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  • Rick Prather Level 3 (720 points)
    My Magic Mouse works from as far away as I can get in my room and still see my iMac, about 10 feet.

    You either have a bad mouse or your BT antenna is not right in your MBP.

    Two things I would try would be new set of batteries in the MM and also if you have another BT device (keyboard?) check it's range.
  • lbrockhurst Level 1 (0 points)
    Does that mean that you need a mac with the intel processor to work. 10.6.1 isn't available for macs without the intel processor
  • Rick Prather Level 3 (720 points)
    lbrockhurst wrote:
    Does that mean that you need a mac with the intel processor to work. 10.6.1 isn't available for macs without the intel processor

    You don't need 10.6 except for momentum scrolling:

    +"Minimum Requirements+

    +A Bluetooth-enabled Macintosh computer+
    +Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later with Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0* or Mac OS X v10.6.1 or later with Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0+
    +*Momentum scrolling supported only on Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard"+
  • tripgrip Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey thanks Rick, you gave me an idea and so I opened up my MBP and found that the bluetooth antenna wire was not hooked up to the bluetooth module. I carefully hooked it up, put everything back together and voila, it works flawlessly 30 feet away. I guess this one slipped by the Q.C. person at Apple. Thanks again

    P.S. The Magic Mouse is great!
  • Rick Prather Level 3 (720 points)

    I'm also happy with the Magic Mouse and my slightly crippled hand has never felt better!
  • Gandalf99 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just purchased a magic mouse to use w/my MBP ('07) running 10.6.2. It seems to be working correctly-right mouse pref screen, can scroll up & down, left & right. What I don't seem to be able to do is middle click. Should I be able to?
  • mumblypeg Level 1 (0 points)
    I have Leopard (10.5.8) with all the latest updates. I had also installed the Wireless Mouse Update 1.0, yet my Mouse prefs pane remained simple and I had no swipe support.

    Based on your mention of USB Overdrive I checked and when I uninstalled USB Overdrive and rebooted, my Mouse prefs pane was the expected enhanced one and I have full swipe/gesture support on the Magic Mouse.

    Yay! Thank you very much for suggesting this fix. I would NEVER have thought of it.
  • Z!s!s Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, I've just bought a magic mouse... The actions are only the scrolling, one button click, two button click, swipe and screen zoom? I thought that as a multi-touch mouse it should have many more actions...?
    Is there anyone who knows how can I activate the expose or the dashboard straight from my magic mouse?
  • Paulman! Level 1 (35 points)
    For everyone who is dis-tified with the magic mouse (as I was with SLOW scrolling and no multi jestures) all you have to do is go here and download the software

    Betttouchtool It creates multi getures that i'm sure apple will be releaseing soon, but who knows when. This created a whole new experience that shouldve been likethis from the start. You can program the buttons and gestures IT'S AMAZING!

    You can also tap and not click to make things work like right click left click etc. Three finger swipes, pinch zoom etc.
  • dfwapple Level 1 (0 points)
    Let me start by saying I'm very picky about keyboards and mice.

    Liked the mighty mouse, but hated how the scroll ball always stopped working within a couple months. Wasn't sure how well the Magic Mouse was going to work with my still capable Mac G5 tower running the older Leopard. After several days of heavy use I cannot say enough positive things about it. It feels and acts so natural once the scroll rate and positioning preferences were tuned for my larger display.

    You will be hard pressed to get me to move another mouse any time soon. Microsoft and Logictec have been one upped on such a common device.
  • Steve Colburn Level 4 (1,270 points)
    I agree with you dfwapple, I actually love this mouse.

    I got my 27" iMac about 2 weeks ago, and was not even going to try out the mouse. I'm glad I did!

    I have tried three of the 3rd party drivers & for now have settled on BetterTouchTool.

    My Logitech mouse has been put away.

  • dudecavanaugh Level 1 (0 points)
    New to the forum, not sure if this is the right place for my question, I apologize in advance if it isn't. I got a magic mouse for my macbook pro and it is great accepting it seems very sluggish. I really have to crank up the tracking speed to get it so move smoother. I have it on a smooth surface, didn't notice a difference when on a mouse pad. I wonder if anyone can offer a suggestion? I appreciate it!
  • iorganutan Level 1 (40 points)
    Just seen that this new software has been released for the Magic Mouse - MagicPrefs. I suggest people try it out and post your results here.

    I'll be downloading it tonight to test. I've been happily using ZoomMouse until now, but this package offers many other preferences and customizations for the Magic Mouse - looks like something Apple should have released with the Magic Mouse in the first place.

    To quote:

    * It features the ability to bind a variable number of finger clicks, taps, swipes, pinch and other gestures to functions like Middle Click , Hold Down Both Mouse Buttons , Spaces , Expose, Dashboard etc.
    * Touch Sensitivity implements a single point control for a number of factors impacting the algorithms of the taps, swipes, pinche and other gestures.
    * Tracking Speed adds the ability to increase the maximum mouse speed by a extra 200%.
    * It is also possible to add custom keyboard shortcuts and macros, or custom applications and bind them to any gesture in magicprefs.
    * Also featured is a real-time display of the fingers touching the surface of the mouse that you can enable to test and monitor the way the mouse sees fingers.

    Let us know how it works for you.
  • iyacyas Level 4 (1,535 points)
    I got a Magic Mouse from my beautiful awesome wife for Christmas. Disappointed at firs that it would not do magic with Leopard, so I too found the 1.0 update Then the magic began.

    Then I too discovered Magic Prefs and al'be know my Magic Mouse is like Merlin the Mouse.

    Works just like my wife trackpad on her Unibody Macbook but better I have total control over the mouse and how it deal with Expose/Spaces & Desktop.

    I am very happy, I am sorry that others are experiencing problems.
  • iorganutan Level 1 (40 points)
    Well my initial testing of MagicPrefs transforms this fantastic looking mouse into an amazing computing tool. You can customize it with 1, 2, 3 even 4 finger gestures, clicks and taps to do literally anything you want. You can even save different profiles for different tasks, such as gaming, CAD/photo work, or whatever.

    All I can recommend is give it a try, it's free, and see what you think.