Which wireless mice DO work well with macOS Sierra?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by jtara, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. jtara macrumors 65816

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    My mac mini is practically unusable after updating to Sierra. I am presumably suffering from the Logitech mouse problems reported here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...ce-after-macos-sierra-update-updated.2000089/

    The cursor pointer is laggy. It seems worse when the pointer is over an application window, and maybe worse with some applications (like Chrome) than others. I've found that hitting the Escape button on the keyboard is a "fix", but I have to do it so often I will wear out the escape button! ;)

    If you have updated to Sierra, and your mouse is working perfectly, please report what brand and model of mouse you have! I am sick of this problem, am seeing no solutions, and want to just solve the problem with a new mouse.

    FWIW, I use a USB keyboard (old-school Unicomp) and no issue there. The computer is a late 2012 Mac Mini i7 (the last good Mac Mini, IMO!) so no Bluetooth LE, so would prefer a mouse with a receiver rather than Bluetooth (or one that does not eat batteries, which I think is difficult without Bluetooth LE). As well, I am left-handed, and since Logitech stopped making their left-handed mouse a few years ago, will need to be an ambidextrous mouse.

    I do have an Apple mouse somewhere, recently moved have to dig it out from a box! It will do in a pinch, but really don't like the Apple mouse.
     
  2. Hadron macrumors regular

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    My old Logitech Vx Nano works fine with Sierra apart from(!!) system freezes, but I've had a day without those since updating Logitech Control Centre to 3.9.5.66 (6 Oct version). But my MBP is a year newer than your Mac Mini, so no promises. Might be worth trying updating the Logitech software anyway, to see whether that helps your performance.

    My newer Logitech BT mouse is absolutely fine, but you didn't want BT.
     
  3. bikejack macrumors newbie

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    My Logitech M705 works great with Sierra. Scrolling and pointer movement very smoothe. After installing Sierra I had to download the latest Logitech Unifying Software for Sierra to get the mouse to work.
     
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  5. jtara thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I will try the latest LCC. I see that the last one I installed I downloaded on 9/21, so the one you are using is newer.

    BTW, does anybody know the reason for the existence of both LCC and Logitech Options? I tried googling and came up with nothing useful. Do I need/want BOTH of these?

    I uninstalled both, the the mouse still works, but "works" is a relative term... It's just as flakey as before.

    Actually, I realize now that I can use Bluetooth LE. I have a Bluetooth dongle (somewhere, in a box!) that I added to my Mini, (1) because the Mini (was) in a big rack cabinet (now on desk, but needs to move back into the rack cabinet) and so I can put the dongle on a USB cable. (2) For APTx support for my Sennheiser heaphones (3) to support iOS handoff. So, need to find that little guy!

    So, once I find the dongle, open to BT mouse options. Good thing then is: one less dongle!

    Using Apple trackpad right now, the mouse was driving me nuts. But need to get back to mouse, I'm a software developer, and the trackpad just does't work well for me for editing files.
     
  6. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    I thought Options was the replacement for LCC... then I thought it was for their keyboards/mice that connect via Bluetooth. Now I have no idea because after I saw your question I looked at the website and they are actively updating both.

    I can tell you that all Logitech Bluetooth mice suffer from the laggy and/or stuck mouse problem. I've given up on 3rd party mice all together. I have a Logitech MX Master (Bluetooth) that I have to shake every minute or so to get it to respond. Other than that, it's a great mouse.
     
  7. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Any MX mouse I have works on my friends Mac Mini and Macbook Pro with Sierra. None of the reported issues we noticed.
     
  8. StarShot macrumors 6502

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    I'm a rare throwback from the days before trackpads appeared. I hate them because I use the edge of my laptop to rest my palms when typing and with the trackpad active, my cursor goes off "flying" while I'm typing, cause errrors in my text.

    I've never had a problem with my MBA while having the pad turned off. After installing Sierra, it happens almost daily.

