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Tried killing all running processes on my PC till the problem went away and I can now say for sure the culprit was... Microsoft Paint (classic Win32 one) Apparently it's got a feature that allows moving the mouse pointer using arrow keys, and for some reason sometimes it doesn't stop listening when the window loses focus, so Paint was running in the ...


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If you just want the side buttons to do back/forward in ANY app/environment, this app is the most basic, streamlined one I've found for this purpose on Mac OS X, and completely free (donate!). http://sensible-side-buttons.archagon.net/


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A mouse is a slow device (the old PS/2 standard was RS232C-based), so USB1 is more than adequate. USB3 ports have extra connectors for the high-speed transfers, but also have standard USB2 connectors for backwards compatibility. Unless your mouse has these connectors (and I cannot imagine that any mouse has) it will connect via USB2 in a USB3 connector. So ...


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There's a diode (probably infrared) and a receptor, one on either sides of the wheel, soldered directly into the green PCB. Wheel is SPOKED, and by turning it you interrupt light travelling from the diode to the sensor. No magic there. Oh, and dust sitting in there can permanently block sensor from any light coming from the diode, so there's no way for it ...


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You can use the command prompt to terminate processes: Open the Run box using Windows+R. Type cmd in the Run box and click Enter. Use the command tasklist to list all processes. Use the command taskkill /F /IM "executable name.exe" /T to terminate the process.


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Try the following: Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc Navigate using the arrow keys (↓ and ↑) to highlight the problematic process Press the Delete key to kill the process If necessary, acknowledge the subsequent prompt by selecting the appropriate choice with the arrow keys (← or →) and press Enter


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If your keyboard is near your mouse, you can hold the shift key down while you operate the scroll wheel. The window should scroll left and right. Of course, the left and right arrow keys will scroll the contents of a window left or right in short steps. Some mouse devices have additional controls and a software driver designed for Macs (Logitech, for ...


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Windows has a "ClickLock" feature that enables you to highlight or drag without holding down the mouse button. Go to the Control Panel, then Mouse Properties. Under the Buttons tab check "Turn on ClickLock." Once enabled, briefly press and hold the mouse button. To release, briefly press and hold again. You can even change the length of the button press ...


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That's probably a 2.4 GHz wireless mouse and you're probably using 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, so your mouse is probably interfering with your Wi-Fi signals. Try changing your TP-Link router's channel and the mouse system's channel so they don't overlap. Consider switching to 5 GHz Wi-Fi or a wired USB mouse.


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Use X-Mouse Controls, it's the closest I've found to true Focus Follows Mouse, and it has some options to tweak. It's a small open-source utility that doesn't require installing or rebooting, and saves you from changing the registry yourself. As far as I've experimented, I can use the keyboard to search for files/programs after pressing the Win key. Also, ...


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The thread How to disable sticky corners in Windows 10? from answers.microsoft.com treats this same problem : When moving the mouse from the left monitor to to the top left of the right monitor the 6 pixel corner will catch your mouse. I have similar problem in windows 8.1 and changing MouseCornerClipLength in registry to 0 from 6 and disable ...


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Perhaps LittleBigMouse could help you out? It's an alpha application, but it seems to be focusing on the issue you're having. DPI Aware mouse move across screens Allows accurate mouse screen crossover location within multi dpi monitors environment. It is typically useful when using a 4k monitor and a full HD side by side. Github: https://github....


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To answer your edit and expanding AAronD's excellent comment, the direction is sensed by a microcontroller by the sequence of the codes when the wheel is turned. For example, the two diodes, when turning the wheel, let's say, counter clockwise will translate to the following sequence: A B 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 For the clockwise direction,...


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Just because data rate of a mouse is very low and can be handled by USB 1.x does not mean it can't benefit from being plugging into a faster controller. There are a number of factors in play here: USB 3.0 controllers support backward compatibility by performing enumeration in a way that is compatible with USB 1.x and 2.0 devices, and exposing a logical ...


