Configuring USB Overdrive for Windows-like feel

Nimbuz

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Dec 5, 2009
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Hi,

I've just started using USB Overdrive and Its great how you can remap every mouse button, but cursor movement still feels sluggish and mac-like.

Can someone please post (screenshot of) their settings for speed and acceleration that is required to achieve windows-like movement?

Many thanks
 

Nimbuz

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Dec 5, 2009
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I've not used USB Overdrive, although if you want to speed up the mouse you could try mousezoom.
Thanks, but I'd like to use just one app for everything and I believe USB Overdrive does allow changing mouse curve and mouse acceleration, I just don't know the right settings.

btw, I don't want mouse 'acceleration', just window-like smooth feel, not sure what you call it.
 

iBookG4user

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Jun 27, 2006
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Thanks, but I'd like to use just one app for everything and I believe USB Overdrive does allow changing mouse curve and mouse acceleration, I just don't know the right settings.

btw, I don't want mouse 'acceleration', just window-like smooth feel, not sure what you call it.
Hmm, I'll install USB Overdrive and see if I can find a setting that will do what you want. Although I think you might run into the problem that Windows and Mac OS X treat mouse movement differently.

Windows moves the mouse the same distance regardless of the speed, while Mac OS X decides how much to move the mouse depending on the speed that you move the mouse at. So if you move the mouse slowly on Mac OS X it is not going to move as far as if you move the mouse quickly. While on windows it would move the same amount in both cases.
 

Nimbuz

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 5, 2009
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Ok, I think I've figured it. Just have to uncheck the acceleration slider. I think thats it, can anyone using USBOverdrive please confirm?

Thanks!
 

G-Force

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Nov 25, 2006
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That's correct, just disable acceleration completely. The speed setting is personal.
 

Dae

macrumors regular
Apr 30, 2009
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That's not correct. Unticking acceleration slider will tell USB Overdrive not to override acceleration settings at all, therefore you will have default Mac OS X acceleration.

Speaking of "Windows" feel: if you were used to "enhance pointer precision" option — which is how Microsoft named acceleration – then drag the acceleration slider of USB Overdrive to 2d or 3th division (that's what I do). Otherwise drag it to the leftmost position to supress any acceleration.

In my opinion it still won't give you "Windows" feel. Mac OS X sucks when it comes to tweaking mouse options.
 
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