Remove Mouse Acceleration in OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mariux.mac, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. Mariux.mac macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hello is there a way to remove mouse acceleration in Leopard? please help im using mouse and the mouse accel drives me nuts
  2. sil3nc3 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2007
    I didn't even know Leopard had it :confused: my mouse pointer isn't accelerated.
  3. MacManiac777 macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2008
    New Zealand
    I don't know about mouse acceleration but if you want to slow the tracking down go to System Preferences and click on Keyboard and mouse. Then select the mouse or trackpad tab (trackpad tab only shows up if you have one, mouse tab only shows up if you have a mouse connected). You can then turn the tracking down so that the mouse doesn't move as fast.
  4. jpf566 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2008
    Didn't even know leopard had it??!?! AHHH ITS HORRIBLE! I am dumbfounded that apple does not allow you to turn off mouse acceleration, especially with the downright absurd and bizarre acceleration curves that it uses.

    Luckily, there is hope. What you need my friend is USB Overdrive

    ENJOY!! :cool:
  5. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    If you have a Microsoft mouse, install their drivers. They have an option to use Windows-style mouse acceleration, aka something that works.

    For other mice (Logitech etc), USB Overdrive is the way to go. I used to use SteerMouse but feel USB Overdrive gives better results.
  6. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2006
    New Zealand
    Something that works if you're used to Windows. Personally I find myself struggling on Windows machines whenever I have to use them since I have used Macs almost exclusively since 2003. Once you get used to the mouse on the Mac it works very well indeed. I remember overshooting stuff a lot when I first got it but then I got used to it and wouldn't go back now.
  7. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Alright, can someone give me an example of this mouse acceleration? I've never experienced it.

    I use Logitech and Microsoft mice.
  8. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Move the mouse very slowly and note how much the arrow cursor moves on the screen... now, flick the mouse quickly - notice the arrow moves much further than it did before with just a small mouse movement.

    That's the acceleration people are talking about. But the amount it accelerates depending on the speed of the mouse movement isn't linear - its got a curve to it. Apple's acceleration curve and Microsoft's are different. Some prefer one, some prefer the other.

    Me, personally, I like the Window's standard acceleration curve over Apple's, but to each their own. 3rd party mouse drivers like SteerMouse and USB Overdrive will allow you to customize the acceleration curves.
  9. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Thanks, I see it now.

    Never noticed until now though :D
  10. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
    This works for me, it is simple and non persistent.

    I take no credit for it, just something I downloaded

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  11. instabusto macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2009
    I can't believe this hasnt gotten more love, just tried it in snow leopard and works like a charm.

    It's baffling how apple still hasnt added an option for us to do this ourselves without 3rd party apps
  12. FnuGk macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2009
    you forgot those of us that hate any kind of mouse acceleration at all. ms accelration sucks does indeed suck less than the one apple uses but still its crap.

    i think it totally mindnumbling that you on windows have to add a .reg key and reboot and mac has to install a frigging program to get rid of it:S:S
  13. omgitscro macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    Sorry to dig this up. How can I uninstall "Kill Mouse Accel"? I pressed "Fix Mouse Acceleration" once, and now I can't get it to stop.

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