The SteadyMouse Project

SteadyMouse is free software designed to assist people with the hand tremors that commonly go along with Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis, etc.

Major Features:
  • Anti-tremor mouse filtering
  • Removal of accidental mouse clicks
  • Assistive "Icon Targeting" system
  • Quick enable/disable using the scroll lock key

December 21, 2014 (Updated)

SteadyMouse is ten years old this year! It has held up pretty well but an upgrade is needed. I'm also sure many of you would appreciate a few bugs getting fixed. I want to do this and I know I can make it beautiful. Nevertheless, it's going to take me a lot of time and effort to bring the software into the current decade. As a compromise, the new version will have to cost something.

When SteadyMouse is ready I will send you the news. Just leave me your email using the form below.

SteadyMouse Upgrade Notification Survey

In short, if there's enough demand, then it will be a joy to make this happen for you. Also, the old versions of SteadyMouse from 2006 will always remain free so no need to worry.

Ben Gottemoller

December 20, 2010

Several years have gone by since a new version of SteadyMouse was last released, and you may be wondering what the status of the project is. The answer is that while I have not gotten around to making further updates, version 1.3 is still working very well. Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit) as well as Windows Vista are supported in addition to XP, 2000 & NT. Also know that I do have a bug list I'm maintaining, so any emails you've sent me regarding issues have not been lost. I hope to get to this someday, but have not found the time as of yet. Thankfully this list has remained pretty short, with only 11 items at the present time (mostly low impact). I appreciate all the emails from everyone who has found SteadyMouse to be an improvement to the heavy burden that they carry. These have been a great blessing to me and I am glad to have played a part in your lives. God willing, I will keep the site running for many more years so don't worry too much about SteadyMouse going away. In the mean time I will continue to try answering your emails in a timely manner.

Dominus vobiscum,
Ben Gottemoller

March 23, 2006

SteadyMouse v1.3 is available for download! There are changes all across the board this time around. Most notably (with nearly as much code as all of v1.2) the new "Icon Targeting" system is in place and has gone through several rounds of testing. It takes some getting used to, but I think it's safe for me to promise that you'll smile the first time you see it activate :) As for everything else... I have absolutely lost track of all the changes, so rather than presenting you with a list, I'm giving you the go ahead to explore :) Don't worry, you won't break it (easily :P). Feel free to let me know what you think. SteadyMouse is built on feedback.

Ben Gottemoller

November 29, 2005

I want to give a quick update on the status of things. Version 1.3 should be ready in the next two weeks. I'm fairly excited about the main feature in this release as it might even be useful to people without essential tremor. There's going to be sort of an an "Icon Targeting" system to help the user quickly home in on the item he wants to click. It auto detects the nearest icon in the window the cursor is over, and snaps the cursor to it with the press of a special key. I'm experimenting with a few other options that don't require a special key as well, but those are still a ways off. Check back in a bit.

Ben Gottemoller

October 30, 2005

Version 1.2 is ready just in time for Halloween. This release is mostly just bug fixes, but some of them make quite a difference. You can read more about it at the downloads page. Anyway, I think this takes care of most of the major issues for the moment. Now I can get back to some of the new features :)

Ben Gottemoller

October 23, 2005

Hi there! This is the first public release of SteadyMouse. The reason it's starting at v1.1 is because there were about five prior versions that got tested on a (very patient) Grandparent. Hopefully this means most of the kinks are worked out by now, but if you do happen across something that isn't right I'd love to hear from you. Use for comments, bugs, questions, and anything else. As of yet the system has only been tested on Windows 2000, and XP so if you run 95, 98, Me, or NT, and it totally doesn't work send me an email so I know about it.

Ben Gottemoller