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post #1 of 31
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I purchased the apple might mouse this weekend and am very pleased with the scrolling. The buttons on each side enables Expose "All Windows". There is the main button when you push down on the mouse. However, there is actually an invisible button about half a centimeter to the right of the scroller which acts as a right mouse click. Until now, I have used PC mice on my powerbook. The mighty mouse works so much better than those..

post #2 of 31
i to have a mighty mouse and like to use it, however its not the best mouse ive used. My problems with it is the price and its not the most comfiest mouse around either. But all in all its good.
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post #3 of 31
Um...glad you like your Mighty Mouse. Thanks for the thread.
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post #4 of 31
Yeah thanks, it was interesting to know that it has a right click button. I didn't know that. Now I want one even more.
post #5 of 31
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Originally posted by antartican
Yeah thanks, it was interesting to know that it has a right click button. I didn't know that. Now I want one even more.

Really? I was under the impression that the whole point of the MM was that Apple finally released a mouse that you could right-click with. I mean, the scroller thing was enough to make me want it (not that I bought it or anything), but it was the touch sensor that made it news-worthy.

Here's a question for MM owners: How long did it take to stop hitting control when you wanted to right-click? I've only used a Mac for 3 years or so, but I already feel like it would take a significant amount of time to reacclimate myself to having 2 mouse buttons. Also, is it annoying that you have to pick up your index finger to right-click?

To the OP: Do you know that the scroll ball can act as a button too? That gives you a total of 4 buttons: left, right, side, and ball. I'd like another to map to Dashboard, but getting rid of hot-corners for "all windows" and "desktop" would be a pretty big improvement for me.
post #6 of 31
The ball is "okay". The pro is that I miss it trying to side-scroll in windows so I must use that more than I think. The con is that its a bit small to scroll quickly (for me anyway). Plus I hear it gums up pretty fast.

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post #7 of 31
It only took me only a few days to re-adjust to not pressing contorl click. I dont mind having to move my index finger when i right click, it did get taking used to, but like above just a few days. I defently like the scroll ball for both side scrolling (i actually miss it when i use my bro's pc)and the 4th button (i use that for expose). I also use the side sqeeze buttons for launching dashboard.
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post #8 of 31
The bigger problem for me was learning not to 'left-click' on the right hand side of the mouse. I typically have the mouse almost sideways in my hand and that confuses the poor beast. Now I've adapted to having two buttons it's all fine though.

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post #9 of 31
The scrolling on my mouse doesnt seem to be working much anymore when it comes to using FireFox. Has anyone else experienced this problem?? It'll work on say the first page and then thereafter will stop working. Wanted to check in here before I call AppleCare... I checked the System Pref and it is all set-up to scroll.
post #10 of 31
So I'm using Safari now and it is working fine... so its only Firefox where it seems to be occuring... Any help is much appreciated.
post #11 of 31
I set up my MM so that the right click is the Primary button, (control click?) and the left button is the secondary button. Is that confusing. anyway, I rest my index finger on the scroll button and my middle finger on the right side. when I want to "right click" (remember it's to the left now) I move my index finger of the button and to the left. Works for me...
I do like the MM. as much as any other mouse i've used.
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post #12 of 31
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Um...glad you like your Mighty Mouse. Thanks for the thread.

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post #13 of 31
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Originally posted by elron
Also, is it annoying that you have to pick up your index finger to right-click?


I haven't noticed any need to do this. It might be something that varies with the individual. I didn't use one for long, but it seemed fine.
post #14 of 31
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Originally posted by ciparis
I haven't noticed any need to do this. It might be something that varies with the individual. I didn't use one for long, but it seemed fine.

Yes, what I found is that I naturally lift my index finger, when I right click.
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post #15 of 31
I've noticed (I'm right handed) that the side button on the left is too far up for my thumb to comfortably rest on it. Otherwise, I like it a lot.
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post #16 of 31
i'm mostly concerned about long-term grunge build-up on the ball, and a seemingly lack of any easy way to clean it. i'd rather see some sort of seamless method, just like when they moved the ipod from a real moving wheel to a circular trackpad. i mean, i keep my hands clean, but you can't keep that thing clean forever.
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post #17 of 31
I don't know if people knew this but there is a third mouse click button right dead center on the scroll ball which for instance in safari when used to click on a link will open up that page in a new tab.
post #18 of 31
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Originally posted by icfireball
I don't know if people knew this but there is a third mouse click button right dead center on the scroll ball which for instance in safari when used to click on a link will open up that page in a new tab.

I know about it. It drives me crazy. I had to change the button mapping to get rid of it-- it's too lightly sprung and and its way to easy to depress when you're just trying to scroll.
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post #19 of 31
Is your finger made of lead? Well I haven't had any problems with that...
post #20 of 31
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Originally posted by addabox
I know about it. It drives me crazy. I had to change the button mapping to get rid of it-- it's too lightly sprung and and its way to easy to depress when you're just trying to scroll.

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Is your finger made of lead? Well I haven't had any problems with that...

The center button underneath the scroll only works in Tiger. I bought the mighty mouse what I was running Panther. The install CD only worked on Tiger, hence all mouse sensors were preconfigured until I upgraded to Tiger. I installed the software. Then, I could customize the features. The center mouse button under the scroll is not as sensative as icfireball described in my mighty mouse. Maybe Apple received complaints and hence changed this.
post #21 of 31
Well... it's a pretty mouse. and flashy and cool, but to be honest, It's a peace of crap.
Nice feature that 2 in 1 button thing. And the scroll ball is pretty cool.
But have you tried to use that thing with Photoshop or Illustrator, or what ever program that you really need to use a right click? That thing is just plain hell on earth... damn that thing is just plain worthless...
Ctrl+click is the way to go if you don't have an other mouse. (in apps like PS)
post #22 of 31
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Originally posted by rok
i'm mostly concerned about long-term grunge build-up on the ball, and a seemingly lack of any easy way to clean it. i'd rather see some sort of seamless method, just like when they moved the ipod from a real moving wheel to a circular trackpad. i mean, i keep my hands clean, but you can't keep that thing clean forever.

