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    Using a mouse on MacBook....SUCKS!
    Why does a mouse on the macbook feel so much different on a macbook??? It's like the pointer goes even slower than normal when you go slow....I HATE THIS!!! Anyway to change this?

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    If you're talking about the sensitivity, which I think you are, then it's very simple to change. If the mouse came with its own drivers, than just change it via the software you received. If not, I'm pretty sure you can still do it simply through System Preferences.

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    ya dont have any software....all i cange change in preferences is the overall speed....nothin that changes the problem tho

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    My logitech worked fine right off the bat.

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    Try this. Worked for one person I know. Worth a try.

    http://homepage.mac.com/bhines/mousezoom.html

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    I thought it was just me, but I feel the same way when I use a mouse.

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    i feel this way too. the mouse just "feels" different than in XP. like its not tracking as well or something.

    i have a mbp, and logi v270 BT.
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    jamesx
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    smae problem here. i have tried 2 different mouses including a microsoft one and now the mighty mouse and they do the same thing, so i asssume its the computer. the trackpad is fine but it seems when using a regular mouse that its "rough" or dosen't track as smoothly... not like xp..its pretty annoying but i got kind of used to it.

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    I find it's the acceleration - it's almost impossible to be accurate with a Mac mouse. SteerMouse lets you change the Sensitivity, which cam make a huge improvement. Why can't Apple bung a simple slider into Prefs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightlie View Post
    I find it's the acceleration - it's almost impossible to be accurate with a Mac mouse. SteerMouse lets you change the Sensitivity, which cam make a huge improvement. Why can't Apple bung a simple slider into Prefs?
    I was going to say the same thing. Within minutes of installing Steermouse, I was able to adjust the acceleration and sensitivity speed to exactly what I'm used to with a Windows machine.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Hey, thanks for that, steermouse helped alot!!! how long does the trial last? i am going to buy it when the trial is up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesx View Post
    Hey, thanks for that, steermouse helped alot!!! how long does the trial last? i am going to buy it when the trial is up.
    Honestly, I'm not sure. I liked it so much, I bought it the same day. I almost forget that it's installed on my system now.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    I had never tried Steermouse, but was using mousezoom. I installed it and CWA is sure correct. I can set it to feel just like a mouse under XP. Just don't set the sensitivity to 5! It's so fast and instant, I could not get it back to the setting to change it. If that does happen just hit the ESC key and it will revert back to stock! Amazing acceleration and tracking.

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    i wonder if leopard will build more functionality into mousy stuff.

    heres to hoping!
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    Mousezoom did the trick, it works great. Thanks!

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