Magic mouse and 2007 iMac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by talino, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. talino macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to get the Magic Mouse to work with my 2007 iMac (20", 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM). I've managed to get it recognized via Bluetooth but there are two problems which might be related : there are no Magic Mouse settings in the Mouse panel in the System Preferences (it's just the basic mouse sliders), and on restart the computer sometimes forgets it had a mouse paired to it.

    On my Mac Pro Quad (2009) the very same mouse is identified and shows the correct mouse preferences panel. Both computers have the same SL version (the latest, with all updates, as of today).

    I've found a Wireless Mouse package from Apple but when I try to install it on the iMac, I get the message "The system already has a newer version" or something.

    Please help. Thanks.
     
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  3. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I was underwhelmed with the performance of the Magic Mouse on my 2008 (Penryn) white Macbook. It always connected. It always worked. But the pinch gestures only ever worked in Safari which I avoid using on the Mac like I avoid using IE on the PC. I reverted to my trusty old Logitech V470. I found 3 buttons to be more useful than the multitouch surface of the Magic Mouse. Perhaps I'll give it another try when I get a newer machine but for now my Magic Mouse is a dust collector tossed in a drawer.

    What OS version are you running? I believe the Magic Mouse updates were pushed with an OS update some time in mid 2010.
     
  4. talino thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for replying. Like I wrote, I'm with the latest SL 10.6.6, with all updates applied. The mouse preferences panel doesn't include any Magic Mouse options, although the mouse is connected (via BT) and apparently working.
     
  5. r0k macrumors 68040

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    Wow that's strange. I seem to remember MM prefs showing up when I was using one but I'm not sure. In my case I wasn't all that surprised it didn't work right because my built in trackpad is pre multi-touch so it's possible there is some sort of conflict on an older machine. That's why I replied b/c your machine is even older than mine. If there is some sort of hardware limitation that interferes with MM working properly on older machines, that could explain your issue. I wonder if 10.6.6 when it is installing sees the older hardware and says "no need to install multitouch on this machine". Perhaps running the next software update with the MM connected will force the proper software to show up.

    Even if you're not covered by AppleCare for your machine, if you recently purchased the MM and it is not working, why not call Apple and ask why it doesn't work?
     
  6. talino thread starter macrumors member

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    I could call Apple, it's just that I prefer exchanging posts with real users to listening to recorded menus... :) In France, Apple support isn't what you'd call stellar.
     

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