Why doesn't scrolling work with wired Apple mouse?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Jayson A, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. Jayson A macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    I had the same issue in Yosemite as well.

    Using the wired Apple Mouse (formally known as Mighty Mouse), the scroll speed settings are messed up. On the very first notch (left) the scrolling speed is painfully slow and all the rest of the notches are exactly the same speed... STUPID FAST. One tiny scroll with the scroll bar and I can go from the top of a web page to the bottom.

    Does Apple think nobody uses the wired mice anymore? I prefer wired because it's lighter, it glides more easily and it's not as sharp to the touch. Also, with the wireless mouse, it's hard to keep it straight up and down while using it and the sled runners on the bottom is a horrible design.

    So my question is... is there a fix for this odd scrolling behavior with the Apple WIRED mouse? In Lion/Mountain Lion (haven't tried Mavericks), the scroll speed settings work.
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Are you sure that it's not a hardware fault? =
  3. Jayson A thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    Positive. I tried El Capitan and Yosemite on both my home computer and my work computer (both using Apple wired mice) and they both behaved the same way.

    It's a fault in their drivers.
  4. MarcedesCSC macrumors newbie


    Mar 27, 2016

    I have an wired mouse problem also. Two wired mice have gone bad. It is an electronics problem. I herd noises coming from my (Apple) mouse. This happened and it was about two months apart. It's kind of felt like the problems came from the internet.???? Can a mouse be infected through the internet to make you mouse hardware go bad???

    Wondering. (I am on my wireless mouse right now. Luckily I have three mice)

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