Forum Question: Strange behavior using Magic mouse and trackpad

I have a Mac Pro 2007 with the latest Lion (10.7.1). I also use an Apple bluetooth keyboard with an Apple trackpad attached to it. Plus, I use an Apple Magic Mouse. Ever since I upgraded to Lion I have strange behaviors using the mouse and trackpad. These 2 devices can get along and work together -correct? Because, a lot of times when I use them side by side -like in Photoshop or Final Cut Pro, I get strange behaviors. Like I can see the pointer moving around when I use the trackpad or mouse, but I can’t click anything (menu items, links, etc.) I either have to wait for it to “recover” or do a soft boot. Have you heard of this behavior? ANy suggestions to fix?
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Russ

Comments: 5 Responses to “Strange behavior using Magic mouse and trackpad”

    8/29/11 @ 5:59 pm

    I’ve never heard of any problems, but I’ve also never heard of someone using both at the same time. Perhaps there is bluetooth interference with three wireless devices like that?

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    8/30/11 @ 3:52 pm

    I was having trouble with just the mouse. It would freeze, and a message saying connection lost. I had to use the wired mouse to see what the problem was. This is more or less what it said, make sure the its discoverable, that its turned on,and the batteries are charged. This kept happening the wheel going round and round, searching for Bluetooth devices,none found. I gave up and bought a Targus Bluetooth mouse,and i have had no problems with this mouse. I also found out that my Mac Mini had an interference with the bluetooth. Just what you said Gary.

    TS Melo
    9/10/11 @ 3:44 pm

    I’m experiencing exactly the same behavior. Have you found any solution for it?

    Craig D
    11/24/11 @ 3:37 pm

    I’m in a similar boat: Running Lion … just bought a TrackPad which connects just fine, but zoom only works on a net connection … not anywhere else except iPhoto where it will zoom to the extent the slider moves, but that is it. Tried all the fixes I heard about … uncheck all, then recheck …. reinstall Lion 10.7.2 they didn’t work.
    Love the Track other than that …. any ideas?

    Jeffleedesigns
    7/11/12 @ 12:19 am

    I am running Lion OS and use a wireless keyboard, magic mouse & trackpad. I have had icons and menus been activated without clicking onto them (just by passing the curser over/hovering). Also curser/pointer is drawing selection boxes all by itself.
    I have found that the magic mouse & trackpad were in conflict and all is well if one of them is disconnected.

    Hope Mountain OS will fix this issue as I do like to use the devices all together.

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