LazyMouse
LazyMouse
2.5

4.1

LazyMouse free download for Mac

LazyMouse

2.5
17 April 2011

Automatically moves cursor to default dialog button.

Overview

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 in LazyMouse

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

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zx
20 May 2009

Most helpful

Super responsive developer...i Love this app.
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Version 2.1.6
michaeladams59
30 September 2018
Love it! A simple indispensable feature that everyone will appreciate.
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Version 2.5
macus
31 July 2018
CursorSense 2.0 has added the auto-snap feature which is working very well. You can turn off the other features in the Prefpane but the automatic snapping will continue to work.
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Version 2.5
Tachy0n
23 May 2018
I have just upgraded to 10.13.4 and I have managed to get it to work. You need to add ~/Library/PreferencePanes/LazyMouse.prefPane/Contents/Resources/LazyMouseBG.app to System Preferences ➔ Security & Privacy ➔ Privacy and then launch ~/Library/PreferencePanes/LazyMouse.prefPane/Contents/Resources/LazyMouseBG.app/Contents/MacOS/LazyMouseBG from the Terminal. I got some error messages but it seems to be working.
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Version 2.5
macus
24 March 2016
Web site and download links are no longer available.
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Version 2.5
zx
14 February 2016
Please update!!!!! Will gladly pay for it....:)
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Version 2.5
1 answer(s)
Dnoel
Dnoel
23 November 2016
I have the LayMouse version 2.0.2,. Where can I find the more recent version. I want to try it on MacPro with OS Sierra...
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jac747
09 December 2015
Found this app after a Google search. I have El Capitan. It downloaded without asking for money. Yet.... As I figured after reading the comments, it did not work at first. I read the comments and see the complicated process to make it work below by sgilbert (Also an El Capitan user). Hmmmmm.... I deciphered the complicated but useful instructions and made it work! I moved the ALIAS to the app file, and still nothing. Going into the Preferences/Security/Accessibility and then unlocking to make a change and then CLICKING this app to work made the difference (after a reboot.) I use Photoshop (with file saving actions) and go through a multitude of file saving dialog boxes moving my mouse a million times up and down. This will save me a LOT of time. MUCH appreciation for the inside scoop on getting it to work.
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Version 2.5
prof-dr-koller
15 November 2015
Hi, how can I remove Lazymouse? Regards
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Version 2.5
Sgilbert
07 October 2015
This worked for me, even on 10.11 El Capitan! Thank you Tipp-Flo! Tipi-Flo Nov 06, 2014 For Yosemite users 1. Move »LazyMouse.prefPane« into the »PreferencePanes Folder« in your user account. 2. Show the package contents of »LazyMouse.prefPane«. Go to »Contents/Resources«, make a alias of »LazyMouseBG.app« and put this where ever you want, best maybe the »applications folder«. 3. Go to »System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items« and add your alias. 4. Log out and in again, or double click your alias, »LazyMouseBG.app« should start. If you get the message: »LazyMouse cannot run if »Access for Assistive Devices« is turned off in the Universal Access Preference Pane. - Open the Universal Access Preference Pane« open »System Preferences«, go to »Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accesibility« add you alias. It may not show up but it should work. If it doesn’t start, one or two reboot should do it. Hope this helps
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Version 2.5
4 answer(s)
Sgilbert
Sgilbert
23 March 2016
Well, OS 10.11.4 finally broke Lazy Mouse for good! I've deleted & bought SteerMouse.

What a shame a terrific piece of software has fallen into oblivion.
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Apikoros
Apikoros
06 April 2016
10.11.4 did NOT break Lazy Mouse! I have it working just fine in 10.11.4. The trick was to go back to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility and re-check LazyMouseBG in the list "Allow the apps below to control your computer." After applying the combo updater to 10.11.4, that checkmark had been erased. You might try looking there.
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boomvangs
boomvangs
16 June 2016
I found your easy to follow instructions and thrilled to have it working flawlessly on El Capitan 10.11.5. on my mid 2011 iMac . Luckily I still had the 2.5 dmg version in a download folder on an older mac that I bought years ago because it is virtually impossible to find the download anymore anywhere. The only flaw is that it asks me to register the copy and there is no place or window to do it so I guess I will have to live with that small flaw. I also installed it on my 2014 macbook Air with El Cap and it is working perfectly. Thanks again for your detailed instructions. Lazy mouse is a great app that should be standard in the OS
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the-thistleblower
the-thistleblower
13 April 2018
Thank you, this worked for me. Ver 2.0.4 - Yosemite
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livingcrayon
18 November 2014
amazing! Thank You so much for posting!
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Version 2.5
Pjot
11 December 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.
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Version 2.5
20 answer(s)
Kobalt
Kobalt
17 February 2014
I tried that trick in Mavericks 10.9.1 and on my iMac it no longer works. :-(
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livingcrayon
livingcrayon
25 February 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
livingcrayon
28 February 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
livingcrayon
28 February 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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Tipp-Flo
Tipp-Flo
25 May 2014
lazymouse.reg stays in the userfolder/preferences
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livingcrayon
livingcrayon
25 May 2014
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
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Tipp-Flo
Tipp-Flo
25 May 2014
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
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livingcrayon
livingcrayon
25 May 2014
in com.oldjewel.lazymouse.plist JW.lazymouse.snapbackCursor was false. Setting to true makes it not work :(
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livingcrayon
livingcrayon
25 May 2014
putting a 1 between true or false does not work ether
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Tipp-Flo
Tipp-Flo
25 May 2014
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!
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livingcrayon
livingcrayon
27 May 2014
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!
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livingcrayon
livingcrayon
01 June 2014
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
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Tipp-Flo
Tipp-Flo
28 July 2014
LazyMouse does definitely not work anymore in Yosemite (pb).
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livingcrayon
livingcrayon
28 July 2014
Oh NO!
is there really nothing else that can replace it?
haven't found it yet…
:-((
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Tipp-Flo
Tipp-Flo
29 July 2014
Got it to work.
The workaround is the same, but LazyMouse has to stay in the Library of the Userfolder (PrefPanes).
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Apikoros
Apikoros
25 October 2014
Tipp-Flo, how did you get it to work in Yosemite? I'm afraid I don't understand. I'd GREATLY appreciate step-by-step instructions!

Thanks in advance!
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Tipp-Flo
Tipp-Flo
06 November 2014
For Yosemite users

1. Move »LazyMouse.prefPane« into the »PreferencePanes Folder« in your user account.

2. Show the package contents of »LazyMouse.prefPane«.
Go to »Contents/Resources«, make a alias of »LazyMouseBG.app« and put this where ever you want, best maybe the »applications folder«.

3. Go to »System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items« and add your alias.

4. Log out and in again, or double click your alias, »LazyMouseBG.app« should start.

If you get the message:
»LazyMouse cannot run if »Access for Assistive Devices« is turned off in the Universal Access Preference Pane. - Open the Universal Access Preference Pane«
open »System Preferences«, go to »Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accesibility« add you alias.
It may not show up but it should work.

If it doesn’t start, one or two reboot should do it.

Hope this helps
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Sonnendeck
Sonnendeck
18 November 2014
Tipp-Flo: Thanks, it works now again.
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livingcrayon
livingcrayon
18 November 2014
THANK YOU Tipp-Flo
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Apikoros
Apikoros
18 November 2014
IT WORKS! THank you Tipp-Flo! I'm calling the Vatican and nominating you for sainthood!
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