Microsoft Mouse
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Microsoft Mouse includes the drivers and software needed to fully use Microsoft's mice and trackballs on Mac OS X.
What's New
Version 8.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






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Manu-V reviewed on 21 Mar 2012
I'm not a fan of Microsoft products... but their mices are so good ! And the software too. More settings than Apple preferences.
[Version 8.2]

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Albabe replied on 17 Mar 2014
Shouldn't that be "Meeces.." as in "I love Meeces to pieces?"
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ptn commented on 03 Nov 2010
Microsoft Mouse version 7.1 is causing about one kernel panic per week on my:
- 2008-era aluminum iMac
- running Snow Leopard 10.6.4
- Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

There are only references to Microsoft Mouse Driver 7.1 and AppleIOUSB at the top of the crash report that appears after the kernel panic - presumably this confirms the cause of the kernel panic.

The kernel panics are unfortunate as the mouse is almost perfect in every way: size, button placement, wireless.
[Version 7.1]

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Star-Affinity replied on 14 Dec 2010
I have deployed Microsoft Mouse 7.1 to all computers (more than 130) at our office and if this driver has cased Kernel Panics they extremely rare. Are you sure Microsoft is to blame? Maybe it happens in conjunction with something else?
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Boxofsnoo reviewed on 25 Feb 2010
I was getting black screen panics literally every few days for months. I could never figure it out, until some googling revealed it was the Microsoft mouse driver for my bluetooth laser mouse 8000. Since uninstall, my machine is running fine. Why does a *mouse driver* kill a whole system?

It's not worth the frustration to install - especially since all of the functionality works with the exception of battery level. I will never install this stuff again, no matter the version number.
[Version 7.1]

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Ascheman replied on 25 Feb 2010
I just installed this latest update, and while it's nice to have the 64-bit preference pane now, I no longer have the "Wireless" tab with information about the status of my batteries. I've tried the troubleshooting tips (unplugging/plugging back in; removing/reinstalling batteries), but no luck. The Mouse Help also mentions selecting a different mouse model by going to the Buttons tab and selecting Update Mouse . . . except there is no "Update Mouse" item to select.

This was all working fine in 6.2.2 (except for the 32-bit pane that required a restart of System Preferences). Perhaps MS is no longer supporting my mouse, which granted, is the original Wireless Intellimouse Explorer (1.0A).
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Francky76 tipped on 25 Feb 2010
Hello,

I noticed that the Microsoft Mouse installer seems to contain - guess what - the drivers for Microsoft mouses, but the Microsoft Keyboard installer contains both the drivers for mouses and keyboards from Microsoft. You have an option to select one or the other on the last screen of the installer (look for the "option" or "custom install" something-like-that button)

So if you have a keyboard and mouse, no need to download the Microsoft Mouse package.

Cherrio !!
[Version 7.1]


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Davebarnes reviewed on 11 Jan 2010
What a horrible experience.

I downloaded the latest version (270) and installed in on my iMac so I could improve the performance of my Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000 Bluetooth.

My mouse performance went to SLOW. I tried changing settings and it stayed at SLOW. Agonizingly slow.

Finding the UNinstaller takes some work. Thank you Google.
[Version 7.1]


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Steven Goodheart reviewed on 28 Sep 2009
Huzzah -- well ahead of the October release date mentioned at the MS site, they released a great Snow Leopard compatible update that works like a charm. My MS Natural 4000 keyboard once again has full functionality (but many thanks for USB Overdrive for standing in the gap until then and giving me 90% compatibility). My MS cordless laser mouse is also fully functional, although USB Overdrive handled every feature of the mouse.

I love that the Pref Pane is 64-bit and so doesn't have to reload itself like a lot of my other Preference Panes do. Couldn't be happier, and as another reviewer has said, I give MS props when it does something right. As for their keyboards, I think they are the best on the market, and believe me, as someone who makes a living at a keyboard, I've tried dozens of different ones over the year and for me none have been as comfortable as MS's ergonomic series (4000, 6000, etc.) When I use a regular keyboard, without the MS's ergonomic's splayed layout, I feel like my arms and elbow are scrunched together (because they are), and my typing speed goes way, way down, not to mention getting aches and pains. Of course, there are other good ergonomic keyboards -- Logitec makes one-- but I much preferred the keyboard feel and functionality of the MS keyboard after trying both.

Anyway, this review is about the software update -- it's five star, and if you spend hours typing, you might want to look into Microsoft's ergonomic keyboards; they are superb.
[Version 7.01]


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Beige reviewed on 27 Sep 2009
Microsoft gets a hard time but these drivers are solid and I've rarely had a complaint about my natural ergo keyboard 4000, which is awesome. Now I have 64-bit kernel drivers so I'm a happy man. Try and separate the company from the employees - the ones here are doing a good job.
[Version 7.01]


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Xenophile commented on 23 Jun 2009
Jesus, get your names straight, Microsoft. The Microsoft website calls this "Microsoft Intellipoint 7.0," the disk image is called "Microsoft-Desktop-X-d250," and the file in the disk image is called "Microsoft Desktop Installer" and has a version of "1.0".

How the hell are we supposed to keep all this straight?
[Version 7.0]


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Brassen had trouble on 14 May 2010
Up to last week I had a black MB. It was working fine with my Wireless Mouse 5000 except for a couple of kernel panics a week. Monday I got a new 15" MBP i7 and the buttons configuration do not work. It's absolute useless.
[Version 7.1]



Hate_Mac_Update_Privacy_Policy rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 8.2]



kesalaw rated on 25 Jul 2012

[Version 8.2]



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mam28 rated on 13 Oct 2011

[Version 8.1.5]


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Version Downloads:11,891
Type:Drivers : Other
License:Free
Date:11 Nov 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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