BT mouse and mac have to "re-pair"...

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  1. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    My MS bluetooth mouse with a D-Link external adapter (the one apple recommends) used to work flawlessly in Panther. Since upgrading to Tiger, the computer has to "re-pair" itself with the mouse every time I turn the computer on or restart. What's worse, the Mac can't find the mouse until I press the little button the mouse to "change channels."

    Anyone experienced this? What is going on? :confused:
     
  2. QCassidy352 thread starter macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    I've also found that it take the mouse a long time to start working again after the computer wakes from sleep. Surely I'm not the only one having these bluetooth issues?
     
  3. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I think this is one of the issues they are fixing with 10.4.1
     
  4. QCassidy352 thread starter macrumors G3

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    that would be great... glad it's a known issue. Can anyone confirm?
     
  5. Passante macrumors 6502a

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    Try putting on some soft music on iTunes, turning down the keyboard back light and giving your mouse and laptop a little time alone. They may "re-pair" permanently. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Dr.Gargoyle macrumors 65816

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    LMAO....good one
     
  7. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    I'm done with this thing

    I'm at my wit's end with the MS Bluetooth Mouse and how it behaves (or how it's treated) in OS X. I was actually planning on buying a new mouse tonight. Does anyone here know if the MS Wireless Optical Mouse will work with OS X? It gets it's signal from a device that plugs into a USB port. Maybe it will actually work right away when I wake my Power Mac up.
     
  8. Dr.Gargoyle macrumors 65816

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    Why a MS BT mouse? Why not Apples? My guess is that the Apple mouse would give you less problems...
     
  9. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    As soon as Apple releases a 2 button wheel mouse I'll be the first in line ;) Who knows, maybe it won't even be a wheel. I expect something revolutionary - maybe I should just wait until WWDC.
     
  10. Passante macrumors 6502a

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    non-bluetooth mouse

    I use a logitech Cordless optical mouse. Re-pairs even after sleep. No soft music or lighting required. even has an off and on button to save on battery power.
     
  11. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Isn't "pairing" a Bluetooth deal? I would assume that a USB cordless would always be on...
     
  12. Dr.Gargoyle macrumors 65816

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    WWDC....what year? ;) I am a bit of an agnostic in this matter; I will believe in the existence of an Apple 2 button wheel mouse when I see it. Not before.
    Similar to the 3 GHz G5... :p
     

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