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Mac Essentials for using a Microsoft Wireless Mouse

There are some Microsoft Mac essentials that need be on my Mac. Windows Media Player and IntelliPoint at least. I have also found but not tried yet an update for Virtual PC, which maybe can solve my previous installing issue.

Mac and other Platforms

I especially recommend IntelliPoint if you use any Microsoft Mouse. I became very frustrated by my Wireless Optical Blue Mouse on the Mac. It was slow and sticking; improving the speed within the Mac’s System Preferences did not improve the handling very well. However, the IntelliPoint software does support the devices very well, and by using the IntelliPoint pointer speed option instead of System Mouse Tracking the performance and reliability of the wireless mouse is improved dramatically.

Microsoft Mouse

It also has some additional information on the mouse, depending on the attached device. After replacing my Optical Wheel Mouse USB with the Wireless Optical Blue Mouse I got this additional tab showing the battery level.

Microsoft Mouse

CanonScan N650U

One of the first things to fix was to bring my CanonScan N650U to work with my Mac. Canon offers a plug-in for the CanonScan N650U. I tried MSN Search and some Google Groups but I did not find any helpful solution. Actually I had no idea what to do with the package, so I started the CanonPI CS-U Installer in the package. After the installation, the system needed to restart. After reboot, it was possible to scan images in Office using the Canon plug-in Module CS-U 3.8.

Canon Plug-in Module CS-U 3.8