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How do I stop unwanted scrolling?

202 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 24, 2013 8:53 AM by Eric Root RSS
Bob Novy Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Jun 24, 2013 8:44 AM

Hey fellow user of Apple OS X v10.8.4,

 

My iMac drives me crazier than I am already. :-)  I use an Apple Magic Mouse.  It requires AA batteries.  I wonder, Why did Apple move-away from the reliable mouse with a cord, which took No Batteries?  Maybe ...

 

Dependence on batteries anyone?  Dependence is the antithesis of Freedom.  [Please, do not worry:  beyond that I don't veer into National Politics, I promise you.  :-) ]

 

Sometimes like right-now, _all_ I do is Touch my Apple Magic Mouse _&_ my iMac responds wildly out-of proportion.  That is, I move the mouse just a-little, but my iMac scrolls far.  [Like right now in-fact.  Get Back Here!  :-( ]

 

Maybe this happens because I am hard-wired to the Internet?  My iMac acts rightly when I am not on the 'net, I think.  (Maybe Charter causes this problem with over-sensitive scrolling?  Hmmm … )

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.5 GHz Intel Core I5 P. & 4 GB M.
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,860 points)
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    Jun 24, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to Bob Novy)

    Try booting into the Safe Mode.  Shut down the computer and then power it back up. Immediately after hearing the startup chime, hold down the shift key and continue to hold it until the gray Apple icon and a progress bar appear. The boot up is significantly slower than normal. This will reset some caches, forces a directory check, and disables all startup and login items, among other things. If the system operates normally, there may be 3rd party applications which are causing a problem. Try deleting/disabling the third party applications after a restart by using the application unistaller. For each disable/delete, you will need to restart if you don't do them all at once.

     

    Safe Mode

     

    Safe Mode - About

     

    General information.

     

    Isolating issues in Mac OS X

     

    Troubleshooting Permission Issues

     

    Step by Step to Fix Your Mac

     

    You could also update your profile to reflect 10.8.4.

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