What gives with Apple - The Magic mouse clearly is a faulty product. Endless online comments about the sudden loss of tracking function - zero meaningful feedback from apple - except inept comments like "did you change batteries?" etc etc.
My one year & 3 month old MM suddenly does not track....online I find dozens of similar comments from people - the apple response - zero meaningful support except to ask customers to buy another.
Show of hands - how many people with MM problems have received...
The metal bottom battery cover seems to slip off every now and then for some reason - the latch that holds it in place isnt very well built.
Instead of the Energizer alkaline AA batteries that came with the Magic Mouse, I put two Energizer Lithium Ultimate AA batteries in. They last longer and are noticeably lighter. Makes tracking around seem more fluid to me at least.
http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2009/11/14588/ If anybody finds updates or increased functionality please post it here.
Does somebody know when Apple will add more default gestures to their software? I found several tools that already do that, but it's better to use original software... Does somebody these tools? http://www.geeksology.com/how-to-add-additional-ge...
been using recharge batteries the batteries that came with the mouse just ran out - a month so when I put in a fresh charged set it says the charge is not enough I tryed a powerc+enix kit which gives 1.6 volts per cell and that did not give it the oopfh wish apple would make the curcuit parallel or series cant remember which but you supposed to be able to use only one-cell in the mighty mouse presume it works that way with the magic mouse any ideas guys..
So I got my mouse last Thursday, 17-Dec. It's only Sunday but I noticed that my new Magic Mouse is starting to discolor in the areas where I'd left-click and scroll (where the discoloration is more prominent) and right-click, to a lesser degree. I tried Googling but nothing comes up when I search for "magic mouse discolor OR discoloration", so I'm not sure if I just got a lemon. Anyone else experienced this? Here's an image, I apologize for the quality as I just took...
I just discovered BetterTouchTool in one of the comments and I think more people should know about it. It enables almost any gesture you could dream of and it's free! It's still in beta stage but already very useful. The developer continues to update the app almost everyday with more neat features. Check it out: http://blog.boastr.net/
Really like the new mouse, and the vertical scrolling is very nice. But the side scrolling is driving me nuts, and it's so sensitive that it makes programs like Aperture barely usable-- constantly switching my highlighted photo as I'm mousing around the screen.
Here is a program that enables a "middle click" function (it is for the macbook's trackpad but also works on the Magic Mouse): http://clement.beffa.org/labs/projects/middleclick... Open the program and it will enable a 3 finger tap on the shell to work as a middle click [ you don't have to physically click the button ]. It apparently works only for Snow Leopard, but I tried it on an iMac G5 running Leopard and it has worked well so far. Hope this helps.
Although I haven't tried the magic yet, it appears that you cannot rest your fingers as you would with a normal mouse. If this is true, users will have to strain to hover over the surface until they intend to press or make a gesture. Other thoughts?
Didn't see this listed or in the video - it looks like there are no side buttons for the Magic Mouse, or even a way to do a "side click" style gesture. I have a Mighty Mouse right now and I use the side buttons to pop up Expose quite a bit through the day, so that would be pretty critical for me. The touch part seems pretty slick but I'd really hate to lose that feature. Anyone able to confirm my fears?
From what I can see the Magic Mouse supports holding Control on the Keyboard, then Swiping on the Mouse Vertically to Zoom in and out, but it does not say if it supports this or other multi-touch gestures like Pinch-to-Zoom etc. Nice idea, will this be supported, the only multi-touch gestures seem to be the two-finger swipes and two fingered click (this is an interesting alternative to double-click on Windows. Wonder if any of the Microsoft Research concepts mice will see the light of day now...