one macbook & 2 different mice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by turnstylez18, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. turnstylez18 macrumors regular

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    i have a macbook and a logictech mx400 laser mouse...ive been happy with it...except one thing...its a bit big for me to carry around at school..

    im planning to get a mini optical and retractable mouse for when i am just at school to use on my macbook

    here's my concern...by using a second mouse and thats optical, will it mess up the preferences for my current mouse....or will the preference setting be the same for both mice?

    i dont want settings to keep switching around if this is the case...

    input would help...thanks
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Having been in a similar situation, I can say that you shouldn't have any problems. I used a M$ mouse for work, but an Apple Mighty Mouse at work and although the M$ mouse had it's own preference pane for settings, I had no problems. Don't forget, that you already are using two mice, because the trackpad is also there.

    TEG
     
  3. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah pretty much i dont want the settings on the preferences to change...i know both mouses will have a different feel but as long as the settings dont change ill be happy
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    Well the settings are set for the system, not the mouse, so you should be fine. The M$ mouse I was talking about, only had it's own preferences for the extra buttons, everything else stayed the same.

    TEG
     
  5. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    the settings would not merge so you can have them with different settings.
     
  6. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what does this mean?

    if i connect one mouse..itll have separate settings to the the second mouse
     
  7. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    if one of them is an apple mouse and they other isn't I think they would have separate settings
     
  8. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    even if you have two identical mice osx knows which is which

    it even rembers which display i have connected and keeps my setting for that
     

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