[Resolved] Magic Mouse + PPC G5 = Lag?

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  1. Orange Furball, Jun 14, 2012
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    Orange Furball macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

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    I updated everyting on m g5. Running leopard 10.5.8, with all the mouse software updated, and its very laggy.

    What am i doing wrong?

    thanks
     
  2. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    Are you using a built in bluetooth receiver or a USB dongle? I use a USB dongle and if it's too far away (which is more than a couple feet or so) it gets REALLY lagish.
     
  3. Orange Furball, Jun 14, 2012
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    im only about 7 inches away from he receiver. Ill put it in my USB hub 3 inches away and see.

    EDIT: it worked. I guess its understandable when there is a foot thick of aluminum in the way
     
  4. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    Glad it worked. That's exactly what happened to me. I had to get a USB cable extension to put the USB dongle less than a foot or so away from my keyboard and mouse to avoid getting lag.
     
  5. alexreich macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for posting your solution. I'll have to remember this when I order another Magic Mouse for my PowerMac G5, which arrived this afternoon. :D
     
  6. Orange Furball thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nice! Got mine two days ago! The mouse works well in leopard. Ill have to use something different for gaming though...
     
  7. alexreich macrumors 6502a

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    I use my Magic Mouse for gaming on my Intel mini and it's workable for me. I can see how it's a bit of a pain, but I guess I've adjusted myself to it. I'm using my Mighty Mouse for general use and gaming at the moment, and will use a Magic Mouse once my new one arrives...
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    As to not open another thread... Can you use any cheap Bluetooth dongle? Specifically I want to ditch my IBM mouse for a Mighty Mouse I have sitting around unused.
     
  9. Orange Furball thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes I use some random rocket fish one. Just make sure its Mac compatible. Ebay is your best bet.
     
  10. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    I use a RocketFish adapter as well.

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    For anyone that's interested: although Leopard doesn't "officially" support Momentum Scrolling, it's really easy to enable.

    1)Open the Terminal

    2)Copy/Paste
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseMomentumScroll -bool true
    3)After pasting the above code, push enter, close the Terminal, head on over to System Preferences—>Keyboard & Mouse—>and uncheck then recheck the “scrolling” box. You should now be good to go.
     
  11. Orange Furball thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think you are a God. I miss momentum scrolling so much.
     
  12. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    Well I think that's a bit of a stretch lol...but glad I could help. Also, check out the program Scroll Reverser if you want the Lion-esque scrolling experience. I wrote a short post about it on MyMacCollection.
     

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