Mouse response over bluetooth

applesed

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Anyone else notice, be it magic mouse or some other bluetooth mice, the response of movement is slightly delayed in new vs. older mac laptops?
 

cp1160

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I've used bluetooth mic (multiple brands, but Apple and Logitech).

I use them with 4 different laptops and I do not see any delay.

Your post intrigued me and I tested all of them. I see no delay.

Testing included a MBP 17 (old beast), MBP 15 Retina (2012), MBP 13 (2018), MBP 16 (2019).
 

pshifrin

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Mar 14, 2010
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I have a Logitech mx anywhere 2s and a 16 inch. If I am plugged into my lg 4k, the connection is jerky and sometimes delayed. If I am at another desk and no monitor, it works perfectly. I've resorted to permanently leaving the Logitech USB dongle in the back of the monitor and not using it via BT when at my main workstation area.
 

foldpages

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Same here with similar setup. I have a Dell 4K USB-C monitor. When connected to 16in MBP, Bluetooth connection to the MX Master 3 and MX Keys is laggy and jerky. I ended up creating the same workaround as you by using the Unified Receiver plugged into the monitor. No more issues and one major advantage is when switching computers there is no need to pair the mouse or keyboard since the dongle creates the connection through the USB-C monitor.
 

applesed

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wait, sounds like u2 are saying different things. pshifrin that not using a usb dongle is better when its plugged in the monitor usb, and foldpages that using something similar to the dongle, a unified receiver (?) in the monitor usb works best. Am I reading that right?
 

foldpages

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Oct 22, 2014
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I think we are are both saying the same thing. Bluetooth Connection is not great when using an external monitor. So the solution is to use the provided Logitech dongle (also referred to as Unified Receiver) instead of Bluetooth.
 

pshifrin

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Mar 14, 2010
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wait, sounds like u2 are saying different things. pshifrin that not using a usb dongle is better when its plugged in the monitor usb, and foldpages that using something similar to the dongle, a unified receiver (?) in the monitor usb works best. Am I reading that right?
Just to clarify:
Plugged into monitor: BT bad, so I use the dongle (which just always stays plugged into monitor).
Not plugged into monitor: BT good, so I use BT connection.
 
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