07-26-2009 09:53 PM
Has anyone been able to figure out how to get the volume on screen display to show up on when changing volume using the keyboard? If I change the settings to make the thumb wheel on the mouse control volume I see the OSD. It's not a big but the volume display on the keyboard isn't accurately displaying the windows volume.Thanks for the help.
11-13-2010 08:00 AM
Any update to this? I'm having the same issue as well. Using version 6.15.6.
As a test, I removed the 5500 keyboard and plugged in the MX 3200. OSD worked perfectly...
11-16-2010 09:05 AM
The MX5500 does not have an on screen display feature within SetPoint because it has an LCD screen that provides the information. The mouse and keyboard are read differently from SetPoint, so when the volume is bound to the thumb wheel, it shows the OSD because it isn't getting its information from the keyboard input. The volume on the Keyboard will take the volume from 100% to 50%, so your findings there are correct. I had tested that part on a Windows 7 Machine and it would take the volume from 100% to 50% (where the middle bar was on the volume control) and if I kept holding it, it would go all the way to 0%.
12-11-2010 01:37 AM
Saying it doesn't need an onscreen volume display because it has an LCD is no kind of answer. The MX5000 keyboard had an LCD display as well and it showed volume settings on both the LCD and onscreen along with caps lock status. The MX500 aslo showed who one's IM messages were from the new one just says "you have mail" with an icon.. I don't spend my day looking at the keyboard but I do spend time looking at the screen. This is obviously just another dumbing down of features. Personally I wish they'd fix the onscreen display because the lack of certain things is damned annoying.
12-14-2010 11:35 PM - edited 12-14-2010 11:35 PM
The keyboard LCD display doesn't even sync with the PC's volume level.
So, if you adjust volume via Windows volume control, the keyboard's volume display does not change - It shows the incorrect volume level. I'm sure that syncing is something that will never work, so at least let us get OSD volume display when using the keyboard to adjust volume.
It's ridiculous that every el cheapo keyboard out there can give OSD volume when using its volume keys. We spent over 100 bucks for this thing - at least give it this basic feature.