Mice!!!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mugs, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Mugs macrumors regular

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    hey, im guna buy a vx nano soon bt i dont have the money yet. My friend has loads of mice which he doesnt use. they have all been used on windows computers, am i able to use these with my ibook if have summin like steermouse???
    thanks a lot
     
  2. Mugs thread starter macrumors regular

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    hey guys sorry to post again bt I just need to know if this is possible. Thanks a lot.
     
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    They should work, even without Steermouse. It's part of the "It just works" mantra. On an Mac, you can typically just plug in a USB mouse and go.

    If they are fancier mice with multiple buttons, you might not get 100% functionality, but Steermouse may help in that case.
     
  4. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    if you're going to get a logitech mouse with multiple buttons that you want to configure (f.ex. mx rev., vx-series) steermouse def. is the way to go since the logitech drivers for mac are just awful.
    but yes you can plugin any mouse and it should have the basic functions ready to use.
     
  5. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    I actually had the logitech mouse software on another iBook and it worked great! I have not installed it on this iboook, but I assume it will work just as well- (However, I tried on an older iBook G3 and it didn't work right...go figure)
     
  6. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    I heard that on some machines it will just work alright...
    I haven't figured out what causes the issues but I had it installed on two different MBs and it didn't work on both...
    guess it's just luck:)

    I think an updated version of the LCC was released today but I will stay with steermouse though:D
     
  7. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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    New LCC description from Versiontracker. Works great for me.:)

    What's new in this version:
    MacOS X 10.5 Leopard compatibility
    Fast User Switching compatibility
    Support for new mice
    Extended support for MX Air Mouse
    New Quick Look assignment on Leopard
    New Spaces assignment on Leopard
    Bug fixes
    Unsanity's Application Enhancer (APE) is no longer installed and needed
     
  8. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    so they finally ditched the ape framework...that's a start. didn't like the fact that it was installed in the background at all.
     
  9. Mugs thread starter macrumors regular

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