This version is a normal maintenance release which fixes some regression issues.

Keyboard driver and application

  • [DRV-128] * Fixed fn + F-Key get stuck on Apple Wireless Keyboard.
  • [DRV-129] * Workaround hardware bugs on small keyboards.
  • [APP-193] + Added support for Swiss German keyboard layout. This requires the Magic Keyboard Layouts 1.04 installed.
  • [APP-196] * Fixed menu modifier mapping reset to default every 5 minutes..

This is a minor maintenance release which fixes a few regression issues.

All application fixes

  • [SETUP-16] * Fixed wrong "Magic Utilities Service" version installed with version 3.0.7.7.
  • [SETUP-15] + Added Windows 7+8 feature freeze info at the end of a Windows 7/8 installation.
  • [APP-191] * Fixed buy actions showing a wrong warning dialog that "No devices are found or connected".

This is a maintenance release which fixes a few regression issues.

Keyboard driver fixes

  • [DRV-123] * fn key on older Apple Wireless Keyboard models couldn't be mapped.
  • [DRV-124] * F16 and F18 on Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad could not be disabled.
  • [DRV-125] * Modifier keys + F13, F14 or F15 keys did not work on Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad.
  • [DRV-126] * Shift+ did not work with the Apple Wireless Keyboard.
  • [DRV-127] * Fixed caps lock key still working if mapped to other function and pressing a normal key before.

This release adds long anticipated keyboard features and fixes a general driver issue.

  • Adds fully customizable modifier keys.
  • Adds a keyboard layout selector.
  • Fixes the swapped keys issue.
  • Resolves the root cause of "Driver error - Code 37".

Keyboard application and driver

  • [APP-175] + Added keyboard layout selector for all 25 layouts offered by Apple.
    The layout will be verified with the active keyboard input method of Windows.
  • [DRV-093] + Added option to swap exchanged keys on affected layouts.
  • [DRV-026] + Added fully customizable modifier keys.
    Apple and Windows presets and other options are located in the menu.
  • [DRV-048] + Added option to swap command <> control keys for all keyboards.
    This option is located in the menu.
  • [DRV-087] + Added option to swap fn <> control keys for all small keyboards.
    This option is located in the menu.
  • [DRV-045] + Added option to perform a numeric keypad enter with fn+return for all small keyboards.
    This option is located in the menu.
  • [DRV-081] + Added option to fix the equals = key on the mumeric keypad.
    This option is located in the menu.
  • [APP-181] * Updated key mapping help window for small keyboards.
  • [DRV-056] * Changed sleep shortcut to fn + space to prevent sticky modifier keys on wake up.

Other improvements for all applications

  • [APP-174] + Added option to Restart device driver on wake up to the Driver menu.
    Note: This is a local per device, per connection (Bluetooth / USB) setting.
  • [APP-186] + Added warning in case a computer restart is pending: "Setup installer", "Restart device driver", "Reinstall device driver" and "Download and install of updates".
  • [SETUP-14] + Added progress bar to "Preparing to install" section.
  • [APP-080] * Better handling of warning dialogs on load / save settings errors.
  • [APP-151] * Gray out "Bluetooth adapter power savings" in Driver menu if power saving is not supported.
  • [APP-155] * Fixed sometimes wrong battery level in tray icon tooltip.
  • [APP-176] * Fixed wrong selected device on tab order restore.
  • [APP-178] * Reduced amount of "Restart device driver" error dialogs and added some help.
  • [APP-174] * Updated model description on device color change.
  • [DRV-049] * Fixed root cause of "Driver error - Code 37".
    The driver re-install workaround from version 3.0.7.0 [APP-145] is not needed any more and is turned off when updating.
  • [DRV-099] * Test if the Bluetooth adapter does support power saving. If unsupported gray out the Driver menu item.

Version differences

Versions 3.0.7.4, 3.0.7.4a and 3.0.7.4b are almost identical. The differences are only cosmetic improvements, like added help links.

This release fixes some driver issues and improves the user experience of the application.

Major improvements are low battery alerts, space gray color support and a permanent solution for Driver error - Code 37.

