How to get the Windows mouse acceleration curve on OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by seetheforest, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. seetheforest macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2010
    I just got a new Logitech Anywhere mouse and I'm on a quest to get the Windows acceleration curve to work with the mouse. As it is, the acceleration curve is really making it hard for me to enjoy the non-trackpad experience on my Macbook Pro.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to get MS Intellipoint to recognize the Logitech Anywhere mouse?

    I went through this post on google groups but the person's approach didn't work for me.

    I put the right idVendor (1133) and idProduct (50475) in the info.plist file, but the Microsoft Mouse preference pane doesn't show the mouse as recognized. Any ideas on how to make this work? :confused: :confused:
  2. fswmacguy macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2009
    The Windows acceleration curve is software-based and is built into Windows. You would honestly have to somehow obtain the Windows source code in order to port the feature to OS X. It is not built into the mouse, it is built into Windows. And I am fairly certain that Intellipoint is limited to Microsoft mice and is not available for Logitech products.

    A little feedback though: I own a Logitech mouse which I use with my MBA when I'm not traveling. The trackpad is the best I've ever used, don't get me wrong, but a physical mouse is much easier to use. I've never found the OS X acceleration different from the Windows acceleration.
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    You might want to try SteerMouse or USB Overdrive, both offer additional controls to customize the mouse movement over the default drivers.
  4. seetheforest thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2010
    I have looked into SteerMouse and USB Overdrive and I know that they let you modify the curve. Do you know if they have a preset to match the Windows acceleration curve?
  5. Mad Mac macrumors regular

    May 15, 2008
    I use a Logitech VX Revolution and am using the Logitech drivers. I don't think the acceleration curves are anywhere near Microsoft's. I haven't used an Apple mouse in a while but I'd say that Logitech's drivers are even worse than Apple's.

    I'm going to just get a Microsoft mouse, use the Intellipoint software and be done with it. Perhaps even pair it up with the Magic Trackpad if it works like the trackpads on the laptops. I'm guessing the trackpads use Synaptics drivers which is why there's no weird acceleration going on.

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