usb mouse on Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ichii, Oct 20, 2006.

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    ichii

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    I just bought a generic usb mouse to use on the Macbook for games on windows, but neither Os recognize the mouse. Also would the mighty mouse work right out of the box?
     
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    meepm00pmeep

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    mighty mouse (being an apple product) will work right out of the box, as do most other 3rd party mice... but you'd have to install the software if you want to change the options/settings

    if you get a mouse get a renowned company like Logitech, Apple, or Microsoft... that's your best bet for out of the box compatibility
     
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    ichii

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    I might just get a wireless mighty mouse. Thanks for the reply, the reason I got a generic mouse is that it's basically for video games.
     
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    meepm00pmeep

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    i don't think the Mighty Mouse is ideal for gaming though (unless it's for regular use and the generic one for gaming) Logitech has cheap ones for sale that work right out the box (i have one)
     
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    clevin

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    I got two, a microsoft wireless optical ($29) and a micro wireless optical($19), both of them work w/o any configuration under both windows and OSX
     
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    Wulliwolf

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    Why dont try Logitech mouse or Targus mouse.
    I have both and works perfectry (and dont are expesive)
     
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    SMacDuff

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    SMacDuff: What a beautiful mouse that is!!! and the soon to be released keyboard from the same company just took my breath away - love the integrated iPod dock.
     

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