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The most effective cross platform solution I have found for this in the past is Synergy. I haven't used it with Windows 8, but the site seems it indicate current releases are supported. Windows 7 and Mavericks definitely work. Seamlessly share your mouse and keyboard with two or more computers. Supported on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Drag and ...


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AutoHotKey is a general-purpose desktop automation scripting environment for Windows. It's open source. The scripting language is ahem baroque. But it's ok for simple tasks, and there are quite a few snippets on the site that you can use without needing to understand all the nuances. Mouse Movement & Click Recorder does what it says on the tin. It ...


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An alternative to Synergy that I have been using is Share Mouse. This supports pretty much the same feature set as Synergy, including: Mac and Windows support (including Mavericks and Windows 8) Shared clipboard between machines Dragging and dropping of files Free for personal use A lot of additional features... It's a bit easier to configure and use than ...


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Synergy Synergy allows to share a keyboard and mouse across several computers. Basically, you install it on all your computers. The one with the mouse and keyboard is the server, everything else is a client. You can configure the screen disposition and pass the mouse from a screen to the other by going over the edge. Requirements Share keyboard and mouse:...


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Some dwell clicking software such as SmartNAV (free, Windows) has such option, called gravity: (AFAIC found it useful for a few weeks, then back to no gravity)


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Mouse locator is what you are looking for. The requirements are: Universal binary compatible with both PowerPC and Intel processors. Requires Mac OSX version 10.4 (Tiger) or later. (321KB) so it will work with you. This uses a shortcut as a trigger to 'ping' the cursor's location or a timer (in trigger delay) to show the cursor location. You will be ...


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You can use Cursor Lock: free lets you define shortcuts to lock the cursor to the current screen/window also lets you choose it to auto-lock when a certain program is running runs on Windows What you want to do (lock with a shortcut) is called User Mode in the program. So, to set it up, go to User Mode > Lock Region: screen > Shortcuts and set your ...


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Eithermouse stores different settings per mouse swap mouse buttons adjust sensitivity adjust double click speed adjust scroll wheel automatically detects the active setting on mouse movement runs on Windows 7 or higher is free Screenshot, taken from website:


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This can be accomplished easily through AutoIt, here's a script I created, #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <FileConstants.au3> #include <WinAPIFiles.au3> ;Open/Create log.txt file $file = FileOpen("log.txt", 1) ;Check to see if it could be opened/created ok If $file = -1 Then MsgBox(0, "Error", "Unable to open/create file.") ...


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Linux can support this under X Win as in this article by using MPX with many of the items I found talking specifically about ArchLinux but many applications do not support it well.


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Try Wizmouse. It's a free and lightweight program that allows you to scroll windows under the cursur even when they are out of focus. It works by converting the wheel movement into scroll commands. I used to have the same problem with Windows 7 after getting used to that feature in Kubuntu. Another good thing about Wizmouse is that it also has a portable ...


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X-Mouse Button Control can do what you need. It works on Windows 7, hides in the system tray, and has a portable version that you could install on your work computer without administrator privileges. You can use it to swap the left and right mouse buttons by using this setting: Furthermore, you can easily configure it to activate/deactivate using the ...


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I wrote a script in AutoHotkey to do this: https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=51201 When you press NumKeyEnter, this script builds then displays a 26*26 grid of buttons (actually AHK edit controls), labelled AA-ZZ, overlaying the whole screen. You can then emulate a mouse-click (or a touchscreen 'touch') at any of those 676 locations by entering ...


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I believe Mouse Locator will perfectly suit your needs From the website: Highly visible locator instantly reveals your mouse position. Controllable trigger time period, from 1 second to 30 minutes. Eliminates the frustrating search of your screen. Indispensable addition to Mac OS X, v10.4 or later required. So, you can set the amount of time ...


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AutoIt is a script language which allow to automate the Windows's user interface, mouse action included. It's a programming script language, so it´s very powerful (your random functionnality is easily possible) but it could be complicated for an uninitiated public. Actually a macro recorder is provided, very useful for learning it. Your script can also be ...


