Can I use a window mouse on mac?

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  1. NK96 macrumors newbie

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    I have a logitech B110 mouse which supports windows but when i put it in the mac usb slot it doesn't pick it up. I googled if you can use windows mouse on a mac and people were saying you can so I don't know why it isn't working for me.
     
  2. shoehornhands macrumors regular

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    I don't see why that USB mouse wouldn't work on a Mac. Extra mouse buttons and features that require additional software / drivers may not all work if OS X isn't supported, but you should at the very least receive basic functionality.

    Have you tried it on a Windows computer / confirmed that it's actually working? It could just be a defective unit.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    My Microsoft mouse works on my MBPRo in both Mac and Windows mode.
     
  4. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I use a Logitech M705 mouse on Macbook Pro., work fine.
     
  5. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    This is something that should just work. The only things to worry are , is this an older rs232 mouse ? NO. Is this a wireless Logitech mouse with a Unifying Receiver? NO.

    No to both questions. I am stumped. It should just work. Try another Mac. Get a different mouse

    Try going to system report/ USB and see if its being recognized. ( does the power light come on ? )

    My Mac mini today didn't power up its external usb superdrive drive so I think ill try rebooting it later


    Its a wired mouse. It should just work

    If it was a wireless mouse then you would need to know if its bluetooth ( a standard ) or if its 2.4 unifying receiver. The unifying receiver is not a wireless standard, it is a proprietary wireless technology that Logitech sells, and requires software from Logitech to run. There are posts on their Support forums because some of their unifying receivers don't work with OS X 10.11

    The thing that says the mouse doesn't work with OS X , was just their SET POINT windows software that they bundle with their mice that you don't need to install at all
     
  6. MH01 macrumors G4

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