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MagicPrefs

Adds functions and options to the Apple Magic Mouse.

4.4
Based on 38 user ratesRead reviews & comments
Free
Application is not under development & not supported.

MagicPrefs 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MagicPrefs is no longer maintained, the functionality it provided was made possible by Api's that are now deprecated and reverse engineered private Apple frameworks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Note: MagicPrefs is more than 5 years old now and is no longer maintained.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 version 2.4.3

Updated on Nov 09 2016

Version 2.4.3:
  • Added support for the rechargeable magic mouse and trackpad.
View older MagicPrefs updates

Information

License

Free

Size

2.7 MB

Developer’s website

http://magicprefs.com

Downloads

104678

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Apple Magic Trackpad
  • Apple MacBook
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Edac2
Edac2
Feb 27 2018
2.4.2
5.0
Feb 27 2018
5.0
Version: 2.4.2
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.”
Perfakir
Perfakir
Dec 4 2015
2.4.2
0.0
Dec 4 2015
0.0
Version: 2.4.2
Does not work with the new MagicMouse.
Bytes
Bytes
May 28 2014
2.4.2
4.0
May 28 2014
4.0
Version: 2.4.2
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!
Grandpa-John
Grandpa-John
Apr 22 2012
2.4.0
0.0
Apr 22 2012
0.0
Version: 2.4.0
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?
Adumbrate
Adumbrate
Jan 10 2012
2.3.1
4.0
Jan 10 2012
4.0
Version: 2.3.1
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.
jgelling
jgelling
Jan 7 2012
2.3.1
5.0
Jan 7 2012
5.0
Version: 2.3.1
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.
Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
Sep 17 2011
2.3.0
0.0
Sep 17 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3.0
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
NemEh
NemEh
Sep 17 2011
2.3.0
0.0
Sep 17 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3.0
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.
Antoinesynopsis
Antoinesynopsis
Aug 15 2011
2.3.0
3.0
Aug 15 2011
3.0
Version: 2.3.0
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.
Orion-Mk-V
Orion-Mk-V
Aug 1 2011
2.3.0
0.0
Aug 1 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3.0
People can still download the 10.6 compatible version on the developers website.
F451
F451
Aug 1 2011
2.3.0
0.0
Aug 1 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3.0
Given that there are those dependent upon software companies— other than Apple—to address Lion compatibility, the loss of MagicPrefs 10.6.x support makes transitioning a waiting game. Users' who have mission critical situations to deal with know what I am talking about. A fine app, but sure wish the Developer had held onto 10.6.x support a wee bit longer. :)
Moxiesozo
Moxiesozo
Aug 1 2011
2.3.0
0.0
Aug 1 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3.0
-- Wow. Bye-bye Snow Leopard support & updates from this version onwards. Sad.
Cosmin-Serban
Cosmin-Serban
May 8 2011
2.2.0
5.0
May 8 2011
5.0
Version: 2.2.0
Great App! The inverse scrolling is awesome, it helps me prepare for OS X Leopard. ;)
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Apr 9 2011
2.1.0
5.0
Apr 9 2011
5.0
Version: 2.1.0
Thanks for the update!
Phoenix⚡⚡
Phoenix⚡⚡
Apr 8 2011
2.1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2011
5.0
Version: 2.1.0
Great!! Many Thanks for global inverse scroll option. .. ◕‿◕
Phoenix⚡⚡
Phoenix⚡⚡
Apr 5 2011
2.0.2
5.0
Apr 5 2011
5.0
Version: 2.0.2
Many Thank for great and usefully App. *Hope you can add the option to reverse Magic Mouse Scrolling (iPhone style) in next new update. Thank You!
Yoxi
Yoxi
Mar 23 2011
2.0.2
0.0
Mar 23 2011
0.0
Version: 2.0.2
