Scrolling confusion

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by dfmac, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. dfmac macrumors newbie

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    Just got a new iMAC so I'm a bit rusty. It comes with a magic mouse which has a touch screen thingy on the top surface.
    It's supposed to do the divil-an'-all but it's driving me nuts
    On a spread sheet or web page the cursor moves far right at the slightest touch or the screen shot becomes magnified to the extreme.
    If I tap the mouse surface it SOMETIMES returns to normal.
    Why is this happening? Is it the closeness of my fingers to the mouse or is there a preference setting somewhere.
    My Missing Manual has missed this quirk.
     
  2. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    Open System Preferences, go to Mouse, and switch off Smart Zoom.
     
  3. dfmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that.
    Fixed the zoom issue but the spreadsheet mania is still there.
    The cursor suddenly goes far right and low down.???
    It can only be rescued by a continuous clik on the bottom scroll bar on the left hand side.


    Is there such a thing as a wireless mouse without the clever touch surface trick. At the moment it is wasting more time for me than is warranted
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    You could try the Apple's trackpad, I believe its much nicer to work with. Other than that, any third-party mouse, wireless or not will work with you mac. Beware that some mice have extra features that might require extra drivers.
     

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