Mouse jumpiness, problems, issues...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by EmbraceNext, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. EmbraceNext macrumors member

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    Ever since moving over to the mac from the PC 4 years ago my biggest complaint is the mouse drivers/movement. I have used USB Overdrive and Steermouse with mild success.

    In that 4 years I have probably spent over $1000 trying to find the perfect mouse for me. Up until now never used the mouse supplied with the Mac. My current computer is a MacPro that came with a mighty mouse. Never used it. I just bought my son an iMac and he wanted to use one of my logitech mice so I took the magic mouse and started using it just to see.

    I was extremely impressed with the movement of the cursor and how smooth it was. The issue I have with it is now after about 30 min of using it I have a sharp pain in my wrist. So I need to go back to an ergonomic mouse.

    I am sitting here testing every mouse I have ever owned trying to figure out what will work for me. What I am starting to see though is the cursor movement is jumpy. And what I mean by that is if I move the magic mouse slowly in a straight line, the cursor stays straight. If I use any of the logitech or MS mice I have if I do the same thing, the cursor jumps 2-3 pixels up or down.

    Mice I have tested:
    Logitech MX610
    MX Revolution
    MX1000
    MX700
    G5
    G7
    MX518
    MouseMan Dual Sensor
    Razor Lachesis
    Razor Naga
    LX3
    Intellimouse Explorer

    There are a couple more but can't find them.

    I do some work in photoshop but not enough to get a tablet and this is a massive pain when I am doing things in photoshop.

    Has anyone come across these issues and if so how did you over come them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. EmbraceNext thread starter macrumors member

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    It seems the best mice I have had luck with are the ones with the old red optical sensors. i would like to try a different bluetooth mouse but i haven't found one that I liked yet.

    If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
     
  3. EmbraceNext thread starter macrumors member

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    I went into an Apple store when i got my ipad and hooked up a few mice to a macpro there. All the same issues so its not my computer.

    I really don't understand how no one else does not have these problems.
     
  4. dannys1, May 10, 2010
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    dannys1

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    I just plugged my MX1000 into my new iMac and I had the same problems, really bad and unusable no matter what settings I messed with.

    Annoying because It used to work perfectly fine on my G5...and I dont like Apple mice, its the only thing they dont do well, the magic mouse is the best the've done but not enough buttons or options for quick editing on a computer - perfectly usable for just surfing the web and sending e-mails though.
     
  5. omtatsat macrumors member

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    I have a Logitech MX 1000. Tried it with the latest Logitech Software LCC 3.2 and the mouse worked so bad( erratic and jumping everywhere) that I had to go back to Logitech LCC 2.6. Now it works fine again. Logitech support were useless. Always the same stock answers and no real help!
     

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