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SmoothCursor for Mac

By TroikaLabs Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 9, 2013

SmoothCursor for Mac allows you to easily customize mouse and trackpad acceleration settings from the OS X Menu Bar. This app is free to try, but it will shut down after 20 minutes without saving your settings unless you pay.

You can access SmoothCursor for Mac easily via an icon in your Menu Bar. A click on this icon brings up a well-designed interface where you can easily switch the application on and off and alter your mouse and trackpad acceleration using sliders to your preference from inverse to normal ranges. There is also an option to add and delete profiles, which is especially handy if you share your Mac with others. To create a custom profile, you just click the plus icon and enter a profile name. Once added, the profile name appears in the drop-down menu in the application window. Any options you set will be associated with that particular profile and you may recall it at any time by selecting it from the menu. The app has several advanced settings, which add to its overall functionality. We especially liked the Global Hot Keys option, which let us alternate between two previously set profiles using the assigned key combination. We tested this app using Apple's Magic Mouse and trackpad on our MacBook Air and were really satisfied with smooth, trouble-free performance.

SmoothCursor for Mac makes customizing mouse and trackpad controls quick and intuitive. The application offers good value in an attractive package for anyone who needs to customize and save multiple mouse and trackpad accelerations.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of SmoothCursor for Mac 2.1.4.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.6.1

  • Fixed a security vulnerability involving the Sparkle Updater (VulnSec.)

General

Release February 8, 2017
Date Added February 8, 2017
Version 2.6.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None

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Developer's Description

SmoothCursor is a status bar application that provides separate controls for customizing the mouse and trackpad accelerations -- It is the perfect tool to use in combination with drawing applications and FPS games. SmoothCursor will display a system notification every time a different profile is activated using Growl or Mountain Lion's (10.8) Notification Center. (This feature is optional and can be disabled by the user). One of the most relevant features in version 2.0 is the ability to alternate between 2 profiles using an user-definable HotKey. Alternating between acceleration profiles can be accomplished in 2 different ways: mode one activates alternative profile after Hotkey is released, and mode 2 activates alternative profile while Hotkey is pressed. Streamlined user interface is always available from the status bar. Supported acceleration ranges: normal acceleration (>0 to 6), no acceleration (0), inverse acceleration (-6 to <0). Automatically start at login (user-definable). Special enforce mode: preserves user acceleration settings even if some other processes try to change them. SmoothCursor comes with built-in support for the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Catalan, Russian, and Japanese.

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