Sunday, June 13, 2010

How to fix the Apple Magic Mouse Jitters

I just bought a new Apple Wireless Keyboard and an Apple Magic Mouse for my 2008 model Mac Pro. I am anticipating a future MacBook Pro purchase so wanted to get used to the new keyboard size and have a mouse for the road.

For the first few hours of use I noticed the mouse movement very jittery. This is a very common problem as I found out. I tried several things first such as:

  • uninstall USB Overdrive
  • install Apple Magic Mouse drivers
  • change the wireless router channel to avoid possible interference
  • tweak mouse track speed settings using MouseZoom preferences
  • restart, restart, restart....
Finally I decided to try the solution suggested in this thread, using this pdf as a guide. Basically it is a hardware hack to make the bluetooth module antenna longer. Proud to say it worked perfect when all else failed - this despite having my mouse less than 3 feet from the box on the floor. Pfff....


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bought Fliders for my magic mouse, and it moves smoothly with no jitters. You can find them on amazon, ebay and their website.

John Forrester said...

My computer mouse is the best ergonomic mouse. It's portable unique design, touch scroll wheel, build quality, tracking and sensitivity is literally awesome!

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