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    Magic Mouse issue
    I just bought a new Magic Mouse and was really looking forward to the feature that allows me to zoom in/out of images by pinching, like on the Track Pad. Unfortunately it does not work, and there is no option for it in my controls. I am using Snow Leopard and figure this has something to do with it, but I don't want to download Lion. So, two questions:

    1) Is this because of Snow Leopard?

    2) Is there a way to get this feature without downloading Lion?

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    Have you double checked the Magic Mouse's control panel within System Preferences? There may be some settings there that need to be setup/modified.

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    Nope. None of the options show up I'm afraid.

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    Just installed the magic mouse on my wife's snow leopard vintage iMac. In reading the directions for the Magic Mouse, the only gestures that are supported are: One button click, Two-button click, scroll left, right, up, down, Screen zoom (use control key and scroll up, down gesture) and Two-finger swipe. The "Pinch" gesture is not supported or mentioned in any documentation that I have for the Magic Mouse. While I have not tested it on my ML system, I don't think it is OS dependent for the "pinch" gesture.

    Here is the Apple link for the Magic Mouse: http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/

    Bill

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    According to this review:

    Apple Magic Mouse Review - Is There Magic in Apple’s Magic Mouse?

    ...you can "zoom" with the Magic Mouse...but it's not the "pinch" gesture.

    "Zooming is enabled by using a modifier key, usually the control key, while performing a vertical scroll gesture. If you hold the modifier key down, the window will zoom in or out, depending on the direction of your scroll."

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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