Magic Mouse Woes

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wilflare, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. wilflare macrumors member

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    hey guys,
    my purchase of the magic mouse has been disappointing.
    compared to my macbookpro's trackpad, the magic mouse is slower and less smooth.

    e.g.
    if i attempt a circular motion on my trackpad, the onscreen cursor follows it rather well, but if i attempt a circular motion on my magic mouse, the cursor follows in an erratic manner

    is this a driver problem or hardware problem?


    already download BetterTouchTools but it still isn't quite as smooth as my trackpad...

    -anyone gotten protection for this little thing?
    should have gotten the magic trackpad...
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

    mulo

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    draw an exact circle on a pice of paper, then use a blackboard marker to mark the tip of your MM.

    now get some drawing program where you can draw a simple line with a pen. draw the line making sure the MM doesn't move from the circle on the paper, and stays at the same angle. then upload the result :D

    I found that its because as we move the mouse around, we also change the angle, exaggerating the movement in some directions more then others.
     
  3. wilflare thread starter macrumors member

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    i'll try that if i've got time.

    it seems better now, maybe it is an surface issue but the trackpad still feels better. (just a feeling of smoothness)

    it's like i got move a little slower as i move to my intended target (the close button for example)

    i'll shall give it a few more days of use, maybe just takes a little getting used to.
     
  4. mulo macrumors 68020

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    I think that'd be better, you could try increasing the mouse speed a little too.
    remember osx has mouse acceleration, so if you move your hand faster the mouse goes further.
     
  5. MaxMike macrumors 6502

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    Try the Magic Trackpad? :apple:
     
  6. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

    iPhone1

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    Just return the mouse and get the trackpad.
    Maybe try using MagicPrefs for your magic mouse first.

    Otherwise, I think you'll love the magic trackpad.
     
  7. wilflare thread starter macrumors member

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    won't be able to get a full refund since i got it from one of the authorized apple retailer stores.. doesn't seem to have the same policy as apple :/

    bought the mouse thinking it will be easier to do all my iMovie and iPhoto stuff...
     

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