Magic Mouse on PowerPC (Momentum Scrolling)

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  1. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Just wanted to share a little application I wrote for all PowerPC Magic Mouse users. This application will enable Momentum Scrolling like in 10.6 or higher. It is fully reversible too!

    The system requirements are:

    OS X 10.5.8
    Apple Magic Mouse
    Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0

    NOTE: I am not responsible for any damages caused by this software as this is a workaround. Please report back on what changes you would like in my script.
     

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  2. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Does it run on pre Leopard?
    EDIT: Its just an Applescript so yes.
     
  3. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    Did you read the system requirements? This requires a Magic Mouse and accompanying software which only runs on 10.5+.
     
  4. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, haha sorry. I did read it but i got the app running, didn't test it though.
     
  5. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    I wouldn't try it on anything that doesn't meet my requirements.
     
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    Is this compatible with my 100x better mac pro
     
  8. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    So long as it is running 10.5.8.
     
  9. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Um? Mac Pros have maybe 2x the performance (depends on which model).
     
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    I'm not the one who made that statement a few days back :p
     
  11. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    Just want to point out that this will work on both Intel and PowerPC Macs. All of the system requirements must be met however.
     
  12. davidg4781 macrumors 68010

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    Whoa! I didn't know I could use a Magic Mouse on a PowerPC!

    I think I'll have to pick some up now. Just need to make sure my BT works.
     
  13. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    I believe there has not been any changes to the Magic Mouse past my version so any one you get should be compatible.
     
  14. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? Show me "that statement"? I've never even had a Mac Pro, lol.
     
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    Take a peek over on the SSD + Icy Dock post ;)
     
  16. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    I was told this script occasionally causes a mouse not to work after enabling it. Simply disable and re-enable Bluetooth and the functionality will be fully restored permanently.
     
  17. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    What exactly does this script do that can't be obtained by just installing Apples Wireless mouse software update ?
     
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  19. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    @jbarley It enables Momentum Scrolling as eyoungren said which is more like how it works in Snow Leopard and above.
     
  20. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Is it similar to this one line terminal command?
    (defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseMomentumScroll -bool yes)
     
  21. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    @jbarley Yes. The application simply automates entering the command and disabling it at will.
     

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