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    What's a good USB mouse?

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    What's a good USB mouse?
    I'm using a MBP as a desktop machine when I'm at home and have essentially replaced my PC with it now. So I took the Logitech MX-518 mouse that I was using on the PC and use it with the Mac. Obviously I lose a lot of the functionality of the Logitech due to no official drivers for that particular mouse with OSX. I was just wondering if anybody has any recommendations for a normal sized mouse (not any of those mini notebook mice) that the Mac fully supports? I was curious about the bluetooth mighty mouse as well, but it seems to get mixed reviews.

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    What's a good USB mouse?

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    I tried the Logitech MX Revolution on my iMac. It's a great feeling mouse, but the Logitech software is very buggy. I ended up moving that mouse to my WinXP laptop (where it works perfectly) and now have a Logitech MX610 on my iMac. The 610 doesn't have Mac drivers so I'm using SteerMouse and it works great - I'm able to configure all the buttons. This is another great feeling mouse, very responsive. It's a bit pricey, but certainly less expensive than the Revolution.

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    What's a good USB mouse?

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    Sorry, both of the mice I mentioned are wireless.

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMeDave View Post
    I tried the Logitech MX Revolution on my iMac. It's a great feeling mouse, but the Logitech software is very buggy. I ended up moving that mouse to my WinXP laptop (where it works perfectly) and now have a Logitech MX610 on my iMac. The 610 doesn't have Mac drivers so I'm using SteerMouse and it works great - I'm able to configure all the buttons. This is another great feeling mouse, very responsive. It's a bit pricey, but certainly less expensive than the Revolution.

    cheers

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    What's a good USB mouse?

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    I've been using a USB optical wireless Microsoft Mouse that's pretty decent.

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    What's a good USB mouse?

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    Well, I suppose wireless is actually alright as well. I just hate changing out batteries. My biggest thing is I like customizable buttons and I'm really used to "forward" and "back" buttons on my mx518 and I can't customize anything at all with this mouse in OSX. I guess that's my biggest concern. I've also noticed that my mx518 seems to track a lot slower in OSX than it does on my Windows machine even when I turn mouse sensitivity all the way to maximum. I'm assuming that's because of the lack of proper drivers for the mouse though.

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    What's a good USB mouse?

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    I hear what you're saying, but quite honestly, I haven't replaced the batteries yet and I have had it for about two years and use it about three times a week.

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    What's a good USB mouse?

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    Looks like Steermouse says it can control gaming mice and it even showed a pic of my mx518. I guess I'll just try downloading it and hopefully it'll work. Hopefully it won't cause me grief in parallels.

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    What's a good USB mouse?
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    Take a look a the sticky thread at the top of this forum:

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    What's a good USB mouse?

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    Well, downloaded Steermouse and it worked like a charm. This mouse works like a champ now and I love how you can have different application profiles if you want, which was a huge plus for Parallels.

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