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G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 Laser Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Oct 15, 2015 5:58 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: G.SKILL

G.SKILL Unified Driver System Software




After downloading the software, starting the install, taking a firmware update, and the completion of the installation, the software opens to this window. In the Customize tab, we are offered a place to create profiles off to the left, and a view of the MX780 with the buttons displayed in the middle. Clicking on one of them brings up a new window seen to the right that offers many preset options to remap the various buttons.





Moving to the Setting tab, we find all of the usual suspects in here. Polling rate adjustment, DPI adjustments with X and Y axis options, and the ability to adjust the double-click speed, pointer speed, scroll speed, and even turn off the preset LOD.




Lighting can be easier than it is in this software, but they still get the job done. Here you can set up the colors for the various lights on an individual basis under background lighting, but you are not done that easy. If you want the rainbow like we had, or want a breathing mode, or to apply solid color settings, you must make a profile for it, then be sure to save it to the device. Otherwise when the software is closed, the work has been undone.




The Macros menus are pretty easy to navigate. Click on the plus off to the left to add a new macro, and you can record time delays, but as we tried setting a few, we found no repeat rate or spam option for them. Also by clicking on the gear symbol, you can import and export Macros from storage from other devices as well.




This is what we were on about with the profiles needing to be created prior to actually being able to set up the LEDs. Clicking on the plus after selecting cycle or breathing allows you to start the profile management. You can select options at the bottom for direction and speed of the LEDs, but the color charts here are pretty much irrelevant. All you need to do here is make the right type of profile, and then go to "Lighting" to configure the lights as we explained before, and again be sure to click on the "save to device" when done. This software does not hold the settings.

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