9940 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2010 9:26 AM by crosvs
It does now show up in the Bluetooth menu with a name, "Apple Wireless Mouse." After installing that wireless mouse software update, keyboard and mouse system-preference panels are separate, and I don't see a battery level in the mouse panel.
I found http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2662, but it doesn't seem to help.
I don't know if this means anything or not (maybe it's a Leopard vs. Snow Leopard thing?), but I noticed that, in the Bluetooth System Preferences panel, the mouse shows up just like in http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3048 except that it has a red highlight rather than a blue highlight.
Oh, I've also tried removing it and re-adding in the Bluetooth panel. Same result each time: It works just looks like a boring ol' ho-hum mouse (left and right buttons only), and no battery level shown.
I'm not seeing anything flakey about its behavior, by the way. There's nothing intermittent going on, it's just that the "Magic Mouse" doesn't have any "magical" properties.
I tried hooking it up to my MacBook Pro (which doesn't need it, since it already has an even more "magic" trackpad). That MacBook Pro is running the latest Snow Leopard (10.6.4, I think). I'm seeing exactly the same thing on that machine too: It hooks up fine, and behaves like a completely normal mouse, but has no multi-touch "magic" properties.
Hmmm... I must be doing something wrong.
I almost certainly found the reason for this problem when I experienced a somewhat similar problem after purchasing the Magic Trackpad today: I had USB Overdrive installed, and it was almost certainly intercepting it and thereby preventing MacOS from servicing it. I couldn't figure out any way around this but to deinstall USB Overdrive.
In hindsight I'm glad that I inadvertently waited for the Magic Trackpad; I like it better!
ok my mistake, i DID have USBOverdrive on my computer.
So here's the exact way to solve the problem:
(1) just re-download and re-install USBOverdrive (www.usboverdrive.com)
(2) restart when prompted
(3) go to the usboverdrive system preferences panel and UNINSTALL IT
(4) restart whether or not prompted
(this SHOULD fix the problem at this point, if not, see further below)
(5) open the bluetooth preferences (or access from the menu) and add a new bluetooth device
(6) pair your trackpad
(7) it is probably working now; but go to the trackpad preferences pane to be sure that you're seeing the new magic trackpad preferences rather than the old macbook pro preferencdes
IF THIS DID NOT WORK:
(8) you need to find ALL references for any file containing "usboverdrive" in the name. possible places to look include:
(9) DELETE ANY AND ALL FILES CONTANING "USBOVERDRIVE"
(10) restart your computer. Everything should be working now
I was in exactly your boat (see my previous posts) - i never knew what usboverdrive was, don't remember ever installing such a thing, and couldn't find it... at first.
but i looked harder, and really encourage you to do the same: miraculously i found it at after a second round of searching.
i did NOT use spotlight (for some reason it didn't find it at first) but manually scrolled through the folders i already listed above.
seriously, go ahead and try again. i'm quite confident you will find it.
best of luck,