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

    odinsride

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    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!

    http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverdrive/News.html
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    Try TotalFinder.

    And the combination of the Triq Mouse Acceleration tweak plus BetterTouchTool rocks.
     
  8. mstrze, Jun 3, 2011
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    mstrze macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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 604

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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 6502a

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  16. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    in terminal

    defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -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 com.apple.mouse.scaling -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

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    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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