This would be a great replacement for the (sadly discontinued) MagicMouse app, if it were possible to tune down the sensitivity of the touch-area on the mouse. It's driving me nuts how easy it is to accidentally tap-click when this action is enabled (something MagicMouse got right). Is there any way to turn this down?
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Feb 24 2011
2.0.1
5.0
Feb 24 2011
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
I'm starting to have problems with the way this software behaves - it's installing software I do not want. Is there an option to disable the auto-update check? I do not see any. Is there a way to disable Magic Menu so that it doesn't re-install after each update? Is there a way to permanently disable all the 'extras' that have no bearing on the original purpose of MagicPrefs? I love the software, but I don't like all the other stuff going on. thanx.
Chen!
Chen!
Feb 23 2011
2.0.1
4.0
Feb 23 2011
4.0
Version: 2.0.1
I can't use Tab function with Magic Trackpad. Do I miss something?
Rondfranks
Rondfranks
Feb 22 2011
2.0.0
0.0
Feb 22 2011
0.0
Version: 2.0.0
Version 2.0 seems to have trouble during wakeup on my 1st gen 27" i7 iMac. Sometimes the MagicPrefs icon in the menu bar doesn't show until I open System Preferences and go the the MagicPrefs page. Then the MagicPrefs icon appears but System Preferences quits unexpectedly.
Edac2
Edac2
Feb 27 2018
5.0
Feb 27 2018
5.0
Version: null
Bytes
Bytes
May 28 2014
4.0
May 28 2014
4.0
Version: null
myservice9944
myservice9944
Jul 20 2013
4.0
Jul 20 2013
4.0
Version: null
Andrew8042
Andrew8042
Jun 30 2013
3.0
Jun 30 2013
3.0
Version: null
rames123
rames123
May 11 2013
4.0
May 11 2013
4.0
Version: null
Simmobk1981
Simmobk1981
Jan 21 2013
1.0
Jan 21 2013
1.0
Version: null
Pinbacker
Pinbacker
Mar 26 2012
5.0
Mar 26 2012
5.0
Version: null
beta.lab
beta.lab
Feb 24 2012
4.0
Feb 24 2012
4.0
Version: null
Adumbrate
Adumbrate
Jan 10 2012
4.0
Jan 10 2012
4.0
Version: null
jgelling
jgelling
Jan 7 2012
5.0
Jan 7 2012
5.0
Version: null
Archibal
Archibal
Sep 23 2011
5.0
Sep 23 2011
5.0
Version: null
Antoinesynopsis
Antoinesynopsis
Aug 15 2011
3.0
Aug 15 2011
3.0
Version: null
Marccc
Marccc
Aug 6 2011
3.5
Aug 6 2011
3.5
Version: null
TShan
TShan
Aug 2 2011
4.5
Aug 2 2011
4.5
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Jason-Milles-76
Aug 2 2011
5.0
Aug 2 2011
5.0
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Cosmin-Serban
May 8 2011
5.0
May 8 2011
5.0
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Dochoz
Dochoz
Apr 24 2011
4.0
Apr 24 2011
4.0
Version: null
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Apr 9 2011
5.0
Apr 9 2011
5.0
Version: null
Remik_K
Remik_K
Apr 8 2011
5.0
Apr 8 2011
5.0
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Phoenix⚡⚡
Phoenix⚡⚡
Apr 8 2011
5.0
Apr 8 2011
5.0
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Boss25
Apr 8 2011
5.0
Apr 8 2011
5.0
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hicksrt
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5.0
Apr 6 2011
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Chen!
Chen!
Feb 23 2011
4.0
Feb 23 2011
4.0
Version: null
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R0n1n
Feb 23 2011
4.5
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4.5
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Vlad-Alexa
Feb 22 2011
5.0
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5.0
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jc-lau
Feb 21 2011
2.5
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2.5
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cgyChris
Feb 21 2011
4.5
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4.5
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Rsimpso1
Dec 4 2010
5.0
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5.0
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4.5
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