What are the best SteerMouse alternatives in 2021?

    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 SensibleSideButtons (Free, Open Source), Logitech Options (Free), Mac Mouse Fix (Free, Open Source) and Key Manager (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 27, 2021

    1. X-Mouse Button Control is a Windows application to remap your mouse buttons and expand the capabilities of your mouse!
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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. 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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      SensibleSideButtons vs SteerMouse opinions
      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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    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. 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. Help make Mac Mouse Fix even better on GitHub:...
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    5. 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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    6. Smooze animates your scroll and adds functionality to your non-Apple mouse (scroll-wheel mouse). Disable scroll acceleration in macOS, Save time by attaching mouse buttons to actions, Grab Scroll, Auto Scroll, Gestures and more.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      The USB Overdrive is a device driver for Mac OS X that handles any USB mouse / trackball / joystick / gamepad / media keyboard and any Bluetooth mouse from any manufacturer and lets you configure them either globally or on a per-application, per-device basis.
      USBOverdrive vs SteerMouse opinions
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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.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    7. 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.
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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Smoothmouse is experimental project to improve mouse & trackpad usability in OS X.

      Discontinued

      From the official site: "SmoothMouse project is paused. macOS Sierra will not be supported."

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