Mouse Movement

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MikeyTadd, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. MikeyTadd macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2007
    I have noticed, as a Windows user at work, and a Mac user at home, that the mouse control in the mac seems a little strange.

    Dont know if its just me or not, but the mouse seems to move alot easier using the windows OS. Both using the mighty mouse and a usb one.

    Anyone else had similar experiences?
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Do you me the tracking of the mouse?

    Have you messed with the Mouse System Preferences?
  3. Puckboy macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I am using the default Mighty Mouse, and I have turned tracking to the max. I still find that I have to move my mouse a LOT. The sensitivity is just not there. I cannot compare the MM in a Windows environment, nor have I tried a different mouse (I'm thinking it's the mouse). But I agree with MikeyTadd, it kinda sucks right now.
  4. ivi7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2007
    Compared to other mice the Apple mouse is a bit slow in its movements.
  5. Reverov macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    I am a fairly new :apple: switcher and I noticed this problem too... it has to do with the poor acceleration that Apple has implemented into its mouse drivers. There are a few programs out there that fix this but cost some dough. Fortunately some awesome guy named Richard Bentley has already noticed the problem and he wrote a small utility that fixes the problem. The mouse will behave more like XP now. I use a setting of around 3 when I use mousefix. The official site is Knock Knock. It's been down the past day or so so I'm not sure what's going on or if it will even come back up. Lucky for you I archive the programs I like so I uploaded it here for you. Just follow the instructions inside and you should be on your way to better mouse movements.

    P.S. Thank you Richard for letting me post your program. :)

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  6. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    I second this, and I add a picture, just for the heck of it:)

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  7. skinnylegs macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2006
    San Diego
  8. Reverov macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    Not a problem, glad to help out.
  9. scotty588 macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2007
    Carlsbad, CA
  10. JFreak macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    As always this comes down to user preferences. I like many other prefer slow mouse that has more resolution in its movement, whereas some people (like most windows people) are used to high-speed movement. Luckily the movement can be adjusted; there's just big difference in default behavior of Macintosh and Windows systems.

    I like the Mac way better.

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