Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Aug 2005 21:08 UTC
Apple Many reviews of Apple's new Mighty Mouse have already appeared on the web, and most of them were quite negative. Walter Mossberg even concluded: "Microsoft has beaten Apple on hardware design, at least in this one case." Are these findings correct? To find out, we put the Mighty Mouse to the test.
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Cursor Acceleration, Bug or Feature?
by Luke McCarthy on Fri 12th Aug 2005 22:10 UTC
Luke McCarthy
Member since:
2005-07-06

As a side note I always switch cursor acceleration off when I can, I don't know how anyone can keep their sanity with it. Also the default speed settings in X, Windows and Mac OS X are far too fast. I don't need to traverse the whole screen with only an inch of movement! No wonder some people have trouble operating a mouse accurately.

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japail Member since:
2005-06-30

Yes; mouse acceleration is far more irritating than helpful.

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Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

>I don't need to traverse the whole screen with only an inch of movement!

Nobody wants that. But the current OSX default is too slow for many people, *especially* people who have switched from Windows or X11. This is why some configurability, or acceleration compatibility with Windows is desirable for many of us.

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Yet another silly debate.

We'll bitch and moan about Apple's mouse accerlation which is perfectly fine for the majority of its users and when they do cave in and feature a "Windows" like accerlation model, we'll bitch and moan about how Apple is killing off developers like USB Overdrive. I used Overdrive in the MOS9 days and disliked it, btw (for some reason I remember it being buggy)

I obviously don't understand what the issue is. I can easily traverse my monitor without having to ever pick up the mouse from the mouse pad (I have my mouse pad vertical so it's not so wide). I user Windows, I use Gnome, I MOSX. Not a problem.

The only "issue" I wish Apple would address is on dual monitor set-ups. I should be able to go off of either monitor side and end up on the other monitor. If any of you know a utility that adds the functionality, please let me know.

I'm not a big fan of the new Might Mouse myself. I actually prefer the hockey puck mouse to their current mouse form factor. I found I could easily manipulate the hockey puck with just my fingers and didn't need to move my wrist that much (which is difficult with an oblong mouse).

My current mouse is a Logitech, and I suspect my next mouse to be a Logitech.

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abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

As a side note I always switch cursor acceleration off when I can, I don't know how anyone can keep their sanity with it. Also the default speed settings in X, Windows and Mac OS X are far too fast. I don't need to traverse the whole screen with only an inch of movement! No wonder some people have trouble operating a mouse accurately.

I disagree. The mouse (on any OS) is always too slow for me by default. I always have to turn the speed AND the acceleration up (especially on my touchpad). If you multitask it makes life a hell of a lot easier if you can move the mouse quickly, that is if you have any kind of hand eye coordination. If you don't then I guess you would probably want a slow pointer.

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