I have a Microsoft mouse:

I bought it for gaming in Windows 7. I hate switching the magic mouse and this when restarting my comp, so I decided to stick with it.

One annoying thing with it is sensitivity (Believe me, very, very annoying!). I want to set it in Lion exactly the same as in Windows 7 value. I installed Microsoft intellipoint software for OS X too, but for some reason I could never set it to the same value as in Windows.

The pointer feels like it lags or or sticks to a point for a moment sometimes, don't know why.

How can I fix this? Is there a value in the registry somewhere and a .plist file in Mac OS X I should search for and set to the same value? Or do I need to buy another mouse?

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    Possibly related. – Daniel Beck Jan 27 '12 at 20:08
  • do you have any idea how could I compare the windows value with os x value ? – kissgyorgy Jan 27 '12 at 21:29
  • Good luck with this one. It's hard enough to get the mouse to behave from version to version of the same OS. . . – surfasb Jan 28 '12 at 1:25

The best solution what I found to this, is Steer Mouse.

The mouse will not behave exactly as in windows. But will do a better job.

I've tested it with a Microsoft 5000 and a Razer Lachesis.


You can also try to calibrate and reproduce by yourself your sensitivity configuration using the Mouse Sensitivity Exporter tool, it's a crossplatform tool made to calibrate sensitivity reliably. It works on Windows but I'm not sure it would work on MacOSX, but you can try with the Linux package, it's a simple Python script.

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