Once the software is installed, and after a firmware update, this window will load on the PC. This is the main window, denoted as the buttons tab. In it, you can choose one of five profiles across the top, but the main function here is to allow the nine programmable buttons to be remapped. We see at the bottom left, that the left click button is not programmable, on any of the profiles. Also, when choosing the profiles, you are offered a block with 64 color choices to set the profile indicator LED to.
Clicking on one of the programmable buttons offers this window. There are tabs across the top we will cover individually, but under mouse functions, you simply click on the icon denoting what you want to change the button to.
If you are looking to add multimedia controls, or just need the mouse to hold a keyboard click, the keyboard functions tab is where you do this. Again, all you have to do is simply click on a key. Once the key is selected, the Select button at the bottom illuminates, allowing you to save that command.
Advanced functions are simple as well. Here you can use the launch drive menu command to make things so that when the button is pressed, the software opens on the desktop. You also have the option to set a button to address whether angle snapping is active or not.
The Macros menu is as involved as any others we have seen. You create a Macro and put it in the column to the left. Using the array of commands on the right side of the Window, you can start recording, adjust it in any way needed, and see in the larger gray area, exactly what the commands and timings for them are currently before editing.
The key cycle can have its uses as well. In this window, you click on add, and press a keyboard button or mouse click, and you can add as many or as few as you want to use. To the left, you are given the option to cycle through them with a mouse button press, reverse the cycle, or use just one individual binding at a time.
Back to the main window now, we moved to the sensor tab. In this window, you can select what the DPI setting is for each of the four selectable levels. There is also an option at the bottom to unlink the X and Y axis, to allow individual control to each level. There is also a checkbox that allows for an Auto setting. For this, you set a low-end and high-end parameter, and the mouse will adjust for you depending on use at the time.
We already saw the Macro section, so we skipped over it here, as it is the same. Moving then to the settings, we find the ability to adjust the polling rate, as well as the options to turn on angle snapping, turning off the OSD option, or disabling OS acceleration. This window also shows what the model is, the driver versions, and what firmware is currently on the mouse.
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