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There are several options, besides increasing size, to improve visibility of the mouse pointer. My favorite is to make it 'inverted' so that it is white while on a dark background and black while on a light background. See this link for details on how to do it. You can also show mouse trails, which help to see where the mouse is when it is moving; ...


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If someone won't post better answer, I would post this workaround so you can have at least something: install 3D Clipboard manager (freeware) and run it with Administrator privileges (otherwise it cannot catch hotkeys) in program options, set AutoPaste to Ctrl+Alt+Shift+J (and test if it opens clipboard history) set up AutoHotKey (some basics are given in ...


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It looks like free Point-N-Click Virtual Mouse has dragging using right button and dragging using middle button on its button bar. Do not forget to set it to run as administrator on Windows 7 and higher.


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On Microsoft Windows, you use AutoHotkey (free, open-source), which provides: a MouseGetPos function to retrieve the current position of the mouse cursor. a MouseMove to move the mouse cursor. MouseClick


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I've made an extension to do this. You can install in from my Github repo - just download the .crx file and drag it onto chrome://extensions. You can change the cursor icon by going to chrome://extensions, finding this extension, clicking Options and choosing it from there Alternatively, you can use this bookmarklet (generated via Ben Alman's Jquery ...


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Grid control of Windows, but you control the clicking with your voice, not the keyboard. Similar question, but the three main answers are voice controlled. An edit of one question, however, pointed to a dead website with software that was allegedly what you wanted. A quick Google search found Mouse Grid 1.0, which allegedly does what you want. Good luck!


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On newer Linuxes (since around 2.4.x), there are different character devices in /dev/input for every user input source: /dev/input/by-id: total 0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 Jul 18 09:55 . drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 280 Jul 18 09:55 .. lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Jul 18 09:55 usb-VMware_VMware_Virtual_USB_Mouse-event-mouse -> ../event3 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root ...


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In Linux, I'd use gtkRecordMyDesktop for the recordings. AFAIK it doesn't support logging of mouse location, etc. though. However, the linux program cnee does log X11 events and data. It can even replay them back, distribute them to other machines, etc. Quoth the man page - The program cnee can record and replay an X session. cnee also has the ...


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AutoHotKey is available for free and can be used to create a wide range of keyboard and mouse shortcuts, hotkeys, and macros. The syntax to set the Volume Up with WinKey + Wheel Up would be #WheelUp::Send {Volume_Up}. After installing AutoHotKey, enter that into a blank text document and save it a 'fileNameHere'.ahk, then double click to run it. While I ...


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Mousotron (free) might be suitable: Mousotron is a mouse and keyboard activity monitor and keeps statistics of your mileage. It's like an odometer or tripometer for your mouse cursor. It calculates just how far your mouse cursor has traveled on your screen and how many times the mouse buttons were clicked. Also the number of keystrokes on your keyboard ...


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AutoHotkey. It let's you record key presses, and then you can see what the name for that specific key is, and bind to it with an AutoHotkey script. I used to do this several years back.


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Use http://stopwatch.com/ and double click on the Start button, since it turns into a Stop button.


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A more general tool that can do the job would be AutoHotKey. But for a simpler, more mouse-only oriented tool, you can try Auto Mouse Click Generator Both are free and both will do the job.


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Although it's not a free program, you may find that Macro Express will fit your requirements specific to the mouse. From the help page within the program: Relative to Last Position This option instructs the macro to move the mouse cursor relative to the last position of the cursor. In this case do not input new coordinates, just the number of ...


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A similar windows 10 question has one possible answer, taken verbatim from Microsoft Answers web site: The settings differ depending on the hardware Manufacturer, therefore it's best if you post this issue on the Manufacturer's website and seek for solution. However, you can try the steps below and see if it helps. Press Windows key and go to Settings > ...


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