Magic Mouse does not glide well on my wooden desk, thinkng of picking up mighty mouse

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  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Does anyone know if the mighty mouse is smoother to move around on a wooden service then the magic mouse? I have a logitech G5 that i use for PC which glides like a treat, was wondering if the mighty mouse was the same. if so, i think i may need to pick up, sure the multi-touch is nice on the magic mouse but i just don't like the smoothness of it and the way it sounds when im gliding it along due to the rubbery/plastic feet.
     
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  3. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't use mouse mats with laser mouse, thats just me though. Besides as i said my G5 works perfectly, so im thinking due to the mightymouse being more of a flat mouse and not raised off the ground, it may move at the same smoothness my G5 does : )
     
  4. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    My old wireless Mighty Mouse glided easily over my mouse mat with virtually no sound, but the Magic Mouse I've been using since they were released still makes noise when moved across the mat.
     
  5. thunderboltspro macrumors regular

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    +1 for mouse mat. Besides if you get the mighty mouse have fun cleaning the ball every week.
     
  6. evilcat macrumors member

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    +1 on clean balls :)

    The worst thing about the MM is that the ball will often stick for one direction only, so you suddenly find you can scroll left, right and down, but not up.

    To summarize: Buy a mouse mat, or a real mouse. Apple suck at mice (sad but true).
     
  7. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Totally disagree. I find the Magic Mouse to be my favorite mouse. Whenever I'm on a traditional mouse, I find myself trying to scroll the surface instead of using the wheel. I absolutely love the MM.
     
  8. m3coolpix macrumors 6502a

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    Disagree X2. Sorry.

    I really like the Mighty Mouse, this after trying versions of the Logictechs, Kensingtons, Wacoms (many different examples in all-just gathering dust in a electronic 'junk' drawer).

    The ball on the Might Mouse does get dirty. Just turn it over, roll the ball vigorously on a piece of paper, and the 'dirt' will clear itself. I've worn out 2 Mighty Mouses now, one Bluetooth model, and one wired. Would buy them again, if.....

    That being said....I just got a Magic Mouse after I wore out the second Mighty Mouse. Absolutely love it. Slimmer profile and the touch surface combined just feels even better to me than the Mighty Mouse, and for the 3rd day now I have less of a 'been gripping a mouse all day' feeling after 6-8 hours of daily use (graphics design, email, etc.). Seems like I was 'gripping' the Mighty Mouse to do the work, while with a Magic Mouse, I just sit my hand on top of it to move it and finger tap.

    HTH.
     
  9. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Yea, exactly. Apple makes excellent mice. Their history has just been mostly hit and miss, with the mighty mouse being a big miss.

    Absolutely fantastic design and technology. Being able to scroll with ease and flipping back and forward pages with double finger horizontal swipes has greatly sped up work flow in my general computer usage.

    My only gripe with the Magic mouse is it's lack of inherently built (or natively software built) middle button, but I have heard this is easily remedied with third party magic mouse preference utilities.
     
  10. m3coolpix macrumors 6502a

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    FWIW....and to add an opposite data point :D I loved the Mighty Mouse also, and would still use it if it weren't for the Magic Mouse. I used the MM till I wore them out (several years). Still have a couple in daily use in our small office, only converting my desktop a few days back to the Magic Mouse.

    And....it doesn't bother me a bit that Apple didn't release all the drivers to for the Magic Mouse. Even with their driver's it's nice. But, extending capability is what the smaller devs seem to excel at.

    FWIW, I'm using MagicPrefs, and still working on the config to get it to more integrated. With just the Magic Mouse and the default MagicPrefs setup, it's another light year step in the right direction for me.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  12. m3coolpix macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my gawd....Buttons???? On a mouse?

    That's so last century!
    ;):D:eek:
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So am I! I prefer buttons, and use them constantly. It's MUCH faster than trying to do it all on an Apple mouse!
     
  14. m3coolpix macrumors 6502a

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    Just having/poking fun! Nuttin' wrong with it :)

    Choosing a mouse is definitely a personal experience, to get done what you need accomplished, and all the while being the least intrusive into your workflow, and comfortable in daily use. It's not a case of what works for some or most, will work for you.
     
  15. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Not only that, but look at that whole precious USB port all taken up.

    It pains me really. :(
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    LOL.... what else would I use it for?
     
  17. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a

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    I have a wooden desk and found that putting a strip of felt padding on the magic mouse pads really improved the tracking. It used to be very hard to move the mouse without a pad, but now I have no problem. I would imagine that there are also less scratches on the desk as well.
     
  18. nokialovers macrumors newbie

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    Look at mine with apple's mouse.

    [​IMG]

    The bottom is suede that does not slide or slip around your desk. The rivets on the bottom are slightly recessed to not scratch your desk or whatever surface the mouse pad is on.
     
  19. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Hello-

    I just bought a Magic Mouse this week to replace my 3 year old Mighty Mouse. (Bluetooth)

    It seems exactly the same as my old one, when moving it. (Although I love the scrolling)
    I would reccomend waxing your desk if you can. I wax mine about once a month (It's an antique, so it's actually reccomended)
    As long as your desk is made of real wood and not covered composite, waxing it once a month, or cleaning it weekly with a cleaner like pledge really helps IMO. Plus you don't have to deal with a mousepad.
     
  20. island macrumors 6502

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    Best mouse ever!
     
  21. joesnewmac macrumors newbie

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    the best mouse pad ever and it's cheap..

    I am new to macs and I have the new imac 27 i5 and the magic mouse is fine but I don't think it glides very easily. I think it's the 2 strips that make up the feet to much contact and it causes drag lol.. My solution to this is not go out and buy an expensive game mouse pad made out of some metal or glass that cost a small fortune. I am a guy and if I could fix this with duck tape I would lol. But I took a page from My wife's book of ideas. I use a teflon oven liner or cookie sheet liner. I found a large oven one at christmas tree shops for 5 bucks and cut it down to several smaller sizes that are closer to the size I need. It works great and you can get 6 smaller one or 4 larger one out of it. it' comes rolled up and you have to get it to be flat again but it's worth it and for all you gamers out there buy this and customize it to the size you want and use the money save to buy a new game.
     

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