One of the least appreciated aspects of using a Mac trackpad or mouse is the ability to have the screen pointer roll completely across the screen, from one end to the other, by using one smooth motion.
For Macs with large screens the screen pointer may need a little boost. This is especially true for Mac graphic designers with multiple screens.
One way to fine tune your screen pointer– for both acceleration and speed– is with CursorSense, a Mac app that adjusts both, independently.
In the Mac’s System Preferences under mouse or trackpad, you’ll find Apple’s built-in tracking speed controls. These are great settings for gestures and clicks, but Tracking Speed has limitations.
CursorSense adjusts the speed of the screen pointer and the tracking speed as separate values. The controls are straightforward and work on your Mac’s trackpad, Magic Trackpad, or Magic Mouse (and other mice).
Therein lies the only real problem with using CursorSense to adjust speed and acceleration of your Mac’s screen pointer. Trying to find the ideal setting between two functions takes nothing more than good old trial and error effort.
Once you have a setting that feels comfortable, you’ll appreciate how responsive the screen pointer feels when compared to Apple’s built-in but simplistic tracking speed.