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Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520 Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Dec 26, 2017 2:52 pm
TweakTown Rating: 79%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

The Software

 

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You will need to download and install the software, but once done and opened, this is what you see first. The main Control tab has a few options to browse through, but at this time we are looking at the key assignments. Using the numbers on the left or the drop-down menu on the right, you can select just about any function to set from multimedia, on to keyboard controls or Macros.

 

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TactiX is something new for Cooler Master and is similar to EasyShift+. What this allows for is a second layer to be programmed to the mouse. You need to assign the DPI button to be used for TactiX, and one that is done, it works like the Function key on a keyboard and can be held along with pressing other keys to give multiple functions to each button.

 

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The LED tab is where one would address the lighting. On the left are two images, where you can see the lights you are about to change. On the right are RGB sliders, as well as places to select colors on the right of it. At the bottom are eight ways in which the lights can be set to modes or turned off, and keep in mind, all of these settings so far, can be addressed to one of the five profiles at the bottom.

 

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Under the heading of the sensor, we can go in and change the four DPI level sliders to suit our needs, and the X and Y axis can be set individually as well. This is also where you will go to change the polling rate, angle tuning, angle snapping, LOD, and even set the software for use with specific mouse pads.

 

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The last tab under main controls allows us to change the OS sensitivity of the movement, we can also change the double-click speed setting, and there is one more slider to change the button respond time.

 

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The Macro editor is basic, but there is enough to get by. After naming a new Macro, you click start. A window pops up asking if we want to record delays as they are used, insert a set time between presses, or use God Mode, with no delay between them. The Macro commands will appear at the right, and the only option to edit is to use the insert drop-down to add commands or remove them.

 

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There is also a repository for profiles called the Library. After messing about with the software, you may want to save an entire profile, and here is where it is done. The list at the left will populate, and allow users to house as many profiles as they want to, and conveniently switch which is used on the five available slots.

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