1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 1, 2010 7:08 PM by K Shaffer
Sarah8806 Level 1 Level 1
I just bought a magic mouse and I tried to download the Wireless Magic Mouse Update 1.0. I have a Mac OS X (10.6.5). After I downloaded the update and tried to install it, I get the following message:

"A newer version of this software already exists."

How do I get this newer version of software so that I can use my mouse?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • K Shaffer Level 6 Level 6
    There is a possibility the magic mouse update 1.0 pre-dates your
    current OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard; so the more recent update
    should already be included in your Snow Leopard 10.6.5 system.

    • How to set up your Apple Wireless Mouse:

    Or, if you need a 'newer' version downloaded, check the Mac's
    Software Update app and have it look for a newer version. The
    message you got may indicate either you already have a newer
    version, or a newer one may be available. This is the rub.

    There may be a newer software for the mouse, in combination
    with a Keyboard update, as the bluetooth keyboard shares a lot.

    The "Wireless Magic Mouse Update 1.0" is for OS X 10.5.8 and
    OS X 10.6.1 & Later. You may be able to your computer's System
    Profiler to see what application version exists of this mouse update
    and it probably was installed in the computer with the 10.6.5 update.
    Be sure you have a 1.0 download for Snow Leopard, if there are two.

    Another item is more often a cause of concern with the BlueTooth
    wireless mouse, in 'pairing' the mouse with the computer, and to
    be sure to have the system preference for Bluetooth set for the
    mouse to be seen by the computer. These details should be in the
    instructions for setup of the mouse, when new.

    Since my experience with the fancy new wireless mouse is limited
    only to what I have read online, and my best mouse is the original
    Pro Black Apple USB mouse (dark green with circuitry visible in it)
    perhaps someone will reply with experience w/ BT wireless mouse.

    • Questions & Answers about Apple Magic Mouse:

    • Apple - Support - Keyboard + Mouse:

    You should be able to get the Mac to recognize the mouse if the
    mouse can get a bluetooth signal paired between the devices.
    And if the System Preference panel for bluetooth is on and set
    to recognize items, etc. Some of my Macs have Bluetooth, so I
    do have some familiarity with their control panels; to shut it off.

    If you have a tower computer with a metal case, in a few instances
    the Mac Pro may not have as good a wireless BT signal as it could;
    some users have utilized a USB BT dongle or adapter, so as to use
    its external antenna to expand the range to the mouse, further. This
    may have only been with earlier model Mac Pro towers, though.

    PS: Welcome to Apple Support Discussions!
    +BTW, your post is in the Leopard 10.5 section.+

    Good luck & happy computing!

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