SteerMouse
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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
What's New
Version 4.1.8:
  • Now supports Elecom M-XG3DL.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4.3 or later



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Balanchine commented on 12 Dec 2013
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).
[Version 4.1.7]

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Philosopherdog replied on 14 Dec 2013
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.
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Balanchine replied on 14 Dec 2013
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.
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Beige replied on 29 Jan 2014
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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Raycon commented on 23 May 2013
I've been using SteerMouse with my Logitech G700 for months now with no problem. Now this update says that it "now supports G700s…" I wonder why.
[Version 4.1.6]

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Doc-Renaud replied on 23 May 2013
Exact same thing here, with a Logitech G500...
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boman replied on 25 May 2013
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.
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Doc-Renaud replied on 25 May 2013
Thanks for the info, Boman. I missed the "s".
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Will22 reviewed on 28 Dec 2012
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?
[Version 4.1.5]

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Philosopherdog replied on 27 Apr 2013
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.
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Sunriser reviewed on 15 Nov 2012
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.
[Version 4.1.5]

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Philosopherdog replied on 27 Apr 2013
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.
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Philosopherdog replied on 27 Apr 2013
Sorry about that. I meant the comment for the user above you. It won't let me remove it!! :)
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Philosopherdog reviewed on 14 Nov 2012
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.
[Version 4.1.5]


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Coolapic reviewed on 14 Nov 2012
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 !
[Version 4.1.5]


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Christel1987 reviewed on 14 Nov 2012
Long time runner and best in what it does. Simply awesome.
[Version 4.1.5]


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Maxruehl commented on 05 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 4.1.4f1]

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Younkint replied on 01 Dec 2012
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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Brian.tully reviewed on 03 Aug 2012
Very good mouse driver. Almost perfect except for the fact that every now and then it flakes out and becomes unstable where my mouse buttons stop working.
[Version 4.1.4f1]


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Logicalways reviewed on 15 Jun 2012
works perfect with my Logitech Performance MX mouse on developer beta Mountain Lion OSX 10.8. Logitech's drivers wont work on 10.8 as of yet so this was perfect timing
[Version 4.1.4f1]


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Beatles4Life had trouble on 29 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 4.1.7]


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Hiltonb had trouble on 24 Oct 2013
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?
[Version 4.1.7]


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allan.nyholm had trouble on 24 Aug 2011
How many s's are there in Mission (Control)?

According to SteerMouse there's 3 of them. :o)

Try selecting Mission Control for any button on your Logitech device or any other mouse and behold the s's.

I also wonder why there hasn't been a revamp of the UI of the SteerMouse application. I've disabled the "PreferencePane" in System Preferences in Lion and just call the application within the Utilities folder.
[Version 4.1.3]


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Lees had trouble on 29 Sep 2009
I also had problems with new version. Really couldn't get anything to work right. Even at highest setting, the cursor was very slow. Also,
couldn't get autoclose to work. I simply uninstalled and reinstalled the previous version, reset my values, and everything is fine again.
I really didn't have any problems with the previous version. Sometimes, I guess it's best to leave well enough alone.
[Version 4.0.1]

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Misha commented on 29 Sep 2009
Did you try uninstalling and reinstalling from scratch?
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Macintosh90 commented on 29 Sep 2009
For those who still don't feel well about the tracking speed, Try 0.0375 of Tracking Speed and 100 or 80 of Sensitivity or something like this, you'll be fine!
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Robotank replied on 29 Sep 2009
I suggest emailing your problem to the folks at Plentycom. I did with mine, and I got a response back very quickly asking for more information so they could track down the problem.
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Robotank had trouble on 28 Sep 2009
I'm having a major issue with version 4.01. After upgrading, my mouse doesn't respond to left clicks about half of the time. This gets annoying really quick. I've emailed a bug report to the developer. SteerMouse is great, and I hope they're able to help me resolve this. I'm using a Logitech MX Revolution on Snow Leopard 10.6.1. Anyone else experience a similar issue?
[Version 4.0.1]

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Robotank replied on 02 Oct 2009
Well it turns out this issue has nothing to do with SteerMouse. After extensive troubleshooting, I realized the problem occurred even when SteerMouse wasn't installed, and it happened with the trackpad as well as the mouse. Something is wreaking havoc with my system, and I can't figure out what it is. Too many strange things are happening these days. I think it's about time for a wipe and clean install, which I should have done with Snow Leopard the first time. I'm sorry to initially pin this problem on SteerMouse, but it did start immediately after I installed 4.0.1. Some coincidence.
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Gilles had trouble on 28 Sep 2009
The problem I had with 10.6.1 is the wake computer
When the computer was put to sleep, iMac 20" (2009) 2.66
with the power button, quickly push
is that the computer did not wake from sleep, by moving the mouse, or touching a key on the keyboard

I do not see this in the problem fixed with the new version 4.0.1

So I'll skip this update until it is confirmed this issue is resolved
[Version 4.0.1]


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grandduc had trouble on 16 Jun 2006
Warning Logitech users!
You may find yoursefl unable to use Logitech's driver once this is installed, even if you disable SteerMouse. To recover the use of Logitech Control Center (which I prefer with the Marble Mouse trackball), you must uninstall SteerMouse from its own Help Menu.
[Version 3.3]


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Ben Jammin™ had trouble on 05 Apr 2006
Good software and I bought it because it enabled me to use a cordless Logitech mouse that does not otherwise have drivers on the Mac.

There are a couple things that annoy me about how buttons work Exposé, however. Maybe a workaround can be offered for these situations if the developer does not soon fix them:

I have my scroll wheel button set to Exposé all windows which it does, however only after I let up on the click. This makes using Exposé require two clicks to use rather than the one I used with a previous mouse: click once and hold while moving the mouse over the desired window and releasing to go to that window.

Also I have another button set to Exposé just my current application's windows, (in Steermouse it's set to replicate a Function key since I can't find another way to control Exposé thru Steermouse) but again, I can't hold down the mouse while I move it over the windows. If I do that, it just goes in and out, in and out of expose mode over and over.
[Version 3.2]



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Sascha_77 rated on 22 Feb 2014

[Version 4.1.8]



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Pedro-Fardilha rated on 03 Jan 2014

[Version 4.1.7]



Snakdada rated on 27 Jul 2013

[Version 4.1.6]



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Masterminter rated on 07 May 2013

[Version 4.1.5]



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Kernelg rated on 07 May 2013

[Version 4.1.5]



Illidrium rated on 29 Mar 2013

[Version 4.1.5]



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Kgx rated on 16 May 2012

[Version 4.1.4]



williammu rated on 17 Apr 2012

[Version 4.1.3f1]



Cornelis rated on 02 Apr 2012

[Version 4.1.3f1]



Guertler rated on 07 Sep 2011

[Version 4.1.3]


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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 fit the movements of your hand.


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