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Authored by: 128K Mac on Apr 01, '02 04:47:37AM

Montalcini is on the record (his web site) as vowing never again to license or OEM USB Overdrive (circa 2000). But who knows.

I have a better solution for the well known "loose/kinked" cord problem which seems to afflict mainly the Intellimouse Explorer (because it's biggers and heavier?) but *may* also afflict other models.

Keep a sales receipt of your purchase. There's a one year warranty. In my experience in 4 to 8 mos. your Explorer may develop a problem. Call 1-800-360-7561 (if that isn't correct for warranty coverage on rodents ask for correct number; or search the pages for it). They'll send you a new mouse immediately. Have obtained two Explorers this way. First time they wanted me to use same mailer to return bum rodent and I did. Second time they said not to bother.)

Sooner or later I assume this design "feature" will filter down and they'll fix it.

As to the software I use -0-, with the exception that I use MouseZoom (beats editing the Global .plist) to overcome the slow OS X tracking problem. Left button: one click. Right button: control-click/hold. Defaults under OS X since 10.1 or ? Scroll wheel seems to work with most apps. If it doesn't I don't use it. :) Am using MS wheelmouse and my (last) new Explorer is in a box somewhere.

Paid shareware fee for USB Overdrive for OS9 several years ago. Worked great with a tablet and the mouse I was using at the time. Great software.

But since I only care about using the two default key comands, and don't often use the scroll wheel anyway, I greeted the new software with a lack of enthusiasm, downloading it and storing it somewhere (I think).

Am told it has the same "look and feel" as OS9 version. Non-whoopee. I read of too many problems with software with this or that mouse. Since no software works for me I like that "solution."

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Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Apr 01, '02 09:50:26PM
Montalcini is on the record (his web site) as vowing never again to license or OEM USB Overdrive (circa 2000). But who knows.

I believe that what he's saying is since he did the deal with MS he isn't doing any more OEM versions... I'm sure that was part of their deal.

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