Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MagicPrefs - brings magic to the Magic Mouse (and trackpad)

The Magic Mouse, the first consumer mouse to have multi-touch capabilities. Taking after the iPhone and multi-touch trackpads, the Magic Mouse allows the use of gestures such as swiping and scrolling across the top surface of the mouse to interact with desktop computers.

MagicPrefs, a preference pane for Mac OS X aims to improve the functionality and configuration options of the Magic Mouse (and the Magic Trackpad and the MacBook trackpad).

it allows you 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 , Recent Applications, Tweet, Read Tweets, Google Reader and so on.




Features:
  • Touch Sensitivity implements a single point control for a number of factors impacting the algorithms of the taps, swipes, pinch and other gestures.
  • Tracking Speed adds the ability to increase the maximum mouse speed by an 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.
  • MagicPrefs is a application meant to run in the background all the time, it uses less than 1.5% CPU and is optimized for a minimal impact on system performance.
  • With version 2 MagicPrefs was made modular with optional functionality coming as either free or paid plugins, 3rd party plugins are also allowed and there is public API

27 comments:

CPH said...

Interesting post!

botji said...

Didn't even knew these things exist! Looks very cool and stylish!

Dejch said...

pff.. nice mousy

Sam said...

It's so pretty!!!

Triper said...

Very nice writed, thanks!

Jlat said...

I'm happy with my trackpad already

Colin Biano said...

oooh, looks fancy :D

phthalo. said...

Well this looks fantastic!

Hot New Music Today said...

Multi-touch is the next big thing! Since 3D is kind of on the back burner for now. Can't wait to see what more companies do with this.

Psicon said...

why ubunt and make are too same?

Jay said...

it sounds like... magic! :D

thenitefalls said...

Looks clean and it performs magic :D

PaulBlark said...

Awesome! Ill have to forward this to my friends with magic mice!

ed said...

looks nice, i bet its overpriced though

princy gupta said...

wow!!! looking cool....

logo mess said...

i like this individual apple stuff, thanks for sharing

Gaston said...

i don't particularly enjoy the idea of a touch mouse, that was the whole point of the mouse to begin with..the pointer...now they're changing everything....EVERYTHING!!! :(

SweetShop said...

@Gaston: Me too!
@Ontopic: I hate touch/touchscreen stuff. I'm used to touching the mouse all time, and if I switch to this one, I'll have too many accidental clicks/drags...

Leo` said...

Non traditional mice are a bit odd for my taste, but the tech is impressive

Patti D. said...

Isn't this mouse like 50$ or something like that?

Fang said...

I've tried it before, but I automatically do everything by keyboard shortcuts and all, so not too usefull. Does help with adding the next/prev page swipe to the trackpad, though.

Zach said...

Looks sweet!

cadexn said...

Wow interesting innovation, we're getting closer and closer to touch technology in PC. It'll need some change of habits to get used to it, but overall, thanks for the post!

AP0976 said...

Wow, interesting stuff

Fang said...

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hyyypz said...

love this mouse :)

Pappa Püllï said...

I really love this mouse, i wish it had the same support in windows. Then i would use it.