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What are the best SteerMouse alternatives?

SteerMouse is described as 'utility that lets you freely customize buttons, wheels and cursor speed. Both USB and Bluetooth mice are supported' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SteerMouse for Mac, Windows, Linux and Flatpak. The best alternative is X-Mouse Button Control, which is free. Other great apps like SteerMouse are Mac Mouse Fix, Logitech Options, SensibleSideButtons and LinearMouse.

SteerMouse alternatives are mainly Key Mapping Tools but may also be Keyboard Sharing Utilities or Mouse Sharing Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SteerMouse.
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SteerMouse is a utility that lets you freely customize buttons, wheels and cursor speed. Both USB and Bluetooth mice are...

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  1. X-Mouse Button Control is a Windows application to remap your mouse buttons and expand the capabilities of your mouse!

    ⚫︎ CustomizableX-Mouse Button Control is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableX-Mouse Button Control can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    This alternative is disputed. X-Mouse Button Control is still a legitimate alternative to SteerMouse, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  2. Mac Mouse Fix icon

    Mac Mouse Fix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Switch between Spaces, use Windows-style Back and Forward, and more - right from your mouse. Also features a refined Smooth-Scrolling algorithm that strikes a perfect balance between fluidity and control.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMac Mouse Fix consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Settings dialog as per 2022. Great options for customization.


  3. Customisation of Logitech mouse or keyboard settings, device information, additional functionality such as sharing input devices over multiple computers.

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  4. SensibleSideButtons icon

    SensibleSideButtons

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    If you use third-party mice with your Mac, you've surely noticed just how useless the side buttons are. By default, they act as a sort of crippled middle click, consigned to opening new links out from under you when you least expect it.

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    Most users think SensibleSideButtons is a great alternative to SteerMouse.

    Sensible Side Buttons doesn't allow customization of mouse buttons but instead makes the side buttons of mice to navigate through a macOS.

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    LinearMouse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    LinearMouse is a free and open-source utility for macOS which aims to improve the experience and functionality of third-party mice.

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    Key Manager

    • Windows

    Key Manager reveals the full potential of your keyboard and mouse and allows you to save time and efforts while working with your computer.

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    Piper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Flatpak

    Piper is a graphical user interface to configure gaming mice. Configuration options include changing the resolution (DPI) of the mouse, adding and removing profiles, setting LED colors and changing button behaviors.

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    Smooze

    • Mac

    Smooze animates your scroll and adds functionality to your non-Apple mouse (scroll-wheel mouse).

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    USB Overdrive

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    The USB Overdrive is a device driver for macOS that handles any USB or Bluetooth mouse, keyboard, trackball, joystick, gamepad or gaming device from any manufacturer and lets you configure it either globally or on a per-application, per-device basis.

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    I have been using this app with mice from Microsoft and Logitech for several years. It mostly works. Sometimes I have to unplug/replug my mouse dongle to maintain functionality of extra buttons. I don't know if this is the fault of USBOverdrive, or MacOS.

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    Razer Synapse

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Razer Synapse is unified configuration software that allows users to rebind controls or assign macros to any Razer peripherals and saves those settings automatically in the cloud.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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