Decelerate

Developer: Bulldozer Software

Current Version: 1.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 428.7 KB - Download

Description:

Decelerator allows you to customize the acceleration setting of your mouse or trackpad. While System Preferences can change the tracking speed, it doesn't actually allow you to modify the factory default acceleration setting. There are a number of reasons you might want to do this:

1. Gamers often disable mouse acceleration entirely to gain a competitive edge in "twitch" reflexes. With mouse acceleration off, a distance on-screen corresponds with an exact distance your hand must move, and is unaffected by the speed with which it moves there.

2. Windows users often find Mac OS X's relatively high mouse acceleration disorienting and frustrating. Lowering the mouse acceleration can go a long way to easing the transition to a new operating system.

3. Some people prefer higher or lower acceleration settings for many reasons both logical and illogical. If you're one of those people, then Decelerator allows you to tweak to your heart's content.

Decelerator costs $1 (and no, I don't believe in reminding you how that compares to a cup of coffee, though I guess I just did!), with 70 cents of each purchase going to the "feed a starving developer" fund. I've been using the app very happily for the last few months, and I hope it's as useful (in fully unproductive ways!) for you as it has been for me. If you have any comments or suggestions, I'd love to hear them on the forums at http://www.bulldozersoftware.com/decelerator.

One more thing. I hate it when developers charge upgrade fees to users, so new Decelerator versions will ALWAYS be free for existing users.

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Ok, two more things. If you have a problem, please please please contact me instead of (or at least in addition to) submitting a bad review. Developers have no way of contacting reviewers for details, and since I am unfortunately confined to only 5 senses, I can't actually fix "Horrible aplication I ever bought". I tried to address the 3 negative reviews so far here: http://www.bulldozersoftware.com/x/blog/2011-07-18-decelerator-gets-3-bad-reviews

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Version 1.0:
* First public release!

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0
Review by Scuddles1357

Thank you! - Wow, thank you!!! I just recently am using my first Mac ever and can say, wow how such a simple thing as not being able to disable acceleration turned me off. I almost abandoned this new Mac on the street. I seriously coun't get over this terrible feature. But now, ahhh releif. Maybe now I can convert and put up with using this Machine for more than 10 mintues at a time as I'll actully be able to point at things without wishing to pluck my eyes out to ease the pain.

Found helpful by 6 out of 20 people
1/5
Version 1.0
Review by Coufu

Starcraft 2 - Mac OS Lion - I would love to give this a 5 star review, but it doesn't work. Even when I disable acceleration, there is still a small threshold in SC2 where if I move the mouse only a little bit, the mouse cursor will move very slow. Definitely not 1:1 mouse movement. If you update to fix this, I would gladly give it the 5 stars it deserves, because I'm still looking for a way to disable mouse acceleration in my games! Btw I am using a Microsoft Baic Optical Mouse 1.0A. This is the same mouse I use on my PC Desktop for gaming and I prefer it to expensive gaming mouses, so please don't criticize me for using a cheap mouse :)

Found helpful by 13 out of 14 people

More Reviews for Current Version

1/5
Version 1.0
Review by Lori K. Carmichael

Lack of Default Settings - The default button simply doesn't work, it doesn't bring the mouse behaviour back to normal, even after unistall, please change it.

Found helpful by 6 out of 10 people
5/5
Version 1.0
Review by Scuddles1357

Thank you! - Wow, thank you!!! I just recently am using my first Mac ever and can say, wow how such a simple thing as not being able to disable acceleration turned me off. I almost abandoned this new Mac on the street. I seriously coun't get over this terrible feature. But now, ahhh releif. Maybe now I can convert and put up with using this Machine for more than 10 mintues at a time as I'll actully be able to point at things without wishing to pluck my eyes out to ease the pain.

Found helpful by 6 out of 20 people
5/5
Version 1.0
Review by Rossie Family

Awsome For 27" Monitor - Able to Move Across the Screen Fast! - App is awsome for letting me up the acceleration. I'm able to get my mouse across my big 27" monitor in one quick swipe! UI is clean and does exactly what it needs to do and nothing more. Love it! Thanks!

Found helpful by 4 out of 12 people
5/5
Version 1.0
Review by William Geronco

Useless - For me, it's useless.

Found helpful by 4 out of 23 people
1/5
Version 1.0
Review by RenanBrazil

Horrible aplication I ever bought - This app made my mouse act like crazy, I desinstalled but still like that, don't install, waste of energy, and after, money.

Found helpful by 4 out of 19 people
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