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Programming Logitech Mouse Software

Mouse Buttons

Logitech Mouse Button Programming

With the Logitech SetPoint software, you can assign most-used functions to the mouse buttons. In the My Mouse tab, access the "buttons settings" at the top in the column of buttons on the left of the screen. Select the mouse button you want to program from the center box, then select the function/task you want it to perform with the radio buttons in the right column in this dealog box. The double-click and draglock functions are most beneficial and are available if you select the "other" radio button. Drag-lock is called "Click-lock" for the Logitech Macintosh software. You can also program frequently-used keystroke sequences to a mouse button. For more information, click the "online help" in the dialog box next to the Restore Defaults button.


Cursor and Scrolling

Logitech Mouse Cursor Programming

In the SetPoint window, click on the second button from the top on the column of buttons on the left showing an arrow and some lines to program the scrolling and cursor behavior. With this window it's possible to change the speed and distance the cursor moves on the screen when you move the mouse, whether the cursor is placed automatically in dialog boxes, and whether the cursor shows a trail and how long the trail is.

If your Logitech mouse has a wheel, the wheel functions both as a wheel and a button. When pressed as a button, the wheel is programmed by default to activate the AutoScroll feature. (This can be reprogrammed to other functions using the button programming described above.) Simply click the wheel like you would a standard mouse button. Use the scroll wheel itself for precise up and down movement. (The arrow keys and ctrl+arrows also produce the same movement). The wheel will move with greater ease if you select Scrolling size to "Screen" and check the "Enable Smooth Scrolling" box. Use the AutoScroll feature as often as possible. To AutoScroll, you may scroll without moving the wheel or clicking and dragging a button (both high-force movements that will stress the forearm muscles). To program a button or the scroll wheel to AutoScroll, use the "buttons" tab. To activate this feature, place the cursor in an application. Press the mouse button assigned to AutoScroll. The AutoScroll icon appears. Move the mouse once in the direction you want to scroll (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal). The farther you move the pointer from the starting point, the faster the scrolling. To stop AutoScroll, press any mouse button.

Separate from the SetPoint software, there is a small application you can download from the Logitech website that works with virtually all of their mice and trackballs called FlowScroll. This program improves the scrolling properties for Windows 7 only when you use Internet Explorer browser 8 or 9, Firefox browser from 6 onward, and Chrome browser from 14 and more recent. Look for this application by going to Logitech Support and doing a search for Flow Scroll.


Application-Specific Functions

Logitech Advanced Mouse Programming

By clicking the "Advanced Settings" button on the column of buttons on the left side of the Set Point dialog box, you can program specific button properties depending upon which application you are using. If you do not want to change the button functions between applications, leave the checkbox unchecked on this window.

Application-Specific Functions



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