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With my laptop, I use a Magic Mouse at work and a Logitech mouse at home. With the same "tracking speed" configuration on the Preferences, the Logitech moves much faster, which forces me to change the tracking speed every time I switch between the Magic Mouse and the Logitech mouse.

Is there a way to setup a different "tracking speed" depending on the mouse that is connected, maybe through a third-party utility that works with Snow Leopard?

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Doesn't seem to support the Magic Mouse yet, but it should soon.

http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverdrive/News.html

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Interesting; I didn't know about this alternative to the standard drivers. Like you said, this is not a solution yet, for the I'll definitely keep an eye on it. –  avernet Nov 17 '09 at 17:29
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I dont' have OSX myself, but this little application might be able to help you.

This page goes down into the neaty gritty of the configuration files that control the tracking speed of a mouse.

Hope this helps some.

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@Chris, thank you for the response. I am aware of this tool, but as stated on the page, unfortunately it doesn't work on Snow Leopard. –  avernet Nov 13 '09 at 23:15
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ControllerMate at http://www.orderedbytes.com/controllermate/ will do this. You can assign a custom acceleration curve to each mouse you connect. Plus do a whole lot of other things. It's a total steal at $15.

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It is not clear to me if ControllerMate can be used for this on Snow Leopard. As mentioned on triq.net/software/mouse-acceleration-preference-pane-mac-os-x, "Apple dropped the mouse acceleration API" so this may affect ControllerMate as well. (Or it may not affect ControllerMate; again, this is not clear to me.) –  avernet Nov 17 '09 at 17:40
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