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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgiGd53jg2U]YouTube - Apple Magic Mouse (Video Presentation)[/ame]

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    "The entire mouse is a button."

    As forecast by alert bloggers reading Apple's patent applications, the new mouse has multi-touch input over the entire top surface. A contextual menu can be brought up by tapping the upper left-hand corner, and this is user-configurable so that lefties can use the upper-right corner.

    You can scroll vertically with a forward-back movement of your finger, and horizontally when you drag side to side. Keeping your finger on the surface allows precise control, while swiping causes the movement to continue with the momentum of your movement. The surface also supports free movement in both X and Y axes by scrolling in circles on the top of the mouse. This will take some getting used to, but I have a feeling I'll end up wondering how I got by without it. Swiping with two fingers, on the other hand, sends a "previous" or "next" command. This will allow you to skip tracks in iTunes, for example, or turn pages. Holding down the control key while scrolling allows you to zoom your screen: an up-scroll to zoom in and a down-scroll to zoom out.

    Functions of the Magic Mouse are customizable in System Preferences, including the option to just turn off the multi-touch features.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Magic Mouse started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. Cocchiararo's Avatar
      Cocchiararo -
      so... how do i activate exposee with this ?
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cocchiararo View Post
      so... how do i activate exposee with this ?
      Im pretty sure there will be a software update...
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      step one: buy mac computer, step two: buy this mouse, now i need to start stepping...
    1. corradoking's Avatar
      corradoking -
      Quote Originally Posted by ajl917 View Post
      Just got back from the Apple store about an hour ago, and Im not very happy. I went up to the mall for one reason, to see this new mouse. I was gonna try it, maybe buy it, but when I ask them where they are, they say tomorrow!! Ahhh, Im gonna have to make another trip tomorrow!
      Well you must have gone to the Cherry Hill NJ store like me because the answer i got was "I hope we get them in the next few weeks" F-ING pissed! I need a new mouse....
    1. kaaroFC's Avatar
      kaaroFC -
      This is the best wireless mouse out there! a little expensive, but i think its worth it...
    1. lach's Avatar
      lach -
      Ahh i was lucky, a few days ago i went to buy a wireless keyboard and mouse, but could only buy the keyboard because they had no more mighty mouse's in stock, im glad that happened because i would rather this much more
    1. nickh's Avatar
      nickh -
      Just ordered mine on the OZ apple store 5-7 days till delivery.. can't wait.

      Had a bit of a play in the Chadstone store today, & liked it, some features will take a bit of getting use to..
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Just got to go up to the Apple Store to check it out and its pretty good. Its hard to get a feel for the mouse because they have the security magnet right where you would put the back of your palm, so you cant really get a feel for the mouse. I guess its worth buying, but $70 is pretty steep for a mouse...
    1. davidmdowning42's Avatar
      davidmdowning42 -
      Can you customize it to make it act like it's just a track pad?