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USB Overdrive and Problems with Spaces

A little over a year ago I briefly wrote about a bug with Spaces. Essentially, if I switch spaces (either directly to a space with the number keys or by using the arrow keys to slide to the next or previous space), the keyboard shows a high likelihood of dying.

When my mouse finally died yesterday, I disabled USB Overdrive and found that the Spaces bug no longer exhibited itself. Unfortunately, USB Overdrive has not been updated since September 29 of 2009.

Given that, I'm torn. USB Overdrive has worked REALLY well, but it's been so nice not to have to avoid switching Spaces the most convenient way that I'm tempted to give Logitech Control Center a shot. I've avoided it in the past because I seem to recall good things (and USB Overdrive worked really well), but now…

P.S. Uhhhh… maybe I'll avoid LCC after all. I wonder if the USB Overdrive guy is still around. I'll have to email him.

P.P.S. I think I may have missed the "any keyboard" option in USB Overdrive. I disabled it while keeping USB Overdrive enabled and I believe Spaces continues to work. Pfffft. So dumb of me. That doesn't fix it either.