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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software Install
My Logitech mouse stopped being recognized in Snow Leopard. Logitech, in their infinite wisdom, has their Logitech Control Center 3.0 installer recognize and defeat any attempt at installing on any system other than 10.5.

The simple solution is to view the contents of the installer .pkg file (Control-click on it an select Show Package Contents), then navigate to Resources » Logitech Control Center.mpkg and double click. This launches the installer with no system version test, and re-installs the components in the correct locations. Restart and voilá -- mouse recognized!

[robg adds: I don't have a Logitech mouse to test this one with.]
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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: Allanmacam on Sep 15, '09 08:08:09AM

Only works in 32 but not 64. On a 64 bit system you fet the message the device is attached. Nice one Logitech!



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: fuzzy76 on Sep 16, '09 01:35:19AM

Ofcourse that is not Logitechs fault. Forcing non-compatible software to install is a user error, not a software error.



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: Allanmacam on Sep 15, '09 08:09:22AM

Only works in 32 but not 64. On a 64 bit system you get the message that no device is attached. Nice one Logitech!



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Sep 15, '09 11:34:19AM

Are you referring to the 64-bit kernel? If so, you need to qualify this statement. The 64-bit kernel is NOT enabled by default precisely because most existing third-party drivers will not work with it. It is definitely too early to attack Logitech for lack of 64-bit drivers when so few others have them.



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: joelw135 on Sep 15, '09 08:34:35AM

Part of the trick is missing! If you want Expose to work with the mouse or keyboard you must COPY not cut Expose to the Applications Folder.



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: mkoistinen on Sep 15, '09 03:00:49PM

I've also posted a work-around for the LCC under SN. I don't know about your copying Expose around, but I was able to get Exposé functionality to work without moving Exposé at all. I submitted the hint on Friday, so perhaps it'll be posted soon.



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Sep 15, '09 11:40:18AM

It is worth mentioning that not all components of the Control Center are compatible with 10.6. Specifically, the Installer installs an InputManager (LCC Scroll Enhancer Loader) to /Library/InputManagers/. Since inputmanagers do not work in 64-bit applications, this component will not work with most Apple-provided applications in Snow Leopard. Clearly it is not essential to the functionality of the Logitech drivers, but it does mean that scrolling behavior may be inconsistent between applications.



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: UberFu on Sep 15, '09 02:20:32PM

It's worht mentioning that the LCC was not entirely compatible with Leopard much less SL.

I have a keybaord with custom buttons. The LCC only controls setup for the custom buttons and leaves the Function Keys alone. I ahve custom stuff setup on the Function Keys thru the Sys Prefs. And every version running on 10.5 has broken the Function Key settings. Even this new 3.0 release.

Logitech also won't bother replying to customers complaining of the messed up Mac Control Software they release with their products.

it's fun.



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: cooter on Sep 15, '09 03:37:42PM

As ever, I must mention SteerMouse as a better alternative to LCC.

No affiliation, etc.



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: Michelasso on Sep 16, '09 05:05:58AM

According to Logitech forum, LCC 3.1 should be out... today. Well, they wrte 2 weeks ago "out in 2 weeks or sooner". I tried all solutions, even installing LCC 2.60. It installs correctly, recognizes the mouse but Spaces/Expose is still missing. My problem is that I hope they put new drivers, bus since SL my mouse is losing the left click pretty often. VERY annoying.



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: agentx on Sep 16, '09 05:39:32AM

Dont use this software IMHO, it can cause serious instability problems !

They are slow to correct problems and have no real idea how to write drivers.



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: Michelasso on Sep 16, '09 05:49:55PM

Well, at least with it now my mouse seems to get all left clicks... Before it was a nightmare.



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10.6: How to install the Logitech Control Center software
Authored by: blueshead on Sep 16, '09 07:15:43PM

I got back my mouse tracking tracking speeds-MX310- (good for gaming) but spaces still does not work on Quick Switch Button.. O Well. At least something happened.. heh



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