01-16-2010 04:46 PM
The device and software is working as it is designed to, nothing is broken.
But I have 2 minor issues with the design that I'm hoping somebody has worked out how to change.
- The display of the Switch To menu at start up, where I want it to skip that and go to my defaulted app (in my case, the only app). Going to this menu first should be an available option not something I'm forced to put up with.
- The volume control barrel feel fantastic, but I want to be able to speed up the change in volume. I'd like to go from 0% to 100% in roughly the length of the finger joint most likely to use it (about an inch of movement). Again, there should be an option to adjust this, as some people may have need of fine tuning the volume.
My guess is that a software mod would be required for these, and I'm not sure if that would be breaching the license. If so, I'm stuck with it until Logitech thinks to add the software functions. The volume knob speed was an issue on the G15 Rev1 too.
02-06-2010 01:28 AM
Indeed. The 1st generation G15 (the blue one) had its nicely responsive horizontal wheel. The 2nd-gen red G15 had up and down buttons, which weren't nearly as nice but they worked well enough. On the G19, I usually end up opening the mixer app, using the controls on the machine's front panel, or manually adjusting volume on the speakers or amplifier because rotating the control doesn't do anything perceptible most of the time. It's a pity, because the barrel would be a really nice solution if only it worked well enough to use (say, as well as either G15's controls).. Sometimes I can't tell if I'm affecting the volume at all, spin the barrel as I might.
An app to control the rate (perhaps part of the profiler?), or at least documentation on the hidden part of the API that deals with it is absolutely necessary to make the G19's volume control usable. Currently, it isn't.
02-09-2010 11:16 AM
Opy - If you only have one applet, try turning it from Manual to "Rotate between programs", OR disable the "G-Series Profile Selector" applet.
On the alterations on the volume knob speed: Software to adjust this isn't on the table at this point because we were trying to leave the HID stuff, like the QWERTY keyboard and the volume controls, as not interfered by the Logitech software as possible. If there is someone who's coded a 3rd party application that can change the sensitivity of a HID volume control on a keyboard, that would be your best option.
02-10-2010 04:15 AM
I am on the lookout for just such a utility too - I find the volume roller on the G19 to be even less practical than the G15v2 push buttons, which were bad enough. I can understand wishing to leave the standard HID stuff alone, but it just feels so insensitive, it's more practical to hit the mute button or reach for the physical volume control on the speakers (if you have one) than to hit the roller repeatedly for more than ten seconds before the volume audibly fades.
What would be fantastic is this; allow the volume (and/or media keys) to be scripted! We could assign any volume increments we want then.
Yeah, yeah - that's got about as much chance as a fart in a hurricane, but I thought I'd throw it out there all the same. =D
Cheers for the response, CharlesB.
11-10-2010 02:50 AM
I don't have a solution for the sensitivity issue but I have a workaround suggestion that makes using the volume wheel on the G19 keyboard much more comfortable to use The thing is that currently you don't see any OSD volume bar appearing when you change the volume with the wheel in the G19. I noticed myself that if I would see how the volume changes, then it doesn't FEEL anymore that insensitive Yes, this is a psychological issue - but it works for me! Now when I turn the volume wheel on the keyboard, a little bar appears on the screen that shows how much I change the volume. As a result, it doesn't FEEL anymore that insensitive
Here's how to get that OSD volume bar:
- Install a little but VERY handy program called Autohotkey: http://www.autohotkey.com/download/
- Once you have installed it, edit the script file with any text editor (for example notepad).
- Paste the script mentioned in the first post of this forum thread: http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic42969.html
- If you are running Windows 7, you have to run Autohotkey in compatibility mode by right-clicking the exe-file and going to the compatibility tab in properties.
- If you want to auto-startup Autohotkey in compatibility mode in Win7, here's how: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/1237
08-12-2011 11:46 PM
I ran into the exact same problem with the G19 today and thought at first the volume roller was broken, only to realize it was just painfully slow instead.
I managed to dig up a good solution called 3rvx (http://matthew.malensek.net/software/) and it let me change the increment of the volume up/down from the default to a higher level (all the way up/down in one fingerlength). Go in and change the hotkey setup volume up/down to use the wheel, change the increment up and viola!
it's also got a nice on screen display and lots of skins.
03-28-2012 10:32 AM
when am I going to learn not to buy this overpriced, undersupported crap?
why the hll even have this riduculous voume control in the first place if you're going to cripple the function by design!
logitech you suc