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SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice. It also supports Apple Mighty Mouse very well.

SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more.

SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's Sensitivity on top of the Tracking Speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the Tracking Speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to more...

What's New

Version 4.1.9:
  • Now supports Logitech G502.
  • Problem solved where the Dock would not respond to the mouse cursor on certain mice.

Requirements

OS X 10.4.3 or later

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Balanchine Member IconComment+108
Balanchine
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I've been a long-time user and fan of SteerMouse but as soon I installed version 4.1.7 on my new iMac (running Mavericks) I started getting freeze-ups with my Logitech MX Anywhere mouse. It seemed to happen mostly when switching between applications, and was temporarily fixable by unplugging and replugging the USB transceiver.

I uninstalled SteerMouse and the freeze-ups have so far stopped. I'm now using BetterTouchTool, which does much of what this app does (and is currently free).

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Version 4.1.7
Philosopherdog
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That's strange, I've had no issues. I'm assuming you do not have the Logitech software installed? I'd report this to the developer. He's very responsive. I've had no issues in Mavericks. Did you check your console logs to see what the os was reporting as the cause of the freezes? BetterTouchTool is quite a different application to steermouse. Steermouse is meant to provide a proper mouse driver with the ability to tweak the responsiveness of the mouse first and foremost. It also allows customizing buttons per app, which bettertouchtool does. But bettertouchtool is no replacement for the Logitech driver. Steermouse completely replaces the logitech bloatware driver thing. So it's a bit misleading to say BetterTouchTool is free and does the same thing as Steermouse. This is simply not true, unless you are only using it for assigning buttons to applications, which is to just touch the surface functionality of steermouse.

Balanchine
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I haven't installed the Logitech software on this Mac because of all the negative comments about it. I decided to use BetterTouchTool instead because I also have a Magic Trackpad.

I agree that BetterTouchTool isn't a wholly satisfactory replacement for SteerMouse, and I'll try SteerMouse again when it's next updated, and report problems with that if I have any.

Beige
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I'm seeing the same thing. Sometimes the mouse clicks stop working with my Orochi in Mavericks and have to restart.

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Beatles4Life
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I saw SteerMouse listed on MacUpdate, read the favourable reviews, and thought I'd try it out as a possible driver replacement to use with my ancient Kensington Optical Elite Mouse when I upgrade to Mavericks. I un-installed the Kensington MouseWorks software, installed the SteerMouse driver, and immediately noticed a problem. When I tried to set the mouse commands to mimic the ones I'd been using for years in MouseWorks, they would work initially, but the minute the Steer Mouse window was closed, the buttons would switch themselves. For example, I had the right button set to be the primary clicking button, and one of the side buttons to be the right-click button. When I tried to do this in Steer Mouse, the two switched themselves without any warning. I'm running Snow Leopard and am now very confused and a bit sad that I'm going to have to get a new computer mouse.

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Version 4.1.7
Hiltonb Member IconComment+0
Hiltonb
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I have updated to Mac OS Mavericks and to Steermouse 4.1.7. Before this move, Steermouse used to work with my wireless (Bluetooth) Apple Mighty Mouse, particularly with snapping the cursor to the default button in dialog boxes. Now it doesn't! Any suggestions?

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Version 4.1.7
Raycon Member IconComment+55
Raycon
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I've been using SteerMouse with my Logitech G700 for months now with no problem. Now this update says that it "now supports G700sā€¦" I wonder why.

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Version 4.1.6
Doc-Renaud
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Exact same thing here, with a Logitech G500...

boman
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Logitech is doing a slight refresh to their peripheral line and is bringing out updated versions of the G400, G500 and G700 respectively (see link).

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6848/logitechs-g-series-branding-and-product-refresh

Those are essentially the same models, but with a different outer skin and some hardware improvements inside. They are called the G400s, G500s and G700s, with a small "s" at the end. I think the update is for those new refresh models.

Doc-Renaud
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Thanks for the info, Boman. I missed the "s".

Will22 Member IconReview+0
Will22
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SteerMouse works well with my Kensington mouse. But every couple of weeks, my mouse stops working and the only way I can get it going again is to run the Kensington MouseWorks Uninstall app. After I restart my computer, my mouse starts working again. And then the same thing happens a few weeks later and I have to run the MouseWorks Uninstall again. Why is this happening? Why does it seem that something is installing that is stopping my mouse from working peridically? Any suggestions?

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Version 4.1.5
Philosopherdog
+5

Why are you running this with the Kensington driver? Remove that drive and use Steermouse alone. The whole point is for it to replace the default driver because most of the suck on the Mac.

Sunriser Member IconReview+4
Sunriser
+1

If you need the liberty of choosing your own mouse, it's a must-have.

Installed it a few years ago, update it once every few months and just forget it is installed because it does the work as expected. Never crashed on me.

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Version 4.1.5
Philosopherdog
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Why are you running this with the Kensington driver? Remove that drive and use Steermouse alone. The whole point is for it to replace the default driver because most of the suck on the Mac.

Philosopherdog
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Sorry about that. I meant the comment for the user above you. It won't let me remove it!! :)

Philosopherdog Member IconReview+99
Philosopherdog
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Works well. Even after all these years Apple still can't write a proper mouse driver. Ok, the trackpad works ok, but not for precision work. And heaven forbid you should have to install something from Logitech or Razor! Ouch. Steermouse is definitely worth $20 to be finished with these annoyances.

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Version 4.1.5
Coolapic Member IconReview+40
Coolapic
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I own SteerMouse since 2007 and never had any problem with it.

Just perfect with my beloved MX Revolution !

Thanks' to the dev for keeping this gem alive !

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Version 4.1.5
Christel1987 Member IconReview+40
Christel1987
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Long time runner and best in what it does. Simply awesome.

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Version 4.1.5
Maxruehl Member IconComment+7
Maxruehl
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Is there the option of disabling the Steermouse driver in selected applications? I can do this in the MS Intellimouse driver software, but I can't see an obvious option here. I need to disable it to play Unreal Tournament, because it messing with the game's mouse drivers. I'm on PPC OSX 10.58.

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Version 4.1.4f1
Younkint
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Maxruehl - There is an option to "Add/remove applications..." This option button is the button labeled "Default" that you see in the demo pic here on MacUpdate (look in the upper left corner). When you click on the "Default" button, you get a choice for settings in particular applications, etc.

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Date 28 May 2014
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $20.00
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