01-03-2011 01:14 PM
At first, im from Brazil, so sorry about my english.
I´ve bought the PMX from amazon one month ago and I friend o´mine who lives in usa, just brough me the mouse yesterday, so i dont have how to return the product or ask for change :/
About the problem, im having just the same problem with the middle button, but i have a suspect that this problem could be a "software" problem instead a hardware one, let me try to explain why ...
I´m doing this test and you can also do with you PMX´s :
I just open the setpoint software, and set the middle button to "apllication alternator" (not sure the english name for this function. The alt+tab function).
I save the changes, click the middle button, and the apllication alternator works it fine. At least the first time i click, after mande the change in setpoint. After this first click, the function stops to work.
I did this test about 100 times, and every very first time i click the middle button after close setpoint, the middle button worked perfectly, after this very first time, the mbutton stops to work fine.
So, how could a button that have a hardware problem, works fine every time i made changes at setpoint ???
Would be nice if you could make this test and give us feedback here
01-14-2011 06:06 AM
I've just bought Logitech Performance MX and I think it's awesome!
First of all, let me assure you: the middle button of Performance MX is not bad, and it works perfectly 100% of the time.
If you look at the mouse from the back, flush with the top, it will be clear that the wheel is tilted slightly to the left. It is obvious that this is a deliberate feature.
To use the middle button click, then, simply place your finger on the left, in line with the tilt wheel. If positioned to the right, as someone may be used instead, the click will not work.
Trust me, only a few minutes are needed to get used to the new location, and run the middle click to perfection.
01-18-2011 03:16 AM
The wheel in the middle leans towards the left meaning that A: you should hit it with your forefinger to make the middle button work or B: that you place your middle finger scrunched over to the left (obviously it's a right handed mouse)
Complete design flaw. I believe most hardcore gamers and computer professionals want that button either neutral (my preference) or leaning right (probably more ergonomically correct for the middle finger usage)
In short. there is always some wanker designer and some wanker marketing branch that **bleep** an almost excellent product.
Get your **bleep** together logitech!!!!!
06-04-2011 03:19 AM
Your dead right Mike. I tried this in the shop first as I didnt want to get stung with a product that didnt feel natural to use. Next time Ill get them to actually connect it to a PC so I can be sure the buttons do EXACTLY what they are designed to do. THe user should NEVER have to re-teach themselves in this way to accomodate a poorly designed product.
07-06-2011 01:31 AM
You download the setpoint 4.80 disk. After that, you set up your "middle button", so it does what you want it to do for you.
I have it as opening "google", and it works fine. It is the best mouse in my opinion, just use the software that comes with the mouse.
07-17-2011 06:40 AM
I have a similar problem with the middle button but I have managed to solve it.
Open SetPoint and assing middle button to both horizontal left and right scroll. I never use horizontal scroll anyway. In conjunction I use this great little app that scolls automatically when you have focus on any panel
This way you have tripple "hotpoints/clicks" that trigger the middle button action and you can't miss click when pressing. Even this makes using middle button easier because clicking left/right horizontal scroll requires less effort.
09-21-2011 02:33 PM
A lttle late in responding, but I have just arrived here - having trouble with the middle button which does not repsond the same way as my previous Logitech mouse .
The scroll wheel does not lean to the left. It is VERTICAL when the mouse is sitting on a horizontal surface. I suspect that the correct way of using the scroll wheel as the middle button is to press vertically down on the wheel. My mouse does not perform correctly, pushing vertically down or anything close. Sometimes it does, most of the time it does not. I use the mouse for a CAD program and unpredicability in function is not a good thing.