Two mice at once?

stripshooter

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Feb 17, 2012
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Just purchased a MacBook Pro and reconfiguring my office/recording setup. I do work on two seperate desks because of the size of some equipment (midi keyboard). I have a display on the secondary desk mirroring my MacBook display. I would prefer a mouse on each desk because editing audio is seems difficult on the trackpad. Can I use two bluetooth mice on the same computer? Or one wired and one bluetooth?
 

KylePowers

macrumors 68000
Mar 5, 2011
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I use a Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse on my iMac and it works just fine. I do wonder how it'd handle two of the same mice though (like two Magic Mouses). But it'd probably work.
 

rainydays

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Nov 6, 2006
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There is no limit on the amount of HIDs you can connect. Besides the trackpad on the macbook, i have one magic trackpad, one mouse and one wacom tablet connected. No problems there.
Two of the same bluetooth devices shouldn't be a problem either since they all have specific IDs.
 

frank4

macrumors regular
Oct 17, 2011
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I use a MagicMouse (bluetooth) and wired 2 button Logitech mouse at same time on my Mac Mini, no problem. The MM is indeed cool but I prefer the feel of the old wired mouse for detailed work, and get less handstrain.

The system settings I use for each mouse are slightly different however, so if I expect to use one for an extended period of time I tweak its settings. Would be nice if there was no need to make this adjustment.