Ninja Tip: How to Use an Apple Multi-touch Magic Mouse with Windows

Magic Mouse Hero

If you're an iPhone user running Windows and Apple's new Magic Mouse made you ache for a little taste of that multi-touch goodness on the desktop as well, you're in luck! No, Apple didn't provide support themselves, but the enterprising folks over at UneasySilence showed -- there's a hack for that!

Thanks to a little hackery from Apple’s Bluetooth Update (located here) the Magic Mouses driver was extracted via WinRar resulting in a 32bit version and a 64bit version that you can install on any ordinary Windows PC that will enable all the scrolling ‘magic’ of the Magic Mouse.

I'm loving my Magic Mouse on Mac OS X -- inertial scrolling is awesome -- and I'm looking forward to trying it out on my Win-box when I get back to work on Monday. If you beat me to it, let me know how it works for you!

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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There are 22 comments. Add yours.

Mange says:

Damn, that would be niice!
I gotta get myself a magic mouse

Someone says:

What does this article have to do with the iPhone?!?!?

MaxH says:

@someone
yes, how dare he run the website in a manner that he sees fit. Pfft...the nerve

zeagus says:

The Magic Mouse is a multitouch descendant of the iPhone screen. Of course TiPB will talk about it.

Jersagfast says:

And greatful he does.. Thanks Rene, sweet tip.

Victor Kovacs says:

Wow,thank you. I needed this and have been looking for a while.

Limegrntaln says:

Yeah Apple is in court with that company thats putting the Apple OS on buildable computers, This will be next in line. Better buy it before its too late.

Elric says:

If people haven't upgraded to a Mac yet, I doubt they'd be willing to upgrade to a Magic Mouse. Most are too price consious to spend money on quality. Hell, they probably even still shop at Wal Mart.

Limegrntaln says:

I'm waiting for the MBP to have bluray. Then I'm going 17 or bigger if they bring it.

WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII says:

wtf why would anyone compromise his pc with that crap?

Victor says:

i wish they would add inertial scrolling support to regular trackpads and mice as well... i mean it's not that much of a feature, but if it was built into the OS it would be convenient.

bugs says:

dont apple make windows drivers for this, i mean they even promote all our hardware supports windows for bootcamp.
i dont get it.

Dexter says:

I love Macs but if they don't incorporate Blu-ray in their computers fast, they'll just be old news. C'mon, Apple! Step into today's technology!

johm says:

Why would apple sue? allowing pc users to use it would only bring in more sales.

kbduvall says:

Agreed. It's the best mouse they've ever made.

Apple says:

Yes me 2 I'm going to wait until the mac book pro has bluray. Il go 17.

Elric says:

Bluray? Why? I don't think I would actually watch a movie on my laptop unless I was really stranded somewhere, but then I wouldn't have any bluray movies with me either lol
I have used my actual BR Player maybe 7 times in the year and a half I've had it. It's really not that great (good movies are still $40 or more in Canada). And players are only $140 now.

Cena says:

woooow that is real beauty...

ZED3 says:

guys is squeezing the magic mouse on both side, the same as the buttons on the mighty mouse? if not how will I move if I wanna look on all the windows ive open?

exit925 says:

There's a much easier to run a magicmouse on your windows based PC. Since this ninja tip was released,a company created a nice application called "magicpref" which also let's you customize your personal gestures. Check it out!

Me AndI says:

would be a MAGIC tip, if it wasn't password protected. Lame!