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    Hi

    Recently, I purchased a Razer Imperator mouse, as it is advertised to be Mac compatible, all you have to do is download the Mac driver from the Razer website.

    I did this, but found the driver largely useless, as it doesn't let you program specific buttons (there are 7 of them - a key decision point for me in making the purchase). I also found the driver very slow to respond, and it was very hard to settle on a tracking speed for the mouse.

    Subsequently, I uninstalled the Imperator driver and went back to Steermouse, but I am still only able to program 5 of the 7 buttons (not the 2 beneath the scroll wheel).

    Another problem I have is that sometimes when booting my iMac (24", Mar 09 vintage), the mouse is frozen on start-up. This is fixed by unplugging and replugging it into its USB port.

    Having said all of that, the feel for the mouse is pretty good and I'm hoping for a solution. Doubt I'll be able to take it back, as there isn't really a fault with it.

    Does anyone know how I can "reclaim" my two extra buttons, and resolve the start-up issue?

    Thanks

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    I have a Roccat Kone mouse. I used in under bootcamp for gaming on my iMac. The mouse has onboard memory, and iirc it saved the settings and they worked under OS X without the (Windows) driver.

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    Thanks for the response. I'm actually going to install Windows in the next couple of days so I can try that, and I've heard of others having similar success.

    Presumably though, it was a single set of default settings? I wouldn't have the ability to program application specific mouse button shortcuts like I can in Steermouse?

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    Have you tried USB Overdrive? It's quite a good driver.
    27" Retina iMac, 4.0GHz quad-core i7, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, M295X | iPhone 6+ 128GB

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    Some of my G9 buttons don't work in OSX. Mind you I only use it for Solidworks in VM or in W7.

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