Might mouse on glass

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  1. MacBook Jack macrumors newbie

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    Any one know if they work on glass?

    I have a bluetooth mighty mouse and i'm thinking about getting a desk with glass - surprisingly enough!
     
  2. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    I believe a laser mouse can work on glass, but not the red LED optical kind. So the wireless Mighty Mouse could, and the wired one couldn't.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The previous generation Apple mice were / are certainly useless on glass. My original Apple Wireless Mouse does not work on glass at all. :(

    Apple's blurb says this:

    Some reviews do mention working on glass...
     
  4. Alderbw macrumors newbie

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    I have not been able to get acceptable results while using the Mighty Mouse both wired and wireless on glass top desks. I have an Ikea frosted, tempered glass desktop and they don't work. I have also tried on glass top tables, where there is glass on top of a wood table and while it does have some tracking, it's spotty at best. Much like the new keyboard USB's this seems to be another false claim by Apple.
     
  5. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    My wired Mighty Mouse works perfect on my glass desk.
     
  6. MacBook Jack thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Strangely seems to depend on the glass, and seems to depend on the mouse. MM's work on certain glass surfaces but not on others. The same goes for other optical mice I have, but they don't always work on the same surfaces.
     
  8. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    ditto.
     
  9. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  10. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    If it doesn't then you can always buy a mouse pad. I don't know where you are going to find one... Maybe an antique shop somewhere might have one.

    The Stig
     
  11. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't work for me on my glass top coffee table. Bought a piece of marble to place on table, it doesn't track on that either.

    I guess it depends on the glass.
     

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