Mouse question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Choctaw, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Choctaw macrumors 6502

    Choctaw

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    Got a new iMac with a wireless mouse. When I turn on the switch on the bottom of the mouse a green light stays on all the time the computer is on. The book said the green light would stay on for 5 seconds or so to be seen my the computer and get set up. There are no instructions as to leaving this switch on or off. Any info would be helpful. I have not used the wireless mouse before. Just want to keep the battery from going out. Does it turn off automaticaly when the computer is off or what?

    Choctaw
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Yes, what you're describing is fine. You don't have to turn it off manually if you just leave it on the desk. The green light will turn off when you put the mouse down on the table (test by covering the laser hole with your finger).
     
  3. Choctaw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Choctaw

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    Ergdegdeg……..thank you for your quick response. It has been several years since I have owned a Mac. Just got rid of one of my PC on the network and decided to play with one again. I am probably going to have some issues since I compare the Mac functions to what I have been doing with the PC’s for years. There are many similarity that help the learning curve move faster. And I enjoy having both systems to work with.

    I have noticed the Pages program seems to require much more effort to change a misspelled word………..but I might need to just learn more about it. Word just gives me a red line under the misspelled word and I RT click it to choose the correct word…..Pages (the way I have found so far) has me using several keys to find the correction……….Also when I go to Pages it tells me there is an update and then I can’t get it to install because it tell me I have to close the program first which I believe I have done. But just a few things to get worked out………..finally MacRumors is the greatest for finding help from actual users who in general are very nice to work with.
    Choctaw (a tribal member)
     
  4. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    I also have a question and didn't feel like starting a new thread, so I'll ask it here:

    I plan to get an iMac after the refresh, but would like to continue using my wireless Logitech mouse that I currently have. Will I need the USB "receiver" plugged into the iMac to use it, or will the iMac's bluetooth capabilities recognize my Logitech mouse? In other words, do I have to waste a USB port to plug in the mouse receiver?
     
  5. Choctaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Another question

    I can't find the address book in the Apple mail program. It only shows up when sending mail, but can't add a new contact etc.
     
  6. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    The address book is a separate app. You can open it by going into your applications folder or using Spotlight (press CMD + Spacebar) and typing its name.
     
  7. Choctaw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Choctaw

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    Thanks...what a differenct a computer makes. I have been using PC's and doing mail where the address book is just a part of the program. Would have never looked for it outside the Mail. But did Google my question and came up with the same answer you have given.
    From Google this came up.
    You are seeing a basic difference between Apple's Mail program and just about any other email program. The "contact" folder doesn't exist inside the program. Apple links the email address through a completely different program, Address Book. It's icon is a brown colored book with the "@" symbol on it. It's shortcut/alias should be on your Dock, but it is actually located in your Applications folder.
     
  8. Robincognito macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, you will have to keep using the USB reciever. Unless your wireless mouse is an actual bluetooth mouse -- which I'm presuming it's not since it came with a USB reciever -- it cannot connect to the Mac's bluetooth signal.
     
  9. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

    onthecouchagain

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    I see. Thanks for the response. Bummer.
     
  10. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

    onthecouchagain

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    Would the USB port from the wired keyboard (with the numeric pad) supply enough power to read the USB receiver of my logitech mouse?
     
  11. Chris5488 macrumors regular

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    If it even can't handle that, what could it?
    Such a receiver doesn't require much power, you should be fine.
     

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