Magic Mouse with Expose and Dashboard

Shawnstra

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Oct 12, 2008
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So, will there be any way to evoke expose and dashboard on the new mouse? I don't use dashboard that frequently, but I do use expose all the time. So, is there like some sort of multitouch gesture or any way to evoke such functions?
 

swindmill

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I had the exact same question. I use the mighty mouse with Spaces and Expose. I can't imagine they would leave this type of functionality out of their newest mouse.
 

icecone

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I have the same question too
Squeeze is the perfect "button" for expose and the middle click for opening the page in a new tab(in firefox/safari)
Now the new mouse is magically lacking basic functions:mad:
Innovative, but not productive
 

Shawnstra

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Oct 12, 2008
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Why not use hot coners instead? :)
I guess it's faster using a dedicated button. Also, my corners are all used up! I have them for turn off screen, screensaver, show desktop, etc.

btw, i'm still getting it. small sacrifice to make I guess, maybe i'll use the corners, i'll replace the corners with expose and dashboard. thanks for the suggestion!

and, I also hope third party software that will probably use certain gestures to evoke these functions.
 

bobpensik

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It seems foolish of Apple to create a mouse which does not have the ability to easily access such key processes as Expose, Spaces and Dashboard!!

This looks like a great mouse, but if I have to give up click access to Expose and Spaces its not going to work for me
 

rekhyt

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Part of the old MR guard.
It seems foolish of Apple to create a mouse which does not have the ability to easily access such key processes as Expose, Spaces and Dashboard!!

This looks like a great mouse, but if I have to give up click access to Expose and Spaces its not going to work for me
They could add the side detections for the mouse-Since the whole top is multi-touch, just installing a driver from Apple if they decide to do that would just do the trick I think.
 

mdwsta4

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Jul 23, 2007
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i was wondering this same thing. i use dashboard quite often. seems stupid to remove this additional feature from the mouse.

that said, i played with the new magic mouse at the apple store the other day and it is really nice.
 

rekhyt

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Part of the old MR guard.
i was wondering this same thing. i use dashboard quite often. seems stupid to remove this additional feature from the mouse.

that said, i played with the new magic mouse at the apple store the other day and it is really nice.
Is using the mouse awkward? (You have to actually "press" for the mouse to register clicks. (I was kinda expecting that you could just tap like on the iPod Touch)

Is it too big/uncomfortable/heavy with the batteries?? Many bad reviews out there.

"The Magic Mouse has come along after all these years of the inferior Mighty Mouse, which after three months of use never scrolled properly again - thank you, Logitech, for an excellent replacement. By comparison, the Magic Mouse is far superior to its Mighty cousin. But on its own merits, it's a disappointment. Mousing, tracking, and scrolling work beautifully. Even the right click is wonderful. But after 15 minutes of testing at the Apple Store this morning, I couldn't get comfortable with the two finger swipe gesture. The unit is too small and too unstable on the desk. Add to that, the fact that my hand actually ached after use. If you think you're going to sit at your desk and just swipe away on this thing, forget it. Swiping is awkward for the hand because you have to grab and steady this too-light mouse with your remaining fingers, forming a painfully tight tiger's paw. I can't imagine the exhaustion this will cause after an entire day of working on the computer. It's a wonderful novelty if you have 70 bucks to spend on a novelty, but I don't - I need a mouse that does it all.

Why can't Apple simply produce a stand alone version of its laptop glass trackpads? We would get all of those wonderfully evolved multi-touch finger gestures AND a comfortable, almost effortless work position."
Went into the Apple store at the mall right after school after I had found out about the Magic Mouse. I was gravely disappointed to say the least after un-boxing it. At first glance the mouse is beautiful, but after placing it in my hand I noticed two things: 1. that the mouse is huge and 2. after installing the batteries I realized how heavy it was. The touch features work well but it is almost too responsive and it sometimes does the wrong gestures. The mouse looks great but is ergonomically uncomfortable and the touch feels like a gimmick IMO.
 

powerbook911

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why not use the keyboard?:)
I don't always have my hands on keyboard, but usually have a hand on the mouse. Plus I can't see my keyboard, I have it in cubby hole. Ok, that isn't important. ha.