Major improvements

  • [APP-002] + Added battery alerts with customisable reminder. Alerts are shown in the Windows Action Center and as popup dialogs (to test these alerts hold down the shift, ctrl or alt key and click on the battery gauge).
  • [DRV-155] + Added battery level and state to the tray icon tooltip.
  • [APP-151] + Added option to disable Bluetooth adapter power savings with one click from the Driver menu.
  • [APP-145] + Added option to Reinstall all drivers when Windows starts with one click from the Driver menu.
    This will finally fix Driver error - Code 37.
  • [DRV-103] + Added individual options to inverse vertical and horizontal scrolling for mouse and trackpads.
  • [DRV-161] + Added customisable device name. Right click on the device image to rename the device.
  • [APP-023] + Added Space Gray color options for applicable devices.
  • [APP-172] + Added suggestion to start the application window minimized.
  • [DRV-146] * Fixed random application crashes on wake up or device restart.
  • [APP-168] * Fixed corrupt mouse and trackpad touch engine settings in rare cases.
  • [APP-143] * Prevent duplicate license purchase if a license already exists.
  • [APP-160] * Easier license renewal.
  • [APP-166] * Improved user interface handling of "Smooth scrolling" issues on Bluetooth connections. On fresh installations the smooth scrolling feature is disabled.
  • [APP-170] * Added "Don't show again" option to network error dialog when auto update check failed.
  • [APP-171] * Auto update settings are now global for all apps.
  • [DRV-118] * Fixed some settings (i.e. Magic Mouse left-handed mode) were not set on power cycling the device or computer wake up.
  • [SETUP-13] * On installation the application shortcuts are created on the "Local user desktop" instead of the "All users desktop" so users can delete the shortcuts. In the app menu select Windows > Create desktop shortcut to re-create the shortcut if required.

Other improvements for all applications

  • [DRV-016] + Added option to save the tab order for multiple devices. Right click on the tab bar to store the current order.
  • [DRV-133] + Restore the position of the application windows on application restart.
  • [DRV-156] + Added option to locate and directly edit the settings file to the Settings menu.
  • [DRV-157] + Added Restart application to the tray icon menu.
  • [DRV-153] + Validation if the correct version of the Magic Utilities service is running.
  • [DRV-152] * Most warning and confirmation dialogs are not shown simultaneously anymore, but after each other.
  • [DRV-162] * Removed CPU load when the application was idle.
  • [DRV-167] * Flicker free User interface refresh.
  • [APP-SRV] * More reliable wait dialogs while restarting a device driver.
  • [APP-UIG] * Many other little user interface tweaks and enhancements.

Mouse driver

  • [DRV-114] + Extended touch area for scrolling down to the Apple logo of the mouse surface, once scrolling has been initialized.

Keyboard application and driver

  • [APP-148] + Added Use direct F-Keys option to the tray icon menu.
  • [APP-148] + Added Sleep key. Press fn + left-control + left-option + left-command + space-bar keys together.
  • [DRV-104] * Fixed caps lock light not working on Bluetooth connection.

This is a maintenance update which resolves some issues.

Version 3.0.6.4b fixes a driver error which occured only on Windows 32bit.

Mouse and trackpad driver and applications

  • [DRV-107] * Fixed wrong scroll speed when power-cycling Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2.
  • [APP-132] * Fixed "Restart device" sometimes not working when suggested to the user.

Trackpad application

  • [APP-140] * On Windows 10: A 4 finger tap now shows/hides the "Action Center" for better compatibility with the "Precision touchpad" settings.

All drivers

  • [DRV-61] * Removed WDF CoInstaller dependency on driver installation.

 

This is a normal update which fixes a license issues which occurred in some cases, among other cosmetic changes.

All applications

  • [APP-41] * Fixed license not working in some cases.
  • [APP-132] * Better automatic application exit when computer gets restarted or shut down.
  • [APP-133] + The position of the application window is kept when restoring app from Windows system tray.
  • [APP-134] + Added "Web news" to Help menu.
  • [APP-136] * More driver/app communication errors show an error dialog.
  • [APP-138] * Renamed "System" menu to "Windows" and moved it before the Help menu.
  • [APP-139] + Added Windows edition and Windows 10 infos to "Send feedback" diagnostics.

Mouse and trackpad applications

  • [APP-135] * "Scroll only vertical or horizontal" is enabled by default.

Setup installer

  • [SETUP-12] + Added check if "Digital Guardian Endpoint Protection" is installed on the computer and show a warning that the Magic Utilities applications might not work, due to a bug in their framework.

