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LazyMouse is a Preference Pane that moves your cursor to the default button whenever a dialog box appears on your screen. In other words, it will save you time moving the mouse to dismiss dialogs.

What's New

Version 2.5:
  • Added an option to show an animation when the cursor moves to the default button or back
  • some under the hood maintenance

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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Pjot Member IconReview+25
Pjot
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LazyMouse, after years of performing perfectly, stopped working in 10.8.5. Contacted the developer, never got an answer.
Saw other comments here and can add that remarks from Shk747 and Tipp-FLo worked for me: I went into the contents of the LazeMouse prefpane, made an alias of LazyMouseBG, put it in a desktop folder and added it to my startup items. That worked flawlessly.
Pity the developer doesn't respond. I tried SteerMouse but am using a MagicMouse and I only need the 'snap to button' function and to pay $20 just for that is a bit too much.
Now let's see if the trick works as well after I upgrade to Mavericks. But thanks for the advice so far!
And the developer of LazyMouse may have disappeard, I give the software as such overall 4,5 stars.

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Version 2.5
Kobalt
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I tried that trick in Mavericks 10.9.1 and on my iMac it no longer works. :-(

livingcrayon
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with 10.9.1 it was working for me - wasn't able to register, but it worked.
10.9.2 now did it really die!

PLEASE: who knows an adequate alternative?

livingcrayon
+0

faszinating!
Lazymouse does work!
I have no clue, because there is no prefencepen in my system preferences and unfortunately there is always this bugging please register me note.
THIS IS AWSOME! actually running OS X 10.9.2 (13C64)

livingcrayon
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right now lazy muse is in
/Incompatible Software/LazyMouse.prefPane
right click on lazymouse wherever it is and start the LazyMouseBG file.
this is automatically loaded at login (on my system)

can you tell me where I can put my lazymouse.reg in that lazy mouse is registered?

Tipp-Flo
+0

lazymouse.reg stays in the userfolder/preferences

livingcrayon
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put the reg into user/library/preferences/ but it does not work.
have I to rename the reg-file "lazymouse.reg"?
because lazymouse is not possible to do the job for me and I don't know how to…
THX

Tipp-Flo
+1

Name & folder are alright.

The Lazy Mouse Pref Pane itself has in Mavericks no options anymore to klick on, that's probably because it looks for a pref pane Access for Assistive Devices, which has changed.

Maybe you need to edit the lazymouse.plist
at least like this:

JW.lazymouse.snapbackCursor
1

Do a restart ... LazyMouse works still perfect here on 10.9.3 with LazyMouseBG.app in Startup Items

livingcrayon
+0

in com.oldjewel.lazymouse.plist
JW.lazymouse.snapbackCursor

was false. Setting to true makes it not work :(

livingcrayon
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putting a 1 between true or false does not work ether

Tipp-Flo
+1

You also may have to go the Terminal and type:

killall cfprefsd

Why? Take a look at this:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19303958/deleting-plist-file-does-not-reset-app-on-mac-os-10-9-mavericks
or
http://manytricks.com/blog/?p=3049
last response.

I start to wonder what I have set, that it works just fine!

livingcrayon
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don't understand it. After several restarts it is working now. stopped trying, and forgot about and now I see its working…
Thanks a lot!

livingcrayon
+0

it didn't worked out before I did some of your hints.
deleted the com.oldjewel.lazymous.plist file. Made a new login without starting LM. copied the reg file back into preferences.
Guess this wasn't the thing that worked.
killall cfprefsd
did its job!
THX

Stevehhhhh Member IconReview+13
Stevehhhhh
+0

I cannot get this to work with Mavericks (10.9.0). any suggestions as to how to get it to work or as to a substitute would be appreciated.

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Version 2.5
Apikoros
+1

I finally got it to work again in Mavericks as well as it had in Snow Leopard, just by resetting NVRAM— i.e., by doing a restart while simultaneously holding down the Command, Option, P and R keys, and continuing to hold them until the second chime sounds.

Kosovar1 Member IconComment+367
Kosovar1
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I tried Shk747's hint. I didn't work. Ay word from the developer to those who paid $10 for this one-trick pony about when it'll be fixed?