No, but it's true, squeezing for expose is VERY convenient.

From what I understand, you can squeeze the new Magic Mouse, BUT it does DASHBOARD and Dashboard ONLY :(
 

liquidtrend

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I don't always have my hands on keyboard, but usually have a hand on the mouse. Plus I can't see my keyboard, I have it in cubby hole. Ok, that isn't important. ha.

No, but it's true, squeezing for expose is VERY convenient.

From what I understand, you can squeeze the new Magic Mouse, BUT it does DASHBOARD and Dashboard ONLY :(
you can squeeze the new magic mouse all you want, but nothing is going to happen. it does not invoke dashboard.

just came from an apple store and was plenty sad since i was a firm believer of the expose squeeze.
 

Techhie

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The hub of stupidity
you can squeeze the new magic mouse all you want, but nothing is going to happen. it does not invoke dashboard.

just came from an apple store and was plenty sad since i was a firm believer of the expose squeeze.
hopefully they will do something, that is the biggest selling point of any mouse for most of us. (summoning expose/dash)
 

rekhyt

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Part of the old MR guard.
I don't always have my hands on keyboard, but usually have a hand on the mouse. Plus I can't see my keyboard, I have it in cubby hole. Ok, that isn't important. ha.

No, but it's true, squeezing for expose is VERY convenient.

From what I understand, you can squeeze the new Magic Mouse, BUT it does DASHBOARD and Dashboard ONLY :(
Direct opposite of me. I always keep my hands on the keyboard. (That's why Launchy in Windows and Quicksilver/Spotlight in Mac is awesome for me. :D)

where did you hear that? Haven't read that anywhere.
I would like to know too. Hopefully they can enable it by adding drivers, since I think the touch sensitive things are covering all the top surface of the mouse.

hopefully they will do something, that is the biggest selling point of any mouse for most of us. (summoning expose/dash)
Really? I love the 360 degrees scroller-Very useful for designing. And also love the form. It's like a better version of the Arc.
 

powerbook911

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Sorry guys about thinking it had the "Squeeze function."

I have a hard time distinguishing memory of my dreams from what I actual memory. My dreams are usually about the things I work on during the day, Macs, work, etc. so I believe I dreamed about Magic Mouse article that said dashboard worked with a squeeze.
 

AppleThis&That

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Why not use hot coners instead? :)
Because it's more effort. ;)

I use the top right corner for 'show desktop' though and the mouse for 'expose' and 'spaces'. But use the MX revolution for this purpose. Great mouse that also gives you zoom and fit to window if needed. Whatever's your bag.
 

brasscat

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I actually have a Magic Mouse - and just looked everywhere -- there is no way to mouse-only initiate expose. You can program a corner, or a "right click+key combo" but that's about it.

(I got my Magic Mouse when I purchased an iMac a few days ago. I don't believe they're commonly available by themselves yet.)
 

ziggyonice

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Hopefully Apple will release a software update down the road to enable the mouse with additional functions (three finger, four finger gestures).
 

rgarjr

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What kind of hand gesture would you guys think Expose would have, 4 fingers swipe down? I really don't know why the pinch in and out wasn't implied.
 

rekhyt

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Part of the old MR guard.
Because it's more effort. ;)

I use the top right corner for 'show desktop' though and the mouse for 'expose' and 'spaces'. But use the MX revolution for this purpose. Great mouse that also gives you zoom and fit to window if needed. Whatever's your bag.
What kind of hand gesture would you guys think Expose would have, 4 fingers swipe down? I really don't know why the pinch in and out wasn't implied.
What finger would hold the mouse then? The 6th one? :( I prefer the 4 fingers swipe down on the multi-touch trackpad. Squeezing is actually very useful.