Hardware :: Expose Functionality Update For Magic Mouse (removed)?

Nov 4, 2009

Removed, as I have been notified that this could be a hoax.

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Hardware :: Apple Update Magic Mouse Drivers To Allow Expose?

Dec 22, 2009

Just wondering what the general thought is out there. Will Apple update the drivers for the Magic Mouse to allow some type of gesture to open Expose?

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Hardware :: Current State Of Magic Mouse Functionality In Boot Camp?

May 20, 2010

I have for some time been looking for a bluetooth mouse for my MBP, but I am still stuck between the new Magic Mouse and Logitech m555b.

I will mainly be using it for travel/mobility use, as when my MBP is on the desk, I use my ageing - but loved - Logitech MX1000.

I am not a gamer. But I think that the ability to do 360 scrolling e.g. in Lightroom could be great.

I will mainly be working in Snow Leopard, but sometimes I might need boot camp for .NET development etc.

Does current boot camp drives support borth left and right click as it was a normal mouse on the magic mouse?

Is scrolling working?How is battery life?

Is there any way of invoking Expos´┐Ż or DashBoard on the Magic Mouse?

Price difference between the 2 mice is not important.

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Hardware :: No Expose With Magic Mouse?

Dec 2, 2009

Is there a gesture in the magic mouse that can do the Epose All Windows option?

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Hardware :: No Expose Function In Magic Mouse?

Oct 30, 2009

the whole purpose for purchasing the Mighty Mouse was that it worked so well with the Mac and made everything so natural.

the new mouse seems to remove this extremely useful feature.

Can anyone tell me if there is some multi-touch capability in the new mouse that interfaces with Expose.

If not, then this mouse is worthless until Apple puts the feature back in - buttons on the side again or not.

If you use the new mouse, you cannot use expose without having to reach over your keyboard.

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Hardware :: No Invoking Expose And Spaces With Magic Mouse?

Oct 20, 2009

I LOVE the design and multitouch-ness of the Magic Mouse, but I use Mighty Mouse ALL THE TIME to invoke Spaces and Expose. (Click the ball in for Spaces, and squeeze the sides for Expose). Can Magic Mouse invoke Spaces and Expose?

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Hardware :: Finding Magic Mouse With Expose And Dashboard

Oct 21, 2009

So, will there be any way to evoke expose and dashboard on the new mouse? I don't use dashboard that frequently, but I do use expose all the time. So, is there like some sort of multitouch gesture or any way to evoke such functions?

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Hardware :: Magic Mouse - How To Invoke Expose And Dashboard

Nov 7, 2009

Subject pretty much says it all. I've resorted to going back to function keys. How are the rest of you guys coping?

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Hardware :: Finding Easy, Reliable Way For Magic Mouse And Expose?

Jul 7, 2010

I just sold my iMac and thought i would buy a very over priced but yet wonderful Magic Mouse to make my MacBook experience a little easier. The only thing they is annoying though is I am still using the trackpad for expose. I have found MutliClutch for added gestures but it is very hard to use. Any other suggestions?

The reason i sold my iMac is because my iPad and MacBook are all i need. and i hardly use the Macbook anymore because of the iPad. It was wasted on me keeping it when i never use it.

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Hardware :: Magic Mouse Stop Working After Software Update

Dec 26, 2009

I got the Magic Mouse yesterday. It was working fine after I installed the stuff using software update which it required. Then I installed snow leopard earlier today and the middle scroll and the multi-touch side to side gestures have stopped working since. The videos on the preference pane are gone and it now displays as I'd imagine it would for any other mouse: [URL]

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Hardware :: Apple Magic Trackpad With Keyboard Functionality?

Aug 16, 2010

I'm working on a software project to turn the bottom 1/3 of the magic trackpad into a keyboard. The idea is that you print the layout of the iPhone keyboard onto an overhead transparency sheet or an invisibleshield sticker and stick it to the trackpad, and then a software app renders the keyboard on screen and generates keystrokes for the correct buttons. I should add that you don't have to stick anything to the trackpad if you don't want to, but it makes it a lot easier to use.

