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11-30-2000, 09:58 AM
I just aquired an apple optical mouse and know that I need the USB 1.4.3 or higher from a sawtooth, but I don't have a clue where to get it. Anyone have it and would not mind e-mailing it to me?



11-30-2000, 10:10 AM
You don't need the USB drivers from the Sawtooth to run that mouse. The regular 1.4.3 USB card support will do. The Sawtooth drivers are for the Apple new pro Extended USB keyboard with the extra keys.

If you want the drivers anyways, you can download the USB developer package which includes the usb drivers that work with the pro keyboard.


11-30-2000, 11:51 AM
The USB Adapter Card Support 1.4.1 is at http://asu.info.apple.com/swupdates.nsf/62c10253abd2be98862566bb005fbe67/eefb339de8d098288625682a0052d670?OpenDocument .

11-30-2000, 12:30 PM
I have the Keyspan PCI USB Card in my PCC PowerCenter running 9.0.4, full updates from the Software Update Control Panel. I installed the Keyspan software first, then ran the 1.4.1 adapter card support. I plug in the mouse, start up and it tells me that the "software for 'apple optical pro mouse' cannot be found. Do you want to search the internet?" (Not the exact message but similar). I click yes and it 'searches' but does not find anything. The mouse lights up and everything, just is not talking to the system.

I'm downloading the developer kit as jeorge posted and I'll let you konw after that.



11-30-2000, 12:55 PM
The Apple DDK Did the trick. Thanks!


11-30-2000, 01:32 PM
Weird how it needs the pro mouse software. It only has one button.

I made an error with USB card support version. Thanks Louie for the link.


12-01-2000, 07:31 PM
Rant: why the hell did they make a "Pro" mouse with one button? Any self-respecting pros have been using Kensingtons for years, and now XLR8s or Logitechs for the twin or quad buttons. Arrrggh.

12-02-2000, 05:44 PM
I share your rant!! I was given the mouse and although REALLY like it.. I think that once the XLR8 optical is born I will switch to that.... (hint hint, If you're listening daren) :-)



12-04-2000, 03:18 AM
damn...a good dual-button optical mouse...good idea.

i still like my kensington trackball....but Mouseworks is unusably buggy.

i do like the XLR8 mouse for web surfing. A lot.

12-04-2000, 01:42 PM
Isn't it an oxymoron.

Pro mouse = one button?