USB Overdrive
USB Overdrive
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USB Overdrive

02 November 2019

USB driver for USB and Bluetooth peripherals.

Overview

USB Overdrive is a macOS device driver that handles any USB or Bluetooth mouse, keyboard, trackball, joystick, gamepad or gaming device from any manufacturer and lets you configure it either globally or for specific applications.

USB Overdrive reads all kinds of wheels, buttons, keys, switches and controls and assigns them to useful actions like clicking, typing, scrolling, launching, opening documents and so forth. It can easily handle several USB devices at once and can assign different settings to each one.

USB Overdrive works in macOS 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.12 (Sierra) and 10.11 (El Capitan). Older releases are available for previous macOS versions.

What's new in USB Overdrive

Version 4.0.1:
  • Now compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Works with Bluetooth Smart (aka Bluetooth LE) devices
  • New separate Line and Pixel speeds for Accelerated scrolling
  • Improved support for Logitech Bluetooth mouse devices
  • Various fixes and updates for minor issues in 4.0
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Jer
10 November 2018
Version: 3.4

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Fantastic app, if you can get it to work. The developer appears to be continuing development but it seems like there are more and more problems with each new macOS. Eventually through many reboots, reinstalls, device unplug/plugin, then the device is recognized. Then randomly, there are other issues that happen with the cursor which rebooting fixes. I have emailed the developer with no response.
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4
banzaisquid
17 July 2020
Version: 4.0.1
Using with Evoluent Vertical mouse 4 Wired, Catalna. SO far okay. Mouse buttons are programmable, all works. Only quirky thing is the cursor. This occasionally sticks or jumps about.
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joel-73
04 February 2020
Version: 4.0.1
Brilliant, nearly irreplaceable, when it works. Don't pay for it though, it'll stop working when it feels like it. In the decade I've used it the developer has never once replied to an email. As of a month ago it doesn't work properly on exactly one of two identical installations. With no technical support options, all I can do is try Karabiner or Controllermate next.
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Full Score
31 October 2019
Version: 4.0
Using Mojave (v 10.14.6) with a Kensington Slimblade Trackball and USB Overdrive (v. 3.4) I had no problems. After switching to USB Overdrive 4.0 I have lost the ability to scroll. I have had to revert to 3.4. A great pity as this is a terrific little utility which I've used fondly for many years.
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Jer
10 November 2018
Version: 3.4
Fantastic app, if you can get it to work. The developer appears to be continuing development but it seems like there are more and more problems with each new macOS. Eventually through many reboots, reinstalls, device unplug/plugin, then the device is recognized. Then randomly, there are other issues that happen with the cursor which rebooting fixes. I have emailed the developer with no response.
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t-g-anger
20 October 2016
Version: 3.3
As already told here, after Sierra update there is an issue with selection or files dragging, while scrolling the mouse wheel. Hope it will be fixed soon. Otherwise it is a great product! Using it to remap A4Tech mouse soft-keys to copy/paste, it highly increases the workflow.
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Endymion0000
27 September 2016
Version: 3.3
Anyone else having a drag while using the scrollwheel issue? This happens throughout all applications, but here's a specific case in the Finder. If I select a file and drag it, then use the scrollwheel to move more quickly in the window list view, the file is immediately dropped when the scrollwheel is used and whatever file is under the pointer is then picked up until I use the scrollwheel again and the issue repeats. If I disable USB Overdrive, then select/drag and use the scrollwheel works as expected allowing me to scroll to a new location before I release the mouse button to drop the file. This is also how USB Overdrive worked prior to macOS Sierra. I'm using a Logitech Marathon M705 mouse. I've submitted the issue to Alessandro, but haven't heard anything back yet.
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danilichdim
16 August 2016
Version: 3.2
Saver usb driver! I've bought myself a mad catz rat 3 and what a disappointment it was for me to see, that there was not hover function and madcatz driver did nothing to fix that. But thankfully I've found this treasure! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
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Reddog99
16 December 2015
Version: 3.2
FYI, if you use a Magic Mouse2 and have trouble with kernel panics whenever the mouse is activated, then this 3.2 update should fix that. (using 10.11.2).
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Big Johnson
11 August 2015
Version: 3.1
Generally works okay with my Logitech MX Revolution mouse, although not as useful as SteerMouse. I miss having the cursor move automatically to the default button in a window. And I ABSOLUTELY HATE that this app WILL NOT FUNCTION after rebooting until I open it in System Preference, then I can close it and move on. Didn't have that problem with SteerMouse. Right now the Status pane contains a list of devices that are "handled by USBO." The list contains most of my USB devices currently in use, including laptop speakers, an external hard drive and a USB headphone amplifier/DAC. I don't know what USBO thinks it's gonna do with those, but they're in the list. The only item in the list actually being handled by USBO is the Logitech USB receiver for my mouse.
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Levelbest
16 March 2015
Version: 3.1
Today is 16 March, 2015. I wrote this developer almost 2 weeks ago, no reply. I don't know if this is still in development. I need something to use an old Kensington Expert Mouse (Trackball). It is a PS/2 model that needs a PS/2 to male USB connector. I got one of those two into one dongles but the software recognizes the footprint of the dongle, not the trackball. I need to order a small pass through connector like this unit came with. I can accelerate my trackball with this software but It appears to not understand the buttons very well. I was hoping the developer could help or offer a suggestion but, he appears to be not answering his emails.
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3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

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