MagicPrefs
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Adds functions and options to the Apple Magic Mouse.   Free
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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 a advanced algorythm 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 a extra
What's New
Version 2.4.2:
  • New action: Toggle Scrolling
  • Fixes a issue with multiple instances running concurrently
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7
  • 64-bit processor
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Apple Magic Trackpad
  • Apple MacBook





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MagicPrefs User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Adumbrate reviewed on 10 Jan 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.
[Version 2.3.1]


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jgelling reviewed on 07 Jan 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.
[Version 2.3.1]


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Jeff-H. commented on 17 Sep 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
[Version 2.3.0]

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Nextdesign (developer) replied on 03 Nov 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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+45

Antoinesynopsis reviewed on 15 Aug 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.
[Version 2.3.0]


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+165
Orion-Mk.-V commented on 01 Aug 2011
People can still download the 10.6 compatible version on the developers website.
[Version 2.3.0]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 01 Aug 2011
Also available as an alternate download above :)
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Moxiesozo replied on 01 Aug 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 replied on 01 Aug 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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+299
F451 commented on 01 Aug 2011
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. :)
[Version 2.3.0]


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Moxiesozo commented on 01 Aug 2011
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Wow. Bye-bye Snow Leopard support & updates from this version onwards. Sad.
[Version 2.3.0]


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+2

Cosmin Serban reviewed on 08 May 2011
Great App! The inverse scrolling is awesome, it helps me prepare for OS X Leopard. ;)
[Version 2.2.0]

1 Reply

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Cosmin Serban replied on 08 May 2011
Sorry, I meant Lion.
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+65

Islandmacman reviewed on 09 Apr 2011
Thanks for the update!
[Version 2.1.0]


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+11

Phoenix⚡⚡ reviewed on 08 Apr 2011
Great!!
Many Thanks for global inverse scroll option.
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[Version 2.1.0]


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+21
Grandpa John had trouble on 22 Apr 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?
[Version 2.4.0]


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NemEh had trouble on 17 Sep 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.
[Version 2.3.0]


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Jono_dale had trouble on 07 Dec 2010
Under "Manage Keyboard Actions", cannot enter any custom key combinations at all with Beta 4.
[Version 2]


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Harristype had trouble on 07 Dec 2010
There's a problem that I'm having with the new version 2.0. I use the 3-finger click to bring up Spaces, and with the old version, it would stay in Spaces after I released the mouse so that I could choose the Space I wanted to navigate to. With this version, when I press the mouse using the 3-finder click, Spaces pops up, but when I release the mouse, it goes away. Is there a new preference or something similar that I'm missing?
[Version 2]


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Sartorius had trouble on 20 Nov 2010
According to the developer, PPC architecture is not supported anymore. Please correct the 'requirements' indication.
[Version 1.9.3]


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+35
Pissnaround had trouble on 15 Nov 2010
It seems in this update the menu icon disappears either after a screensaver kicks in or the screen goes to sleep.
[Version 1.9.3]

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+35
Pissnaround replied on 16 Nov 2010
well, it hasn't done it again so I don't know what happened.
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Imini had trouble on 19 Feb 2010
Nice app, but why does it connect to the internet, even when autoupdate is off?
[Version 1.7.1]

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Nextdesign (developer) replied on 20 Feb 2010
auto update checking can not be turned off, the setting is restored if disabled
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Gcoghill had trouble on 15 Feb 2010
Developer's site (including download links) seems to be down as of 2-15-2010. I contacted him via Twitter @magicprefs & the support page on Get Satisfaction to let him know, I'm sure it's just temporary.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Macheadcase had trouble on 17 Jan 2010
I have no idea why I can't launch MagicPrefs 1.5.4. I just downloaded it for the third time and I always get the following error message:

"You can't open the application "MagicPrefs.app" because it is not supported on this architecture."

The app's icon is a generic icon with a white circle with a slash across it. It looks like this:
http://img.skitch.com/20100117-qjq3qg6xewuayii8rit6hqgarj.png

I am running OS X 10.5.8 Leopard. My specs are:
iMac 24" Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz (early 2009)
4 GB DDR3 1067 MHz RAM
ATI Radeon HD 4850
640 GB hard drive (492.25 GB free)

I just bought a Magic Mouse and wanted to add some functionalities till I upgrade to Snow Leopard.

Thank you for any input you might have.
[Version 1.5.4]

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Gcoghill replied on 18 Jan 2010
Works OK on 10.5.8 here. Did you install the Magic Mouse drivers from Apple?
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Macheadcase replied on 18 Jan 2010
Thanks for your reply.

Yes I did install the drivers. But what I'll do is try to reapply the Apple drivers and see if this takes my any further towards success.
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+5
Binarymix had trouble on 02 Jan 2010
This is a great little program!

The only issue I'm having is that if I enable two-finger-click for the middle button, it sends my left-click all the way to the outside edge of the mouse, which is annoying to say the least.

One-finger middle button seems to work fine.

Anyone else having this issue, or is something wrong with my mouse?

Also, would it be possible to add a whole hand cover option to activate sleeping of the computer, or display? Another program has this feature but I prefer MagicPrefs, far less buggy :)
[Version 1.4.2]



myservice9944 rated on 20 Jul 2013

[Version 2.4.2]



+2

RONIN427 rated on 30 Jun 2013

[Version 2.4.2]



+1

rames123 rated on 11 May 2013

[Version 2.4.2]



Simmobk1981 rated on 21 Jan 2013

[Version 2.4.2]



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Pinbacker rated on 26 Mar 2012

[Version 2.3.1]



+4

beta.lab rated on 24 Feb 2012

[Version 2.3.1]



Archibal rated on 22 Sep 2011

[Version 2.3.1]



Marccc rated on 05 Aug 2011

[Version 2.3.0]



TShan rated on 02 Aug 2011

[Version 2.3.0]



+54

Jason_Milles_76 rated on 02 Aug 2011

[Version 2.3.0]


Downloads:80,700
Version Downloads:9,714
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:21 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 a advanced algorythm 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 a 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.


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