05-07-2012 10:02 AM
I got a G700 a few weeks ago. Also surprised at no Mac support. I had been using a MX1000 for its extra buttons.
I read the replies on this thread and it was helpful. I now have full use of the G700 for my Mac Pro. I only wanted the extra buttons for productivity, not gaming, so your experience may vary.
I have a partition with Win 7 so I got the Logitech Setpoint software and set about testing.
Mouse movements: I found that setting the "dpi" to one choice of 1000dpi in x and y gave me the response I needed and let me adjust the speed using the Mac system preferences for the mouse.
I put the report rate to 125Hz as suggested by Logitech in this thread.
I wanted to use some of the buttons for back, copy, past, delete, page up, page down.
I found that using the "keystroke" choice for that button allowed me to choose delete or backspace for that button. Same for page up/down and for any function key I wanted to use. The tilting wheel's side motion took a bit of research, but its simply using the keystroke for the right arrow/left arrow.
Copy/paste/back were harder. I had to make a macro. Not really hard and I found that using the command key on my Mac keyboard translated correctly to my Mac. I just hit the record button, pushed the command key and held it down, then pushed the "c","v" or "[" key, then let up on the "c" etc. key, then let up on the command key. Then stopped the recording by clicking the record button again. The macro recorded four actions: command key down, letter key down, letter key up and command key up.
Since I wouldn't be using different profiles, I deleted all but one (sort of confusing but I finally figured out how to delete the profiles).
It took a lot of rebooting between the Mac and Win7 partitions.
So far so good.
I still don't think I've found a mouse that fits my hand and has the extra buttons in a comfortable, natural location. The G700 is a good compromise.
05-08-2012 09:39 AM
We currently do not have software for the G700 on Mac systems, but you can program the mouse on a PC and move the settings over to your mac. Just make sure to use 125 reports/sec on for the mouse's refresh rate: While they improved support for high report rate mice in Lion, it still feels a little off to me.
05-30-2012 07:36 PM
Hi, I understand the G700 must be setup via setpoint on a PC, and have been successfully using the mouse for a while with a windows 7 pc.
However, trying it on my mac, everything works as it should but NONE of the side buttons - G4,5,6,7 work. All the other buttons work as mapped in the setpoint software on the pc.
How do I fix this?
06-05-2012 05:20 AM
I just buyed a g700 (i'm waiting for the shipping) didn't see that there are no drivers for mac, now i don't care about buttons i just want to know if the movements are smooth without issues. Can anyone help me?
06-06-2012 04:25 PM
06-23-2012 07:23 AM
Wow, I was just in the market for a new gaming mouse and had vertually settled on the G700 however having read through these post, and inparticular the contempt that Logitech show in your answers, or should that be 1/2 answers, I wont be buying any Logitech product fullstop. For a company of their size to simply ignore every request here - over years - and not produce something as simple mose driver, unbelievable.