Magic Mouse Help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by redjada, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. redjada macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased a mac book pro. With it I got the blue tooth magic mouse. This thing is slower than slow. I have searched high and low for some kind of fix but the most recent I can find is from 2010? Am I missing something? Or did I just get screwed? Is there something better? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What exactly is slow? What Mac OS X version do you use? Did you put in new batteries? Did you check System Preferences > Mouse > Tracking Speed if that is what you mean with "slow"?
     
  3. redjada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Running Lion, just updated this Saturday, NEW batteries (Twice). Mouse prefs are turned up to the max. Yes, tracking is slower than slow. I have had the pro for about a month but haven't used it much due to the slow mouse. Been using my dell PC to search for a possible fix with no avail. From my research, seems this is a common problem with the magic mouse. Any suggestions? I sure would like to get away form this PC. Any alternatives?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Either use the trackpad or get a third party mouse. While I used the Magic Mouse for a month or two, I replaced it with a Logitech wired mouse again, as the MM is quite uncomfortable in my hands. But I did not experience any slowness.

    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?
     
  5. dreens macrumors newbie

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    Same problem. 10.6.8. Doesn't happen all the time, and it also happened to a logitech mouse before. I thought it was a problem with that mouse, and didn't have another computer to test it on, so I threw it out. Very upset to switch to this bluetooth magic mouse and find the same problem.

    Its not a tracking setting, not a battery issue. Slow isn't the right word. The mouse' position is only updated by the OS something like twice a second, giving a jumpy uselessness. Almost certainly a prioritization issue with the OS, or maybe driver related.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
  6. Vandefilm macrumors regular

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    I used the MM for about 2 months and with me it sometimes slowed down, but this was always due to de MBA having a problem for 2 seconds to load something. After that it was smooth again. I thought the MM was comfortable after using it for 2 weeks, so no problems for me. I changed to the magic trackpad because the gestures on the MT are awesome and harder to do on the MM.
    If your not used to the MM's shape after 2 months you should buy a different one. But if you're thinking about using another mouse to deal with the 'slow-problem' I think you're making a mistake, because that's not a MM problem.
     
  7. colshine macrumors regular

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    When I get the Magic Mouse I found the tracking to be slow so I increased it to the fastest setting as indicated by simsaladimbamba.
     
  8. Flixon macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem.

    I had the same problem as you. I couldn't stand the slownes of the MM, until I found MagicPrefs (google it). :eek:



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