Best value Mouse to use with Mac PC

Hi All

I am new to Sketchup and need to get a mouse that I can use with my Mac PC, rotating ball/ l/r click etc. What would you recommend?


I would suggest you get a Logitech mouse. There are a number of basic wireless models that will be somewhere in the $20 to $30 range. There are different sizes so you might look for one that fits your hand. I have used an M325 on my Mac for years. It’s small and and fits nicely in my computer bag. My mouse of choice now is the M510.

In both cases the center mouse wheel/button has a nice feel. Not too much pressure required to activate the center mouse button which is important since it is used for Orbiting the camera in SketchUp.

Any mouse with two buttons + center scroll wheel will work fine. The choice really comes down to what feels good in your hand, method of attachment (cable, wireless, bluetooth), reliability reputation, and price. Pretty much the same advice as @DaveR gave while I was typing :slight_smile:

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LOL, did this before Covid hit. I had started reviving my 1st gen Mac pro and needed a cheap mouse. Picked up a Walmart MOTILE bluetooth mouse for $12. Also works with my iPad Pro :wink:
It matches the Apple keyboard as well.
Rocking SU Make 14 on OSX 10.7.5 :wink:

Make sure your chosen mouse does NOT have clicks on the scroll wheel, but scrolls freely.

That, I think, is an acquired taste. I prefer the clicks, especially when using the wheel button. But most current Logitech and many other mouses have a nifty fourth button that enables and releases the clicks.

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I haven’t seen that, but thanks for pointing it out . That would allow one to see which option best suited one’s personal taste. I prefer the click free, which feels smoother and faster in zooming, but clearly not everyone has the same preference.

Speaking of options, Logitech’s MX Master 3 has a bunch of possible shortcuts that can be customized to the individual’s preferences.

Thanks everyone - really appreciate your input. My son got me a Kensington ( because it was cheap lol!) from Amazon Prime but it is massive. Also I am left handed and tried to switch the click and what a pain this is with a Mac. So much easier with my old other PC.

So the next one has to be right. Frankly, one slightly bigger than my existing Mac mouse would be good. Will look up what you suggest everyone.


I don’t see how they could have made it any easier. In System Preferences => Mouse
Under Primary button, click ‘Right’. It changes instantly so if you want to change it back you’ll have to click with the right button.

What operating system was your old PC and how did you change the primary button there?

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I have the MX Master 2S and I like it very much, but the design is decidedly right-handed. Practically the best Ginny can use has a symmetrical design. I think “lefty” mouses are scarce.

The Logitech M510 is basically symmetrical so it could be used left or right handed. There are a couple of extra buttons on its left side which if use right handed would probably be accessed via the second finger. I rarely use them and usually have to look to see what they are assigned to.

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Hi McGordon

I had tried that earlier today. However my system preferences looks slightly different. I ticked the make left side the secondary click but it made absolutely no difference, I even restarted the PC. I guess I will figure out shortly.