Got a Magic Mouse for Christmas? Then You Need MagicPrefs

I received an Apple Magic Mouse during the Halloween Edition of Dot Com Pho. We all thought it look great but after using it for a few days, we concluded that there wasn’t any magic in it at all.

The problem with the Magic Mouse was the software. It was very limited and didn’t give the mouse any extra functions. The only thing it can do was scroll and go forward and back on a web page, which most mice can do. We were hoping the Magic Mouse would function like the multifunction trackpad used by the Macbook Pro but it turned out to be nothing more than a sleek looking mouse. That has all changed with the release of MagicPrefs, a free piece of software that brings out magic in the Magic Mouse.

MagicPrefs is a free menubar application for OSX which aims to improve the functionality and configuration options of the Apple Magic Mouse.

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 etc.

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

Tracking Speed adds the ability to increase the maximum mouse speed by a 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.


If you got a Magic Mouse for Christmas, you need to download MagicPrefs right now. My Magic Mouse has been sitting in its display case before MagicPrefs came out. Now, the mouse is truly magical.

31 thoughts on “Got a Magic Mouse for Christmas? Then You Need MagicPrefs”

  1. Jack says:

    The Magic Mouse is a cool mouse. They changed their name from Magic Mouse to Mighty Mouse because I think they got sued, because of the cartoon. Haha

    1. Jack says:

      Oops, I meant Mighty to Magic… :/

    2. I love it when these big companies get threatened with lawsuits. When’s Google going to get nailed big time for something?

  2. Just another way to make money. We all are doing it. We want to make money. Some of us offer a great product, some of us don’t. Regardless whether it’s Apple, GM, Citibank or the small blogger, we do whatever we can to make money.

  3. Fique says:

    Ohh….Wanted to buy one of those because of successful ads they get..haha..near miss.

  4. S Ahsan says:

    The Mouse is a KICK-ASS! am trying to get one along with a mac 2… its all about money

  5. Kristina says:

    WOW! Some great gifts!

    I got an iTouch 8GB

    – Kristina

  6. chester says:

    I’m buying one tomorrow. This is miles ahead of anything thats out there! Wicked!

  7. kumo says:

    Happy New Year and best wishes.

  8. Ahhh, that’s more like it! Quite crazy how the magic was there, lying latent, and the key to unlocking it is in the software. I do see an interesting parallel with us humans here ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Apple’s new wireless Magic Mouse gets a sleek makeover and even has multitouch controls, but it’s better as a portable laptop companion rather than a full-size desktop accessory. The swiping gestures add interactivity to Web browsing and media.

  10. Never been a Mac guy. Still can’t get over the nightmares of the 80’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. So what exactly is this mouse?

    Is it supposed to be a mouse without mechanical controls (for click and scroll wheel)?

  12. Wade Shuler says:

    Nice, even though I am not a mac fan that is pretty nice!

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  13. Magic mouse is just another overpriced thing from apple

    1. But however people are mad about apple product and their apple product make them different from others.

      1. Yeah, apple brand is strong enough to make people buy anything from them.

        1. I might buy it. I have a MacBook Air and this is a pretty cool mouse.

  14. Still getting used to the Magic Mouse I got for Christmas. Will have to check out this software.

  15. fas says:

    That mouse looks wicked and cute L:

  16. I played around with one of these at the Apple Store a few days ago and I loved it. It feels way more comfortable than I thought and the scrolling was brilliant.

    I don’t think there’s a product that Apple makes that I WON’T buy ๐Ÿ˜›

  17. How do i install the magic mouse by apple without a Mac?

    1. John Chow says:

      You can’t. The mouse is Mac only.

  18. Looks like MagicPrefs put a little more magic in your Magic Mouse.

  19. ppc tips says:

    That mouse is amazing. Too bad it only works with Apple computers.

  20. I wish they had an app like this for my logitech mouse I paid 120 bucks for =/

    1. Custom Essay says:

      We all use Logitech mouse and camera’s and after seeing this video, i have realized hat mouse can be boring too ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. i love my magic mouse and magic prefs makes it even better…

  22. Bidet says:

    Wow that is a great addition to the magic mouse, it makes it so much better.

  23. That mouse is amazing. Too bad it only works with Apple computers.

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