Driver for MS Bluetooth 5000 Mouse?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mako5, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Mako5 macrumors regular

    Mako5

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    I bought a OEM version of the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse for Mac/5000. Honestly it is not a great mouse because it is a little too small but what attracted me to it is the 4th button which I like to map to "Back". Unfortunately I see no way to do that and I cannot find a driver for this mouse. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Beanlok macrumors regular

    Beanlok

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    Microsoft is cheap no drivers for bluetooth mice...at least not the 5000s (I'm having the same problem) just get steermouse excellent app.
     
  3. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    Care to give a quick review of that mouse? How's the lag on it and does it skip if you don't move it for a while (like does it try to sleep in 5, 10, 30 seconds, etc). That's one of the few bluetooth mice I haven't yet tried - the others have been terrible.
     
  4. Beanlok macrumors regular

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    I like it a lot my quams consist of its size (a lil too small for me) I dont think it goes to sleep for at least 5 mins. However It wont work in xp with bootcamp :(
     
  5. manuel.mx macrumors member

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  6. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    Oh the irony that would be if a Microsoft mouse didn't work on Microsoft Windows!
     
  7. Mako5 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mako5

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    Thank You Manuel.mx

    Manuel.mx a big THANK YOU! I installed the driver and it totally works. It would have been nice if MS has put the link in the Download section of the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse for Mac web page but hey I understand. Thank you for searching that out.

    Beanlok what I would say about the mouse is that it is pretty responsive. I haven't tried it yet for gaming (which is why I bought it) but for everyday use it seems ok. I do find the wheel detent to be somewhat coarse. It is a undersized mouse so my main concern is that it will be fatiguing to use. I guess it depends on your mousing style. I tend to "palm" the mouse which is a drag when it is small. I think if you use the "claw" grip it may be better. I also have a Targus bluetooth mouse which is slightly larger and so more comfortable for me. However it does not have a 4th button and it seems a bit less responsive than the MS mouse. The flip side is it does have adjustable resolution.
     

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