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5781 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2010 8:24 AM by azpc
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2010 8:05 AM (in response to jobbogamer)Humm,
I wonder if you are having a variation of this problem:
After a year of problems with a jumpy mouse (see videos below) *I purchased a Magic Mouse to see if the Magic Mouse would solve the jumpiness issue. It did but the tracking speed was very slow. Therefore, I installed MouseZoom to increase the tracking speed. After installing MouseZoom I started noticing the jumpy mouse problems again.*
_*This finding is very interesting!*_
_*It implies that the faster the mouse movement the more likely one is to see an erratic mouse with the pointer making unrequested jumps around the screen.*_
My hypothesis is that the operating system or processor is not allocating enough resources to the mouse if the tracking speed is set to a high level.
_*The "jumpy mouse" problem seems to be far worse when the hard disk is running - either copying or downloading a large file*_. Some users are reporting that watching a high resolution flash video will also cause the mouse to skip and jump.
I am certain the problem is software related because the same exact mouse works perfectly in Bootcamp 2.1 and Bootcamp 3.0 in Windows XP SP3.
_*Youtube now has two videos showing the problem*._ You can view the videos here:
If you are suffering from similar problems may I suggest three actions:
* Use the Quicktime X screen recording function to record a video of the problem.
* Post the video to YouTube.
* Contact Apple Care and share your video problem description with them.
* Send a note referencing the video and description to www.apple.com/feedback
Category: Mac OSX Feedback
Feedback Type: Bug Report
Feedback Area: Peripheral/Device Support
I will update this video to let you know if the problem has been solved. I am hopeful that Apple will be able to find the source of the problem and solve it quickly. I really like my Mac and I can hardly wait for the problem to be resolved.
Here is hoping that 10.63 will resolve this issue once and for all!24 inch Imac, 3.06 ghz, 4gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2010 6:21 AM (in response to jobbogamer)I started having this problem today with my lovely new magic mouse, it would skip randomly and at random intervals. Checking my running processes I found the epson printer driver was using 98% of my system resourcesprocessor. Killing this fixed the issue and all is Mac again.17" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2010 2:57 PM (in response to jobbogamer)I took the mouse back to the Apple store, where I was told that 'it was probably an issue with the mouse, because that's the most common problem'. They exchanged it for a new one with no hassle and it's worked perfectly ever since.iMac 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, MacBook Late 2008 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Boot Camp - WIndows XP SP2
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2010 9:41 AM (in response to azpc)One of the YouTube videos has comments mentioning the problem is related to a second monitor being plugged in. I just noticed the problem when I hooked up the second monitor. Unplugged it after reading the comments - the problem is GONE.
Somehow, having a second monitor connected is directly related to the mouse issue. I hope it gets resolved soon!iMac i7 27" at work Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mac OS X (10.6.2), Fritzy magic mouse
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2010 8:24 AM (in response to Adam F)I don't doubt there is a problem with a second monitor. However, I can assure you that the problem exists with one monitor also. I have an Imac which of course only has one screen.24 inch Imac, 3.06 ghz, 4gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2)