Razer Deathadder settings

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by zen, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    Having just taken delivery of a Razer Deathadder (Mac edition), I was wondering what people have it set to? The acceleration makes it too jumpy, but without it, the tracking speed is too slow, even at 1800 dpi with sensitivity at maximum.

    Any suggestions?
  2. salza macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    I just bought a MacBook Pro and picked up the DeathAdder in preparation for the Steam release. Currently, I have Polling Rate set at 1000Hz and Dpi Switcher at 1800DPI. 1800DPI seems to be the highest I can set it without the cursor jumping due to rapid movement. I've got Acceleration turned on and set to its lowest setting (1). I did this because of what you mentioned above. With Acceleration on, the cursor responds more evenly regardless of how fast it is moved. Lastly, I have Sensitivity set all the way up (10). I do wish it could be faster since it is still slow, but oh well. If I need the sensitivity higher, then I may have to resort to raising the Dpi Switcher to 3500DPI, but I think I'd rather live with this sensitivity then having my cursor jump around.

    Hopefully, another driver update will come out soon and fix these issues. I've also noticed that my mouse will slightly jump around at times when I am just surfing or what have you. Not sure if it is because Mac switches from a pointer curser to the pointer hand, but I think I've verified that is not the problem. Again, maybe something a driver update will remedy.

    Anyway, I can't wait to try this new MacBook Pro with the Steam games such as Counter-Strike! :D
  3. jbyun04 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2008
    I have the latest drivers
    v2.02 and firmware is 1.27

    Polling is at 125hz, 1800DPI, 10 sensitivity with 0 scroll speed.
    In System Settings > Mouse I have tracking on 4 notches, scrolling on 4 notches.

    Works perfect for me
  4. zen thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    I too had trouble with the Razer control panel - accleration was no good, but the tracking speed was too slow without it.

    Then I discovered that the standard Apple mouse control panel in system prefs actually overrides the Razer control panel. So by using this, and putting the tracking speed to just the 4th notch, the mouse works fine without acceleration.

    The only downside is that the Razer settings come back on if you restart your computer, so you need to open the mouse system pref panel and adjust the tracking speed again. I use an iMac which is rarely off, so I don't need to do this very often. For those using this with laptops, I guess you'll have to do it more frequently - unless you uninstall the Razer panel completely? I presume it has some behind-the-scenes loader, even though it is an app itself. My mouse remembers to keep the logo light off but the scrollwheel light on, so that must be stored somewhere (unless it's in the mouse itself).

    With the Apple control panel, I've found the Deathadder to be absolutely perfect.
  5. Kevinflo macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2007
    I currently have mine set like this as well, but when the apple mouse control is overriding the Razer control panel, it seems that acceleration is on. Does the apple mouse control have acceleration on by default or is it just in my head?
  6. Paddan84 macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2011
    Same problem with Razer settings

    It's impossible to play with acceleration on. And razers control panel clearly doesn't work with Mac. Like one said earlier the standard mouse control panel overrides the Razer one.

    But is it not possible to turn off the acceleration completly from mac?
  7. SyncFx macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    iMouseFix, works wonders. I have my DPI settings at 3500, Polling rate at 125, due to reading around a few places that say OS X cannot handle above 125, so I tried it and it seems to work better.
  8. mondaiguy macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2010
    This Razer DeathAdder mouse I just got is a joke in OS X.

    Why even let users configure their mouse to where it is clearly unusable? Limits, Razer. Limits.

    Microsoft's basic USB mouse with their Intellimouse drivers works better than this piece of sixty dollar junk. I've only used this Razer mouse for about 15 minutes and my arm already hurts.
  9. iJCG macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011
    I am running OS X 10.6.8 with the most recent Razer drivers/software and it works fine. I am only using the Razerdeathadder.app and ignoring the mouse settings in system preferences. The advanced functions and sensitivity settings panels seem to work for me although I have not tried changing the advanced settings.
  10. mcfee macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2011
    I'm hating using the DeathAdder app for my mouse settings.

    How do you unistall 3.0.0?

    I've tried using app zapper then restarting my machine but the mouse still defaults to DeathAdder settings.

    I also find that on restarting my machine I have to adjust the OS mouse settings every time.
  11. ian1285 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011
    wat happened

    after i installed v3 i noticed that my mouse became warmer :( wtf! what should i do?
  12. omnimoeish macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Apparently the 3.0.0 drivers do this annoying setting the system prefs mouse speed back to zero. Rolling back to older drivers supposedly helps. The whole thing is really annoying. Getting the mouse speed to something usable is like balancing a basketball on a tennis ball. Except there are 16 different settings that could possibly be screwed up not just one or two.
  13. Skippern macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2011
    Try this little gem. I've been using it for ages and it works perfectly.

  14. DamenS macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2011
    The problem is Razer has NEVER - not once in how many years ? - delivered a USEABLR driver for their mice on Mac. They are clearly incabable of doing so - or unwilling to do so, given the number of feedback, support issues and forum complaints they have received over the years without doing anything. Why they couldn't hire ONE Mac programmer to fix things for them - on a consultation basis so they don't need to pay ongoing wages if they are that strapped for cash - beggars belief. They won't change. If you have a Mac, never buy a Razer mouse - that much is clear.
  15. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    Going to have to bump this one.

    Note that I dont have the Mac verison of this mouse, but the normal pc version. Razer Deathadder 3.5.

    After installing the drivers, rebooting and running the software. It resets the OS X mouse settings. The speed goes down to 1. And buttons like back and forth on the mouse doesnt work. Crap! This is my first ever pc mouse on a mac, so maybe this is how it normally behaves. I donno. Any tips appreciated.
  16. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Seems about right.

    Although I bought a Razor Orochi because it's Bluetooth but OSX support is minimal at best.
  17. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    Im not even able to assign stuff to the 4th and 5th button ingame. Is that the way it is or am i beeing a n00b?

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