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My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 14, 2020 03:31PM
i don't know how else to describe this behavior other than stuttering. 2019 iMac. had it a few months now. the mouse will move the cursor but then becomes unresponsive. i vigorously squiggle the mouse on the desk and it starts moving the cursor again. i'll scroll with the mouse. pause for a second or two and it's unresponsive again when i go to scroll again. mouse is fully charged. my trackpad (old style) works fine. i have tried unpairing and repairing. same behavior.

any thoughts as to what the problem could be? time to call Apple?



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: wave rider
Date: January 14, 2020 04:47PM
Sensor needs blowing out? My MM v1 sometimes gets cat hair in there…



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 14, 2020 04:50PM
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wave rider
Sensor needs blowing out? My MM v1 sometimes gets cat hair in there…

i've tried cleaning the sensor area with a q tip. hasn't made a difference. plus i wouldn't think the sensor would be in play in the midst of scrolling.



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: Spiff
Date: January 14, 2020 05:24PM
[www.lifewire.com]

The wonders of Google
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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 14, 2020 05:29PM
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Spiff
[www.lifewire.com]

The wonders of Google

Thank You! seeing if blasts of compressed air helps. if it doesn't i'll try the nuclear prefs options during tonight's debate.

Edit: just nosing around a bit and not seeing any pref files with the word 'mouse' in my Library Prefs.
Edit: found them. apparently there are at least 3 different Libraries in which to find a Pref file...



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 14, 2020 05:31PM
....glad it wasn't Magic Mike....that was stuttering.....



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: August West
Date: January 14, 2020 07:25PM
What were the three different directories? I had some stuttering and was looking for them.

Thanks



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: January 14, 2020 07:31PM
Tried putting a plain white piece of copy-paper under the mouse?



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 14, 2020 07:33PM
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Sarcany
Tried putting a plain white piece of copy-paper under the mouse?

yes. didn’t help.



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 14, 2020 07:35PM
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August West
What were the three different directories? I had some stuttering and was looking for them.

Thanks

Hard drive>Users>Home Folder>Library >preferences

But, I'm holding off on the nuclear option. blasting with compressed air has made a significant improvement.



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: January 14, 2020 07:54PM
Have you got an old WiFi router under/near the desk?



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 14, 2020 08:41PM
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Sarcany
Have you got an old WiFi router under/near the desk?

my current router is on the same desk about two feet away.



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: January 15, 2020 02:31AM
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graylocks
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Sarcany
Have you got an old WiFi router under/near the desk?

my current router is on the same desk about two feet away.

Power-off the router for awhile and see if your mouse still has problems.



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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 15, 2020 06:28AM
I had similar issues with a Mac Mini (2012), Bluetooth in those models is so bad. I ended up with a wired mouse and keyboard. Best decision ever.
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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: h linamen
Date: January 15, 2020 08:24AM
I have given up on Magic mouse. Nothing but problems with at least three that came with our computers. Now I swear by cordless Logitech mice. Never a problem. Currently using M185 model.
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Re: My Magic Mouse Stutters
Posted by: August West
Date: January 16, 2020 12:45PM
Thanks for the info! And while I had thought of the wireless issue, the word "old" made me remember that there is an airport express on an old laser printer next to me.



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