Install Microsoft IntelliPoint on Mac OSX

About the App

Install the App

  1. Press Command+Space and type Terminal and press enter/return key.
  2. Run in Terminal app:
    ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" < /dev/null 2> /dev/null ; brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask 2> /dev/null
    and press enter/return key.
    If the screen prompts you to enter a password, please enter your Mac's user password to continue. When you type the password, it won't be displayed on screen, but the system would accept it. So just type your password and press ENTER/RETURN key. Then wait for the command to finish.
  3. Run:
    brew cask install microsoft-intellipoint

Done! You can now use Microsoft IntelliPoint.

One thought on “Install Microsoft IntelliPoint on Mac OSX

  • It looks like step 3 should now be:
    brew cask install caskroom/drivers/microsoft-intellipoint

    However, on Sierra before it would work for me to set for the forward and back buttons on app-specific basis, I had to reboot holding down command-r until the Apple logo appeared,
    open Terminal and enter: csrutil disable
    then: reboot

    Installing the cask after that works (and then you can repeat the previous step with “csrutil enable” to turn System Integrity Protection back on). Unfortunately, I found I had to launch the “Microsoft Mouse” preference pane after every reboot to get the extra buttons to work correctly. You can add it to Users & Groups > Login Items, but will still have to close the System Preferences window after rebooting. Someone mentioned you can navigate to /Library/PreferencePanes in Finder, Show Package Contents on “Microsoft Mouse.prefPane”, drill into Contents > Resources, and then drag into your Users & Groups Login Items (instead of the PrefPane itself). Then you do not have to manually launch or close System Preferences every reboot.

    Incidentally, all of this also worked comparably for my Microsoft Keyboard.

    I did not come up with any of these steps, but the info is scattered on various websites. I thought someone might appreciate a consolidated list of what worked for me. It definitely should be easier, but I am just glad to have these beloved pieces of Microsoft hardware working again on current MacOS.

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