Any former PC users having trouble adjusting to OSX mouse acceleration

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by odinsride, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    Just an FYI - USB Overdrive was able to make the mouse feel more "Windows-like" for me. This was the biggest annoyance I've had since getting my new Mac Pro and figured others were probably having the same issues...

    And there's a trial version!
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Better Touch Tool lets you set the acceleration speed to much greater values than Apple. It's free too
  3. sboerup macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Steermouse. Problem solved, well worth the application. I HATED the OSX mouse acceleration with a passion, still do. Looks like TRIQ will do it, but it only controls the acceleration. Steermouse also has support for buttons and other mouse features.
  4. akacaj macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2008
    The mouse and finder were my biggest complaints with OSX when I switched. I got used to the mouse but still hate finder.
    No address bar.
    No cut and paste for files.
    When you merge a folder it completely overwrites existing files rather than combining.... And so on.
  5. mism macrumors member

    May 25, 2010
    I can't stand Windows' mouse acceleration, I guess it works both ways...
  6. strausd macrumors 68030

    Jul 11, 2008
    +1, love that! Also like window snapping
  7. ksignorini macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    Try TotalFinder.

    And the combination of the Triq Mouse Acceleration tweak plus BetterTouchTool rocks.
  8. mstrze, Jun 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011

    mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    There is an option...perhaps under Views?...that allows you to see the filepath essentially at the bottom of the Finder window. Would that help for address bar?
  9. dtechlogic macrumors regular

    May 15, 2011
    The only thing i don't like is were is my right click on my mouse. How do you do it on the magic mouse. it is not magic mouse it is a dead mouse. It is taking me time to get use to it.
  10. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Logitech Control Center fixes this problem too. However, it conflicts with Steermouse, so don't try to do both.
  11. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    whaat people pay money just for killing mouse accel? hang on
  12. zephonic macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2011
    greater L.A. area
    It's funny, but for me one of the great advantages of OSX is the superior mouse experience. More fluid and more steady at the same time.

    YMMV, JMTC etc.

    I have the same with WinXP under Bootcamp, especially with games. On the most crucial moments right-click does not work when I want it to.

    No probs under OSX, but I don't do games there.
  13. Tibbar macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Some of the other tools posted above seem way cooler, but here's a freebie by the SteelSeries input device creators (not SteerMouse).

    SteelSeries ExactMouse Tool

    I bet it would work for other mice besides SteelSeries. No settings, it just runs in the background.
  14. erictooth macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2010
    There's also a noticeable (for me) amount of mouse lag in OS X. I'm sure most of you guys aren't gamers so it doesn't bother you.
  15. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
  16. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    in terminal

    defaults write .GlobalPreferences -1

    this will disable mouse accelleration. (maybe require reboot)

    you can set it to any value you wish, like 0.01234

    i think higher then 3 will be to much though.

    this change will be overwritten if you edit any keyboard or mouse changes in system preferences.

    you could write an applescript:

    do shell script "defaults write .GlobalPreferences -1"

    and then put it in Startup Items in system preferences.

    I think this is essentially what most mouse software does anyway (when it comes to mouse acc)
  17. JavaTheHut macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2010
    Interesting! - one example of "what your use to" I have only ever used a trackball for mouse usage for 15 years Kensington Turbo &/or Logitech marble mouse. When I have freelanced on locations in the past I had to take my mouse to work on locations, just could not handle the push mouse - i felt like I was petting a cat. and it felt so slow to get anything done, but never found a conflict with mouse accl. on one OS platform to the next.

    The trackball first invented in 1952

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