This is a normal update which adds the feature to reinstall the device drivers via the main-menu Drivers > Reinstall device driver.

All applications

  • [APP-130] + Added option to reinstall the device driver from the main-menu in the rare case the driver gets unassigned from the device. There is no need to completely reinstall the Magic Utilities.

All drivers

  • [DRV-105] + All drivers (and their timestamps) are now signed using the SHA256 digest algorithm.

Keyboard driver

  • [DRV-104] * Fixed caps lock LED light not working (regression since 3.0.6.x).

This is a significant update, we've been working on for a long time. Thank you for your patience.

The goal was to resolve the Smooth scrolling initialisation issues which randomly occurred for Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad users after the computer wakes up from sleep. Scrolling was too fast or too slow, and a Bluetooth radio toggle or a computer restart were required.

The actual root cause is Windows itself (we think). On Bluetooth connections, Windows sends the actual initialisation sequence not always to our drivers. If you have only one Magic Bluetooth device paired it usually works, but if you have an additional Bluetooth headphone paired which is powered off and you wake up your computer, there is a good chance that it doesn't work.

In this version we fixed bugs to workaround this issue, so the scrolling should never be too fast or to slow, but still might not be smooth. To solve the actual root cause we added:

  • Individual driver restart option by the click of a button (or restart the driver automatically when required). This does not affect any other Bluetooth devices.
  • Option to disable Smooth scrolling completely on Bluetooth connections for those users who don't care about Smooth scrolling.
  • As a welcome side effect Bluetooth re-connections on wake up, restart or dropouts are now fully automatic, there is no need to click the mouse or trackpad to reconnect to Bluetooth anymore (unless you power cycle the device or noted otherwise).

Mouse and trackpad drivers

  • [DRV-71] * Fixed scroll speed to high or too low after wakeup from sleep.
  • [DRV-90] + Added multi-directional scrolling similar to macOS. Scrolling can be restricted to horizontal or vertical directions only.
  • [DRV-61, 94, 98] * All new Bluetooth initialisation. There is no need to click your device to (re)connect to Bluetooth, except if you power cycle the device directly.
  • [DRV-59, 98, APP-122] + Added new Bluetooth driver settings. In case Smooth scrolling (re) initialisation on wake up still doesn't work, Smooth scrolling can be disabled completely.

Trackpad driver

  • [DRV-95] * Fixed unwanted mouse pointer movement when lifting the finger. This is a regression issue which exists since version 3.0.5.0.

All applications

  • [APP-120, SETUP-8] + In case a driver update failed, display instructions on how to fix this.
  • [APP-125,126] + Added individual device driver restart by the click of a button (or automatically). This is sometimes required when the "Smooth scrolling" driver initialisation is not performed by Windows. No more Bluetooth radio toggle or computer restarts required.
  • [APP-121] + Added hint to trial expiry reminder that a license delivery may take up to 10 hours. Also fixed trial expiry date by one day.
  • [APP-124] * Better device tab status icons (only visible if more than one device is connected).
  • [APP-127] * Much fast user interface resize and redraw.
  • [APP-128] + Added confirmation when swapping left/right mouse buttons as users sometimes click this by accident.
  • [APP-129] + Added "Restart application" to the Exit main menu.

All drivers

  • + Activated "Control Flow Guard" compiler switch which makes Windows kernel code more secure and is highly recommended by Microsoft.

This is a major update with new features and important fixes.

All applications

  • [APP-116] + Added option to save screenshots as PNG file.
  • [APP-117] * Better "Send feedback" dialog with more options to forward diagnostic system information.
  • [APP-115] * Due to a new settings storage all current device settings below version 3.0.5.0 will be reset to defaults. Apologize for any inconvenience. With the new settings storage in place, this should not happen again.

Keyboard application and driver

  • [APP-119] + Added web links to international keyboard layouts.
  • [DRV-84] * Fixed keyboard not recognized on Bluetooth re-connection if connection was lost for Apple Wireless Keyboard (2007-2009).

Mouse and Trackpad application

  • [APP-114] + Added Swap swipe direction for left/right desktop navigation.

Trackpad driver

  • [DRV-86] + Added accidental touch filters when performing 2 finger (click and hold) dragging and 3 finger dragging.
  • [DRV-85] * Fixed 2 finger right click performing a left + right click on asynchronous finger touching, regression of DRV-52.