Mouse speed alteration.
December 30, 2002 5:19PM
edited January 2014
I like my mouse fast. Not 1.7, more like 7.
I used to be able to edit the .globalpreferences.plist file to achieve this. Seems the file has changed, and now I can't find where the settings are stored.
Reply 1 of 12
December 30, 2002 5:38PM
Have you tried <a href="
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Reply 2 of 12
December 30, 2002 8:25PM
Yeah, but its settings aren't saved. According to the maker it's an OS X bug...editing the plist file worked, though.
Reply 3 of 12
December 30, 2002 8:27PM
What settings aren't saved? Everything seems to be saved with me and I've been using it for a long time.
[ 12-30-2002: Message edited by: EmAn ]</p>
Reply 4 of 12
December 30, 2002 8:47PM
From the readme:
Help Ben, It's not remembering my settings!
It seems Mac OS X has a rare bug which causes mouse speed settings to be forgotten. This bug affects both MouseZoom and Apple's Mouse pane, so don't come complaining to me about it.
If I set the speed to, say, 7.5 via Mousezoom, then switch even to another prefpane and back, the scale reads 1.7 again.
[ 12-30-2002: Message edited by: unremarkable ]</p>
Reply 5 of 12
December 30, 2002 9:24PM
That's weird because like I said, everything sticks for me.
Reply 6 of 12
December 30, 2002 11:13PM
Sticks for me too. I didn't even know this existed. Wow, how did i live with out this?
Reply 7 of 12
December 31, 2002 3:44AM
That bug is not a bug in Mac OS X. It is a "rare" bug because what really happens is certain apps that change the mouse speed/behavior are simply forgetting to set it back. That's a bug in the app, not Mac OS X. Otherwise, the preferences stich just fine. What apps do this? Oni and Quake III come to mind, but I think that was fixed in Quake in one of its later point releases.
Reply 8 of 12
December 31, 2002 8:21AM
As I said, though, the MouseZoom preferences don't even stick for me if I switch to another prefpane and back...
[ 12-31-2002: Message edited by: unremarkable ]</p>
Reply 9 of 12
December 31, 2002 8:33AM
[quote]Originally posted by Brad:
<strong>That bug is not a bug in Mac OS X. .</strong><hr></blockquote>
Brad: the bug referred to in the mousezoom readme is different from the bug you are referring to. The mousezoom problem is the setting not being properly remembered across restarts/logins (ie, the high "default" that mousezoom sets isn't saved for some reason)..
I think this might actually be due to the way i was setting the default, apparently it does not work sometimes. I am going to release a new version with a new localization i received, so perhaps i will try a different method for setting the default..
Anyway, for use without restarting/relogging in, MouseZoom _intentionally_ replicates the Quake bug/behavior to implement "instant" permanent speed adjustment.
Reply 10 of 12
n a d n e r b
January 1, 2003 3:22PM
I use usb overdrive with my Razer Boomslang and it works fine.
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Reply 11 of 12
January 1, 2003 9:26PM
USB Overdrive won't even install for me.
Reply 12 of 12
January 2, 2003 2:29AM
Ah, I stand corrected.
The reason I assumed that was the cause is that I have never experienced the other bug that was desribed.