I have this semi-working right now. Is this something that anyone here would be interested in trying in a few days or a week when it's working better?

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Hardware :: Magic Trackpad Or Magic Mouse With Lot Of Windows?

Sep 2, 2010

buying one of these to replace my mouse.There's no store where i live so i can't go into the store and try both I'v never tried the apple trackpad on their laptops either.I used a lot of windows laptops before and what i can say.They were so bad that i always had a little mouse in my back I rly don't know what to expect for the apple track pad.Can it replace completely the mouse and is it comfortable to work with ? Or should i go with the mouse ?

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Hardware :: Magic Mouse & Magic Trackpad Use With Imac

Nov 26, 2010

I'm looking to get either a Magic Mouse or the Magic trackpad to use with my iMac. Do they both work with Windows? My wife uses Windows Vista on bootcamp for work. Also, I do play some games, nothing heavy duty.Any other thoughts or suggestions would be helpful, especially concerning the magic trackpad as my experience with it is approximately 10 minutes at my local Apple store.

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IMac :: Magic Trackpad Or Magic Mouse For Daily Use?

Jul 27, 2010

Which one do you want to use for everyday surfing etc?

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IMac :: Magic Trackpad Much Better Than Magic Mouse - 27"

Aug 2, 2010

For those who have purchased the new iMac or are thinking of purchasing, definitely go with a Magic Trackpad. The Magic Mouse is a little better for dragging and dropping, but the Trackpad is so much more enjoyable to use for everything elseApple should really figure out a way to make this a packaging option

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Hardware :: Functionality Of Bluetooth Mouse For MacBook Pro

Aug 15, 2009

So I went out and bought the wireless Mighty Mouse. My first impressions are not good. Although I like the functionality, it just doesn't feel right - it feels a little flimsy and I can't get used to the scroll wheel. To top it all off, mine has a defect (it won't scroll left....only up/down/right). So I'm going to take it back to the Apple Store tomorrow. I think I'll end up getting something different, but I would like to keep with a Bluetooth one so I don't have to plug anything into my computer.

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Hardware :: Magic Mouse Or Magic Trackpad?

Dec 28, 2010

I just purchased a Apple Wireless Keyboard for my MacBook Pro. And I was wondering if I should get a Magic Mouse or Magic trackpad. I love to use my computer from my tv while I sit on the couch and I like to use it from a distance from my tv. Please help by reply and tell me.

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Hardware :: Intelligent Design Titanium Laser Mouse - Magic Mouse Alternative?

Oct 31, 2009

If $$$$ is not an issue, here is an alternative for those people complaining about Apple's old Mighty Mouse & new Magic Mouse:ID titanium laser mouseThis mouse would double the value of your standard 21.5" iMac!

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Mac Pro :: Formatting And Bluetooth Magic Mouse Stuck With No Mouse During Setup Process?

Oct 5, 2010

If I want to format my Mac Pro (6 core 3.33 GHz) and I have an Apple wired keyboard and a bluetooth Magic Mouse will the Setup Assistant be "smart" enough to pair the mouse with the computer or will I be stuck with no mouse during the setup process? Do I have to run the entire process with a wired mouse?

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Hardware :: Does The Magic Mouse Fix The Mighty Mouse's Fatal Flaw?

Oct 20, 2009

One of my absolute biggest pet peeves with the Mighty Mouse (aside from the input lag), was that you had to LIFT your middle finger off the right side of the mouse for the left click to register. You simply cannot rest your right-clicking finger on the mouse and left click with your pointer finger.

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Hardware :: Magic Mouse Or Any BT Mouse Wake A Closed Macbook?

