12 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2012 10:46 PM by JMUF
zamp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just installed a Magic Mouse. It's working in every way it should, except that the tracking is quite slow, even though I have it set at the maximum speed. Anyone have any ideas on what I can do?


Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • 1. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Give MouseZoom a try.  There's also some alternative apps on the page I linked to.

  • 2. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    Czad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks

  • 3. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    JMUF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem, and actually have had that several years with older bluebooth mouse as well on different MacBooks. Mouse becomes very slow and sluggish. External "speedup" utilities etc. do not help... It is incredible that Apple sells crap like this !!!! Perhaps we shoud sue them ?

  • 4. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    Czad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

     

     

    Give MouseZoom a try.  There's also some alternative apps on the page I linked to.

  • 5. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    JMUF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, but I do not belive that it will work. I tired the MagicPrefs, which similar app, and it did not help.. Also tried all other suggestions available from the net... 

  • 6. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    MagicPresfs is not a similar app.  It's goal in life is to enhance the touch controls of the magic mouse.  All MouseZoom does is set the same setting the apple mouse preferences zoom control sets but allows for a wider range of values.

  • 7. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    JMUF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am tired on testing any more. I bought Logitech bt mouse 555b or something, works like a charm.. It is really shame that Apple do not fix this problem.

  • 8. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    JMUF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was curious and did try the mousezoom... and no help :-(

  • 9. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    The only reason I can think of why mousezoom doesn't appear to work for you is (a) you must want an horrendous tracking speed or more likely (b) there really was something wrong with your magic mouse.   But not perusing it further and taking back to apple to exchange it for another is of course your choice.

  • 10. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    JMUF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The probelm is in the mouse. However, I feel that this is rather common probelm with Apple's mice, since others have the simiar issues (I had also the same issue with the  non-magic bluetooth mouse as well). In my mind it shoud work without any external "speeding apps" ... No probs with that Logictech mouse which has tracking speed set to half.

  • 11. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    The MM has high DPI tracking (I guess like a gaming mouse) unless like yours, theres a problem with it.  I also have a Logitech wired mouse I keep connected as a backup.  If the tracking is set to use the MM with it's high DPI then the Logitech with its relatively low DPI is like pushing through mud.  Conversely if I set an acceptable tracking speed for the Logitech the MM becomes totally uncontrollable with an enormously high tracking speed. 

     

    So all I can say is if you MM has a problem, and it is under warrantee, I see no reason to get apple to exchange it.

  • 12. Re: Magic Mouse tracking slowly
    JMUF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately the warranty is not valid anymore. Thanks X423424X for the help anyaway!