How to use a Mouse with MacBook Pro?

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  1. wksj macrumors member

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    I'm a long time Windows PC user, and I recently got a 2014 rMBP 13". I have two Logitech Performance Mouse MX, and I just received my Master MX in the mail. Using these mice with my MacBook feels so different than Windows. They're okay when I'm making large movements, but when I need to do small movements, it just feels like the mouse is not moving at all. This is so much different than how they behave on Windows. I've tried different Tracking speeds but then large movements become too fast. I think this is to do with Acceleration speed, but I don't see any option to change that.
    How do I make my mice behave like they behave on Windows?
     
  2. dyt1983, Apr 13, 2015
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  3. wksj thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. It doesn't have the Pointer Acceleration setting like on Windows... or it is hidden and I can't see it.
     
  4. dyt1983, Apr 13, 2015
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  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The mouse does move and respond quite differently between Windows and OS X. It is one of those items that will "feel" different. You can get close, I think. There's other mouse driver software that you can try, such as SteerMouse.

    My expectation is that you might not get a mouse to work "like" on Windows, unless you are running Windows. Some folks can just agree to disagree on how the mouse works...
    (personally, I think that a mouse on Windows is crippled, but then I've been using a mouse on a Mac, since 1988 - prejudiced to some degree, I suppose.)
     
  6. JTToft, Apr 13, 2015
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    Enter the following in Terminal, hit enter, log out, and log back in.

    Code:
    defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1
    Better?

    Reference
     
  7. wksj thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried that with -1, 0, 1, 2, and 3, and none of them felt good enough.

    Yes, with SmoothMouse it is very close to being perfect! Thanks!
     

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