Software for a Computer Mouse? Mouse Tips and Tricks

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!

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Senior Product Manager, Logitech

16 comments

  • This software has one major flaw. It lacks the ability to customize mouse button settings for more than one program. Setting are global. It is annoying enough that I removed this software.

    Logitech, consider program specific settings in future releases of Setpoint.

  • Install LCC? You have GOT to be KIDDING!
    I have been disappointed with several years of owning 2 trackballs, not by the hardware which is fine, but by LCC which has simply never ever worked. Why I gave it another shot I’ll never know. In fact, I just this second located and deleted “LCC Scroll Enhancer” from my computer; I’ve been going nuts trying to find out why my Mac was so erratic and slow lately, Found it: “Scroll Enhancer” has logged over 500 memory leaks in 2 days.

    It’s just funny to see you touting new features, when no one in tech support has EVER responded to requests about this crap software!

  • Hi,
    I’m still looking for linux support in products… The least you could do would be to test your products and indicate on the box if they work!!
    For instance, I tried the Trackman Wheel, and it worked. Would it be so hard to try to plug it on a Linux machine (like ubuntu or Suse, or something else), test it, and then mention on the box that the trackball works, even if there is no software to change the way the buttons behave?? Or does the “designed for vista” label require that you don’t support competition?

  • hey i have lost a receiver for my mice how do i get one or use it with another receiver?

  • I agree with Snozz,

    I had a Wireless Trackman Marble that I loved. I used it until the “nubs” that the marble glide on wore down to nothing. The only thing I didn’t like about it was changing batteries all the time. So, for my replacement, I decided to get a USB Trackman Marble (corded). I installed the LCC control panel (Mac OS X) and was surprised to find myself VERY disappointed…. The scroll wheel works fine for approximately 10 successive scrolls, after which it switches to a slow and/or jittery motion. It remains in this state until you refrain from using that feature for a minute or two. A few seconds of non-use only gets you a smooth scroll or two. There is definitely something wrong … a memory leak or something.

    Why has this not been addressed? (Not even a reply or comment from someone at Logitech … this is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE).

    I’m now considering going to a trackball from another company.

    -Jeff

  • Perhaps I am missing something basic-but I can’t figure out how to set my mouse to double click with the left button…this is frustrating!

  • Bought an MX Revolution mouse. The Setpoint installation aborts, citing inability to install Khal; Error 1603. I’ve tried everything I can find in troubleshooting and community support. No success. The mouse works fine with the generic driver for left and right buttons and hyperscrolling. But without Setpoint, I cannot configure any of the other buttons. How do I fix this “Khal” problem so that I can install Setpoint?

  • Good article. I had troubleshooting with my mouse so I did some research and this article helped me out a lot as well.

    life123.com/technology/computer-hardware/computer-mouse/computer-mouse-help.shtml

  • I have the same question as Agnès: Does the “designed for Vista” label require that Logitech not actively support or mention Linux?

    Thanks

    • Hi DEK,

      No, the Vista label has no bearing on our support for other operating systems. We do have a few basic mice that carry the Linux logo along with the Windows and Mac logos.

      -Andy

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