01-06-2012 12:02 PM
At the very least I'd like a driver that solves the problem of erratic movement and fine tune the sensitivity of the scroll wheel. At present the mouse is imprecise, so hard to do work with.
If more functionality was possible, I'd like to reassign common functions (e.g. go to desktop, move between spaces, dashboard) or key bindings to the extra buttons.
04-23-2012 08:41 AM - edited 04-23-2012 08:43 AM
I had an old MX518 that worked absolutely perfectly on my Mac but then it was stolen (along with my Macbook). As soon as the G400 was released, I bought one, assuming it would work on my Mac in the same way the MX518 did. NOT SO! It doesn't work at all. When I plug it into a Mac, the optical sensor comes on and the mouse will move briefly but, after about 30 seconds, the optical sensor turns off rendering the mouse unusable on a Mac. I'm not asking for fancy calibration, I'm simply asking for basic usability.
I'm a gamer and a graphic designer. In the past I've found logitech mice to be the best option for both, but this G400 debacle really makes me think otherwise.
PS: I've tried Steermouse but haven't been able to resolve the issue. Is there any fix for this problem?
05-13-2012 06:20 AM - edited 05-13-2012 06:22 AM
So how exactly do I do this? I configured the mouse using the PC-Software so that the buttons close to the wheel do not change the resolution but can be used for scrolling, in addition I only programmed one resolution. Still, when I use it on the mac it just operates as before, i.e. pressing the buttons will change the resolution.
06-02-2012 10:50 AM
This is a real shame. I've got tons of brand loyalty towards logitech; have been using an old cordless optical mouse for years, and I love my Logitech Headset (so much so that I resoldered it to repair the mic rather than buy a new model). I saw when they announced the G400 and bought it just recently... an affordable gaming mouse... corded, AND optical. Too good to be true right?
Yep. My current mouse uses the "Logitech Control Center" in my system prefs. The G400 isn't seen as a viable device by the control center when I plug it in.
The instructions indicate there is a "logitech game center" (or some such software) that I need to install to re-map the buttons... but it's not available for mac.
So I'm taking the G400 back. It's got a nice look and feel, but If I can't bind these buttons then it's worthless to me. Also I'm dissapointed at the current selection of headsets available.
It **bleep** that logitech has been slacking on it's Mac products, I really love their stuff WHEN it works. I'll just stick with the only cordless until they give me some way to bind these buttons.
06-06-2012 04:25 PM
To the owners: Go here http://forums.logitech.com/t5/G-series-Gaming-Mice
To Logitech: BUY this man's software and GIVE it to your users!
It's unacceptable to buy a mouse and have HALF the buttons not work on OSX! Logitech ALREADY HAS some software for Mac - how complicated is it really to add support for 4 silly buttons?!?!? OMG it's your JOB to support 4 buttons and you CAN'T? Unreal!!! Makes me sad! $20 PLUS the cost of the mouse! WHINE!!
09-07-2012 02:11 AM
In addition to the above commenters.
I'm a designer and advertising creative director (like the vast majority, using Macs exclusively) and like a lot of other pro designers I know, have been using the Logitech gaming mice for about 10 years - they are IMO way superior ergonomically and for a workflow that requires a lot of fast jumping around to the Apple mice. I currently have 1 for each of my 2 main machines.
However I just upgraded to OS 10.7, and the G400s I bought only 2 months ago, and could use well enough on 10.6, are suddenly unusable. Previously all the basics worked - at least scrolling up and down a browser page!
I know that's partly an Apple issue out of Logitech's control, but I find it really inconvenient that I need to now try using third-party software just to use your products, I really hope it works or with great regret I'll be forced to stop buying them! I understand designers aren't your core market for these products but I know I'm not the only one who uses them for applications other than gaming.
09-08-2012 02:58 AM - edited 09-08-2012 02:59 AM
More research after installing the Steermouse app on OS10.7.3
- the MX500 series mouse's tracking speed is unusably slow and can't be adjusted by the OS preference panel, rendering it useless without Steermouse.
- the G400 scroll wheel still doesn't scroll up without or without Steermouse. I can program an extra button to replace the scroll up action on the mouse wheel, but it's absolutely not comfortable of course.
In short, if you are a Mac user and using a newish machine - DON'T buy one of these mice unless Logitech changes it's support for Mac as they are absolutely useless at this time.
01-30-2013 07:51 AM
I just got my G400 for my office Mac, and am utterly disappointed at LCC not being able to detect it, although it did work with my old MX500 (RIP).
I don't have problems with the mouse speed (the DPI buttons do work) or the scrolling (the standard Mac OS Mouse setting at top speed seems acceptable).
What I really miss though is the option to configure the two side, and the back buttons - right now they are not just limp and useless, but even distracting since I keep pressing them expecting the browser to go back/forward (as the MX500 was configured on this same machine, and as my other G400 works at home under Win), but instead they act like the wheel button, opening/closing tabs and trying to scrool.
This is very annoying, and claiming No Support since it's a Gaming mouse is unacceptable, because:
- as previously stated by others, just as many professionals use mice like this for the comfort (and not for any gaming),
- the MX500 was marketed as a gaming mouse as well, the G400 is marketed as it's successor, it used to work, and right now the upgrade means loss of functionality,
- and because developers like Valve are still struggling to make Mac gaming happen, so Gaming Mice need support for Mac as well
Give us Mac OS Support ASAP!
01-31-2013 11:39 AM
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