Mouse Shynanigans

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Rob587, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Rob587 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    Ok, I started with a windows machine and eventually switched to a 17"pb(wich I love). One thing that has majorly bothered me has been the difference in mouse feel and reaction to movement in comparison to my older windows machine. The reason I know that it is not the mouse is because I have tried my windows mouse and a new apple bt mouse to see if the results were still the same. With the two mouses I have tried on the apple it feels like there is less sensativity, if you will. I know how to change sensitivity on the mac and when I do it does speed up and become more sensative but in small little movements it stays the same. Like if I were to put the mouse in the middle of the screen and move it a small small amount it wolnt even move, but on my windows machine it could sense those small small movement. This problem is kind of hard to explain but somewhat frustrating with my everyday use. I hope their is some kind of setting that I can change to fix this. Thanks.
  2. debroglie macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    The mouse acceleration with Macs is different than with PCs. Download USB Overdrive or MouseZoom to play with settings.
  3. MacHarne macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2005
    Virginia, U.S.A.
    I've noticed the same pattern with most of the mice I've used with my Macs. For some reason, mobile Kensington mice seem just as fast as they would on a PC; not sure how the exemption seems tied to that brand and category, but it could be my personal system prefs. Anyways, I actually prefer the slighter sensitivity.

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