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AppleUSBMouse 1.8.6d1 Turbo Edition
Nov 23, 2001 05:01PM
Contributed by: carsten
Download: tgz archive

A modified version of Apple's USB mouse driver version 1.8.6d1 which I dubbed the "Turbo Edition". It makes your Apple USB mouse go much faster!

Please read the new installation and uninstallation instructions before downloading.

What's new in this version:
* No more running "restart mouse" script when unplugging the mouse or using a USB KVM switch.
* A "not-so-turbo" version added by popular request.
* New installation and uninstallation procedures--no more Apple pkg installer.
* Version unchanged: same code as before (and the same code base as used by the new driver which is installed with 10.1.1 update).

The Turbo Mouse is a modified version of Apple's USB mouse driver version 1.8.6d1 dubbed the "Turbo Edition". It makes your Apple USB mouse go much faster! If you suffer from Carpal-tunnel syndrome as I do or just have an extra huge monitor you will find this useful.

There is only one change from the original Darwin source code to make the mouse go faster. I simply lowered the mouse's default resolution from 400 to 80. Inspiration for this idea comes from the awesome folks at The Omni Group who originally made a modified mouse driver for Mac OS X Server 1.2 using this technique They wrote: "in our experience the Mac OS X Server mouse is always much too slow" and my experience has been the same.

The minimum mouse speed selectable in the System Preferences is now about the same as the old top speed, and the maximum speed I estimate is about 5 times faster.

This kext has only been tested with system 10.1 and the Apple Pro Mouse, but since it is entirely based on Darwin source code it should be compatible with all mice which currently work with Mac OS X 10.1.
This driver has NO EFFECT on ADB mice, only USB mice.

Just because this program didn't explode my computer doesn't mean it won't explode yours, so use it at your own risk! However, if you do run into trouble with it I'll try my best to help.

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