Mouse acceleration in OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by noiseordinance, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. noiseordinance macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2012
    Hi there. I'm having some mouse troubles and hoping someone might have suggestions. I have a Mac Pro connected to a 27" 1440p monitor. I'm using a Logitech M705 mouse, which works beautifully in Windows, but is abysmal in OSX. Essentially, there's a bit of lag that makes clicking buttons an options highly inaccurate. I've tried using Logitech's software, disabling Apple's mouse acceleration, and trying a variety of third party apps (Smooth Mouse, USB overdrive, etc.) and none of them provide a reasonable solution.

    I'm thinking about buying a Magic Mouse 2, and while I've read they aren't as comfortable / ergonomic for prolonged use, I would accept that trade-off if it somehow improved accuracy.

    Does anyone happen to know if the mouse acceleration in OSX is more tolerable using an Apple branded mouse over a third party mouse?
  2. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    I doubt it. I think the mouse acceleration is part of the operating system. I recommend that you uninstall all third party mouse software. You might like it better. If you don't, might be that the many third party utilities you've installed are interfering with each other. Make sure you're only using one at a time.

    Also, please consider a trackpad instead of a mouse. Macs really shine with trackpads...using the computer with a trackpad is far better than with mouse, because you can use gestures.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    First let me say that I've spent little (next-to-nothing) time using PC's running Windows.

    But -- in the time I have spent -- one of the first things I noticed was that "mouse handling" in general just "feels different" in Windows, than it does on the Mac.

    This is less a "function of the mouse hardware", than it is of the OS itself.

    Have you tried any OTHER mice on the Mac?
    Do they seem to be having the same problems?

    My guess is that you're going to see similar "differences" in handling with ANY mouse that you switch between Windows and the Mac OS.

    It's "in the OS" -- NOT the mouse....
  4. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    Do you mean, not as comfortable/ergonomic as the original Magic Mouse?

    I ask because whilst I loved the behaviours with the OS of the original, I found it not suitably comfortable.
  5. komatsu macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
  6. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    The Apple Mouse is the best mouse for the Mac in every way... except comfort. It's about the most uncomfortable mouse by any manufacturer for any platform.
  7. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    If I stretch things to include Apple's first USB mouse: I found it comfortable. I still do, when I use one, but that's infrequent.
  8. komatsu macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
    and don't get me started on those horrible iMac keyboards...

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