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Logitech mouse with Mac OS X doesn't work

by qqqq88 / November 1, 2010 2:18 AM PDT

I'm trying to get a Logitech G5 USB corded mouse to work with Mac OS 10.3. The strange thing is that the mouse pointer moves on the screen fine, but the mouse buttons don't register at all. Any ideas?

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Logitech mouse buttons
by centurion48 / November 1, 2010 6:16 AM PDT

You might need the Logitech Control Centre software. I seem to remember that it was required in earlier versions of Mac OS X and came on a CD-ROM with the mouse when purchased. I don't know if it was specific to the model of mouse or a generic driver. Have you looked on the Logitech website? I suspect that from OS X 10.4 and later there is not a need for a separate mouse driver because I bought a new Logitech mouse just yesterday and it is plug-and-play for 10.4 and above.

The Logitech Control Centre is a System Preference that allowed actions to be assigned to the mouse buttons and scroll wheel.

Hope this helps,

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by qqqq88 / November 1, 2010 9:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Logitech mouse buttons

Thanks, I do have the logitech Control Centre software on the Mac but this logitech software is for the older logitech I have(a cordless one that seems to be not charging at all so I can't use it).

If I hook up the Logitech G5 mouse in question in order to try to configure the Logitech control centre software, I won't be able to click with the G5 to configure it. Do you think I can have my old USB one-button mouse plugged in simultaneously with the G5 in order to configure it?

Or would it mess something up to temporarily have 2 USB mice plugged in at the same time?

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Logitech G5 Windows only?
by centurion48 / November 1, 2010 1:05 PM PDT
In reply to: thanks

The Logitech website does not indicate that the G5 will work on a Mac. The support page only shows Windows operating systems and the manual for that model does not mention Mac.
I did see that the Logitech mouse software required to set up this mouse is called Set Point so the LCC software probably won't do much either.
My guess is that it will not work on a Mac.


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(NT) Use 3rd party mouse drivers.
by sturner--2008 / November 2, 2010 2:50 PM PDT
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Use a 3rd party mouse driver
by sturner--2008 / November 2, 2010 2:52 PM PDT

Look for Steermouse or USB Overdrive. Both will allow you to map the multiple buttons and setting for the G5. You can run both in a demo mode, I believe to test this out. I use the G500 Gaming Mouse using one of these.

Sorry for the double post.

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