Thread: mouse behavior
04-02-2005, 10:58 PM #1ocieGuestmouse behavior
so i just switched from my custom-built PC to a powerbook on thursday.
As a general observation, i've noticed that the mouse behavior on OS X is not as good as on WinXP/2k/etc... The mouse almost feels laggy and has alot of acceleration (at least thats the windows term for what im experiencing).
I was wondering if there is a way to change this. Eg. install mice drivers, change settings.
04-02-2005, 11:03 PM #2
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- Sep 30, 2004
That bothered me when I bought my mini, I just got used to it. Now I can go from my PC to my Mac without any problems.
04-02-2005, 11:41 PM #3Jefe3223Guest
I have a ibook, but if i remeber from my imac days, under preferences/keyboard and mouse, you can set to how fast the mouse moves. If not that, maybe a failed mouse ball (who uses mice with balls anymore...?), or just a bad connection. If the mouse moves to quickly, just turn down the sensitivity.
04-02-2005, 11:54 PM #4
System preferences > keyboard and mouse > mouse (second from left)
04-03-2005, 04:02 AM #5
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- Mar 30, 2004
- 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
The Mac mouse has a pronounced "curve" to it's accelleration, so that you can make finely-controlled movements (by moving the mouse slowly) or snap the pointer all the way across a Cinema display (by jerking the mouse swiftly.)
Windows uses a flatter curve. Long practice makes the Windows mouse feel jittery to me. It depends on what you're used to.
04-03-2005, 12:30 PM #6IcedOutQMuthaGuest
If you want to turn off the acceleration to make it more like Windows, use USB Overdrive (http://www.usboverdrive.com/), I've had good experience with it. I use it to turn off the acceleration when playing FPS games.
04-03-2005, 09:47 PM #7ocieGuest
thanks iced, thats what i was looking for!
and thanks for the imput technologist, i realize that what it is for, the acceleration just so pronounced... thats what gets me.
thanks whiteshark, but i didnt ask for the location of the mouse prefs.
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