Jan 21, 2010

If I pair a bluetooth mouse to my Macbook Pro, will it wake itself up inside it's bag (potentially over heating it and killing my batter) if it receives input from the mouse?

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Hardware :: Mouse Pad That Matches The Alu Keyboard And Magic Mouse?

Nov 7, 2009

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for good mouse pads/anything similar to a mouse pads function. I would prefer something that fits well with the Magic Mouse and Alu Keyboard.

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Hardware :: Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX Review, Vs. Magic Mouse?

Nov 8, 2009

A large portion of last month for me was spent looking for a decent wireless mouse, and I was pretty hell bent on avoiding a dongle so I went for Bluetooth. In that time, I went through three mice:

Kensington Slimblade Trackball Mouse
Logitech V470
Razer Orochi

While the Kensington worked mostly fine, the profile was really uncomfortable and the audible clicking noise from the trackball was insanely loud and drove me batty, so I returned it.

The latter two both had the same issue; lag. They lagged, badly. After less than five seconds of being idle they would go to sleep, and when you tried to move them they would jump across the screen. Sometimes they would ignore input entirely.

After some research, I learned that this is pretty inherent in the nature of Bluetooth, and only a select few vendors manage to make mice without obvious lag issues. The Kensington had only a bit, and most Apple mice have minimal BT lag as well.

At this point, however, I was done with trying Bluetooth mice. The increase in power consumption and lag was not worth the lack of a dongle. So I went looking for a mouse with a tiny USB dongle, and found this:



The receiver is really, really small. It's also part of Logitech's unifying series, which means you can pair up to six devices to it, if you have them.


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I've been using it for about a week now, so here are my impressions of each of its features.

First, let's talk about the dongle. I seriously haven't thought of it since I put it in. 99% of the time I'm not using my USB ports for anything, so losing the port doesn't really hurt me in any way. The response time is amazing. I have to leave it for like a minute before I notice any lag upon moving it again, and even then it's pretty much unnoticeable. It's usable within half a second of turning it on and after that it's pretty much smooth sailing.

The mouse includes Logitech's Darkfield technology, which is pretty cool since it will track on just about anything except for a mirror. So, uh, those of you with mirrors for desks are still out of luck I guess? It works on glass that's 4mm or more thick, though!

The scroll wheel is quite cool. By pressing on the scroll wheel it can switch between click mode and free mode. The click mode works like every other scroll wheel you've ever used, it clicks when you scroll it. The free mode is quite impressive ... when you flick it, it's basically frictionless. You can use this to scroll through large pages very quickly. I can't help but liken it to the Magic Mouse's momentum scroll, except this is actually physical momentum.

As a useless sidenote, I managed to get it to spin for roughly twenty seconds!

You can also tilt the wheel left and right to scroll horizontally. Considering that you generally don't need to scroll horizontally incredibly often, I find this works very well for what it is. It certainly isn't as slick as the Magic Mouse's 360-degree scrolling, though.

The button behind the scroll wheel defaults to Expose, and there's front and back buttons under your thumb that are Forward and Back. Using Steermouse, you can program these buttons to do whatever you want them to do in whatever App you're using.

The build quality feels great. The sides have a rubber grip for comfort, and the body is made of a soft-touch plastic which, while not as deliciously suede-like as the Razer Orochi, is very comfortable all the same. The scroll wheel in particular feels like a real piece of machinery.

It takes two AA batteries. Um, yeah. Use rechargeable, they're cheaper in the long run and better for the environment!

Now, I know I've touched on the comparisons to the Magic Mouse earlier, but let's get more in-depth. First off, why would I bother to compare them? Well, I imagine most people looking for a mouse and own a Mac are going to jump to the Magic Mouse first, but I'd urge them to reconsider. Just because Apple makes it does not make it the best option.

