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I'm a new Mac user but I still struggle with ideal mouse settings for a common 5button mouse (I use Logitech MX500 with horizontal scroll and a small travel Razer). I need something from Logi Karabiner Elements, Mos, BetterMouse etc., but it can't be well combined together. I'm willing to pay a lifetime license.
What should this perfect app do:
- Back and Forward buttons working as Back and Forward in most of the apps (Chrome, Finder, …).
- Scroll acceleration (smooth scrolling).
- Physical horizontal scroll working.
- Doing a horizontal scroll with a modifier key + normal scroll.
- Zoom with modifier key + scroll (ideally not the Accessibility feature, but Cmd +/- key)
- Custom keymapping for different apps (like Commander One which doesn't support Back & Forward button)
- Ideally a modifier to make the scroll slower/faster.
Karabiner Elements may do much of if, but the mouse lags during a fast move. It's a reported bug which hasn't been fixed for perhaps a year. BetterMouse can do it except custom behavior in specified apps as well as Mos. Logi options can't do other things.
SteerMouse will do all this – not sure about the horizontal scroll, never come across it before as a dedicated feature except in the Apple Magic mice, which I don't use.
Normal scroll + Shift is Mac-standard to do a horizontal scroll.
Also not sure about the zoom. You can set chord combos so you may be able to press that into service. iirc there's a free trial so you can test this kind of thing.
I had an MX518, similar as far as I can tell to the MX500 & SteerMouse served me well for a decade. It doesn't do so well on the MX Master series as Logitech have added some odd firmware which doesn't advertise itself very well to the OS.
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