LazyMouse
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Automatically moves cursor to default dialog button.   Shareware ($9.95)
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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
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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LazyMouse User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Pjot reviewed on 10 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 2.5]

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Kobalt replied on 16 Feb 2014
I tried that trick in Mavericks 10.9.1 and on my iMac it no longer works. :-(
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livingcrayon replied on 25 Feb 2014
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?
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livingcrayon replied on 28 Feb 2014
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)
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livingcrayon replied on 28 Feb 2014
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?
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Stevehhhhh reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 2.5]

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Apikoros replied on 28 Nov 2013
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.
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Kosovar1 commented on 26 Oct 2013
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?
[Version 2.5]

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Tipp-Flo replied on 27 Oct 2013
What happens if you double-click LazyMouseBG? Look in the Activity Monitor if it's on.
It's working fine here on 10.9.
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Shk747 commented on 09 Sep 2013
anyone an idea how it works with 10.9 ? (13A538g)

help appreciated !
[Version 2.5]

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Kosovar1 replied on 22 Oct 2013
It does not work on my system 10.9. It crashes every time I open it.
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Tipp-Flo replied on 23 Oct 2013
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.
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Tipp-Flo replied on 24 Oct 2013
oh, it's your own hint …
lazy mouse works here (lazymouseBG) - just don't touch the pref pane.
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Kosovar1 replied on 27 Oct 2013
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.
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Shk747 commented on 29 Mar 2013
lazymouse works perfect with 10.8.3 but you need to install "lazymouseBG" via library/perfpanes as a startup item !
[Version 2.5]

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Nzcanuck replied on 03 Apr 2013
Thanks very much for this tip - works well for me! Much appreciated.
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Shk747 replied on 09 Apr 2013
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.
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mtlx replied on 13 Aug 2013
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 :-)
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Lounge Deluxe reviewed on 01 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 2.5]

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AI_s replied on 26 Oct 2012
any known alternative?
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Michael Gebert replied on 08 Jan 2013
The Developer's Site is down.
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Apikoros replied on 09 Mar 2013
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.
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Apikoros replied on 16 Mar 2013
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.
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Nzcanuck replied on 03 Apr 2013
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.
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Djefis reviewed on 05 Feb 2012
Perfect.
[Version 2.5]


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RichNS reviewed on 01 Jan 2012
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.
[Version 2.5]


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Tryme commented on 17 Apr 2011
Since one hand is by the keyboard you could just hit return or enter and save yourself $10 and yet another piece of software usurping memory and system resources.

Each to their own I suppose.
[Version 2.5]

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Lvdoc replied on 17 Mar 2012
What part of "Lazy" wasn't clear to you?
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Jimblue commented on 12 Jan 2011
LazyMouse is kind of a misnomer really. i would say it’s more smart than it is lazy. and since it works with a trackpad as well as a mouse… SmartSnap is more a name to give you an idea of what it is.

but then it would be kinda dumb and silly to mess with an already established name for this app. so… then ULazySillyStupidSmartMouseMotherSnapper, YOU!!!
[Version 2.2.3]


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livingcrayon had trouble on 29 Sep 2012
does anyone know how to start LazyMouse at login?
[Version 2.5]


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Pinnochio had trouble on 29 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 2.5]


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Gavin Cutshall had trouble on 20 Jul 2011
One of my favs, but no Lion support. If you can't live without it, wait until the dev. updates.
[Version 2.5]

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Old Jewel Software (developer) replied on 20 Jul 2011
Hi Gavin,

I've not encountered any problem with Lion. If you are, please contact me and let me know. afaik, LazyMouse works fine with Lion.
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Boni had trouble on 14 Apr 2010
you won't believe this but lazymouse makes labeling a new group in addressbook impossible!
Took me four months to figure out what was wrong with addressbook. Today, by coincidence i found out lazymouse is the cause! Damn damn damn! Never expected this.
Tested it on my other macs with OSX 10.6.2 & 10.6.3. Only confirmation.
[Version 2.2]

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Old Jewel Software (developer) replied on 16 May 2010
Hi Boni,

LazyMouse 2.2.1 deals with the problem with Address Book, which appears to have happened with Snow Leopard. I'm sorry it took so long to address it.

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livingcrayon rated on 28 Feb 2014

[Version 2.5]



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Agordona rated on 30 Jul 2011

[Version 2.5]


Downloads:29,226
Version Downloads:5,142
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:16 Apr 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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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.


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