How to enable momentum scrolling for Magic mouse in 10.5.8 & change Swipe gestures!!

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  1. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Well that's pretty friggin' simple. Did Apple just disable it to get people to upgrade?
     
  3. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    More than likely - it probably worked, if my upgrade to 10.6 is anything to go by - I was ADAMANT I wasn't going to have paid £55 and *not* have momentum scrolling - haha! :D.

    I'm currently trying this hack on a VMware virtual Leopard, and will report back.


    [EDIT]

    Okay, so yeah - I can confirm that this hack *definitely* works in Leopard 10.5.8!. I can also confirm that I didn't need to upgrade to Snow Leopard just yet :rolleyes: and I didn't need to get so impatient, waiting for 10.6.2 update :(


    More gesture hacks:

    Number of fingers required for "Horizontal Swipe" (back/forward in Safari etc) *BACKUP YOUR .PLIST FIRST!*


    1 Finger Horizontal Swipe
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseHorizontalSwipe -int 1
    
    (disable & then re-enable bluetooth for changes to take effect!)

    2 Finger Horizontal Swipe
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseHorizontalSwipe -int 2
    
    (disable & then re-enable bluetooth for changes to take effect!)


    3 Finger Horizontal Swipe
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseHorizontalSwipe -int 3
    
    (disable & then re-enable bluetooth for changes to take effect!)
     
  4. thatulsta macrumors newbie

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    Help?

    when I open the dmg it says "This update is only available for 10.6.0 and above" what should i do?
     
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  7. alanmathers macrumors newbie

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    brilliant!!

    Its working fine here on a G5 PowerPC 10.5.8. I thought this magic mouse was going back to the store (after I've been to the hastle of buying a bluetooth adapter on eBay too (different story) :)

    Just to clarify - you install the mouse update for Snow Leopard as originally said at the top. I think that's the whole point. That works fine.
     
  8. Lancer, Aug 11, 2012
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    Lancer macrumors 68020

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    I have a G5 running 10.5.8 with a BlueTooth adapter, I can get the mouse to work but NO scrolling what so ever. The CP window has not changed even after applying the update so no access to the momentum scrolling or any scrolling.

    Help please :(

    ETA - finally got it to work, weirdly I had to reinstall USB Overdrive, then reinstall the Wireless Mouse Software Update (which I had done before) Then install USB Overdrive and bingo it works with momentum scroll, but no options next to it. Tried the above but how do you 'Disable, then re-enable bluetooth'?

    ETA - first I NOW realize there are no options for scroll for Leopard.

    But one thing I did notice was the 2 finger swipe doesn't always work, guess it's the G5 speed issue?
     
  9. Lancer macrumors 68020

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    I can't get this working on my PPC Leopard. Everything else is working great now.
     

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