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Version 2.5
Tipp-Flo
+2

What happens if you double-click LazyMouseBG? Look in the Activity Monitor if it's on.
It's working fine here on 10.9.

Shk747 Member IconComment+136
Shk747
+0

anyone an idea how it works with 10.9 ? (13A538g)

help appreciated !

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Version 2.5
Kosovar1
+0

It does not work on my system 10.9. It crashes every time I open it.

Tipp-Flo
+1

Try the hint of Shk747 - put lazymouseBG in your startup item. it’s inside the lazympuse prefpane - make an alias of it and put it in your app folder, or wherever - that makes it easy to put it in the startup items.

Tipp-Flo
+0

oh, it's your own hint …
lazy mouse works here (lazymouseBG) - just don't touch the pref pane.

Kosovar1
+0

Thanks for the tip, Shk747. I did what u suggested on 2 machines and it does show up in Activity monitor as a running background app. It just doesn't move the cursor anymore.

Shk747 Member IconComment+136
Shk747
+2

lazymouse works perfect with 10.8.3 but you need to install "lazymouseBG" via library/perfpanes as a startup item !

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Version 2.5
Nzcanuck
+0

Thanks very much for this tip - works well for me! Much appreciated.

Shk747
+3

sorry forgot: you must look for the CONTENT in library/ prefpanes/ lazy mouse and there you find "lazymouseBG", this must be moved to the startup items.

mtlx
+0

Thanks a lot for the tip... it was what stopped me to use LazyMouse and now it works perfectly on 10.8.4 :-)
By the way, before Lazy Mouse I was an user of the very good "SteerMouse" but it does too much things for my usage : just needed the "snap to button" function and Lazy Mouse does just that :-)

Lounge Deluxe Member IconReview+196
Lounge Deluxe
+1

LazyMouse stopped working properly after upgrading to ML. It simply won't remember any preference entry and the dev doesn't respond to my email or the support form on his website.

After SteerMouse LazyMouse is the second mouse software quitting on its user base. Annoying. Can't currently recommend this software.

Reply5 replies
Version 2.5
AI_s
+1

any known alternative?

Michael Gebert
+0

The Developer's Site is down.

Apikoros
+0

I too found it would not work with ML (10.8.2) when I set up my new late 2012 iMac yesterday, but now I have it working. I downloaded it from the developer's site, via the link at the top of this page, reinstalled it, and now all is well.

Try reinstalling.

Apikoros
+0

Sorry, I was mistaken. It's not working properly in 10.8.2 after all. Damn. I wrote to the developer, asking if he was going to update the application, but have received no reply.

Nzcanuck
+0

Can confirm that the solution provided by Shk747 above works for me in 10.8.3. 1) Open System Preferences / UserGroups / User / Login items and leave window open in background 2) Navigate to ~Library/PreferencePanes and select LazyMouse.prefPane, then select 'Show Package Contents', then 'Contents', then 'Resources', then drag 'LazyMouseBG' to the Login items window open in the background. Close the Preference Pane window. The file LazyMouseBG remains in the Resources folder however a link is now created in Login items. Cursor now appears at top left of screen on start-up.

livingcrayon Member IconComment+1
livingcrayon
+0

does anyone know how to start LazyMouse at login?

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Version 2.5
Djefis Member IconReview+155
Djefis
+0

Perfect.

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Version 2.5
RichNS Member IconReview+2
RichNS
+2

Don't bother with LazyMouse if you're on Lion. Sometimes the cursor moves like it should, and sometimes (well... often) it doesn't. Which, imo, makes this application useless. I reported this to the developer shortly after the release of Lion, but as this app still hasn't been updated (how hard can it be...) it looks like they don't have any intention to support Lion.

It's a shame. I liked LazyMouse before I upgraded to Lion.

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Version 2.5
Pinnochio Member IconComment+9
Pinnochio
+0

Since I installed Lion the LazyMouse in System preferences doesn't except tick for "Whenever a new window appears, snap the cursor to the.."(the ball is spinning all the time). So I can't use this option. Need help.

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Version 2.5
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livingcrayon
Version 2.5
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Agordona
Version 2.5
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Downloads 29,632
Version Downloads 5,548
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 16 Apr 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $9.95
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