Need mouse speed help. >_<

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by YouGoByeBye, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. YouGoByeBye macrumors newbie

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    My track pad works great but I got a new mouse, (Microsoft Arc Mouse) It's an amazing mouse, only one problem. It either goes to fast or to slow... When I go to the system preferences, and go to mouse speed, and move it down to the slowest tick mark it is SOOOO slow it takes almost three hand movements to cross the page. and when I move it up only one tick mark it is insanely fast and with any tap if jumps across the screen. Just for a joke I though I would move it up to max... it took me almost a minuet to get it on the marker again (Because it was moving so fast.) I'm wondering if there is an in between the two tick marks? DX Please help.
     
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  3. YouGoByeBye thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didn't come with one. It's a USB port wireless mouse, it works right off the bat.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Take/send it back and ask for one that's not defective. You might want to test it on a different computer first.
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    It doesn't require a driver, but Microsoft’s IntelliPoint software should work with it, and may give you more options for adjusting the tracking speed. Compared to most Microsoft software it's actually relatively palatable in my limited experience using it at work.

    A quick Google or VersionTracker search should lead you to it.
     
  6. YouGoByeBye thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It works great on my other computer not to fast not to slow. DX
     
  7. YouGoByeBye thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I'll try that I really hope that works. =D
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Look in Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
    Is there a plist file for the mouse?
    For mine, I see com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse.plist
    Yours would probably be something starting with com.microsoft....

    If you find it, do you know how to verify whether it's corrupt?
     

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