Imx Fix in my experience
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February 4, 2002 8:21 AM

Don't let the Wintel press lie to you, Mac OS is a multi-button-mouse OS. In OS9 you had to take an extra step on your own and install some third party software and buy a new mouse to get multi-button functionality. That is mostly true in Mac OS X if you want to fully leverage the capability. You don't need the software, but you still need the mouse.

Out of the box, you can plug any multi-button mouse into your USB port and it works as expected. You can go a step further though. USB Overdrive is now available for OS X and is the best solution for controlling modern input devices, even those from MicroSoft. This one bit of software does the job of the wildly assorted device drivers (dll's) that you find in Windows, but thru one interface and one code library.