Magic Mouse on Windows 7 (multi touch?)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kingsxrocks, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. kingsxrocks macrumors newbie

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    Hey forum,

    I'm sure this has been brought up before, whether or not the Apple Magic Mouse is compatible with Windows 7. Right now i'm using a dell xps m1530 laptop, but i'm looking to upgrade my mouse. Microsoft just released its own multi-touch mouse, but reviews have been pretty poor. I've used the Magic Mouse on my friends iMac, and i was impressed with it. From what i've seen online it looks like it will work with Windows 7 with the appropriate driver, scrolling would work, but probably not multi-touch gestures like pinching/zooming & back/forth between web pages, etc.

    Has anyone experimented or encountered workarounds to get full touch capability out of the mouse on windows 7?
     
  2. NutFlush920 macrumors regular

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    I have my MacBook Pro set up to dual boot OS X Lion and Windows 7 Home Premium for work. I can confirm that the Magic Mouse does work in Windows 7 but the scrolling sucks. Its really fast. I wish I could find a way to either turn scrolling off or slow it down.
     
  3. kingsxrocks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats lame :\


    do other gestures work besides basic scrolling?
     
  4. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing, since Windows has no native support for mouse gestures.

    You'd need a custom driver to implement anything further.
     
  5. kingsxrocks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and said driver does not exist i'm assuming...

    this is stupid, Apple should release a driver. Or is it Windows just not being able to handle it? Obviously Windows can handle gestures because Microsoft just released its own touch mouse.
     
  6. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    I use the Microsoft Arc Touch at work and the ONLY touch it supports is scrolling. It's feels insanely dumb compared to the MM with Lion.
     
  7. kingsxrocks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    have you seen the new Microsoft Touch Mouse? it supports more gestures, but it's still pretty limited, and reception has been cold.
     
  8. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    I knew it was coming, but I haven't checked out the features.
     
  9. kingsxrocks thread starter macrumors newbie

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