Shortly after I wrote about the Magic Mouse 2, I actually went out to a store to try a brand new Magic Mouse 2. It sounded a tad bit dampened, but it was essentially as loud as mine.
The next thing I tried was the Better Touch Tool. I heard about how great this app is. It lets you customize the touchbar on the newer MacBooks.
I don’t really use the touchbar as I use an external keyboard anyways (I am rotating between HHKB Pro 2 and the Apple Magic Keyboard 2), but the Better Touch Bar app is also apparently good for changing the Magic Mouse behavior to one’s taste.
I downloaded it, installed it, and tried it. Within a few minutes, I got my Magic Mouse to click on tap. It was all very simple.
The downside is that if I am using my mouse a lot, the energy impact as per the activity monitor goes as high as my web browsers with handful of tabs open. And BTT having so features, like running a webserver to listen to its iOS apps, it makes sense.
I wouldn’t mind the energy use if I had a desktop. It was unnecesarily complicating the problem I set out to solve. So I decided to part with BTT after a brief encounter.
Perhaps the next thing I have to try is the Magic Trackpad. I wouldn’t mind having one, but I feel like is due for an update.