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Best mouse for OS X


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So I love the Magic mouse except for it's tendency to randomly accept unintended hand/finger motion as inputs and the screen zooms or the spreadsheet go shooting off the page. I can barley tolerate it but my computer-hating-but-tolerating-as-necessary-evil wife goes crazy when those things happen.

I also have a Logitech Performance MX mouse that fits my hand perfectly but is waaaaay too sensitive (software adjustments don't help).

Can anyone recommend a mouse? I don't care what brand...
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I don't know what the DPI or the settings are that you have available for your Logitech Performance MX mouse, but I have the Logitech M705 that is about the best mouse I've ever used — after I finally got a proper mouse pad that worked well with it. And it took me three different plain mouse pads before I found the best one. Now super smooth and precise tracking.

And avoid the heavily patterned and coarse textured mouse pads. They can be jerky.
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I should have been more specific…it's the wheel that drives me nuts. It has no friction so slight movement continues. If I zoom in or out on google maps using the wheel, if often reverses a bit. the left right wheel movement on the other hand is too stiff, almost impossible to use. Mouse itself tracks well.
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Are you using the mouse with or without the Logitech control software??

According to the specs, the scroll wheel has a innovative new feature, the power to switch from a free-spinning wheel to the old-fashioned clicking scroll.

Maybe that would help, switching its scrolling mode.
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That's interesting, but the Logitech Control S/W say's nothing about that. Some research told me that it's controlled by a button on the mouse. Fixed. That's pretty cool. Thanks!!
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That's interesting, but the Logitech Control S/W say's nothing about that. Some research told me that it's controlled by a button on the mouse. Fixed. That's pretty cool. Thanks!!

Happy mousing and I'm glad you found the switch.
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