Magic Mouse Lagging

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  1. baidoc macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Am I the only one with lag issue ? It doesn't happen always, but when it does, it's very annoying. I've been trying to find out the reason, but I still don't know.. First, I thought it has something to do with batteries, but they're fine. Then I thought it's from OS X, but the trackpad works just perfectly while the magic mouse lags.. Also, tried to Reset PRAM, didn't help too much..

    I think it has something to do with bluetooth, but I have no clue how to fix it. Anyone in same situation?
     
  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    You answered your own question, and yes many have the problem.
    If you had 3 of the same mouse, one would work better than the others.
     
  3. baidoc thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    I've owned many Magic Mice (Mouse's?) over the years, on many different Macs ranging from Mac Mini's, Mac Pros, to iMacs, and I've never had any lag issues, even with really low batteries.


    "A lot of people have this issue" - Really? Never heard of it. Genuinely curious about this.
     
  5. 82asmdf203, Dec 21, 2014
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    82asmdf203 macrumors member

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    What does that mean? Do all magic mice not work exactly the same? Confused by this comment.

    I hate my MM because of the lag times. Not just when I open my laptop and have to wait for Bluetooth to pick up the signal, but when I pause a few seconds on a webpage to read something then try to scroll down the mouse hangs and does not respond. I have to click it to get it to scroll again. I've always thought the problem was due to it being a wireless product and that this was just the way all non-wired keyboards and mice behaved.

    baidoc, did the SmoothMouse app remedy any of these problems for you? I'm going to try it out now...

    Edit: well crap. The installation of SmoothMouse failed on my machine. Don't know why but doubt the program would have helped much anyway...

    mid 2012 rMBP
    8 GB DDR3
    Mavericks 10.9.5
     
  6. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    So I just experienced MM lag for the first time. Ever. What remedied it for me on my 2009 27 iMac wasn't turning it off and turning it back on, nor was it rebooting the Mac or booting from a cold start.

    It was simply adjusting the sensitivity in System Preferences, then adjusting it back to where it was initially.


    No more lag, as of now.
     
  7. baidoc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, it didn't help me.. It's worse with that app..

    Thanks,

    I'll try that.
     
  8. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Just alluding to the fact that this model is famous for bad wifi performance, or failing in general. A QC issue.
     
  9. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Do you use any USB 3.0 devices? That may cause the problem.
     
  10. 82asmdf203 macrumors member

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    I have a backup drive connected with USB 3.0, although I don't understand how that could be causing the lag? I suspect something with Bluetooth is the culprit...
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    In some Macs, using a USB 3 device can cause problems with Bluetooth, 2.4Ghz WiFi, and other 2.4Ghz dongles connected to the computer. The problem stems from the USB chipset not being properly isolated and insulated from the wireless radios. This problem is more known to happen in the 2012 Mac Mini.
     
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  13. 82asmdf203 macrumors member

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    Ok, thanks for the info. Still wish I had purchased a wired Apple mouse instead of the magic one. Anyone for a trade? ;)
     
  14. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Get a $10 USB BT dongle (make sure it's Mac compatible.

    Plug that to your Mac via a USB 2 (not USB 3.0) extension cable.

    And then connect your Magic Mouse via that dongle, it should fix the problem.
     
  15. 82asmdf203 macrumors member

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    Thank you for the suggestion h9826790. I'm sure it remedies the problem. $10 bucks doesn't sound like much, but for me it would be a lot more because...

    USB extension cable = about $3 for the cheapest I could find
    USB BT dongle = $10
    USB hub = $15

    I would need a USB hub because both slots are taken up on my rMBP by my phone and external HD. I'm suddenly spending $30 to fix a mouse lag that is very annoying, but maybe not $30 annoying, if you know what I mean.

    Then again, I will most likely need extra USB ports in the future and the hub would be a good investment.

    It could also connect to a wired mouse which I'll soon be getting, either by trade or new purchase. My magic mouse needs new batteries every couple weeks or so and even though I do have rechargeable AA's, it's a pain having to plan in advance to charge them or swopping them out with regular Duracell or whatever. I want a wired mouse with no lag time and no constant need to replenish it's fuel supply. Thank you I'm done with my MM.
     
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