Magic Mouse, Can it act like a regular mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by W1MRK, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. W1MRK macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Hi all. New to macs.

    My magic mouse is different from what I am used to.

    My issue is the tracking speed. When I move the mouse slowly the cursor on screen moves slowly. If I make a quick motion with the mouse the cursor goes and moves much faster and farther while covering the same amount of area on the mouse pad as when I was going slow.

    Its hard to explain but its the one experience about the mac I do not like. My wifes iMac has a Logitech RX1500 and it works perfect. Moves exactly the same as my old pc razer mouse used to.

    Does the Magic Mouse have the ability for slow and fast tracking depending on how fast or slow I move the mouse? Can I turn this feature off? Its making bejeweled 3 annoying as well as World of Warcraft.

    More than happy to answer any questions if anyone can help or needs more info on my issue . Thanks in advance.

  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    It sounds like you don't acceleration. I don't have a magic mouse but I'm guessing there is an acceleration check box in the mouse pref pane somewhere.
  3. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    If its in mouse preferences sadly I am not seeing it.

  4. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    Scroll without inertia.
  5. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Thanks for the responses.

    John, that changed my scroll speed but sadly it did not fix or turn off the feature or mouse behavior I am looking for.
  6. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2009
    London, UK
    In the mouse settings, change the highlighted from with inertia to without inertia, as suggested by John T, as opposed to adjusting the scroll speed which will slow/speed up your scrolling rate (and the inertia of the scroll)

    This solves the issue.

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  7. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Sorry let me reclarify. Scrolling is not a issue. I was referring to the tracking speed. When I move the mouse slower the pointer cursor on screen moves in a shorter distance than normal then when moving fast which covers more screen space with the same 2" or so of moving the mouse. The cursor tracking speed is all I am trying to fix. The scroll options did not affect it.

    This post from apple seems to be what I am having issue with. I was curious if there is built in option to disable "smart tracking" or what ever it is and make my magic mouse perform just like my wifes logitech tracking wise?

    Thanks again for all the responses. :)


  8. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Thanks for all of the responses. I think I have it set up to my liking. Using the Magicprefs add-on.

    Thanks Mike

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