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Michelle Steiner
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      11-03-2009, 03:34 AM
I've been using the Apple Mouse (nee: Mighty Mouse) since December 2006,
and got a Magic Mouse today.

The different shape and contour does take a bit of getting used to, even
more so than the switch from the Intellimouse Explorer to the Mighty Mouse.

It also takes some getting used to there being no scroll ball on the mouse.
I probably scrolled with the ball more than I clicked the mouse, and much
more than I dragged a scrolling elevator. As result, my index finger
usually rested on the ball rather than on the left side of the mouse. At
first, the Magic Mouse felt a bit uncomfortable because my index finger did
not feel the ball under it, and was not raised above the surface of the
mouse by the protrusion of the ball.

But within an hour (or maybe less), I pretty much adapted to the changes.
The trackpad scroll feature now feels natural. I think that I'm going to
like this mouse a lot, even though I do miss the third button that was
built into the scroll ball of the Apple Mouse.

The mouse doesn't move the pointer on the screen as fast as previous mouses
do; that's my biggest complaint about it. It's fast enough for use, but
not as fast as I'd like it to be.

The packing is Apple minimalism at its finest. Instead of a cardboard box,
the mouse is inside a clear plastic container that is barely large enough
to hold the mouse. The batteries are already installed in the mouse.
Underneath the mouse is a small booklet with instructions, in English only,
on how to pair the mouse with a computer, regulatory compliance, etc.; a
sheet of paper about Bluetooth regulatory certification; and a multilingual
booklet describing the limited warranty. The bottom of the container has a
thin cardboard sheet, facing outward, showing the various clicking and
scrolling actions you can do with the mouse.

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Michelle Steiner
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      11-03-2009, 04:03 PM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Jolly Roger <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> > The mouse doesn't move the pointer on the screen as fast as previous
> > mouses do; that's my biggest complaint about it. It's fast enough for
> > use, but not as fast as I'd like it to be.

>
> Really? I find it perfect. In fact the "lagging" tracking problem I felt
> with other Bluetooth mice, described in other threads here, is
> nonexistent with the Magic Mouse.


Oh, it doesn't lag; it responds right away, but I would like it to be just
a tad faster is all.

I looked at the preferences you mentioned in another message in this
thread, and as soon as I finish with the messages, I'll log out and log
back in again to test my changes.

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Michelle Steiner
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      11-03-2009, 08:40 PM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Jolly Roger <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> > I looked at the preferences you mentioned in another message in this
> > thread, and as soon as I finish with the messages, I'll log out and
> > log back in again to test my changes.

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> I'm not touching mine. I am interested to know if fooling with it makes
> things better for you though!


Marginally; I think I need to use a bigger number, but I'm not going to try
again any time soon.

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      11-03-2009, 10:21 PM
Jolly Roger wrote:


> I'm not touching mine. I am interested to know if fooling with it makes
> things better for you though!



95% of men admit to touching theirs, the other 5% are lying when they
say they are not touching theirs :-) :-) And yes, it does make things
feel much better when you do touch it.
 
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      11-04-2009, 02:31 AM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>,
Michelle Steiner <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I've been using the Apple Mouse (nee: Mighty Mouse) since December 2006,
> and got a Magic Mouse today.


I like the Mighty Mouse and really like the Magic Mouse. It's a bit
weird not having a wheel or ball for scrolling, but very easy to get
used to. What I really like is moving back and forth through your
browser history with a double-finger swipe.
 
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