Any way to get mouse acceleration to work the same way as in Windows?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ostrykolesz, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. ostrykolesz macrumors member

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    Any way to get mouse acceleration to work the same way as in Windows? When using an external mouse with OS X the acceleration is not consistent and it feels unpredictable. I can't get used to it. Is there any way to make OS X feel like Windows when it comes to mouse acceleration?
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    You can increase it by opening System Preference->Keyboard & Mouse. Also look on that Mouse's software (check on MacUpdate.com) because sometime they have software to increase acceleration.
     
  3. ostrykolesz thread starter macrumors member

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    There is no option to change the acceleration of the mouse in System Preferences.
     
  4. ostrykolesz thread starter macrumors member

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    OK. I fixed my mouse (SteelSeries Rival). I installed the SteelSeries Engine software - that didn't help at all. Once I uninstalled the SteelSeries Engine software my mouse began behaving like it did in Windows. Weird - but it worked.
     
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I've used both Windows and OS X and can't figure out what people want exactly when they want the mouse acceleration like it is in Windows. It seems to be such a common complaint, too.

    I guess it's something fairly subjective and hard to explain, but I wish I could understand it so I could stop rolling my eyes at people. :)
     
  6. Idgit macrumors 6502

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    Http://www.smoothmouse.com

    This will allow you to select Windows style acceleration or disable mouse acceleration all together.
     
  7. ostrykolesz thread starter macrumors member

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    I think it's just something people are used to. For me everything is working fine now, but the deceleration and acceleration were set too high.
     

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