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Comfort Mouse 3000 detected as wrong controller type?
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Comfort Mouse 3000 detected as wrong controller type? Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:47 am  •   #11549
merijn



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I have a Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 and ControllerMate is detecting it as a "Consumer Control" controllers, rather than a mouse. As a result it has a huge set of controls listed in addition to the actual mouse controls.

When I go to the Driver Config page for it I only say a "Keyboard Controls" tab and no tab for Mouse Axes/Mouse Cursor, etc. Which means I can't adjust the acceleration curve. ControllerMate does properly detect an X-axis, Y-axis, and scroll wheel control/building block, but those aren't listed on Keyboard Controls in the driver config.

So, my question is: How can I adjust/fix the mouse acceleration curve if ControllerMate doesn't believe my mouse is a mouse? Can I somehow force it to be treated as a mouse? Is there another workaround that lets me fix the acceleration curve?
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:03 pm  •   #11562
Ken
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For the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000, I would probably need to create a custom profile in ControllerMate to make the device appear as a mouse instead of as a consumer control. I have needed to do that for other Microsoft mice as well.

If it looks like the Comfort Mouse 3000 is going to be a common mouse on the Mac, then I'll probably go out and get one and test it.
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Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:28 am  •   #11566
merijn



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Yeah, I have a couple of other Microsoft (Comfort) mice and I noticed they did the same. Honestly, I'd be ok with just creating a virtual mouse and controlling that via the axis-controllers of the mouse, which seems to work fine, there's just one glaring catch and that is that I can't disable the cursor controlling behaviour of the axis-controllers of the real mouse. So hooking the virtual mouse up to the axis of the MS mouse just double the mouse movements in very confusing ways.

Is there a way I could stop the original mouse from controlling the cursor? Then attaching the axes to a virtual mouse and adjusting that should be fairly straightforward...
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:29 am  •   #11602
Ken
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merijn wrote:
Is there a way I could stop the original mouse from controlling the cursor? Then attaching the axes to a virtual mouse and adjusting that should be fairly straightforward...

Not with ControllerMate unless it actually sees the mouse as a mouse. That would solve the original problem though.
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