Mouse Acceleration for OS X

The Mouse Acceleration Preference Pane for Mac OS X is a GUI and startup item to set up an extended speed parameter and acceleration curve for your mouse.

Extended mouse settings

Mouse on fire

The Mouse Acceleration PrefPane is a GUI and startup item to Richard Bentley’s MouseFix. You can set up an extended speed parameter and acceleration curve for your mouse and touchpad.

  • Increase mouse pointer precision
  • Speed up your mouse movement
  • Set mouse acceleration parameter
  • Full control with just two simple knobs

History & Notes

For some time I’ve been offering a Preference Pane build around the OS X MouseFix by Richard Bentley. The API changed a bit with the release of 10.5 Leopard and then 10.6 Snow Leopard. It got worse each time. It’s limited to just a simple speed setting now. With a trick you can disable the acceleration, but that’s it.

Only the original version 1.0 is with explicit acceleration settings. With the current version try a inverted setting at about -1.0x.

See the older OS X Daily article for alternatives.

Get the current release

64bit binary
for Sierra

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Older Downloads

32/64bit binary
for Leopard

Universal binary
for Tiger


This is Free Software for Mac OS X. Mouse Acceleration Preference Pane is free. You can use and redistribute it freely.


Mouse Acceleration PrefPane on Snow Leopard, English localization Mouse Acceleration PrefPane on Sierra, German localization

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