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SpaceMagic

macrumors 68000
Oct 26, 2003
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Cardiff, Wales
Yeh, me too. I'm thinking about having a PayPal donations account haahaha

Wireless Mouse + Keyboard
2 x 512 MB RAM
160GB Sata hard disk

all to speed up my G5 cos its slow LOL
 
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jxyama

macrumors 68040
Apr 3, 2003
3,735
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man, you know it's a pretty slow day when xserve shipment and peripheral firmware updates are the highlights of a tuesday...

bummer.
 
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captain kirk

macrumors member
Dec 4, 2003
68
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UK
jxyama said:
man, you know it's a pretty slow day when xserve shipment and peripheral firmware updates are the highlights of a tuesday...

bummer.
never a more true sentence spoken!
 
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tomf87

macrumors 65816
Sep 10, 2003
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No, it has no extra connections. USB doesn't transfer over Bluetooth anyway.

I just updated both my mouse and keyboard with no issues. I'm curious as to what performance improvements, as they state, are included. Will my mouse go faster? :)
 
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cnladd

macrumors regular
Feb 6, 2003
127
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Northridge, CA
I went to buy the mouse the day it came out, but my coworker (who went with me) picked up the last one in the store. (D'oh!)

As soon as the next shipment arrived, I picked one up. At the time, I only had an iBook, so didn't think I'd want the keyboard. After a day or so of using the mouse, I went and purchased the keyboard. Yes, for my iBook. Yes, it was more than worth it.

Now, I use them on my G3 B&W, with a second wireless mouse for my iBook (so I can travel easily with it and not deprive my home computer (and my wife) of the mouse.

I'm curious what problems this firmware update has fixed. I've never had a single problem with either the mouse or the keyboard.
 
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PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
19,240
5
im gonna go download now....

downloaded....

and updater for each....

ran both...

no problems...no differences that i notice so far...
 
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BillClinton

macrumors member
Sep 21, 2003
57
0
United States
tomf87 said:
No, it has no extra connections. USB doesn't transfer over Bluetooth anyway.

I just updated both my mouse and keyboard with no issues. I'm curious as to what performance improvements, as they state, are included. Will my mouse go faster? :)

It currupted one of my system prefs, had to spend some time with AppleCare, all is well now.
 
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morkintosh

macrumors regular
Nov 25, 2003
193
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Macrumors said:
"The Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Firmware Updates improve Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse performance and reliability."

finally, the long awaited updates are here!! ... oh man that is hot, totally worth the wait!
 
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IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Jul 16, 2002
17,889
1,478
Palookaville
tomf87 said:
No, it has no extra connections. USB doesn't transfer over Bluetooth anyway.

I just updated both my mouse and keyboard with no issues. I'm curious as to what performance improvements, as they state, are included. Will my mouse go faster? :)

My bluetooth mouse disconnects occasionally and I need to go back through the setup procedure for the system to recognize it again. This happens every time I turn the mouse off or replace the batteries.
 
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jsw

Moderator emeritus
Mar 16, 2004
22,909
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Andover, MA
Macrumors said:
"The Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Firmware Updates improve Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse performance and reliability."

Two things:

(1) When I brought up the keyboard utility (don't have the Apple wireless mouse), I had to click on the lock icon to unlock things so I could update the keyboard. Not an issue for me, but I can see lots of regular owners wondering how to select the keyboard that's greyed out. Even took me a second to see what I had to do.

(2) Just how much can you improve the "performance and reliability" of the keyboard? I mean, I seem to type just as poorly now, and it captures every character just fine.
 
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BKB

macrumors newbie
Nov 4, 2003
25
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Firmware updates should be more streamlined. They should be like all Software Update, quick and one-click. No need to unstuff the updater, keep in in Applications/Utilities and run it seperately. That's just BS.

I haven't noticed much difference on my BT Mouse with 1.1 so far. The firmware update one before this one was a significant update, including a new button in the BT System Preferences which read:

"Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer"

But this latest update hasn't added anything of that kind. Hope it somehow increases the battery life though, that would be the only fix I think it needs.
 
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BKB

macrumors newbie
Nov 4, 2003
25
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jsw said:
Two things:

(1) When I brought up the keyboard utility (don't have the Apple wireless mouse), I had to click on the lock icon to unlock things so I could update the keyboard. Not an issue for me, but I can see lots of regular owners wondering how to select the keyboard that's greyed out. Even took me a second to see what I had to do.

I was wondering the exact same thing.
 
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jsw

Moderator emeritus
Mar 16, 2004
22,909
41
Andover, MA
Hey, maybe the update's so the mouse and keyboard will work with the soon to be announced new dual-3 GHz PowerMacs coming out next week!! Oh yeah, baby!!

Er... probably not. It just seems like every thread here speculates on the (presumed) pending G5 announcement. Having only been a member for a week, I wasn't sure if every thread was required to do so or not.
 
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joemama

macrumors 6502
Apr 21, 2003
366
3
Too bad this firmware update doesn't add a right mouse button!

...ahh, I couldn't resist! ;)
 
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IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Jul 16, 2002
17,889
1,478
Palookaville
I updated the mouse, but it still won't reconnect automatically after turning it off. I have to go through the setup all over again <sigh>.

This is not how it's supposed to work, right?
 
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mattroberts

macrumors regular
Oct 25, 2003
175
0
Canada
BKB said:
I was wondering the exact same thing.

took me a few glances at the updater. Still after that no issues. hopefully this will improve the wake up time from sleep - its at least three Mississippi's which is too long imho
 
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tomf87

macrumors 65816
Sep 10, 2003
1,052
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IJ Reilly said:
My bluetooth mouse disconnects occasionally and I need to go back through the setup procedure for the system to recognize it again. This happens every time I turn the mouse off or replace the batteries.

I turn mine off every night after work. When I startup in the morning, I open my PB, and login. Then I turn on the mouse. If you'll watch, the red light will start blinking. Click the mouse a few times and it should take off. I had the same problem until I discovered this. Same goes for the keyboard. Hit a few keys and it will fire up quickly.

Also, the battery meter has been updated in Sys Prefs. I hope this isn't going to be like the iPod battery meter and go loco on us.
 
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Garry

macrumors newbie
Oct 16, 2003
14
7
jsw said:
Hey, maybe the update's so the mouse and keyboard will work with the soon to be announced new dual-3 GHz PowerMacs coming out next week!! Oh yeah, baby!!

Er... probably not. It just seems like every thread here speculates on the (presumed) pending G5 announcement. Having only been a member for a week, I wasn't sure if every thread was required to do so or not.

I nearly didn't read the second paragraph because I so pissed off after reading the first that I was about to flame you for saying that this news post (like EVERY other post lately) signals the imminent introduction of Power Mac upgrades! :)

Glad it was just a bit of satire though.
 
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