12-06-2010 10:12 AM
Just bought the G700. Came home only to realize that there were no drivers for mac. I have used Logitech mice for 5 years on my mac. 3 different kinds, but now I invest in a gaming mouse, and you drop the drivers for mac?
Do you have any plans to make drivers for mac? When can we expect them?
12-27-2010 03:25 AM
Just wondering, for the current Mac users who are using the Wireless G700 in OSX, are you having any of the 'small movement' issues faced by some of the Windows users? I.e. Mouse doesn't seem responsive to very small movements?
I'm considering replacing my existing Razer Diamondback which is pretty old with this mouse or perhaps the M950. I'm leaning towards the G700 due to the updated specs and ability to store profiles in the mouse itself.
12-29-2010 09:02 AM
I just bought this mouse. It is a pity, I saw on the box that Windows was the only OS mentioned but could hardly believe it would not be supported on the Mac. It is still in the box, thus I guess all I can do now is bring it back to the store and get a refund. With it I will buy a Razer instead.
12-29-2010 06:10 PM
I, too, purchased the G700 Mouse without realizing that it doesn't work with Mac OS. So I'm trying to get the mouse to work in Windows 7, as suggested in this thread. I have Mac Snow Leopard and Windows 7, but can't get Logitech Connect Utility or SetPoint to see the Wireless Receiver or Mouse. The mouse is working but I would like control over the dpi, speed, buttons, etc. Also, how do you set a profile on the onboard memory, as mentioned in the previous post? Is there a manual on this device?
01-09-2011 02:07 PM
hi. I am thinking about buying g700 for my design work as well. What's your experience with that mouse? Maybe instead I should get Logitech Performance Mouse MX? What do you think? Thanks
01-09-2011 02:56 PM
bad mouse overall. There is a thread right above this one explaining why.
Wifi is buged as hell and the cable is as heavy as a anchor chain. You'd best stick to the G500 or G9.
Unless you play WOW then you won't care and the extra buttons will suit your needs.
01-31-2011 02:33 PM
"Just wondering, for the current Mac users who are using the Wireless G700 in OSX, are you having any of the 'small movement' issues faced by some of the Windows users? I.e. Mouse doesn't seem responsive to very small movements?"
This is cause by the mouse acceleration in OS X. Windows and linux use a steep acceleration curve, meaning that small movements have a large affect on screen movement. The curve flattens somewhat at higher speed. Apple went the other way, having a flatter curve at lower speeds (presumably for accuracy/fine control), and a steeper curve at higher speeds, meaning that faster mouse movements have a larger proportional effect than slower movements.
The result of this curve is that the mouse seems very sluggish to people coming from windows and linux. It's irritating as h***, and I've spent *hours* trying to change this behavior to now avail. The best I've come up with is changing the mouse speed using OS X's "defaults" command to modify OS behavior. Message me if you'd like details. (or reply if we can't message on this forum... I don't know.)
hope this helps,
02-05-2011 04:48 AM - edited 02-05-2011 04:51 AM
If you don't like the OSX acceleration curve, you need to download a program called killmouseaccel (you'll need to google to find it--it's been a while since I downloaded it). From terminal navigate to the location and type "killmouseaccel mouse" (no quotes of course)
This completely kills the mouse acceleration curve in OSX. Mouse movement is completely linear regardless of how fast or slow you move the mouse. As a 20-year windows user, the OS X acceleration curve was giving me fits...but then again, I always disabled acceleration in Windows too.
The problem with killmouseaccel is that it does not persist between reboots, and resets if you change settings with the mouse preference pane. If you have the slightest familiarity with Applescript, it's trivial to make a script that runs this command at startup.
Funny how some people don't notice things like this.
02-05-2011 01:17 PM
To completely kill mouse acceleration you can also use this command:
defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1
...and that does persist across reboots. Unfortunately the effect of the command is to make the mouse unbearably slow. Not a horrible solution though; at least you can make the mouse act as you expect regardless of what OS you're using.
The highest that the GUI will allow you to set acceleration is 3, but using this command you can go as high as you want. (I have to use "6" with the magic mouse, though I've gone to "10" in the past.) The sensitivity on the G700 can be set high enough in the control center (on a windows machine) to make this less of a factor, but I still find myself using the trackpad for all work on my mac except games.
I understand what you mean about some people not noticing. I'm new to mac so to me it's a constant PITA. Every couple months it becomes too much and I end up spending several hours looking for better solutions.