Will an ordinary Dell USB mouse work with a mac?

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  1. drspa44 macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking of buying a Dell mouse. They're just ones that I've used many times before and I like the feel of compared to my current mighty mouse. I wanted to know whether a mouse like this: http://tinyurl.com/dellmouse would work on my imac with leopard. Will all of the buttons work correctly or will I have to download a driver that complicates things?

    Thanks!

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    This isn't 1994. It's USB. Yes. I'm using that mouse right now.
     
  3. drspa44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh good! it' just many websites saying sys requirements as Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista etc, so I just wanted to be sure!
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's just because they don't care about us.

    Either that, or they know that OS X already has drivers for thousands of peripherals that Windows doesn't.
     
  5. Adrianus macrumors member

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    Yup that works for sure. It sucks that wireless USBs don´t work though :mad:

    Does anyone know a wireless mouse that works with Mac that isn´t the Mighty Mouse and costs way less?
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Do you mean actual Wireless USB, Bluetooth, or IR?
     
  7. Adrianus macrumors member

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    It was actual wireless. It had a little USB reciever you plug into the USB drive. Some probably work but this one i bought didn´t :mad:
     
  8. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I've never had any USB peripheral other than my dad's fundus retina camera and an extremely old and cheap USB to MIDI converter which doesn't work on a Mac. I've had 'PC only' wireless USB mice working on my Macs too before.
     
  9. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    I work at Best Buy in canada and we have a rocketfish line of products that is essentially our brand, there is a wireless bluetooth mouse for mac that is $50 and a cheaper wired version that is about $30. The wireless one is a laser mouse and it looks almost exactly like a mighty mouse. Im sure if your in the states best buy will carry them
     
  10. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Yuck. I don't want to go back to the days when we had cheap clones. I want the real mighty mouse. Hence I purchased one. That and the wireless aluminum keyboard. To OP: Yes.
     

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