You might be surprised to learn that you can unlock a number of bonus features on your Logitech mouse simply by installing and using our SetPoint software for Windows or Logitech Control Center software for Mac. Depending on your mouse model, you can customize buttons, the speed of the pointer or even the speed of your scroll wheel. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks that you may find useful.
This week, I’ll walk you through the software installation process. To get started, visit www.logitech.com/downloads and select your mouse from the drop-down menus. You can identify your mouse by product name or by image.
Once you’ve selected your mouse, click on the Download button. You will be asked to choose your operating system (e.g. Windows Vista) and then you can select SetPoint (or Logitech Control Center) software. Then, you will be asked if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit processor. If you’re unsure as to which you have, you can check by right clicking on the My Computer icon on your desktop and selecting Properties. If you’re running Windows XP, click the General tab. If you have a 64-bit operating system, it will say “Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.” If you don’t see “x64″ then you are running a 32-bit version of Windows XP. For Windows Vista, you’ll see either “32-bit Operating System” or “64-bit Operating System” after System Type under the System heading. Next, click Download Software and either run or save the file.
When the run application is complete, you will be asked to select your language from a drop-down menu, then to agree to the Terms & Conditions and finally, to complete installation, which may take several minutes. That’s it! Just click Finish and you’re done. You should see a mouse icon appear in your toolbar on the bottom right-hand side of your screen, which you can use to quickly launch the software. In my next post, I’ll take you through some of the things you may want to configure. Until then, happy mousing!