I have only one dysfunctional relationship.
There are two parts to the curse of the Magic Mouse. One is that Apple, the company that's never made a decent mouse, was too clever with their latest failure. The other is that Apple, the company that hates its geeks, has steadfastly ignored our screams. All we want is an option to make scrolling require two fingers, but instead we get accidental scrolls that wipe work and lose context.
I have an order for a $35 Logitech Bluetooth mouse in my Amazon cart, but before I pull the trigger I'm trying the last refuge of Magic Mouse users -- the MagicPrefs menubar and preference pane. (Better Touch Tool is a similar product, but seems to have less recent development).
I don't like to install this kind of tool -- they're usually playing in illegal APIs. Indeed, I've seen rumor that MagicPrefs has trouble with 10.6.5. I've done it though, which shows my desperation.
So far all I've created one preset. All I've done is reduce touch sensitivity a bit, and change scrolling behavior:
- disable one finger scrolling (also disables scroll momentum - I miss it)
- two finger scrolling: vertical axis only
- three finger scrolling: horizontal access only
- four finger scrolling: disabled
I'll see how this works before I add more features or gestures. I have seem some atypical clicking and scrolling behaviors and I want to see if those settle down.
If MagicPrefs saves my Magic Mouse relationship I'll forgive it some minor system glitches.
Now if only Apple would fix its own $##% Magic Mouse Mess.