Customize program specific mouse settings on your Mac

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This article describes how to add, remove, and disable custom mouse settings for a program when you use the Microsoft IntelliPoint software on a Macintosh computer.

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Configure the IntelliPoint software

To configure the IntelliPoint software, follow the steps that are listed for your operating system.

Mac OS X

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Click Microsoft Mouse.
  3. Click Add.

    Note If this is the first time that you add a customized setting for a program, you may receive the following message:
    You are about to add an application and create a custom setting for it. Select the desired program in the next window.
    If this message appears, click to select the Don't show again check box, and then click OK.
  4. In the Choose a file window, locate the program that you want to assign custom settings to, and then click the program's executable file.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Configure the mouse settings for that program. You can configure settings on the Pointer Options, Wheel, and Buttons tabs.
  7. Close the IntelliPoint window, and then quit System Preferences.

    Note To change or delete customized settings for a program, choose the program from the list in step 3 of this procedure, and then change the settings that you want to change. Or, click Remove to remove all custom settings.

Earlier than Mac OS X

  1. On the Apple menu, click Control Panels.
  2. Double-click IntelliPoint.
  3. Click Add.

    Note If this is the first time that you add a customized setting for a program, you may receive the following message:
    You are about to add an application and create a custom setting for it. Select the desired application in the next window.
    If this message appears, click to select the Do not show again check box, and then click OK.
  4. In the Open window, locate the program that you want to assign custom settings to, and then click the program's executable file.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Configure the mouse settings for that program. You can configure settings on the Pointer Options, Wheel, and Buttons tabs.
  7. Close the IntelliPoint window, and then quit Control Panel.
To remove, disable, or modify an IntelliPoint custom setting for a program:
  1. On the Apple menu, click Control Panels.
  2. Double-click IntelliPoint.
  3. Under the Select Global Settings for a specific application option, click the program where you want to remove, disable, or modify an IntelliPoint custom setting.

    To remove the settings:

    Click Remove, and then click Delete.

    To disable the settings:

    Click to select the Disable IntelliPoint features for the selected application check box.

    To modify the settings:

    Configure the settings that you want on the Pointer Options, Wheel, and Buttons tabs.
  4. Close the IntelliPoint window, and then quit Control Panel.

The screen magnifies after you install the IntelliPoint software

  1. Press the following key combination to reduce magnification:
    COMMAND + OPTION + MINUS SIGN
  2. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  3. Click Universal Access.
  4. Under Zoom, select Off.
  5. Restart the computer.
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REFERENCES

For more information on how to assign a macro or function to a button on your Microsoft mouse, visit the following Microsoft knowledge base article:

258892 - Assign macro or function to buttons on your mouse

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Article ID: 269054 - Last Review: September 29, 2011 - Revision: 11.0
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