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    Magic mouse tracking

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    Just bought the mouse today! I would give the little thing 5 stars but i really dont wanna have to move the mouse across my whole desk just to get the cursor to one side of the screen. I have the tracking speed all the way up already. I was wondering is there a way to further increase the tracking of the mouse?

    ps.. I downloaded the 1.0 software for it but it says I need 10.6.2. When I try to do a software update from 10.6.1, it says there are no new version?

    Thanks!!

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    10.6.2 is due out any day now, but it's not here just yet. Can you provide a screen shot of the utility? Perhaps its another setting besides the one you've adjusted.
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    I downloaded this from the Apple site.

    Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0 for Snow Leopard

    Apple - Downloads - Firmware & Hardware - Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0 for Snow Leopard

    And I installed that and it worked. You should try it. I too got the same "requires 10.6.2" from the first Magic Mouse driver I tried. But the one from the above link worked for me.

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    It certainly looks like you've got it set to the highest rate as you said.

    Were you able to download the update the8thark mentioned?
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    yes I were. But the speed hasnt really changed. Hope 10.6.2 comes out soon

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    Well, now I know what you mean - believe it or not, I just received mine. When I first connected it, the tracking speed was fine. But now that I've installed the driver, even jacked all the way up, it's way too slow for my taste!

    I'm also irritated that I have to lift my left finger to right click - I had read specifically that this was no longer the case with the Magic Mouse. Guess that person was wrong or oblivious.
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    Try this program. Jack it up to "Crazy Fast". That brought mine to acceptable performance, but it's still not what it should be in my opinion:

    MouseZoom 2.2 software download - Mac OS X - VersionTracker
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    I didnt notice that I had to lift my left finger haha. But yea I hope apple releases a new firmware soon.

    I hate to see how much people with 27in macs have to move

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    Give that Zoom Mouse program a try, definite improvement in tracking speed. It's a shame you need a third party program to get it to work properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Give that Zoom Mouse program a try, definite improvement in tracking speed. It's a shame you need a third party program to get it to work properly.
    This program looks pretty sweet, I'm installing it on my MBP right now! I always had my tracking in Windows set to the highest, which was a lot faster than OSX's tracking. I guess I've just kind of put up with it all these years.

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    The program does help indeed. But like you said its not up to my standards.

    and the description for each value is quite amusing haha

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    Hate to say it, but this mouse sucks.

    I was pleased with the formfactor when I first start to use it, but it's proven uncomfortable after just a half hour or so. And the surface, with its glossy plastic is just not working well for gestures. I hate to say it, but I'm thinking of returning it already. Maybe I'll wait to see if they fix it in 10.6.2, but I'm not holding out hope since that looks to be just days from release.
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    Who mentioned you did not have to lift your left finger for right click? I remember when the Magic Mouse first came out I found a video showing the left finger being lifted and posted a URL here at MF.

    I don't think Apple will ever change that part, but one can only hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Who mentioned you did not have to lift your left finger for right click? I remember when the Magic Mouse first came out I found a video showing the left finger being lifted and posted a URL here at MF.
    I thought I remembered it being mentioned in Engadget's review, but I guess I was wrong when I went back and re-read it. I could be crazy (probably am).

    I don't think Apple will ever change that part, but one can only hope.
    I don't understand why they didn't just do one finger + click for left click and two fingers + click for right click. They wouldn't even have had to do capacitive touch to have that work - and it's so intuitive (at least on the trackpad). It's like second nature to me now - and when I use a Windows laptop, I do the same. I can't see why that paradigm wouldn't naturally migrate to a touch sensitive mouse.
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