BetterMouse 1.5 – Comprehensive mouse utility for macOS


BetterMouse is a macOS utility improving external mouse performance and functionalities, aiming for replacing bulky, intrusive, and resource-hungry mouse drivers like Logitech Options. It’s feature-rich, light-weighted, efficiency-optimized, and perfectly privacy safe, trying to meet all your needs for using a 3rd-party mouse on macOS.




Butter smooth scroll, with fully configurable settings of duration, direction, acceleration, etc.
Precise configurable discrete scroll with or without acceleration.
Shift-scroll to horizontal on/off, with configurable speed, direction.
Ctrl-scroll to zoom/pinch.
Thumbwheel zoom for hi-res thumbwheel.


Separated cursor acceleration & speed control, acceleration can be completely eliminated.
Precise mouse fps counter.


Button/gesture mapping
Mapping every extra mouse button to any keyboard shortcuts & extensive special actions.
Up/down/left/right gestures mapping for every extra mouse buttons.
Modifier keyed button/gesture mapping.
Click-through feature for left/right click for direct actions to inactive window with one click.
Click-through option for every mapping independently.
Right click free pan view.


Exception apps
Per-app independent settings for scroll setting & button/gesture mapping.


Menu bar app with hide-able app icon.
Clean & safe, with no custom network access, no file access.
Fully optimized algorithm with extremely low CPU & power usage.



Version 1.5:

  • Improved reinitializing procedure from wake up, hopefully fixing some configuration loss issues.
  • Add a “more smooth” option to scroll.
  • Add a chart to visualize your smooth scroll settings for macOS 13, for already overly complicated scroll settings.
  • Improved action of “Force click”, and renamed it to Look up.
  • Add an option of cursor hold in gesture.
  • Add a new long press gesture.
  • Expand the long press and drag gestures to the right button.
  • Add general “grab for binding” options for quirk buttons of Logi mice.
  • Code revamp and UI improvements.



  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • macOS 11.0 or later




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Size – 5.1MB