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You can use Piper, which relies on libratbag. Installing it is simple: Fedora: dnf install piper Arch: pacman -S piper Ubuntu: add this PPA, and then install using sudo apt install piper OpenSUSE: zypper install piper Then you just configure your mouse via the gui! I have a g502s myself, and as far as I can see everything works, even the LEDs!


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Easy Move+Resize is a free and open source tool that does exactly that. I tested it on El Capitan. Cmd + Ctrl + Left Mouse - anywhere inside a window, then drag to move Cmd + Ctrl + Right Mouse - anywhere inside a window, then drag to resize


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One can add mousetrack on defmousetrack on to ~/.screenrc (For more, see the manual)


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The following powershell script should have the same effect as the XMouse program... without having to execute a 3rd party binary Code: $signature = @" [DllImport("user32.dll")] public static extern bool SystemParametersInfo(int uAction, int uParam, ref int lpvParam, int flags ); "@ $systemParamInfo = Add-Type -memberDefinition $signature -Name ...


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It's dust. No, really: it happened to me many, many times, and the cause so far has always been dust inside the mouse. It gets trapped in the scroll wheel and interferes with the sensors. In order to solve it, open it and clean the wheel — or, if it's a cheap model, I recommend buying a new one.


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X-Button Mouse Control! This thing rocks... it is very intuitive to tech-people, don't know about to a normal person ) but if you figure it out, it is really powerful. http://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/XMouseButtonControl.htm and yes it solves this scroll/hover problem too: In the 'Default' profile change 'Wheel Up' to 'Scroll Window Up' and 'Wheel Down'...


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Under Settings, Keys & Macro, Mouse (or Controls, for older versions): Uncheck Activate split/pane on mouse hover


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As of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Terminal supports Mouse Reporting. Note that programs that support Mouse Reporting must enable it via escape sequences, and that most programs that support Mouse Reporting must be configured to enable it. For example, in Vim you must execute set mouse=a (usually in your ~/.vimrc file). Terminal supports reporting three mouse ...


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You need to create a custom mouse map in Linux and add the relevant bindings that define the Windows behavior. In Sublime, create a new file with JSON syntax and the following contents: [ // Mouse 3 column select { "button": "button3", "press_command": "drag_select", "press_args": {"by": "columns"} }, { "...


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I developed an application to deal with this issue as Microsoft evidently seem intent to ignore it. You can get it from here: http://www.jawfin.net/nsm


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As blsub6 mentioned, you can change a registry value (with a command called from a batch file): REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Mouse" /t REG_SZ /v SwapMouseButtons /d 1 /f or REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Mouse" /t REG_SZ /v SwapMouseButtons /d 0 /f However, you need to logout before it will take effect. The better solution is to make a tiny .exe with C# to ...


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From http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask-question/348901-does-anyone-know-how-i-could-disassemble-microsoft-sculpt-ergonomic-mouse.html The removable part of the mouse is the top cover (which includes the left and right button areas). It can be easily removed by wedging a spudger under the right mouse button area and going around until the whole top ...


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In my case return button was stuck. Tools needed: cross screwdriver, torx 8, lift tool (i.e. credit card or other material that is not sharp/could bend). Start with inserting plastic tool under right button, than go to back and finish removing cover under left button. Be careful with rubber parts - in my case they were harm - I peel of a bit, but I glue ...


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This solved the problem for me with my ElanTech Touchpad on my Asus G55vw laptop: Mouse to right hand corner > Settings > Change PC Settings > PC & Devices > Mouse & touchpad Change the "To help prevent the cursor from accidentally moving while you type, turn off taps or change the delay before taps work" setting to "No Delay (always on)". For ...


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We need to take a look at the mouse's polling rate and from that we can have a better idea of how much data is being transmitted. If a mouse has a 100hz polling rate, it is sending data to the computer 100 times a second. A standard mouse will send a 3 byte packet containing info on X/Y position information as well as button information. Considering that 3 ...


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