Mouse jumpiness, problems, issues...

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

  1. EmbraceNext macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2007
    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
    MouseMan Dual Sensor
    Razor Lachesis
    Razor Naga
    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?

  2. EmbraceNext thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2007
    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

    Aug 17, 2007
    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
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 8, 2011

    dannys1 macrumors 68020


    Sep 19, 2007
    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


    Aug 25, 2006
    Zürich Switzerland
    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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