USB Overdrive X updated for Tiger<br>May 13 - 01:59 EDT Alessandro Levi Montalcini has released USB Overdrive X 10.3.9, the latest version of his universal USB input device drivers for Mac OS X. "The USB Overdrive X is a driver for Mac OS X that handles any USB mouse, trackball, joystick and gamepad from any manufacturer and lets you configure them either globally or on a per-application basis. It reads all kinds of wheels, buttons, switches and controls and supports scrolling, keyboard emulation, launching and all the usual stuff like clicking, control-clicking and so forth." Version 10.3.9 version is fully functional under Tiger, (Mac OS X 10.4), Panther (Mac OS X 10.3) and still works fine in Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2).<br><br>
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Hey hey, Bryan...<br><br>Much obliged to you for pointing that out. It might have been another day or two before I found out about it myself somewhere else, since I don't visit MM's newspage often. Of course I went immediately to grab it at about 4:00am this morning and started messing around again. I spent about an hour, and accidentally made a discovery I had missed before. I'm afraid I have to fess up to a bit of embarrassment in this whole situation.<br><br>Seems my major malfunction with scrolling speed was coming from the fact that I wasn't able to get the speed I was used to in Firefox. Scrolling works OK in the OS Finder windows and other places I've tried. Since installing 10.4 on Sunday I've spent so much time in Firefox this past week, reading up on Tiger and trying to find info about this problem that I didn't really notice behavioral differences elsewhere.<br><br>Turns out that it's the fault of my <A HREF=http://smoothwheel.mozdev.org/index.html>[color:DARKCYAN]<U>SmoothWheel extension</U></FONT></A> for Firefox. When I disabled the extension I was then able to adjust the scrolling increments in OSB-O and LLC. But, I no longer have the brilliant smoothness that SmoothWheel provided for navigating long pages in my browser window. If you'd ever tried it, the difference is amazing. <br><br>Now, knowing that, I have to go back and decide whether I want to work with USB Overdrive or with Logitech's much less robust Control Center driver/preference panel for control of my mouse.<br><br>I can only hope the SmoothWheel developer fixes the extension to work with Tiger. Life's damned jerky without it!<br><br>Thanks again for pointing me toward the newest USB Overdrive. Time for another round of A/B tweaking...YAY!<br><br>
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