The Anywhere Mouse MX is technically a notebook mouse (they make a desktop version, the Performance Mouse MX), so if you're considering it at all you probably have a Macbook. In which case, I'd be willing to come right out and say the Magic Mouse is completely useless to you. It has a few of the features your trackpad already has, but is missing a lot of the best ones. The lack of an Expose function in an Apple mouse should be criminal. Even the Logitech has this, and as maybe the most-used function of OS X -- for me, anyway -- not having a dedicated way to access it is unacceptable. If you already have the glass trackpad, the Magic Mouse really offers you nothing except the fun of pushing it around your desk.

Other standout features of the Magic Mouse:

360-scrolling: OK, yeah, the Magic Mouse wins this. The ability to scroll diagonally is awesome. I hope to see other mice incorporate this. However, the Logitech is able to scroll in every direction well enough for pretty much every task.

Um, right clicking: The Logitech does this shockingly well!

Back and forward: Surprisingly enough, pressing thumb buttons is significantly more comfortable than contorting your hand into a claw-like thing. Well, OK, you can simply lift your hand off the mouse to do these gestures, but that's bad too. Why have to do this at all? Apple's aversion to buttons strikes again.

Aesthetics: Make no mistake, the Magic Mouse is beautiful. I'd be lying if I said the Logitech is nearly as striking, but I think it is a good looking mouse in its own ways. I'm certainly not embarrassed to have it in my fashionista hands.

When comparing the ergonomics of the devices ... I mean, lots of people have tried to argue that the ergonomics -- or lack thereof -- of the Magic Mouse are a good thing, but it really reeks of justifying a problem after the fact. The Magic Mouse is not meant to be held by a human hand. Judging from its design, it is meant to be cradled by an oversized, inverted spoon.

And the dongle ... well, you saw it. It's tiny. It may bother you. It doesn't bother me.

I think that's really it. In the case of a mouse, physical, programmable buttons and an ergonomic design are really more important than gimmicks and superficial beauty. The Magic Mouse is a great concept executed poorly, and the MX series is a great concept executed greatly. Seriously, consider picking this up. It's the first mouse that's been able to pry me away from that beautiful, giant, silky trackpad.

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Hardware :: Performance Mouse MX Versus Magic Mouse

Dec 11, 2009

Which mouse would you get? If you have either mouse. I am getting a new mouse and I am having a hard time choosing between both mice. I am on a budget and the Magic Mouse is cheaper, but if the Performance Mouse MX is better, I will get it.

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IMac :: Magic Mouse Is A Wireless Mighty Mouse

Dec 14, 2009

My new Magic Mouse appears as a wireless Mighty Mouse on my iMac 10.6.2. When I open the mouse Preferences Panel, I get the options for the Mighty Mouse, not the Magic Mouse. It worked fine on my hackintosh with 10.5.8 but not with 10.6.2, so it seems the culprit might be in 10.6.2? It seems that USB Overdrive is the culprit for some, but I don't have it.

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OS X :: Map Expose And Spaces To Same Mouse Button?

Jun 9, 2010

I'm using a Mighty Mouse, with the extra top mouse button mapped to Dashboard and the side button mapped to Expose. Is it possible to map a single mouse button to do two simultaneous functions--i.e., go to Spaces and Expose all programs?

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IMac :: Magic Mouse / Can Be Used Like A Normal Mouse?

Jul 27, 2010

thoughts? can it be used like a normal mouse? awkward?

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OS X :: Using Expose - Mouse Shortcuts Stop Working

Aug 20, 2008

As the title says - over time it seems the mouse shortcuts stop working (such as mouse 4 or mouse 5) but the keyboard shortcuts continue to work.

Has anyone experienced this? The only fix is restarted... I tried a sudo killall dock but this doesn't fix it.

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Hardware :: [VIDEO] Magic Trackpad VS Magic Mouse VS Macbook Trackpad?

Jul 28, 2010

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Applications :: IPhoto Removed After Update

Aug 16, 2010

I've just bought new mac mini comes with iLive, after I update the system I can not find iPhoto, how can I restore it?

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