What's wrong with my mouse?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kalixa, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Kalixa macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    I'm a new mac user and one of the things which has troubled me is the mouse. When having to do very precise clicks, such as pressing the upper right corner or right clicking on a word. That is, very precise short distanced moves with the mouse, the mouse seems to stutter. I have tried to change the mouse-sensitivity, and the change is noticeable, but only when dragging the cursor over larger distances. I still have the problem of stuttering over short distances. I tried asking my father to use my mouse, and he had the same problem. It seems to be a problem with the software since I have the same problem with my track pad and my external mouse.
  2. harryhermit macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
    I have the same problem. When I try to make slow short distance mouse moves, the mouse cursor seems to slow down.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    What kind of mouse are you using? I don't have any problems with precise clicks or right clicking on a word with my VX Revolution. I've uploaded my system preference settings for my mouse.

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  4. looking4anotebo macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2007
    I am having the same issue. Using a Microsoft optical mouse in OSX.

    Any solutions?
  5. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    Buy a higher resolution mouse.

    *goes back to bed **** why am i up*
  6. introspectrum macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2007
    new york
    same here.

    just got the vx revolution mouse, which is relatively high end.

    i think it has something to do with compatibility settings. I've used other mice on my mbp and have had the same issues. But when i used apple's wireless mighty mouse, i didn't notice any stuttering.
  7. Kelmon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I haven't noticed a problem but then again I am using a 3rd party driver for my VX Revolution mouse because the Logitech drivers are (in my experience) a Mac-killer. The drivers I use, which will work with practically every USB mouse as best as I can tell, is SteerMouse (http://plentycom.jp/en/steermouse/). You might want to give these drivers a go (there's a trial period and then a cost of $20) and see if they resolve the issue with your model of mouse.

    Then again, as iJawn108 noted, it might be the resolution of your mouse that is the issue.
  8. Reverov macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    This was kinda making me mad too... found this really neat program though and theres even a gui version of it. Totally free also.

    Mouse Fix

    Read the readme in order to have it run everytime you start your mac.

    P.S. I found that a level of about 2.9 was good for me.
  9. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    You can also use USB Overdrive, which bypasses this annoying way that OS X controls mouse movements. It can also give functions to other keys on your mouse that OS X couldn't use before.

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