Apple need to produce a wired mouse/trackpad for Lion


macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 11, 2011
I maintain some publicly used iMacs in a University and there's no way we can use wireless mice/trackpads as they would be stolen, and even if they weren't I'd have to replace batteries all the time.

And, the Lion experience is compromised if you have to use a wired Apple Mouse. Full-Screen Apps are a pain because you have to click into Mission Control to get to another page - there doesn't seem to be any key/click combinations to scroll left or right, and Cmd+` no longer seems to work for toggling between windows within an app.

So when I upgrade the Mac suites to Lion, I'll either have to disable full screen apps (if possible) or at least recommend that people don't use them.

Apple really need to release a wired Magic Trackpad, so that public computers could use them. Never mind that silly no-wires philosophy, there are occasions when they are necessary.


macrumors 6502a
Jun 12, 2009
Tried locking the hardware down? If there is not any locking hardware for sale that fits just manufacture the frame by yourself on the university.

You don't have to use apple's mouse and keyboard btw. So what if gestures is not used in UI. It's not the end of the world.
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macrumors regular
Apr 8, 2008
I also would prefer a wired version of the trackpad, just to minimize the electromagnetic smog. Are there wired trackpad alternatives?
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