanishing under Linux Mint 21.2 ("Victoria")?

I have a mouse cursor intermittently failing on me. My search did not find anything in questions here, but https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=377066 did seem to indicate the same problem, ...
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How do I enable a utility like screentogif or key'n'stroke to be able to record mouse position when inside vmware or "protected" applications?

I am making very complicated tutorials and I absolutely need these two features. I need to be able to display the distinction between right and left clicks, for example. It takes hours to make a ...
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X-Mouse Button Control, is it possible to map: hold right click + scroll down = ctrl + page down

I would like to set X-Mouse Button Control, so it will detect that I'm holding down my RMB, and then it will send single CTRL + Page Down for every scroll down with mouse scroll. I would appreciate ...
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Remote control of third PC via video-conference?

I have a PC which controls a fabrication machine. On this machine-PC, no additional software can be installed and it cannot be connected to the internet. So, there is no way to install TeamViewer or ...
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Mouse tilt buttons only work when window is not "active"?

For some reason I have a window where when it is active and I am working within it the vertical scroll will work on my mouse but not horizontal. When I click out of the window and mouseover it both ...
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BT 4.0 Mouse not pairing with Mac OS Sonoma

I'm having trouble pairing my mouse to my new Mac M2 with Mac OS Sonoma. It was working previously on a Mac M1 with Mac OS Monterey and works fine with all older Mac configurations. When trying to ...
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Problems with keyboard and mouse: shortcuts work 20% of the time, mouse no longer drags correctly

Hardware Issues I am running Windows 11. I have a Logitech wireless mouse (with USB dongle) and a Klim wireless mechanical keyboard (also with USB dongle). What is happening? About two weeks ago, both ...
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always find the wireless mouse not to be that fast

I use a laptop and I have used many types of mice. However, I always feel that the mouse is not that fast. Is there specific features for a wireless mouse that is fast or should I go with wired one?
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Can one bluetooth device (mouse) automatically connect to alternating devices (2 windows laptops) depending on whether they are up?

I want to use my bluetooth mouse (Rapoo) with any of two laptops (running windows 8 and 10, resp.), depending on which laptop is powered up (I have only one up at any time). What I would like to have ...
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Pointer movement causes apps to slide out of VDU view

I use a laptop with Windows 10 and MS Office applications, and extend the display area to two additional VDUs (VDU 2, VDU 3). If I display an app (e.g. Excel, Adobe Reader) on VDU 2 in near-full-...
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Cmdline to swap mouse buttons back

As a non-admin user without access to the reg command, how do I swap the mouse buttons back so that the primary button is the left button. The command rundll32.exe user32.dll,SwpmMouseButton will set ...
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VMWare Workstation Keyboard and Mouse stop working

I'm having a problem with vmware and keyboard/mouse detection and I'm hoping that you can help me. I use an Oracle vm and sometimes (worryingly enough) I can't write with the keyboard or click with ...
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Mouse wheel scrolling is jumpy only on some boot ups

Sometimes I boot a windows 10, the mouse wheel is scrolling stably, not a single jump, but in some boots of windows it's all jumpy that I can't even scroll and have to use another method. It doesn't ...
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tmux 1.8 + mobaxterm mouse-mode clicking refuses to work

Trying to get mouse-mode clicking panes to work in a tmux session on mobaxterm, but mouse-mode wont work. Scrolling works fine. I have confirmed mouse-mouse is on using show-options -gw This system is ...
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I can type in Google Chrome only, any other application does not receive keyboard input (just beeps). Possibly Radeon update made this

I don't understand what is happening. I saw that my CPU was consumed by Radeon install (no idea, what is that, I have not used it consciously). After that Radeon desktop opened as soon as I type 'r' ...
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Windows Pointer Speed 1/11 Left/Right Difference

I found this very old post, where someone cited a long guide about setting mouse sensitivity for CS. https://www.overclock.net/threads/cs-s-mouse-optimization-guide.173255/ Antigen states that if you ...
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