For the last year, we’ve been busy behind the scenes developing a completely new software interface for our G-Series gaming keyboards. The Logitech Gaming Software 7.0 is the culmination of that work.
The new software can upgrade all previous versions of the GamePanel software while keeping all your existing profiles and settings. Once installed, it automatically recognizes which G-Series keyboard (or gameboard) you have attached to your computer and enables you to quickly toggle between connected devices and access all the device’s features from one interface.
The navigation buttons along the bottom of the screen show all the configuration options for the selected device – so, for example, on the G13 you can choose to program G-keys, configure applet display on the GamePanel LCD screen, or change backlighting color.
To assign commands to the programmable G-keys, you just drag them from the left hand side of the screen and drop them on the G-key you want to assign them to. You can assign single keystrokes, multi-key macros, blocks of text, or shortcuts to launch programs. We include profiles for over 190 different games, and if your game isn’t on our list yet you can easily create one.
The interface is designed to be straightforward and clean, giving you quick access to most commonly-used features. There are also right-click menus for most controls that reveal additional configuration options. For example, if you’re an advanced user you can right-click on the profile icon and choose “Scripting” to use the included LUA editor to create intricate scripts that give much more control over the way the keyboard behaves.
To select applets you’d like to display on your LCD screen, just check which ones you’d like to see. If the applet has configurable settings, you can right click it to change those. And you can choose whether you want the Application Button next to the LCD to immediately switch to the next applet, or to display a list of all running applets.
For the G13, G19, G110, and G510 you can also change the color of the backlighting to suit your preference. Each M-key mode can have a different backlighting color, so you can tell at a glance what mode you’re in.
We’ve received a significant amount of feedback on this software and are working hard on investigating root causes and eventually providing an updated, improved version. There is no timetable for this update. If you find that the 7.0 software is not meeting your needs, the 3.06 version is still available for download in 32-bit and 64-bit forms.