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Free SteerMouse Alternatives

The best free alternative to SteerMouse is X-Mouse Button Control. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to SteerMouse and 12 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to SteerMouse are SensibleSideButtons, Logitech Options, Mac Mouse Fix and Piper.

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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  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. 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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    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. 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.

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  5. Piper icon

    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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  6. LinearMouse icon

    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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    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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    USB Overdrive 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.

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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.

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    Smoothmouse

    • 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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    iMouseFix

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Modifies the Mac acceleration curve to better suit your style. Uses most of the code from MouseFix and wrapps it into a gui.

    Discontinued

    Website is not available and GitHub has been archived.

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