Do you ever get used to the magic mouse?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by xheathen, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. xheathen macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2010
    I've tried the magic mouse in the store, and I have the hardest time with it because of the lack of contour (it feels like I have to constantly work at holding on to it).

    Does it just get easier over time? Or does it always seem like a struggle to some degree?

    I'd like to get the magic trackpad, but I use photoshop and from what I understand it's really difficult to work with precision in PS using the magic trackpad so I think I'm stuck using a mouse.
  2. bt22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    I bought a Magic Mouse to use with my MPB when it's on my M Stand on my desk. I didn't like it and took it back. I just recently bought a Mac Mini and again bought the Magic Mouse to use with it. We have a windows computer also and it has my old Logitech Performance mouse. The times I use that mouse I realize how much I dislike the Magic Mouse. The Magic Mouse is not comfortable at all to me, but I will probably continue to use it.
  3. willieva macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2010
    For doing real work, the magic mousse is much better than the trackpad. It's more precise, faster, and easier to move the cursor around the screen since the range of motion is larger for a mouse than trackpad. Plus I find cutting and pasting much easier with a mouse than trackpad.

    Occasionally when I'm using multi touch gestures on the mouse I feel like I don't have proper control of it, but for the most part it's not a problem. If you were using it on a low friction surface it might be more of a problem.
  4. SDColorado Contributor


    Nov 6, 2011
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    For Photoshop use, I use the Wacom tablet and the Magic Mouse. I hated it at first, and kept a secondary mouse plugged in, but I have since gotten used to it. I think maybe there is a bit of an adjustment.

    For work other than Photoshop, I can't say I have any real issues with the Magic Mouse. It seems to work well enough once you get used to the "hand feel" of the low profile.
  5. xheathen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2010
    Thanks for the feedback. I too use a wacom tablet throughout the day, so that's good to know you have it in a similar environment.
  6. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    Kind of.

    I'm used to it now, but I only really use it when I want to connect my MacBook up to my external display and use my wireless keyboard for a heavy typing session.

    I still find it frustrating that gestures get misinterpreted if you relax your hand too much on it though.

    Also battery life sucks, I'm considering getting that USB charger thing, but it costs more then the mouse itself :p
  7. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Mixed bag, I find it easier to use if I turn off right click. Guess I hold it wrong. Lion works really well with it though.
  8. jgz macrumors regular


    Mar 4, 2011
    I replaced it with Razer Orochi mouse... I'm now happy (doing CAD etc... architect stuff and so on....)
  9. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

    Jun 15, 2010
    Washington, D.C.
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I received a magic mouse with my 24" iMac, but never got used to it - I couldn't get the right click to work reliably. I even asked the genius to see if there was something wrong with it. Finally I simply tossed the magic mouse into a drawer, and switched to a cheap Logitech mouse that I had been using on my previous system.
  11. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Definitely stick with a mouse for PS work. I got the magic mouse when it first came out and hated it for the first hour I had it, then I loved it. Its a great little device but its not for everyone.

    That being said I don't use it on my main computer as I need at least three buttons for some of the programs I use but I use it when I travel for my Macbook Air.
  12. Wasabihound macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2011
    It is quite different from a scroll wheel mouse, obviously because the whole upper surface is a scroll wheel of sorts.

    It took me a while to get used to - say a day or so of constant use - but it definitely grows on you.

    I also have a magic trackpad but my hand always wanders over to the magic mouse - I find I have better control and it is very smooth on the screen.

    No issues with right or left clicking.

    Like all things - just a bit of a learning curve.

    Well worth it IMHO. :)
  13. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    My hands are positively gigantic, and to me the MM is not only accurate and tactile perfect, it's a work of art. I bought the M Trackpad but keep going back to the MM.
    Love it.
  14. HabSonic macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2011
    I don't like the Magic Mouse for three personnal reasons: I find the button a bit hard to press, the mouse is not comfortable at all for my hand and the surface of the mouse becomes dirty really fast. A bit of dirt is ok on a "normal" mouse, but since your using gestures with the Magic Mouse, it really annoying.
  15. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2011
    I have found that the magic mouse is kind of sexy. When I made this comment to my wife, she laughed at me!
  16. interrobang macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2011
    I'm pretty used to it. I do have the right-click off (scrolling is on; gestures are on but I never use them.)

    I don't know about other people, but I hold it between my thumb and middle+ring finger, with my index finger on the top. My hand does feel a little claw-like, but I haven't noticed any discomfort after using it all day (and I am prone to wrist pain.)
  17. monokakata macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2008
    Hilo, Hawai'i
    I got used to it immediately and have never looked back. For me, it's perfect.

    I work on a lot of big documents and the ballistic scrolling is a huge help. With Photoshop, probably not.
  18. tommywhite100 macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2011
    the mouse i use now isn't magic mouse. very common mouse developed by lenovo. am too outdated?
  19. N0ddie macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2011
    I agree with you Sir. Got used to it straight away, so much so that using the pisht Dell mice in work is now a chore.
  20. malnar macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    Aside from "getting" the gestures, I instantly got used to the magic mouse. It just felt right and I fell in love with it. I can only understand the complaints if I try to lay my hand down on the mouse, but I don't do that with any mouse, MM or not. I grasp it (and all mice) by the edges, something I never realized until I got the MM and saw all the complaints about it. But now that I have the magic trackpad, I hardly use it. I find the trackpad to be a much, much better way to get around the screen.

    (One minor complaint about the MM: the "skids" require a perfectly smooth surface. If you use it on a textured surface, like my keyboard tray's built-in, unremovable mousin' area, it's absolutely awful to use. If feels like you're sanding wood.)

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