An advanced driver specifically developed for a USB/Bluetooth mouse, SteerMouse for Mac provides a number of functions that allow you to personalize the way your mouse behaves. This can increase the efficiency of your mouse and possibly boost your productivity.
Customization and different configurations for different applications: With SteerMouse for Mac, you can configure the different parts of your mouse, including the functions of the buttons, wheel, tilt wheel, and cursor. Even better, you can set the app to work differently depending on the application with which the mouse is used.
Sensitivity adjustment: You can adjust the sensitivity or the reactivity of the mouse and cursor movements using sliders. The effects are instantaneous, so it's easy to determine the best setting for you.
Predefined location for the mouse's pointer or cursor: This is similar to what can be done with a mouse on a Windows computer, but SteerMouse does more. You can set the cursor or mouse pointer to automatically position itself on one of the following buttons every time you load an application or open a window: Default button, Cancel button, Close button, Minimize button, Zoom button, or size control.
Limited support: This driver is not optimized to work with Apple's multitouch mouse or Apple's Magic TrackPad.
Not free: If you are an average Mac user and need something comparable to what SteerMouse does, you have free alternatives like BetterTouchTool and MagicPrefs.
If you want to do more with your Bluetooth or USB mouse, you may consider getting SteerMouse for Mac. However, you have to pay $20 after the free 30-day trial period. Also, be reminded that SteerMouse should be the only mouse driver running in your system; otherwise, the pointer occasionally stops moving. The problem gets corrected after an inconvenient restart, though.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of SteerMouse for Mac 4.1.9.
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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.
What's new in this version:
Problem solved where the double click sometimes would not work.
I use using a Logitech Optical Mouse USB with Mac OS 10.7. The mouse driver software provided by Logtech was unstable, requiring reboots of the OS when it crashed. (Currently Logitech does not have a compatible driver to download on their site.) I tried USB OverDrive since it is free. It was equally unstable, incompatible, caused problems and appears to be no longer updated.
SteerMouse works with my Logitech mouse. It provides all the functions of the original Logitech Driver as well as some functions not included using the Logitech driver. It is stable and compatible with OS 10.7 on my late 2006 iMac. BTW I am using SteerMouse version 4.1.7.
There is nothing I can think of to disappoint me about SteerMouse
If you need a driver for your mouse you should definitely look at SteerMouse. There is a free trial period before you need to pay. You can test SteerMouse before buying to determine its compatibility.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I've been using Steermouse with Logitech mice for a couple of years. It works well with one mouse. It is a pain to program the buttons for most mice. Occasionally I want to use a different mouse. steermouse does not recognize that a new mouse is being used so it tries to use the settings from the previous mouse. The settings must be changed everytime I switch a mouse. I would give Steermouse 5 stars if programing were much easier and If it would allow me to switch mice without having to do the settings all over again.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I've been dabbling with several replacements for Kensington's antiquated driver for the ExpertMouse. Steermouse is what I've settled upon, because it just works.