Mouse tracking

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Son of Matrix, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Son of Matrix macrumors regular

    Son of Matrix

    Jan 9, 2008
    I am trying to use an optical wired mouse after I realised that the button of my trackpad is going to be worn out fast, as I can feel something under there that is going to break. I can hear two noises when I click the button. Not sure whether you guys can feel the same thing.

    Anyway, I'm starting to use a mouse now but somehow it feels really weird. At first I thought it's being slow after maxing out the mouse speed. Then I installed MZOOM to make it faster. But the weird thing is when I move mouse for just a bit, the cursor seems to very slow, like it's not sensitive. And I have used a lot of patience to bring it somewhere that I want to click.

    I can move the mouse everywhere on the screen quite fast but when I want to click or move it to a specific point, I need to put my cursor somewhere around the point and slowly move it to the exact point. It's just feel weird. I don't have that kind of problem in my bootcamp Windows Vista. I have adjusted the speed of the mouse but it feels the same.

    Anyone has any ideas? Thank you in advance!
  2. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    OSX has nifty acceleration-sensitive cursor movement to make fine movements easier with the mouse. Windows has linear movement - the cursor moves the same distance no matter how fast you move the mouse. Maybe your mouse just isn't very sensitive - low dpi? I've never had the "slowness" problem with my 1800dpi optical mouse... Also, a regular cheap Dell mouse reacts about as quick as the default setting on the built-in touchpad, but I think I need to bump the sensitivity down when I use my mouse at home.
  3. Son of Matrix thread starter macrumors regular

    Son of Matrix

    Jan 9, 2008
    ahh...maybe it's my cheap mouse then...Thanks for the reply. :)
  4. Moriarty macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2008
    I have a cheap mouse, and I love OS X's mouse movement compared to Windoze. The acceleration thing is good for accuracy, it's supposed to be there, and I love it :D. It's also present on the trackpad as well, just for a basis of comparison to make sure the mouse isn't glitchy.
  5. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    Might be because it's sticky, or something is stuck underneath. I have the same problem.

    Cleaning it out this way might help you:


    By the way, thanks for the bit about the tracking acceleration speed. That's pretty nifty.

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