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Use additional buttons of Logitech gaming mice
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Aug 19, '10 08:52:39AM

To the best of my knowledge, Logitech Control Center for Mac (aside from being generally crummy and unstable software) does not work with any of Logitech's "Gaming" mice. These Mice use a special application on Windows separate from the normal setpoint application used for Logitech's other mice. They are not recognized at all by control center.

I have not tried ControllerMate, but would expect to see the same issue. The problem seems to be that the mouse firmware is reserving those buttons for special uses and not passing them onto the system as usable buttons (the dpi-switching and battery status check are mouse-only functions they do not interact with the host OS at all when activated). Changing them in the Logitech gaming application updates the firmware to simply pass them to the host OS as buttons, allowing most any app to configure them.

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Use additional buttons of Logitech gaming mice
Authored by: sd on Aug 19, '10 09:05:08AM

yes, I have seen that there is an "onboard memory profile", which means that some settings are not handled by the OS but directly written into the mouse.

Anyway, I was searching for a mouse with a bunch of buttons (for desktop use not gaming), and I think this G700 is the mouse I need! Thanks for the hint

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