Enable Magic Mouse Momentum Scrolling in Leopard

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, Hints & Tips

After mentioning on Twitter that Apple doesn’t support momentum scrolling on their new Bluetooth Magic Mouse under Leopard:

a helpful listener sent me a reply with this handy Terminal command to enable it.

defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseMomentumScroll -bool true

After entering the command above into the Termial and hitting enter, simply turn Bluetooth off and then back on to update the setting. After that scroll away with full momentum in Leopard.

To change things back issue the same command, but rplacing the last word ‘true’ with ‘false’ and turn off and back on Bluetooth again.

There are 4 comments on Enable Magic Mouse Momentum Scrolling in Leopard:

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  1. Steve Pearson | Nov 07 2009 - 04:21

    Hey Adam,

    Thanks for sharing this, I just enabled it and now really enjoy using my Magic Mouse. Much better than me old mighty mouse… Well for how I use it anyway.


  2. pagocs | Nov 12 2009 - 12:46

    Thanks for this tip, it’s very useful! Anyway I don’t understand why this settings not public…

  3. Steve Jobs | Nov 15 2009 - 07:45

    You don’t? It’s so you will pay me an extra $40

  4. Tom | Nov 15 2009 - 07:16

    Thanks heaps for this it doesn’t give me any option for it in the settings, but it works anyway haha Cheers mate.