magic mouse bottom

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rdubmu, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. rdubmu macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012
    Hello everyone,

    I just bought my first MAC (within an hour of opening up and turning it on). The Magic mouse bottom seems like it is missing a piece. It has two rails on it and makes a lot of noise when on top of my desk or mouse pad. Is it missing a piece? It looks clean so I can't tell.

    Also, if this is how the magic mouse is made, do you have any suggestions for
    protecting a wood desk, and or to stop the noise it makes when it glides.

    Any help would be much appreciated
  2. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2007
  3. rdubmu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012
    thank you, any salutations you have found. I am thinking of just getting a track pad...but I like using a mouse. Any help would be much appreciated. I didn't even think to use google image search :)
  4. frank4 macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2011
    I agree, the linear Magic Mouse pads are a bit noisy and make a scraping sound on many surfaces. Also the linear pads seem to have more friction especially when the MM is used to make small movements, making it more difficult to point accurately and easily.

    Some people try little modifications. I've tried putting tape on the MM linear pads to reduce the friction and noise. I used narrow strips cut from transparent "packing tape" which is similar to ordinary Scotch tape, it helps. Also I tried various mouse pads to find a low-friction surface and now use a cheap kitchen cutting pad found in a dollar store. It is ~1 mm thick clear flexible plastic and 12x15" area.

    The MM moves better with the above, but I it's also too low and I get hand strain. And too much force is required to press the MM button to get a left click or right click. So I mostly use a wired Logitech mouse or a Dell bluetooth mouse, they were inexpensive and work well although they lack the MMs cool looks, touch surface and the "momentum" scrolling.
  5. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    If you don't care about multitouch on your mouse, just get another mouse that you like... but the magic trackpad is great. It's all I use on mine
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California

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