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    Magic Mouse Lag

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    Magic Mouse Lag
    Just bought the new imac 27". It comes standard with the new "Magic Mouse", which I like the look, feel & functionality of, but it frequently has an irritating lag associated with it. I tried adjusting the speed but with no improvement. Is anyone else experiencing this, and is there anything else I should try doing?

    Thanks!

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    What exactly do you mean by lag? Like, do you feel that it is not responsive or does the cursor only move a certain distance across the screen? I read a review somewhere that the 27 inch iMac is so huge that even when you move your mouse from one side to the other physically, the cursor is only going to reach 2/3 of the way across the screen or something.

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    I haven't tried out the new Magic Mouse yet, but I did notice that they came out with an update for it already. Here is the article I found on it:

    Apple posts Wireless Mouse Update for the Magic Mouse

    I believe it's available via Software Update or download directly from Apple's website. I would give the update a try.

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    Maybe try some new batteries.

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    By "lag" I mean often you move the mouse but the cursor doesn't immediately move. It moves only after a fraction of a second, but it's enough to annoy the crap out of me. I did download the new associated software, but it did not improve things. The batteries are in good shape. Grrrrr!

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    Does this happen after the mouse is not moved for a period of time? I am wondering if it's entering a sleep mode? My Logitech BT mouse does that to save batteries.

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    No, it is not after the mouse has not been moved for some time. It happens at all times.

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    Magic Mouse Lag

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    FedEx just dropped off my magic mouse. Interesting as the packaging did not include the ubiquitous white box. Mouse was inside an oval plastic case surrounded by solid packing foam. They must be pushing these out before they are totally boxed. Up I also like that there was less wasteful packaging than I've seen Apple use in the past.

    Like some others have said in different threads, there seem to be a slight lag when scrolling up/down - but I assume I'll get used to it.

    All in all, seems fine for now.

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    Just got mine today, too. The same packaging style as jsamuels said. Maybe this is a new way of 'eco' packaging that Apple will standardize?

    Anyhow, I am still at work and I have to go home first to try this mouse. At least my coworkers (window users) at the office were amazed by the sleek new look. They were, however, astounded by the price.

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    Magic Mouse Lag

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    Just got mine today. I haven't experienced any lag with my 13 mid 2009 MBP. I have read that there are some issue with the new 27" imacs. It may be a system issue causing the lag, not the mouse.

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    Well on 10.5.1, for me I'm having to lag issues with it at all. And I have an old white C2D imac. Who knows why the lag is there for some people. Maybe the soon to be released 10.6.2 will fix that. As it will have the magic mouse drivers within the system update itself. Maybe an updated driver for the mouse with 10.6.2. Hopefully.

    Still for me there is no lag. It just works.

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    To update, I do experience a lag when scrolling up and down. The mouse does not react immediately together with my finger movement. It is not a huge issue but it would be nice if it moves quickly. My OS is 10.5.8. I used a scroll button of Mighty Mouse to operate expose by pushing it but Magic Mouse won't do the similar. I think I will have to get used to it.

    The biggest advantage is 'no more cleaning' of the scroll button. I became so expert to disassemble and clean the mighty mouse scroll button but no longer required to do so!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Y View Post
    Just bought the new imac 27". It comes standard with the new "Magic Mouse", which I like the look, feel & functionality of, but it frequently has an irritating lag associated with it. I tried adjusting the speed but with no improvement. Is anyone else experiencing this, and is there anything else I should try doing?

    Thanks!
    Apple will fix this issue quickly, hopefully. Does this problem go away when you restart and slowly return after some use? I understand your frustration, the movement lag is maddening. The scroll function may show a bit of lag, but movement of the cursor should be responsive and immediate at all times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prolanman View Post
    Just got mine today. I haven't experienced any lag with my 13 mid 2009 MBP. I have read that there are some issue with the new 27" imacs. It may be a system issue causing the lag, not the mouse.
    I believe it IS the new mouse and associated software that is causing this. My 13" MBP began showing the very same issues as the the OP and other iMac users are seeing.

    They began just after updating my mouse software and pairing up my Magic Mouse. I observed, via activity monitor, a major jump in CPU utilization by different apps (some over 105&#37 and all kinds of lag.

    Removing the mouse completely from my bluetooth devices fixed the problem. Pairing the mouse up again causes problems to return between 1 and 8 hours later depending on usage.

    I'm sure an update will be released, hopefully they nail the problem down quickly. My mouse is useless till then.
    Early 2009 13" Pro Time Capsule 2x iPhone 3G 2x streaming Airport Express Windows FTL

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    I just purchased a new Magic Mouse. The Apple store was out of them so went up the street and Best Buy had 4 of them. No lag here.

    So far really like it, I just hope Apple later adds a few more gestures that will enable Expose and Dashboard.

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    I purchased the magic mouse from the apple store this weekend. I'm not experiencing any lag issues at all. The mouse works flawlessly, I just wish it was a little bulkier to fit my gorilla size hands

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