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Magic Mouse not working with Lion

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  • UK-Max Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Oct 29, 2011 8:54 AM (in response to chriskalie)

    chriskalie wrote:

     

    It's so frustrating because of those iOS-like scrolling bars that vanish. It's SO HARD to find them to scroll and then my wrists are in an awkward position just forcing my mouse to scrolling vertically (by clicking, no gesture).

    Those scroll bars that vanish are an option. Your system is set up that way (to show scroll bars whilst you're actually scrolling)

     

    Go Sys Pref > General. You will see the options to select scroll preferences.

     

    Good luck

    Max

  • chriskalie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2011 9:04 AM (in response to UK-Max)

    Thank you. But I'll just resort to my trackpad until apple finds a fix. Lion is meant to be intuitive to use. Not having to manipulate my preferences. I'm just get annoyed by the lack of focus with apple's software. The small stuff matters.

  • shipley714 Calculating status...
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    Nov 4, 2011 11:10 AM (in response to Anthony Curcio)

    Hello,

     

    I had the same problem. My magic mouse would not scroll with OS Lion but all the other options would work. What worked for me: if you have magic prefs, open it up, click on configure scrolling on the bottom right of the box and then check the box that says vertical for the one finger scroll and your set. It should work. I hope this works for other people.

     

    Thanks for your time

  • chriskalie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 4, 2011 1:59 PM (in response to UK-Max)

    Hi there! I so totally forgot to come back here and mention and that I resolved my issue. I completely forgot that I have a tiny app called called MagicPrefs that runs some additional gestures for my MM. I decided to uninstall it (which had not shown incompatability before) and presto! the MM worked. All vertical and horizontal scrolling came back. I even reinstalled MagicPrefs and the MM is still running smoothly. The inertial scrolling is even smoother than before.

  • v16vam Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2011 7:45 AM (in response to chriskalie)

    chriskalie

     

    Thanks for your post, it worked with my MM too.

  • ThatGraham Calculating status...
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    Nov 13, 2011 12:39 PM (in response to shipley714)

    Well done shipley714

     

    This was exactly the issue! Magic Preferences had all these check boxes unchecked.

     

    Thank you this has been driving me mad for longer than I want to admit too

  • Young Skywalker Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 9:14 PM (in response to chriskalie)

    You rock!!!! This was driving me nuts!!!

     

    I uninstalled the app called "magicpref" and volia! Mouse started to scroll again....!!!!

     

    I then when and downloaded the newest version of magicpref and installed it and confirmed that once I installed it again that the mouse again stopped scrolling.

     

    Then I came accross this doc. Haven't done it yet. But it claims to fix the real problem so that Magicpref will work agian.

     

    http://getsatisfaction.com/magicprefs/topics/magicprefs_doesnt_work


    THANK YOU!

     

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33095/magicprefs

     

     

    Regards,

    Luke

  • chriskalie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 9:24 PM (in response to Young Skywalker)

    Hi Luke,

     

    In fact, I reinstalled the latest version of MagicPrefs and my MM still works perfectly.

     

    Do you perhaps have an app called CleanMyMac (it cleans iOS devices, too)? CleanMyMac allows you to completely uninstall an app from your Mac.

     

    You are then able install the latest version of an app without there being traces of a previous version of the app on your Mac's HDD or SSD.

     

    As I have a Rev A MBA (with a severely limited HDD), CleanMyMac really helps to optimize Mac OS X to efficiently run my MBA.

     

    Regards,

     

    Christopher

  • Young Skywalker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 9:39 PM (in response to chriskalie)

    Christopher!

     

    I'll have to get a copy some day. For now uninstalling it is cheepest quickest opton for me.

     

    Thanks for the idea thought. I'm sure glad I upgraded my Macbook Pro 13 to a 1 TB HDD!! Ton's of space left...

     

    Luke

  • Legomom Calculating status...
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    Nov 24, 2011 8:48 AM (in response to Young Skywalker)

    To whomever suggested going to Universal Access..thank you!  Worked with my mouse issues I began to have after I installed Lion.  Also, discoverd a lot of things in UA that were not there before in Snow Leppy.

  • Northman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to Anthony Curcio)

    I wouldn't be surprised if you have a MBP 15" late 2010 model. There are at least two compatibility problems when using Lion on those machines.

    1. The screen will go blank from time to time and you need to reboot in order to get it to work again. This can be solved by installing the free ad on gfxcardstatus and then choose to use only the dedicated Intel graphics on the motherboard. The problem seems to have something to do with the Nvidia GeForce 330 graphics card. The error reports always show that - and they have been numerous since I upgraded to Lion.

    2. Bluetooth mice becomes erratic and unusable. This affects both Magic Mouse and older the Apple Bluetooth mouse. Only way to solve it is to reboot the machine. The mouse will then work for an unpredictable amount of time until it happens again. Anywhere from an hours to some hours.

    Both these problem have been posted on several different discussion forum since shortly after the launch of Lion.

    And Apple had done absolutely nothing to solve them. No updates, no official postings. That would be OK if Lion launched like last week. But it didn't. It was launched on July 20th last year! Almost seven months ago.

    What happened? Did the sw dev people at Apple quit all of them?

     

    The only real solution to these problems at the moment is to back down to Snow Leopard. Especially if you need the extra graphic power in the GeForce card from time to time.

  • cr8ter Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2012 4:22 PM (in response to captfred)

    THANK YOU! This has been driving me nuts, and this hidden preference did the trick!

  • Northman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2012 6:39 AM (in response to Northman)

    I should add that downgrading to Snow Leopard is a tricky business which requires a carbon copy of your system folder or else you stand to loose all installed sw and will be forced to reinstall it again once you have downgraded. So Apple really put all affected users in a spot and there's still no word on when or even if there will be an upgrade that will solve the problems.

  • cjbacca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 22, 2012 3:41 PM (in response to Anthony Curcio)

    I had the same porblem. Once I resetted my SMC it worked like normal (scroling was back). Follow these steps

    Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

    Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

    Resetting the SMC on Mac portables with a battery you can remove

    Note: Learn about removing the battery on MacBook and MacBook Pro.

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the computer, if it's connected.
    3. Remove the battery.
    4. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
    5. Release the power button.
    6. Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter.
    7. Press the power button to turn on the computer.

    Resetting the SMC on portables with a battery you should not remove on your ownNote: Portable computers that have a battery you should not remove on your own include MacBook Pro (Early 2009) and later, all models of MacBook Air, and MacBook (Late 2009).

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    5. Press the power button to turn on the computer. 
      Note
      : The LED on the MagSafe power adapter may change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC.

    Resetting the SMC for Mac Pro, Intel-based iMac, Intel-based Mac mini, or Intel-based Xserve

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Unplug the computer's power cord.
    3. Wait fifteen seconds.
    4. Attach the computer's power cord.
    5. Wait five seconds, then press the power button to turn on the computer.

    Note: For Intel-based Xserve computers that are not responding, you can shut down locally, or by using remote commands, or by pressing and holding the power button for five seconds.

  • Keith Randy Calculating status...
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    Feb 12, 2012 8:38 PM (in response to Anthony Curcio)

    MagicPrefs is definitely what fixes this problem. Remember that you can't open MagicPrefs from the application window you have to open it in System Preferences. From there you can click on Configure Scrolling and then check the box that says vertical scrolling with one finger.

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