If you use a Magic Mouse there is one piece of free software many folk are recommending is a must-have for Magic Mouse owners. In fact I know Magic Mouse owners who are not Magic Mouse users, simply because they found the Magic Mouse was not as wizard like as they were expecting. In steps MagicPrefs

If you’ll excuse me, rather than trying to write something alluring about this application, I’ll simply paste what the developer has to say about it, and let you take it from there.

MagicPrefs is a free application for OS X which aims to improve the functionality and configuration options of the Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad and the MacBook glass trackpad.

It features the ability to bind a variable number of finger clicks, taps, swipes, pinch and other gestures to functions like Middle Click, Hold Down Both Mouse Buttons, Spaces, Expose, Dashboard, Recent Applications, Tweet, Read Tweets, Google Reader etc.

Touch Sensitivity implements a single point control for a number of factors impacting the algorithms of the taps, swipes, pinch and other gestures.

Tracking Speed adds the ability to increase the maximum mouse speed by an extra 200%.

Also featured is a real-time display of the fingers touching the surface of the mouse that you can enable to test and monitor the way the mouse sees your input.


You can get MagicPrefs completely free from the developer here.