MS Bluetooth Mouse

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by powermac, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. powermac macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2004
    Houston, TX
    OK the Microsoft Wireless Intellipoint Mouse for Bluetooth is an excellent mouse, however I have 2 problems:

    1.) It goes to sleep after around 3 minutes of inactivity, and only wakes up when you press a mouse button. Does anyone know of a way to make this sleep time longer or change it to where you just move the mouse and it wakes up?

    2.) The first 3 buttons (left, scroll, right) work great, however the last two don't seem to work when I customize their properties. I've tried the MS software and USB Overdrive, but neither did the trick. Any suggestions?
  2. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2003
    1 Have the same on mine, you can't change it (maybe you can when you use it on a pc first and use the ms software, but I don't know

    2 you can assign Expose to the other buttons, but nothing else, its the same with the logitech BT mouse and others, only Expose, and you can add this functions in the expose setup... no one makes a util for mac for those mice...

    sh*t happens...

  3. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003

    i heard that the game-pad companion will be able to assign them i haven't tried it but am looking in buying the logitech mx900
  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    then wait a bit..1st april is coming..and the much awaited macmice mouse would finally be here...
  5. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    It should do this already - mine does. The main problem is there's a 3-4 second lag involved between the time when you move the mouse and when it actually starts controlling the cursor again.
  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town
    it's from microsoft and there's a problem with customization (especially on the Mac)?! What a surprise...
  7. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2003
    indeed no surprise, the surprise is that the logitech BT mouse has the same problem... and the non-BT MS mice can be configured

    I used this game-pad thingie, but it doesn't do the trick I want because I can't select DoubleClick wich is the function I lack the most...

    for the rest I assigned one button to hide application because you can record keystokes

    and the wheelbutton is now allso button1 just normal click... (but I wanted that one to be DoubleClick, but there is no chance on doing that)
  8. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003
    will that mouse have more than 3 buttons?

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