06-18-2008 05:05 AM - edited 06-18-2008 05:13 AM
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1. What is Logitech Control Center?
Logitech Control Center (LCC) enables support for all the features and buttons of your Logitech keyboard, mouse, or trackball in Mac OS X. LCC is an easy-to-use application that gives you access to useful shortcuts and one-key actions that will make your time at the computer or on the Internet more productive, comfortable and enjoyable.
With your Logitech keyboard you can:
Browse the Internet using dedicated keys that provide one-touch access to your favorite sites.
Launch your e-mail application by pressing a button.
Play music and control the system speaker using built-in buttons.
Open frequently used items, such as documents, folders and applications, with a single keystroke.
With your multi button mouse or trackball you can take full advantage of the powerful features of Mac OS X. You can use your mouse buttons or wheel to:
Scroll thru documents and lists
Switch between open applications using Exposé.
Show contextual menus with a single mouse click.
Simulate keystrokes to provide shortcuts to commands you use regularly.
1.1. What's new in this release?
This release is recommended for all users of LCC and includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
Support for new mice and keyboards
Addition of a "Restore Default Settings" button for all button and key assignments
Battery level display in the "General" page for each cordless device
Independent tracking speed settings for each mouse or trackball. In prior versions of LCC tracking speed was a global setting.
Simplified process for swapping left and right mouse buttons
Fix for a compatibility issue that prevented Growl from displaying notifications
Fix for compatibility issues with MPlayer, iBiz(tm) (from IGG Software), and Desktoptopia(tm)
2. System Requirements
Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or higher.
Power PC or Intel-based Macintosh computer with built-in USB port.
Any PCI PowerMac using a USB adapter card.
The installer will check the OS version and only install Logitech Control Center if your Macintosh is running Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or higher.
3. Installation Notes
Because the installation places drivers inside system folders, you will need the administrator's account and password to install this software. If you installed the operating system yourself, you are probably using an administrative account. If you do not have the administrator's account and password, please contact the administrator of your computer. The drivers will only be active once the computer has restarted.
Files are installed on your startup disk in the following locations:
To uninstall Logitech Control Center, double-click "LCC Uninstaller" program icon in the "Utilities" folder and follow the steps to uninstall. You can also use the Logitech Control Center Installer.
4. How to configure your device
When you first begin using your Logitech device, many of the features are preprogrammed with default settings. On a keyboard, for example, when you press the E-Mail key your default email application is launched. On a mouse, clicking the right button displays a contextual menu.
To change the default settings assigned to a device:
- Launch the System Preferences.
- Click the Logitech Control Center icon:
The Logitech devices connected to your computer are displayed.
- Select the device you wish to configure and click the Configure... button. A configuration window is displayed with a list of buttons and wheels that you can reprogram.
5. Questions and Answers
Q: I was using MouseWare for Mac under Mac OS 9. Is this version a successor?
A: The Logitech Control Center (LCC) is a new version of software that was specifically designed for Mac OS X, incorporating the core functionality of MouseWare, and adding support for Logitech's enhanced keyboards. The Logitech Control Center enables you to customize many new functions that can be assigned to buttons, wheels and keys.
Q: Why do I need to restart after installation?
A: The installation process needs to ensure that the devices connected are attached to the "Kernel Extension" delivered by Logitech and copied in the system folders during installation. Restarting guarantees that the device will be recognized.
Q: How can I have LCC work for different users?
A: LCC is automatically activated for the user who ran the installer (the administrator), but is not activated for other users on the computer. If there are multiple users on the computer, each user will need to launch LCC and configure the devices one time to activate LCC. From then on, LCC will be activated automatically for that user, and they will be able to have his or her own settings, as the preferences are saved in each user's preference folder.
Q: What should I do if my Cordless Mouse has lost the connection?
A: If you have a Bluetooth mouse, open System Preferences and click "Bluetooth." Select "Setup New Device" and follow the onscreen instructions. Otherwise, if your cordless mouse gets disconnected and there is no "connect" button on your mouse's receiver, go to the "Utilities" folder and double-click the "LCC Connection Utility." Follow the on-screen directions to reconnect your mouse.
Q: The wheel is not scrolling in all applications the same way: some scroll very well, while others do not scroll at all. What is the reason behind this behavior?
A: On Mac OS X, scrolling is managed by each application. New, well-written, applications will receive and handle the wheel information and scroll accordingly. Applications that were designed for Mac OS 8/9 may not offer wheel scrolling functionality.
Q: When I use LCC to check the battery level of my MX1100 Cordless Laser Mouse, the "Time Left" display doesn't change if I remove one of the batteries. Shouldn't the number of remaining days drop in half when I remove one battery?
A: The MX1100 mouse calculates "Time Left" based on the battery charge level and actual mouse usage. Removing one battery may not affect the charge level (i.e. if you have two full batteries, removing one doesn't lower the charge of the other). Consequently the number of remaining days will stay the same when you remove a battery because the charge level may not change. But as you use the mouse, the charge will drop faster with one battery than with two, and the battery life estimation will be updated accordingly. The longer you use the mouse the more accurate the estimation becomes. You may need to go thru one set of batteries in order for the mouse to accurately predict how long a new set of batteries will last.
Q: On a Logitech keyboard, where is the "Command/Apple" and the "Option" keys?
A: Without the Logitech Control Center installed, the "Windows" key will act as the "Command/Apple" key and the "Alt" key will act as the "Option" key. With the Logitech Control Center installed, the "Alt" key will now become the "Command/Apple" key and the "Windows" key will now become the "Option" key to better reflect the layout of the Apple keyboards.
