Macally USB Mouse/Trackball
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Macally USB Driver for OSX contains MacOS X compatible drivers for the Macally USB mouse and trackballs (for iMousePro/ iBallPro/ iMouseJr./ iSweetNet/ iOptiNet/ iceMouse/ iOptiJr./ iceMouseJr./DotMouse Optical Trackball/Optical MicroMouse/ RFMouseJr./RFMouse)
What's New
Version 6.0 is a Universal Binary, compatible with Intel-based Macs.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later, Macally USB Mouse or Trackball.

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ver. 6.x:
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tai commented on 04 Sep 2006
hey spamguy...just happened to me too..exactly that..PLUS i read your comment!! wow...something going on here ;-) curling the curl, like we say in spain...
anyway, thx macally!
[Version 6.0]


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spamguy commented on 16 Aug 2006
Holy crap! A few days ago I grumbled when I found out my Macally mouse wasn't configurable on my new MBP. Tonight I got fed up and was about to look for third party drivers (if they exist), popped into MacUpdate, and BANG! Here's the Macally update waiting for me.

Good timing. :)
[Version 6.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Mar 2005
DUH! after uninstalling the old driver all my startup items in the admin's account have gone! is this supposed to be so!!! DAMN. And naturally, the RFMousejr is still lurking only at the upper edge of my screen, yes yes fine well done. I ll have to start from an external Firewire drive and make a screenshot of my startup items cos I sure dont remember all of them and redo it all? fine, just what I needed today. :(
[Version 5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Mar 2005
OK, I already rated this driver an hour ago on this site but I'd like to re-rate it again after more use...

It actually fixed a major, MAJOR, and I mean major conflict on my machine running OS 10.3.8. The older drivers and OS 10.3.8 just don't get along at all when it came to opening simple finder windows for me. No matter what I did the finder always opened windows as lists and not columns (like I want) and it would never keep the settings. It drove me crazy, actually wanted to throw the Powermac out the window but it's so damn heavy that it discouraged me. Anyway, this new driver fixed this issue so I can't be any happier. I'm only basing this update review on having the iOptinet mouse only and it was a bumpy ride at first (had to install twice and uninstall once-because it helped to remove old drivers). Also fixed another issue (another EXTREMELY ANNOYING one too), at starup my machines (2 of them) would have an erratic spastic mouse (runnning @ insane uncontrollable speeds) all over the desktop. It would only stop as soon as any app would open. Another reason for a perfect rating...

Sorry for the novel...

N. Rex III
[Version 5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Mar 2005
It fixed scrolling in Safari. It rendered mouse useless in Halo. Love my Halo... driver uninstalled.

I had same problem as other comment. Mouse was very slow, jumpy. In Halo, buttons stopped working at random. What sucks is that it finally fixed the scroll wheel problem with Safari, but has too many other bugs to keep it.
I hope we don't have to wait another 2 years for a fixed driver.
iOptinet Mouse, G5 Dual 2ghz.
[Version 5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Mar 2005
It works just fine. I'm using it with a 5 yr old Optinet mouse and it works with the same apps as it always has, nothing has changed except for the cooler looking interface. One annoying thing though is that you have to quit the app before seeing the settings that you changed. It would have ranked higher with me if it wasn't for this annoyance.
[Version 5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Mar 2005
I love my Macally Optical Trackball, but this new driver is a piece of crap. If the new features only worked they would be great-- sadly that is not the case. Changes only take effect after you quit, so you cannot judge tracking speed as you set it up. Back and Forward settings no longer work, and after repairing Permissions and restarting my trackball is not even recognized.

DO NOT INSTALL THIS LEMON!
[Version 5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Mar 2005
Installed the new driver, now the mouse (icemouse) seems jumpy and uncontrollable, plus it is slower, even with all speeds set to maximum. Now looking for old driver installer!
[Version 5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Mar 2005
I installed this driver update from a previous version, but now all i get is an error saying:

"The MacallyMouse kernal extension is not currently installed on your system. please run the Macally Mouse Trackball installer again and restart you Macintosh to enable the extra features of your mouse or trackball."

reinstalling and uninstalling doesn't help. i advise useres to take caution before installing this driver
[Version 5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Nov 2004
The MacAlly "QBall" is junk compared to the Kensignton "Expert Mouse Pro".
Why do I say this??, because when you spin the ball really fast to make the cursor move across to the other side of a screen, the "QBall" loses track of it. It cannot keep up with the speed of the ball, consequently the cursor doesn't move, and sometimes it trends backwards.
The Kensington "Expert Mouse Pro" which I have been using for years does not exibit this problem, this is because instead of taking pictures of a "patented glitter ball", it tracks an internal strobe actuated by the opaque ball. When you spin that fast to get to the other side of the screen, it actually keeps up and moves the cursor! Imagine that...

I regret purchasing this QBall...
[Version 4.2.2]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Mar 2005
The Macally QBALL is the smoothest and most accurate trackball I have ever owned (and I've gone through plenty.) I have all four corners of my screen enabled for Exposé and Screen Saver, and the cursor just flies to them. Not only is the Macally ergonomically perfect, but all five of its buttons are programable to specific applications without the need for third-party software. I'd recommend this device to any right-handed Mac user.

Haven't had any problems with the current driver; not tested this one yet.
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Downloads:10,364
Version Downloads:4,226
Type:Drivers : Other
License:Free
Date:16 Aug 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Macally USB Driver for OSX contains MacOS X compatible drivers for the Macally USB mouse and trackballs (for iMousePro/ iBallPro/ iMouseJr./ iSweetNet/ iOptiNet/ iceMouse/ iOptiJr./ iceMouseJr./DotMouse Optical Trackball/Optical MicroMouse/ RFMouseJr./RFMouse)


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