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    Magic Mouse & VMware

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    Magic Mouse & VMware
    First let me apologize if I am posting in the wrong thread.

    I ordered Apples new Magic Mouse on Tuesday last week. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I didn't think it all the way through. I run Windows on VMware.

    I did a google and found 1 guy in another forum who theorizes it will work. I'd like to know what you guys think.

    One thing I noticed: I can't run blue tooth on Mac and VM ware simultaneously. I have to turn it off Windows for Mac to search for devices.

    Anybody have the Magic Mouse and VMware? Any help at all is appreciated of course.
    Proud Owner Of the TiVo S3 and TiVoHD
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    Magic Mouse & VMware

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    VMWare installs a generic mouse driver so I'd assume it would work as a normal mouse.

    I doubt the multi-touch features like swiping would work though...

    Could be wrong though.

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    Magic Mouse & VMware

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyp View Post
    VMWare installs a generic mouse driver so I'd assume it would work as a normal mouse.

    I doubt the multi-touch features like swiping would work though...

    Could be wrong though.
    hmmmm....That's good news. I probably won't be getting it until later this month or early November. Maybe someone will get it before me and post. I don't really care about the fancy features in Windows. I just want basic mouse functionality.
    Proud Owner Of the TiVo S3 and TiVoHD
    Mac Snow Leopard 24" desktop 1tb hard drive

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    Magic Mouse & VMware
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    Never had a problem with BT devices and VMWare. Essentially the host OS provides the drivers, so compatibility issues should be nil.
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    Magic Mouse & VMware

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    In my searching around I noticed VMware has a version 3 coming out. Upgrade for 40 bucks. It's suppose to make it even more Storm Leopard friendly, which is what my OS is. I looked specifically for mention of Magic Mouse but there wasn't any.

    I haven't had any problems with VMware and my Mac. I suppose if there is an issue I could upgrade. Probably will anyway.
    Proud Owner Of the TiVo S3 and TiVoHD
    Mac Snow Leopard 24" desktop 1tb hard drive

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    Magic Mouse & VMware

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    Just thought I'd get back to you guys on this. Not only does it work on VMware as a mouse it is fully functional. Cool toy, glad I got it. Waiting on my wireless keyboard next
    Proud Owner Of the TiVo S3 and TiVoHD
    Mac Snow Leopard 24" desktop 1tb hard drive

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