Trying to get used to Magic Mouse..

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  1. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

    TheBritishBloke

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    Anyone else have trouble getting used to the Magic Mouse? I don't know if it's due to it being low-profile, or due to me being used to my Mac's trackpad, but I just can't get used to the Magic Mouse..

    EDIT: And does anyone elses seem uneven? Mine seems to rock VERY SLIGHTLY side to side.. Maybe my OCD is kicking in :/
     
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I've spent some time with it, and I dislike the shape I have to hold my hand in to use it. I much prefer resting my hand on a normal Mighty/Pro Mouse shape, it's far more comfy. I'd rather stick with a one buttoned scroll-less Pro Mouse than get a Magic Mouse, really :)
     
  3. mlblacy macrumors 6502

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    stick with it...

    you will get used to it. It took me about a week, but despite that I did prefer it almost right away. There are a few apps in which it seems to spazz out a bit if you are lightly resting your fingers on top (like Aperture). That still bugs me a bit. Buy yourself a pair of Eneloops or the Apple branded rechargeables, also... it does chew through batteries in about 2-3 weeks with heavy use.

    Having no scrolly ball to capture crud and get gunked up is nice. I think it is Apple's best mouse so far...
     
  4. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It just seems really low profile to me, my other mouse is an MX Revolution so it's much bigger/higher. I guess I'll get used to it, I don't have 'huge' hands, but I have bigger than average hands.
     
  5. 3282868 macrumors 603

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    I have rather large hands, and I like the Mighty Mouse. After the scroll ball on the mouse needing constant cleaning, I grew tired of it and welcomed the Magic Mouse. Truthfully, the low profile structure is better for your hand/wrist and arm as there is less movement involved. As you become more familiar with the gestures of the mouse, such as two finger swipe for scrolling left/right and fast scrolling up/down, you'll get used to the shape and profile. Also, there are third party applications such as "BetterTouchTool" (free online) that allow tweaking of gestures, and added gestures (up to four finger swiping) for various actions and applications.

    If you find the Magic Mouse doesn't fit your needs, you mentioned your trackpad being more comfortable. Try the Magic Trackpad. Many who had doubted its usability quickly changed their minds upon using it, and if you like your trackpad it may be a better fit, just be warned it has a much lower profile than the mouse (although it does tilt which may make a difference).

    Just curious, what's the story with your signature?
     
  6. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    This is exactly how I feel too. I have large hands, can stretch 9 keys on a piano with one hand, and it is very low, so maybe we are in the same boat.
     
  7. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the replies guys.. Just curious.. if I press on the bottom right hand side of my Magic Mouse, it sort of 'wiggles' as though the base is uneven? Does anyone elses do this? Easier to hear/see if you do it on a wooden table (just for record, it does it on the palm rest of my MBP too [flat surface])
     
  8. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Click through and read (and subsequently click) the signature of the post it links. If you ever watched Lamb Chop's Play-Along you'll get it. :p
     
  9. jayducharme macrumors 68030

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    I had my doubts about the MM at first. But it turned out to be the best mouse I'd ever used. The small size took me a while to get used to, but I grew to really like it. The only problem was that I had a tiny amount of real estate on which to use it. I just got the Magic Trackpad and so far think it will work much better for me.
     
  10. Abbazaba35 macrumors newbie

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    I tried it... Loved the way you could make it exactly like the track pad with gestures (Via MagicPrefs) and realllllly wanted to make it my mouse. But I just use a mouse too much and the low rider and non ergonomic design don't work well for dudes with big hands.

    So I will move on to using a USB mouse that takes up one of my USB slots.
     
  11. richlee111 macrumors regular

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    Been using the MM now for about 2 months. Initially the low profile seems weird and uncomfortable, but I think Apple designed it this way so that it is easier to maneuver your fingers across the mouse surface when doing gestures. It mimics a flat surface like a real trackpad. Just my 2 cents.
     
  12. Gizmo22 macrumors regular

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    I personally prefer a Magic Trackpad, but your milage may vary depending on what applications you like to use. Excel can sometimes benefit from a mouse of some sort, but most other software benefits greatly from the Trackpad gestures in my opinion.

    With regards to it rocking back and forth, you may want to check out Fliders.

    For the shape concerns, check out this...the "Magic Mouse Fixed."
     

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