Magic Mouse

ivantwilliams

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Thus far it has been a couple of weeks since I've owned an iMac.
To be honest I thought by now, I'd be used to the Magic Mouse. Still struggling.

Any new iMac or Magic Mouse users here?

What are your thoughts\ideas?
Maybe I'm just used to a larger mouse (Logitech M310).
 

rugmankc

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I am totally use to it. Only problem is if i tap slightly on it without thinking the text gets large--:(
 

ivantwilliams

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LOL yeah, same here. I just think the device is too 'low profile'.
I'm looking at the Logitech MX Master. Much cheaper than a Magic Trackpad 2. Albeit not white...
 

rugmankc

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Never really thought about getting another one. Came free with my hand-me-down 2008 iMac from my Daughter-In-Law. iMac is gone, rMBP 2015 took its place. I just need to control that index finger. ;)
 

hfg

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I like it ... but it did require a change to the way I held it not only due to the low profile, but in order to use the touch panel surface. Although ... on my cMP I have the trackpad, magic mouse, and Logitech MX Revolution ... and I use which ever works best for my current activity.

I do like how I can lean back in my chair while reading the forums with the trackpad in my lap and my arms relaxed on the chair arms.
 

ardchoille50

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I didn't like the previous Magic Mouse, took it back within 24 hours, but I'm enjoying the Magic Mouse 2. It did take some getting used to,especially the scrolling, but I'm quite comfortable with it now.
 

Packdude

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When I first started using my Magic Mouse, it took a little while to get used to, but as mentioned previously, once I got used to it, I loved it. I find myself trying to tap and swipe on regular mice, only to be disappointed when nothing happens.
 

ProTruckDriver

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I don't like the Magic Mouse on the 27 inch Mac. It uses a lot more real estate moving the pointer from one side of the screen to the other. Using Logitech Mouse works fine. :)
 

Packdude

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I don't like the Magic Mouse on the 27 inch Mac. It uses a lot more real estate moving the pointer from one side of the screen to the other. Using Logitech Mouse works fine. :)
Did you try adjusting the tracking speed in SystemPreferences/Mouse ?
I was going to ask the same. I use a 27in TB display connected to my 15" rMBP and I can go from the edge of one screen to the edge of the other using half of my mouse pad(about 3in).
 

ProTruckDriver

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I'LL check the settings again when I get home tonight. Last time I used the Magic Mouse I was running El Capitan. I'll see what it does with HS.
 

ProTruckDriver

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I was going to ask the same. I use a 27in TB display connected to my 15" rMBP and I can go from the edge of one screen to the edge of the other using half of my mouse pad(about 3in).
I measured the mouse travel from edge to edge of the 27" screen on the Magic Mouse (set tracking speed to the right on Fast) and the Logitech Mouse.
Magic Mouse: 4.5 inches on the mouse pad
Logitech Mouse: 2 inches on the mouse pad.

I could live with about 3" on the Magic Mouse but not 4.5"
 

hfg

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Mine is 4.5" edge-to-edge on 27" iMac at the fastest tracking speed (10).

However, I think it is too sensitive at that setting for what I do, so I normally have it set at "7".
 
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