Wireless PC Mice on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rountrjf, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. rountrjf macrumors newbie

    rountrjf

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    Hello everyone!
    I'm new here...
    Just got a new MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz and am new to Mac in general...

    I have a lot of PC keyboards / mice and one is a Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 2.0 and is very precise on all of my PCs but on my Mac it's really awkward and doesn't move at consistent speeds.

    Any ideas on this? Is it Mac related or should I get a mouse designed for Mac?
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't matter if it's for Macs or PCs. I suggest you go to system preferences and adjust the mouse speed. Also check the batteries.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    should work fine just plug in the USB receiver and it will work instantly… literally!

    the thumb buttons may need Microsoft’s IntelliPoint 5.1 to work in OS X.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Mice are mice. They're not designed for Mac or PC. Any mouse will work. However, the drivers may need to be installed to configure the mouse properly, and drivers are dependent on which operating system you have.
     
  5. rountrjf thread starter macrumors newbie

    rountrjf

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    Thank you thank you!
    I wasn't sure how drivers worked on Macs, I'll go to Microsoft and see if I can find drivers for it.

    Also, can I Map the CTRL button on my PC Keyboard to the Command action on the Mac using just Leopard or do I have to download some other software?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's what drivers are for. I'd be surprised if you find Mac drivers on Microsoft's site, but you never know!
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    OK, color me surprised! However, I wonder if that page is just out of date, or if it won't work on Mac OS X 10.5.5.
    This appears to be more current, but I don't know if it's the right one:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...40-31c6-496d-9723-f7d6cb84564b&DisplayLang=en
     
  8. rountrjf thread starter macrumors newbie

    rountrjf

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    Man! You guys are fast!
    And very helpful!

    I expected to take a couple of days to get a response lol...

    Thanks thanks!
     
  9. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ yep thats a Universal one i just saw 5.1 on some site from a quick Google search.
     
  10. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yep that the way it is here check out spy.macrumors.com

    "Thank you come again!"
     

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