Why the Mighty Mouse SUCKS

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  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    The damn scroll ball works half the time.

    I sent the first one back for a replacement and now my second one is doing it too.

    I guess dirt gets inside there and messes it up. Cleaning it with a wet towel upside down is really only a quick fix and it is only a matter a days before it will act up again.

    Honestly I think Apple should recall these mice. IMO this is a defect. For me to stop what I am doing, take 10 minutes of of my work to clean the mouse and get totally off track is just not practical.

    I think Apple should implement something similar to the scroll wheel on the iPod on the mighty mouse instead of the ball..

    I think that would be really awesome!
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I've only had that problem once, and it was solved by rubbing the scroll ball against the mouse pad for a few seconds, so I've been lucky so far.

    If it happens once or twice more, I'll be demanding a refund from Apple.
     
  3. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I am not a fan of the MM cause it 'miss clicks' to often IMO.
     
  4. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I will never, ever get rid of my single button Apple mouse. I've gotten so used to it that I only put one finger on the top of it, and dead in the center. I get really confused when I use the Mighty Mouse at the Apple Store. Plus, the single button mouse is so much prettier.

    I don't really care for the Apple Keyboard. It's fine, but it gets so dirty. I wish they went back to a design more similar to the Pro Keyboards, but I don't mind it that much.
     
  5. e12a macrumors 68000

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    maybe you can convince apple to redesign the scroll ball to be optical powered...think of it like a mini trackball..but for scrolling.

    ...thats what they did to old ball mice..
     
  6. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Maybe you have got a little dirt inside, dropped it, or had someone with a heavy (or sticky) hand using it? However, sometimes mice just give it up after several months of constant use. Sorry to hear you are having problems with it. I have been fortunate to not have any problems with the three I have. Admittedly, none of mine see constant use anymore. A few months ago, I was looking for a wireless, slim keyboard. I found the Logitech S530 Mac Edition at Fry's. Although I was not interested in replacing the Mighty Mouse, the keyboard was part of a kit. The Logitech mouse fits my hand perfectly! I like the MM scroll wheel better, but overall the Logitech works better for me.
     
  7. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    Mice will be phased out neway.

    Voice Recognition here we come!!

    that will be the day

    "Apple Computer shipping with no mouse."
     
  8. Redneck1089 macrumors 65816

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    Mine got so bad that I cracked it open and cleaned all the caked in dirt inside the mouse. It works like it's brand new now.
     
  9. gco212 macrumors 6502

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    So the Mini is the computer of the future? :p
     
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    That is an awesome idea. One would think that they could lay the touch sensitive material over a button, so something happens when you press the trackpad, instant third button. I say trackpad because it would be best if Apple used a small, about 1 square cm (probably circular) piece of highly sensitive and accurate trackpad like the notebooks have. Or, maybe Apple could just use similar software that the modern trackpads use to register that a quick tap is actually a click.

    Now that would be an awesome mouse. Expensive, but awesome.

    Then of course Apple need to fix the right click issue that apparently exists (I have never used a mighty mouse, but I've heard rumours, you can guess where ;) ) where you have to lift your index finger to do a right click properly.

    Just my thoughts.
     
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    I like the MM for the most part.

    However, the side buttons get me the most. No problems with the track ball or left/right clicking.
     
  13. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How do you open it?
     
  14. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't believe that is correct. How would you use your laptop in a library or a business meeting?

    You have to be able to control it quietly. Plus I am often on the phone and the computer at the same time. This would just not work.

    I very much so think "Touch" is the future.

    You know how jobs was bragging about how the iPhone keyset changes with every app.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we saw lcd touch screen keyboards in the future with changing keys for every app.

    Back to the mouse. I think they need a touch pad or click wheel.

    Man I should try and patent that idea. That surely is the future. probably the immediate future.


    Just to let you guys know I use my computer several hours a day. It is in constant use.
     
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    Perhaps you should have called this thread "Why my Mighty Mouse SUCKS"

    I purchased the Bluetooth Mighty Mouse the week that they became available in the Apple Retail Stores. It has worked flawlessly with my PowerBook ever since.
     
  18. stoid macrumors 601

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    Like. WTF mate?
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I tried rebooting and using a different user account. I did what you said and it works perfectly.
     
  20. odedia macrumors 6502a

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    I love Apple products, but the mighty mouse truly does suck.

    If you disagree, try working with a Logitech MX1000 for an hour or two (That's the one I got), then tell me what you think.

    Beauty can only get you midway. Functionallity is lacking on the MM. And, IMO, comfort as well.
     
  21. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    i have to agree. the mighty mouse is the worst mouse I've ever used. The scroll ball only gets messed up about once every month or two, but my main problem is the left and right clicking and it miss-clicks a lot. Why can't I right-click when one of my fingers is on the left side of the mouse? Apple chose form over function and screwed us.
     
  22. JohnMC macrumors 6502

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    One thing that you may be overlooking is that for a left handed user this is a very good mouse. It fits your hand the same no matter if you are left of right handed. The MX does NOT do that. So as a lefty this is one of the best mice on the market.

    JohnMC
     
  23. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I really don't mind the comfort and clicking of the mighty mouse.. Yah sometime I miss click and accidently right click... Not to often though.

    The scroll ball drives me nuts though... Sometimes it will take me half an hour to get it all cleaned up.


    Oh and if you are a gamer (which there are not many good games if you run OS X. But the intel boys can run Win) The mighty mouse is TERRIBLE. There is no way anyone could use that mouse for a FPS and be serious about it.

    Try CSS with the MM. It is a joke.


    But for what I do (Video editing, Photo editing, internet, e-mail, etc.) It works great except for the scroll ball...

    It was a good idea to be able to scroll left and right. But they need to improve upon the current design.
     
  24. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I've had mine for almost a year now. It's working great. You all just need to wash your hands. :D
     

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