Q: How can I eject a CD with my Logitech keyboard?
A: Pressing F12 will eject the CD. In addition you can also configure any other programmable key to do it.
Q: In Mac OS X 10.4, why does the F12 key launch both Dashboard and the CD Eject command?
A: : On a Logitech keyboard, the F12 key defaults to the "Eject" command, which is also the default key assignment for Dashboard in Mac OS X 10.4. A long press of the F12 key will execute "Eject" while a short press will launch Dashboard. Assigning Dashboard to a new key in the System Preferences > Dashboard & Exposé preferences can help separate these 2 functions.
Q: How come the Brightness keys do not work on my Logitech keyboard while they function well on my Apple keyboard?
A: This is a known compatibility issue: if an Apple keyboard and a Logitech keyboard are connected simultaneously to your computer, the brightness keys on the Logitech keyboard do not work. You must disconnect the Apple keyboard to let these keys function.
Q: Why is Help launched when I press the "Insert" key on the keyboard?
A: There is no equivalent function to the Insert key on the Macintosh. Mac OS X assigns this key to a Help function. Most applications will also use it to start their Help functions.
Q: Some keys are assigned to "Nothing". Can I re-assign them to my favorite shortcuts?
A: Yes. We have left several keys unassigned because the assignment of keystrokes is closely related to each application's implementation, the application and system language, and the actual keyboard layout you are using. You can reassign any key by accessing the Logitech Control Center from the System Preferences. For example, you could assign the "Undo" and "Redo" keys to [Cmd]-[Z] and [Shift]-[Cmd]-[Z].
Q: How can I disable keys or remove their assignment?
A: You can completely disable any button or key by simply assigning it to the special "Nothing" action. Using the key will have no effect. To disable any button or key:
- Launch the System Preferences.
- Click the Logitech Control Center icon.
- Select the device you wish to change and click the "Configure..." button.
- Select the button or key you wish to disable.
- Select "Nothing" as the action assignment.
Q: Some special keys on my keyboard appear to do nothing when pressed, Why?
A: Some characters printed on the European keyboards are not part of the standard Macintosh character set. These characters are:
- ¼ (one quarter)
- ½ (one half)
- ¾ (three quarters)
- ² (superscript two)
- ³ (superscript three)
- ¤ (currency sign)
- ¦ (broken bar)
These characters may, or may not, be printed on your keyboard. If they exist on your keyboard, pressing them will have no effect since they are not part of the standard character set.
Q: Why is the file "LogitechForceFeedback.kext" left behind after uninstalling LCC?
A: "LogitechForceFeedback.kext" is installed by the Operating System, starting from Mac OS X 10.2.2. Since LCC does not produce this extension, it is recommanded to leave it installed.
6. Cordless devices
You can check the battery level of a cordless device in the "General" page of Logitech Control Center. Additionally, the LCC preference pane displays a small icon next to the device icon to show its battery status:
- A green battery indicates a good level
- A red battery indicates a critical level
Note that a green battery may also indicate that the device has not yet communicated the battery level. It may take a couple of minutes for the receiver to recognize the battery status after it has been powered up (or plugged into the USB port). For keyboards it may take a few minutes depending on your typing activity.
7. European keyboards support
Logitech Control Center provides users the ability to type exactly the symbols printed on their keyboard keys. Users simply specify the appropriate keyboard layout to take advantage of this capability.
These layouts are only available if you have selected "Logitech European Keyboard" during LCC installation. You may run the installation again if you need them later.
7.2. How to select the appropriate keyboard layout
- Launch System Preferences.
- Click the International icon.
- Select the Input Menu tab. The following information will be displayed on the screen:
- Scroll through the keyboard list and locate the Logitech layout that corresponds to your region.
- Select the layout you want to use by clicking the box in the "On" column.
- A flag corresponding to the selected region will appear in the menu bar.
Note: If only one keyboard layout is left selected, for example "Logitech German," the keyboard menu with the regional flag will not display in the menu bar. The selected keyboard layout will still be activated and functional, however.
7.3. How to type special characters
Under Mac OS X, special characters are obtained by pressing the [Option] key together with another key. The following picture shows the keys pressed to obtain the '\' character on one of Logitech's European keyboards.
8. Compatibility notes
In order to obtain full functionality of multimedia keys on the keyboard, iTunes version 4.0.7 or higher is required.
The zoom assignements support iPhoto 3.0 or higher.
Logitech Control Center is set by default to automatically check for updates. We recommend leaving this feature enabled. If you wish to disable this feature, deselect the "Check for updates automatically" box in the Device Manager. Note that no personal information is sent when checking for updates.
Please visit our web site at http://www.logitech.com for technical support. The latest version of this software can also be downloaded from this site.
Message Edited by PeterDB on 06-18-2008 02:13 PM
06-18-2010 11:16 AM
I have just updated the driver for my LX7 cordless mouse. Everything seemed fine. All aplication buttons work as expected. But I seem to have developed a problem when veiwing web pages. In any browser.
All seems fine until moving over images. then the mouse jumps across the screen.
I work on Apple mac G5 ppc. OS X 10.5.8
I have tried the mouse on my iMac with the same new driver. All works fine.
I have just purchased a second Mouse MX620 and all works fine with that on both MACS.
So the problem has begun on the LX7 since updating the driver.
Please help as I can not afford another new mouse at this time.