Prevent Bluetooth mouse from entering sleep modus

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ramius, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Ramius macrumors 6502

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    I just got a cheap bluetooth 2.0 mouse from DealExtreme: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/geyes-800-1600cpi-bluetooth-optical-mouse-1-aa-54651

    And it works perfectly normal when connected. Problem is, it enters sleep mode when I don´t use it for a little while. And waking it up is always annoying, because it doesn´t wake up instantly. It usually takes like 20 seconds.

    Is there a way I can keep this bluetooth device always on? Without going into sleep mode?
     
  2. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Seriously? Not a single soul who could answer this?
     
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Not likely, since it's your mouse itself going in to a sleep mode when it hasn't been moved in a set amount of time.

    The only thing you can do is either live with it or replace the mouse with something you like better.
     
  4. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Invalid answer.
    There are tutorials for this with Windows 7. And it is not an uncommon problem.

    You have small apps and scripts to keep other devices awake, which sends a small activity signal to them, right before they try entering sleep modus. This should be possible with a mouse too.

    It´s just about maintaining the bluetooth connection, even when the devices are not in use.

    I´m using steermouse drivers, because they allow me to customize buttons. But does anyone know if turning this off, makes a difference on this issue? By having Apples normal drivers use the mouse instead?
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Sounds like a crummy mouse problem. I've used both a Magic Mouse and currently a Razor Orochi and both work prefectly with SL.

    You could try Better Touch Tool for button customization.
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    No, not invalid.
    It's a mouse problem, plain and simple.
    Mac OS X does nothing to put computer mouses into sleep modes; power saving is left up to the device.
     
  7. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I´ve discovered that marking the mouse as a favourite, in bluetooth options, makes it reconnect faster.

    Atleast it seems that way.

    What are the favourite function for anyway?

    No matter if its on or off, OSX still remembers the device...
     
  8. penkoman macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I've just bought the same Bluetooth mouse from DealExtreme but I cannot pair with my Macbook.

    Can you help me to pair it?? How do you do it?

    thanks
     

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