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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:12 pm 
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I think Windows uses 90 DPI and the Mac has traditionally used 72 DPI.


For fonts, yes (it's 96 DPI for Windows). For mice, no. It's a sensitivity/acceleration scale. Tick number 6 on the Windows pointer speed slider is "linear". There is no equivalant for the Mac. And as anyone can tell you, any non-Apple mouse is going to be slow even at the fastest setting on the Mac's mouse speed slider unless they use third party software to change the acceleration curve. All because Apple has refused to give us a linear acceleration setting for 33 freaking years.

I've never noticed myself... :oops:

BDAqua wrote:
Reminds me... How many years did they tell us there was no need for a 2 button mouse?

The didn't. They said it was too complicated. Japanese Macs had 2 button mice though.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:53 pm 
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Japanese Macs had 2 button mice though.

Ah so, never knew that!


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Smithcraft wrote:
I've never noticed myself... :oops:

To be fair, you'd really only notice on high-DPI mice. On the mouse I have with adjustable DPI I can make it slow, painfully slow, or normal under OS X. If you never bought a high DPI mouse (this is actually the first one I've bought) you'd probably never notice it aside from maybe having to adjust acceleration when you got a new mouse (to match its DPI to your expectations). Unless you spent gobs of money on "gaming" hardware you're unlikely to have acquired a high DPI mouse. I only got this one because it was on sale... :shock:


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MonkeyBoy wrote:
Smithcraft wrote:
I've never noticed myself... :oops:

To be fair, you'd really only notice on high-DPI mice. On the mouse I have with adjustable DPI I can make it slow, painfully slow, or normal under OS X. If you never bought a high DPI mouse (this is actually the first one I've bought) you'd probably never notice it aside from maybe having to adjust acceleration when you got a new mouse (to match its DPI to your expectations). Unless you spent gobs of money on "gaming" hardware you're unlikely to have acquired a high DPI mouse. I only got this one because it was on sale... :shock:


The same occurred with the old Microsoft Intellimouse Optical, which wasn't very high DPI in itself. No USB Overdrive/SteerMouse/ControllerMate/MS Software? You get uber slow pointer movement even at the fastest system slider setting. So it isn't limited to ultra high DPI mice.

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