MagicPrefs
MagicPrefs
2.4.3

4.3

MagicPrefs free download for Mac

MagicPrefs

2.4.3
09 November 2016

Adds functions and options to the Apple Magic Mouse.

Overview

Note: MagicPrefs is no longer under development.

MagicPrefs is no longer maintained, the functionality it provided was made possible by Api's that are now deprecated and reverse engineered private Apple frameworks

MagicPrefs is a toolbar application for OS X which aims to improve the functionality and configuration options of the Apple Magic Mouse. It features the MagicMenu, the ability to bind a variable number of finger clicks and taps to functions like Middle Click, Hold Down Both Mouse Buttons, Spaces, Expose, Dashboard, MagicMenu, etc.

  • Tap Sensitivity implements an advanced algorithm that impacts a number of factors used to determine taps, all controllable by a single slider.
  • Tracking Speed adds the ability to increase the maximum available speed by an extra 25%.
  • And to top it all off it features 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.

Note: MagicPrefs is more than 5 years old now and is no longer maintained. Download and use at your own risk on OS X versions newer than 10.8 Mountain Lion.

What's new in MagicPrefs

Version 2.4.3:
  • Added support for the rechargeable magic mouse and trackpad.

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Islandmacman
07 March 2010

Most helpful

Overall, a great app. It creates a lot of options, my favorite being the tracking speed adjustment. The advanced pinch and drag options give a hint to the future of mousing - it's like a little touchpad in your hand. The only issue I have is a wake from sleep delay. The MagicPrefs seem to take a while to re-activate. Great app! Nice work.
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Version 1.7.3
Edac2
27 February 2018
MagicPrefs stopped working for me, too. Then I saw this on the developer's site: “MagicPrefs is more than 5 years old now and is no longer mantained. The functionality it provided was made possible by API's that are now deprecated and reverse engineered private Apple frameworks. Apple is not likely to replace the deprecated API's nor provide access to the underlying multitouch technology. So that's the end of the line for MagicPrefs and similar software. TLDR, if it doesn't work anymore that‘s it. If it still works, then its just a matter of time until it won‘t.”
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Version 2.4.2
Perfakir
04 December 2015
Does not work with the new MagicMouse.
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Version 2.4.2
Bytes
28 May 2014
For the longest time I resisted using the MagicMouse because it didn't do what I needed. Now with MagicPrefs, I am a very happy Apple mouse user just by adding a center click option, and pinch in/out for zooming text. Stable, free, efficient utility... Thanks!
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Version 2.4.2
Grandpa-John
22 April 2012
I have been using the previous version for some time in Snow Leopard and just installed version 2.4. Now every time I try to use the preferences settings the application crashes. What gives?
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Version 2.4.0
Adumbrate
10 January 2012
I love the fact that this has a two-finger click that can hold both the left and right side of the mouse. I play a lot of video games and this comes in handy for Call of Duty games and Skyrim. The only confusing part is how to set presets without needing to access the Preferences and changing it. I want it to just automatically turn on if I launch an app. It doesn't seem to do so for Call of Duty or Skyrim. I'll dig around and see if there's info about this.
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Version 2.3.1
jgelling
07 January 2012
This wonderful little utility saved my MacBook. Apple for some unimaginable reason removed the three finger App Switcher gesture from OS X Lion, probably in favor of the useless Mission Control feature. This app is the only reliable way to get the App Switcher gesture back. But the only way I found to have the gesture work *consistently* is to enable all 3 and 4 finger gestures - up, down, left and right - to invoke the App Switcher. Then, you need to disable pretty much all of Apple's 3 and 4 finger gestures from the Trackpad settings under the System Preferences menu. This is no loss, because those gestures just switch to the useless Mission Control and widgets screen, which no one would ever seriously want to use anyway, much less have a shortcut for. You have to do both though - the utility doesn't seem quite as precise as the old gesture used to be - if there are competing 3 and 4 finger swiping gestures, even if they're different, i.e. up or down instead of left or right - MagicPrefs will sometimes miss your swiping and that's just frustrating. But until Apple brings back the 3 finger App Switcher swipe - presumably around when they realize how useless Mission Control is - MagicPrefs is the best answer I've found for MacBook users to get back this essential gesture.
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Version 2.3.1
Jeff-H-
17 September 2011
I don't want to trash this software before being able to give it a chance, so just a comment for now. The software keeps saying "no mouse" when it is there. I'm running 10.7.1 on a new mini
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Version 2.3.0
1 answer(s)
Nextdesign
Nextdesign
03 November 2011
The trashing should be of Apple and their migration bugs, see http://getsatisfaction.com/magicprefs/topics/magicprefs_doesnt_work how to fix your bluetooth settings after migrating to Lion.
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NemEh
17 September 2011
There's some issue when working with Lion OS. When I checked in the "One Finger Middle Axis Click" from Clicks & Taps option, the middle click opens the dashboard everytime, like if it was the default option for Dashboard. I'm not able to change or configure this on dashboard. Please, help if you know how to fix this. Thanks.
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Version 2.3.0
Antoinesynopsis
15 August 2011
It's the first app I tried to enhance my mouse and my pads. Good soft even if I rather prefer BetterTouchTool for my purpose.
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Version 2.3.0
Orion-Mk-V
01 August 2011
People can still download the 10.6 compatible version on the developers website.
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Version 2.3.0
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MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
01 August 2011
Also available as an alternate download above :)
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Moxiesozo
Moxiesozo
01 August 2011
Yes, but development has been stopped for Snow Leopard. Therefore, 10.6.x users cannot enjoy feature introductions, bug fixes, and other improvements.
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F451
F451
01 August 2011
Since this is freeware there is really no complaint to be levied. However, if you have been around since the beginning of Mac (like some of us of us) you will come to know that Apple may have a SL OS X final version(s) update, maybe 10.6.9). This is the lamenting of those who know that that others players in the software industry might address all the Lion compatibly issues in upwards of year's time. MagicPrefs is an excellent app—will miss it while out of comission.
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4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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