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My mouse

by PCfluent / February 12, 2006 9:29 PM PST

Hi, I recentely got a mouse that probably hasn't got mac drivers by default but it probably doesn't relate to this particular problem. This is a mouse from my old aunt and it's got a ps2 connection. I bought a ps2/usb adaptor recentely to connect it to my imac g5 (without isight) and as you may know it's got USB 2 ports. The thing is, this mouse looks old enough to be USB 1.0. Anyways, sometimes when I use the mouse, the cursor freezes on the screen for a while. A way to stop this is to pick the mouse up off the desk and wait for the optical sensor to dim. When this happens, the cursor can move again, is there any way I can prevent or stop this?

Mac OS X 10.4.4 Tiger

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The Mouse
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 12, 2006 10:09 PM PST
In reply to: My mouse

My suggestion is that you pony up the $20, or less, and buy a real USB mouse for your iMac G5. What happened to the USB mouse (Mighty Mouse) that came with it?
If you did not get the mighty mouse with your iMac, and are using the OLD PS/2 mouse because it has two buttons, my first suggestion still applies.
Most mouse devices are USB 1.0 as there is no requirement for the extra speed that USB 2.0 claims.
Unless this legacy mouse has sentimental value, ditch it and get a real USB mouse.


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Mighty Mouse SUCKS
by PCfluent / February 19, 2006 4:25 PM PST
In reply to: The Mouse

Hey thanks for replying.
I have a Mighty Mouse, I bought it extra. But it sucks, I H.A.T.E the squeezie side buttons, I want a real mouse and I'm saving up for a new Logitech Laser one (or ms one). I think that the problem with this ps2 mouse is that it has a too slow tracking speed or it has some kind of blind spot or something in it's optics that prevents it the mouse cursor from moving (or the mouse working).

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Mighty Mouse
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 19, 2006 8:51 PM PST
In reply to: Mighty Mouse SUCKS

The mighty mouse takes a little getting used to but the left and right clicks do NOT involve "squeezie side buttons"
Left and right is done by pressing on the left and right top ends, above the scroll wheel.
It is possible to disable the left and right "squeezie" buttons so that nothing happens when you squeeze the sides.
I guess you keep getting the Dashboard or Expos

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That's exactly what happens
by PCfluent / February 20, 2006 4:13 PM PST
In reply to: Mighty Mouse

The side buttons were set so that they activated expose which is really irritating. I know how to use the mouse buttons (duh), but the scroll wheel will probably give you RSS (Repetitive Stress Syndrome) so I'd rather not use it. The mouse is overall quite wierd too.
I guess this is just one of a few things that I dislike about Apple (not the OS-just isolated things).

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Mighty Mouse- Perfect!
by festera1 / February 20, 2006 6:11 PM PST
In reply to: Mighty Mouse

The mighty mouse is the best mouse I've ever used. The scroll wheel is small but extremely easy to use and the side buttons are just where they need to be. Love it!

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