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 [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, and 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 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).