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#1 archermitch

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:03 PM

My Steermouse trial recently ran out and I'm in need a universal mouse app that allows me to program my speed and buttons. The MX518 didn't come with Mac software... :( So are there other alternatives? Free? Cheaper? Or is Steermouse the best option for me?
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:40 PM

Steermouse is the best option, period.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:42 PM

I would buy it too, but it's just pricey and doesn't let me program some of the buttons...
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:47 PM

Works for all the buttons on my MX518.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:49 PM

really?! Sweet! The ones it doesn't recognize are the ones that change speed and the app switcher... I can't change em, but they still work with their default functions...
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:17 PM

View Postarchermitch, on October 28th 2007, 05:49 PM, said:

The ones it doesn't recognize are the ones that change speed and the app switcher... I can't change em, but they still work with their default functions...

Nothing will recognize the ones that change speed, since those are hardwired.  The app switcher is just another button and should work, or at least it does with USB Overdrive.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:24 PM

ok then, I'll pay the price... Button 6 is the app switcher...
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:47 PM

View PostEric5h5, on October 28th 2007, 10:17 PM, said:

Nothing will recognize the ones that change speed, since those are hardwired.  The app switcher is just another button and should work, or at least it does with USB Overdrive.

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Ehhh actually Steermouse overrides the speed change option for me and allows me to assign any function I want to them.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:48 PM

what buttons does it show them as?
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:54 PM

7 & 8

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:57 PM

wow. not for me. Those buttons are set to scroll left and scroll right by default...
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:33 AM

View PostHansi, on October 28th 2007, 06:47 PM, said:

Ehhh actually Steermouse overrides the speed change option for me and allows me to assign any function I want to them.

Well, whaddya know...guess you can't believe everything you read....

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