Getting a USB Mouse to Work?

Aea

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 23, 2007
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Okay, quick question. I have a cheap creative USB mouse which I bought, probably four years ago and it has been perfect for me so far. I can use it in XP, but when I'm in OSX I don't know how to add it, it's not auto-detected, but the laser comes on (pulses), I'd really love to know how to get this thing to work.
 

aussie_geek

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Apr 19, 2004
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Sydney Australia
Okay, quick question. I have a cheap creative USB mouse which I bought, probably four years ago and it has been perfect for me so far. I can use it in XP, but when I'm in OSX I don't know how to add it, it's not auto-detected, but the laser comes on (pulses), I'd really love to know how to get this thing to work.
You don't have to add it to get it to work. It just should. Does it work on another computer? Could it be that you are drawing more current from the usb port - they can only take 500ma each.

Other than those 2 options, you can always try USB Overdrive. It can make lots of stuff work11

aussie_geek
 

Eraserhead

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Nov 3, 2005
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It really should just work, unless the mouse has more complex actions than left/right click and scrolling, you could try and find drivers from the manufacturers website if it doesn't "just work" otherwise I guess the mouse has some weirdness which means the default drivers don't work and your probably going to have to buy a new mouse.
 

The Stig

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Nov 4, 2006
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It sounds kinda old to work with OS X... maybe it isn't compatible with Mac... Unless you find some sort of driver I don't think it will work...

The Stig
 

Father Jack

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Jan 1, 2007
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I have used a selection of different usb mice some three or four years old and never experience any problems with any of them .. :)
 

polycat33

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Jul 1, 2007
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I kept using my five year old USB mouse when I got my MBP a month or two ago, and it worked fine on plug in. It isn't anything special, but it's definitely old in the world of computer equipment.