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Apple Magic Mouse

rarino5
Participant

Anybody use this? I've always hated this mouse because it's not ergonomic. But I ordered some attachments that might help with that. Anyways, I don't know why, but I pulled mine out of the drawer and gave it a go in Archicad and wow.... it's actually pretty cool. It feels like one of those 3D CAD mice with how you can move around and orbit by sliding rather than a scroll wheel. I guess it makes sense, I just had never considered it because I've never been a fan of this mouse. But I think I dig this and hopefully the mods I ordered will make it even more comfortable.

Anybody who uses it have any tips they can share? I'm just using the default keybindings at the moment, but anything better anybody has found?

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Lee Hankins
Expert

We have to use an add-on called Middle to activate the middle click for Pan. Archicad does pan natively with the Magic Mouse by dragging your finger across the mouse surface but it is nowhere near as easy as the middle click. I just wish Apple would acknowledge that middle click is needed natively in the macOS. The old Mighty Mouse was by far the best. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - ARCHICAD 26UKI Intel 3010
macOS Monterey (12.5)

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator

The add-on I use is called BetterTouchTool and I have it configured for a 2 finger middle click which once you get used to it is a pain when you can't.

eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08
Puerto Rico, BVI, Miami

Vectorworks 2022

I looked at that one too. I just don't understand why Apple don't allow middle click natively. They used to with the Mighty Mouse.

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - ARCHICAD 26UKI Intel 3010
macOS Monterey (12.5)

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