Mouse tracking speed

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  1. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    Is there a way to speed up the mouse tracking speed even faster then what is allowed in system preferences?
     
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    Try mousezoom (freeware, search versiontracker). I use it for my MS BT mouse on my PB, and it greatly increases the speed.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I did some poking around, and found the mouse tracking speed setting. You'll need to use the Terminal for this, as well as the Property List Editor tool that's part of XCode. The setting is inside this file: "~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist" (without the quotes). You'll need to make that file visible by copying it (using the cp command - cp source destination) to a filename without a period in front of it (I used test.plist). Then, drag that test.plist file to Property List Editor (found in /Developer/Applications/Utilities) and look for a setting called com.apple.mouse.scaling. Its normal maximum value is 3.000000 - change that to something bigger. Save the edited file, then go back into Terminal and use cp again to replace the original .GlobalPreferences.plist file with the edited one. Once that's done, log out and back in for the change to take effect.
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    If I used tinkertools to make all files visible, couldn't I just open the original file from Finder?
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    If TinkerTools shows files with a period in front of their names, then yes - you would not need to use the Terminal.
     
  6. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    Thanks. Mouse zoom workd great. I like the names for the different speeds.
     

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