My Mighty Mouse overtime has had problems with a dirty roller ball, I just tried the method found on Apple's support web-site and it seems to have sorted it out.

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Although your Mighty Mouse never needs to be fed or watered, you may occasionally find that you need to clean it.

If your Mighty Mouse is covered in fingerprints or its surface has become soiled, it can be gently wiped with a clean lint-free cloth. If necessary, moisten the cloth using only water, making sure not to oversaturate it. Be aware that the mouse contains electronic components that may be damaged if water drips from the cloth into the mouse via the seam around the scroll ball or around its underside.

The same procedure can be used to clean the scroll ball on your Mighty Mouse if it has become discolored or dirty. Use a clean lint-free cloth lightly moistened with water. Wipe the ball and the surrounding area, making sure to rotate the ball itself to ensure complete coverage. If the scrolling feels rough, hold the mouse upside-down and roll the ball vigorously while cleaning it to help dislodge any particles that may have collected on the internal hardware.

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post #23 of 31
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Originally posted by b3nj
Well... it's a pretty mouse. and flashy and cool, but to be honest, It's a peace of crap.
Nice feature that 2 in 1 button thing. And the scroll ball is pretty cool.
But have you tried to use that thing with Photoshop or Illustrator, or what ever program that you really need to use a right click? That thing is just plain hell on earth... damn that thing is just plain worthless...
Ctrl+click is the way to go if you don't have an other mouse. (in apps like PS)

I bought 1 for home use when they were first launched, and used it occassionally (since my wife is the primary user of our iMac), but felt pretty good sticking with my Microsoft Intellimouse 4 at work (with my PowerMac). Oddly, I kept finding myself drawn to the MM, sure it has 1 less button than my Intellimouse, but it's so "Apple" in aesthetic.

So, I bought one for work. I love it, and I hate it. I love the scroll ball and the satisfying little clicks that eminate from the mouse as I scroll. I love the ease of pressing the 3rd button (dead center over the ball) to view my EXPOSE windows. I even got used to the side-press buttons for my other favorite action: EXpose desktop. Right click hasn't been a problem, so for it's core functions it works fine.

Here's the biggest problem, and it's a biggie. If I use Expose with the Intellimouse to expose the desktop, click an item, then use expose to assist in dragging that item to a new window, everything is perfect. Click, click, drag, drop. Ahhh. Now, try to do the same thing on the Mighty Mouse...Whoops, You can't. With Expose Desktop mapped to the side buttons you squeeze the mouse to expose the desktop, then release and click on your item, now try to squeeze to bring the windows back while still holding the left-click...You can't, it only accepts one 'click' control at a time. THis can be frustrating and slow down my work.

Still, I haven't switched back to the Intellimouse because there is just something about the Mighty Mouse. Perhaps I'm officially a Mac nut?
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Originally posted by Sport73
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Still, I haven't switched back to the Intellimouse because there is just something about the Mighty Mouse. Perhaps I'm officially a Mac nut?

I know what you're saying!
I hate that damn thing and I still use it!
post #25 of 31
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Originally posted by zygomatic
The center button underneath the scroll only works in Tiger. I bought the mighty mouse what I was running Panther. The install CD only worked on Tiger, hence all mouse sensors were preconfigured until I upgraded to Tiger. I installed the software. Then, I could customize the features. The center mouse button under the scroll is not as sensative as icfireball described in my mighty mouse. Maybe Apple received complaints and hence changed this.

addabox was the one who said the center button was too sensetive. I said it was perfect. And I got one of the first shipments of mighty mouses.
post #26 of 31
I have a mightymouse as well, it is great.

I have had it for about 5 months. About a week ago the scroll wheel wouldn't scroll down any more (physical if moved, but nothing happened). I was going to pick up a new one the next day, but before I did, it seems to click back into place and has worked fine since.
post #27 of 31
Bleh! I got one of these with my iMac (Intel). Ugh. I loathe it.
1. Try click-dragging a distance that requires picking up the mouse and setting it back down. Something like selecting a big chunk of an image. It can be done, but I find it a PAIN. And you can't use the side buttons to brace because stupid Expose kicks in then.

2. WHY did Apple limit what the various buttons can be assigned to do? I went out and found a hack to map the center button (the ball button) to Ctrl-Click.

3. You have to learn where to push for the left and right buttons. After a couple weeks I'm finally secondary-clicking pretty reliably, but I hate having to think about targetting so precisely.

The scroll ball is fairly nice, I will admit that. But otherwise I find the thing a usability nightmare. Unfortunately I'm stuck with it till Kensington gets their trackball drivers updated to universal binaries. Go TurboMouse!

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post #28 of 31
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Originally posted by icfireball
And I got one of the first shipments of mighty mouses.

Mighty Mice?
post #29 of 31
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Originally posted by b3nj
I hate that damn thing and I still use it!

That's the built-in RDF that alters your brain waves every time you use it.
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post #30 of 31
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
That's the built-in RDF that alters your brain waves every time you use it.

It's the smooth curves..... Stimulates the pleasure centers
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
That's the built-in RDF that alters your brain waves every time you use it.



that would explain the drooling!

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