    In Accessibility I have “Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse or wireless trackpad is present” CHECKED. I've put fresh batteries in my mouse, but it still happens. I'm using a BT mouse FWIW. Wondering if this is a bug in Sierra, a failure in my MBA or the mouse.

    I've tried a wired mouse with the same results. Track pad active. PITA typing when the cursor takes off and dumps text in previous parts of note. I then have to hunt for the cursor, delete the extra key stroke and return to typing. It's hazy, but I may have had this problem in the past and rebooting corrected it.
     
  9. Hadron macrumors regular

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    "All" is a strong statement. My Logitech m535 BT mouse works perfectly with Sierra on my 2013 MBP - no lag, no sticking.

    My older mouse is configured using LCC, the newer BT one with Options. There may be some of intermediate age that are supported by both - it would be logical for them to having included recent models when they released Options, and all subsequent ones to be Options only.
     
  10. StarShot macrumors 6502

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    I'm experiencing mouse problems with Sierra myself. I'm NOT trackperson guy and in Setting, have it set to be ignored wth a mouse present. My mouse is a Logitech that I've used with the past 3 or 4 OS-X versions. What's happening on my '13 MBA is that the Trackpad is now active along with my mouse. I got on the Logitech website where they say they have a new Sierra mouse driver which I downloaded and installed.

    Right after the installation, the new driver appeared to fix the problem, but that only lasted for a few minutes and then it was back to where I was initially. I found an old Apple mouse that I hooked up and it appeared to fix the problem, but that also only lasted a few minutes before I was back to a "hot" trackpad + a mouse pointer.

    My problem with this is that I rest my palms on the area where the track pad is located and every so often my palm connects with the track pad and then my mouse pointer goes to Tibukto. If I don't notice it, I start typing somewhere in the previouls text I written and then I have to stop, find the cursor, correct the extra key strokes and then start again. PITA. Apparantly Sierra does NOT like a mouse connected to it.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 16, 2016 ---
    What's going on with your trackpad?
    --- Post Merged, Oct 16, 2016 ---
    Yeah and what's going on wth your trackpad? Do you have it set to ignore when a mouse is present?
     
  11. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Nope, I use it as default. They work fine together.
     
  12. flowrider macrumors 601

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    My Logitech Performance MX Mouse on my 5,1 cMP running Sierra (or El Cap) working fine here. I must note that my mouse sits on a mouse pad on an extension on the side of my computer stand. My Logitech receiver is inserted in the end of a USB cable and tapped to the bottom of the "mouse table" extension. When I first starting using the mouse I found that the range was not that great. Also Logitech updates their software frequently. Be sure you're running the latest. I check every week or so.

    Lou
     
  13. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Oh, I never check for any Logitech driver or software, etc. I just plug in the USB thing in the iMac, and it works as expected. I have no issues with it, didn't need to configure anything basically. I went through the settings panel for mouse, to make the speed match my eyes browsing the screen more, but that's about it.
     
  14. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^The Logitech Performance MX Mouse has programmable buttons.

    Lou
     
  15. border terrier macrumors regular

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    Using the magic mouse 2 without issues so far. Track pad seems to work OK also.
     
  16. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    I obviously can't personally vouch for the "all" statement, but I do have 3 different Logitech mice and all 3 have the sticking issue—and all 3 exhibit the issue on 2 different Macs. When I went to Logitech's site, they themselves expressed that this is an issue that affects all Bluetooth mice. Now that's probably their way of saying "we have no idea what's going on, but we're certain that whatever the problem is it's not just us." But the fact remains that I do NOT have this issue with Apple's Magic Mouse.

    Unfortunately, I'm finding Apple's Magic Mouse to be more and more uncomfortable the more I use it.
     
  17. StarShot macrumors 6502

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    That wasn't my point. My trackpad and mouse both worked fine. The problem was that I couldn't turn the trackpad off (ignore trackpad when mouse present).
     

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