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Toggle Logitech Control Centre daemon for game use
Authored by: greengeek on Feb 16, '05 12:19:11PM

I have the Cordless MX Duo as well.

I've tried both LCC and USB Overdrive, and my results seem a bit different from yours. With USB Overdrive, I had complete control of the mouse settings, but the keyboard functions as a basic keyboard, none of the Multimedia or Application launcher buttons work. You then also need uControl to swap the Command and Option keys back to their proper places. So far I am only using the Multimedia Keys on mine, so if I come up with a better solution, I can dump LCC for USB Overdrive. Until then, this hack might be a bit useful.

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Toggle Logitech Control Centre daemon for game use
Authored by: dv8godd on Feb 16, '05 01:27:57PM

I think the results were probably the same... without the driver, I had "minimal" keyboard functionality... but losing the ability to use the extra keys was not an option for me. I ended up suffering through the lack of functionality and inability to use some apps effectively just to have the extra keys on the keyboard... the driver ended up being pretty much necessary to use the keyboard effectively... but even LCC's controls for the keyboard were weak... and the interface was painful. What I really needed in a keyboard driver was finally provided by Microsoft with their combo... it really is surprising that MS did such a good job on their Mac drivers.

In the end, USB Overdrive is just so much better that I couldn't stand to live without it... so I decided to look into other hardware solutions.

I really didn't want to get rid of my Logitech combo... I really liked the mouse and keyboard, from a physical standpoint... I'd just had enough.

I must say... Microsoft's latest combo keyboard just feels so much better. Their mouse isn't anywhere near as good... but the keyboard & it's drivers kill Logitech hands down in features and regular use. Not even a contest.

I do, however, use one of the new Logitech MX Lazer mice with USB Overdrive... I absolutely love Logitech mice... I have about 15 or so by now.

The sad fact is that Logitech's drivers do not do their hardware justice... and if you have a combo, you're pretty much either at their mercy or you're going to lose even more functionality. Logitech needs to rewrite LCC as something other than a joke.

When it comes right down to it... if you have a Logitech combo, you're not getting all that you could... you're stuck one way or the other with being limited by drivers. In that case... I suppose the trick above would potentially be useful when running games... but if you're going back and forth from app to app, less so.

If you have just the mouse... don't even bother with LCC... just use USB Overdrive.

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