Modded (wireless) one button apple mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by YourHerojb, May 27, 2013.

  1. YourHerojb macrumors regular

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    Hey! I just wanted to share this with everyone at macrumors. I'm aware this sort of mod is already throughout the internet, but I was particularly proud of myself in being able to turn a one button mouse into a peripheral with primary, secondary, and a third click; the third of which controls scrolling, making this a fully operational mouse. All of this was done without changing the external aesthetics of the mouse.

    I had one question for all of you though, is there any other (preferably free) softwares that can control click-to-scroll on a mac besides USB Overdrive?
    It's working great for the time being but I would like to make the third button a hold to scroll button rather than hold or click to toggle.

    I'm also glad to answer any questions you have about the process.
     

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  2. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    What is the advantage of using a mouse this old compared to a more recent Apple Mouse?
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    He did it because it is cool to him. Obviously recent mices are better....
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Gut it and replace the innards with a modern USB mouse.
     
  5. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    This was more of what I was getting at.
     
  6. YourHerojb thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's exactly what I did, only trick to it is lining up the clickers and cutting a new hole for the lasers. Not really any advantage or disadvantage to the mouse but if I could find the software I'd like to have its quite a cool new way to scroll.
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Lasers? Where's the fun in that. I like the old style mouse where you could remove your colleagues mouse ball for fun when they were away from their desk.
     
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  10. YourHerojb thread starter macrumors regular

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    With some of those gaming mice out there I wouldn't doubt it.

    http://www.discountofficeitems.com/technology/peripherals-memory/keyboards-mice/mice/cyborg-gaming-mouse/p294293.html?ref=pla&source=pla&utm_medium=shopping_engine&utm_source=pla&gclid=CIL21oKTubcCFWJlMgodRVYA4g
     

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