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Use a wireless mouse as a remote control
Authored by: regulus on Jun 26, '06 03:54:29PM

To answer the questions about the MX900 bluetooth mouse: First, let me say I did this long ago when I first got the mouse and don't remember the exact steps but here's what I remember.

I have Apple's internal bluetooth (BT for future reference) module in my dp G5. I can pair this mouse with Apple's BT module but the mouse movements are really jittery. So first I unpaired the mouse with Apple's BT module. Then I used virtual PC running Windows 2000, plugged in the BT module that came with the mouse which connects via USB to the computer, and installed Logitech's software. I then opened Logitech's software in VPC, paired the mouse with Logitech's bluetooth module, and made a couple adjustments to the mouse behavior (nothing special). Upon quitting the mouse stayed paired with Logitech's BT module and the jitteryness of the mouse movements went away. I already had USB Overdrive intstalled because the previous mouse I had was USB. When I opened USB Overdrive I noticed it recognized Logitech's BT module as a USB device and I can therefore program the buttons. USB Overdrive didn't recognize Logitech's BT module as a USB dvice until I did the VPC stuff. Also, this mouse does not show as a paired BT device under the BT preference pane with Apple's BT module.

I hope this helps.



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Use a wireless mouse as a remote control
Authored by: jaysoffian on Jun 27, '06 08:56:49AM

What's going on here, I suspect, is that your Mac doesn't see the mouse as a BT mouse, but rather as a USB mouse.

Since you have the Logitech BT module plugged in via USB, it just makes the mouse appear to the Mac as a normal USB mouse. This is also the reason that USB Overdrive is working with the mouse.

j.



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