5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2009 11:18 AM by Stu-art
Stu-art Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,
I have a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse which I bought two years ago. They worked fine on a PC, but now I am using them with a Macbook. Although on the Logitech box it had clearly stated “Mac compatible” (I knew that I would eventually get a Mac, so I was conscious of this), the software CD is PC only. The keyboard seems to work okay, but the mouse more often than not does not work properly. The buttons work okay, and scrolling up is fine, but scrolling down is extremely frustrating. There is a significant delay between scrolling the mouse and this being visible on the screen; the scroll-down function is just unresponsive and totally imprecise. It’s making my arm ache!
Do I give up on Logitech and buy Mac products, or is there a solution? I bought this keyboard (shaped) and mouse because I was having some RSI problems; they were a big help in alleviating the problem. So I want to keep clear of these flat Mac keyboards and any mouse that makes the RSI problem worse.
Thanks.

Macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Fortuny Level 7 (21,435 points)
    Hi Stu-art,

    Logitech provides a driver download for their products http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/supportdownloads/downloads/keyboard_micecombos/&cl=us,en

    Personally I use a wire Logitech mouse and find the Logitech driver quite good.
    Others round here have other opinions

    Might be that by installing the drivers your problems go away.

    Hope it helps

    Stefan
  • Stu-art Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Stefan,
    I downloaded the software and now I can do Alt-C for copy and all the other shortcuts.
    However, my mouse scroll wheel is still weird. It's okay scrolling text online, so far anyway. But in Word it will scroll up with no problems, but when scrolling down there is a slight delay. It just feels unresponsive, and it's annoying (not good for RSI problems).
    Please does anyone have any ideas?
    Thank you.
  • Fortuny Level 7 (21,435 points)
    Hi Stu-art,

    maybe SteerMouse http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19058 can help with delay.
    It's Shareware and you can test it for 30-days.

    Hope it helps

    Stefan
  • danegeld Level 2 (185 points)
    I'll second the Steermouse recommendation. I use a wireless Logitech VX Revolution mouse and had no end of trouble with it using Logitech drivers. Logitech is notorious for the poor quality of their drivers and I also had similar problems with scrolling, not to mention clicks that went unrecognized. Once I removed the Logitech drivers altogether and installed Steermouse, the mouse has worked perfectly. Registering Steermouse costs $20 and it's worth every penny.
  • Stu-art Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you both for your help.
    Actually, although I had to restart after installing the drivers yesterday (and nothing much had changed), today when I started, everything was much better. Scrolling in Word no longer seems to be a problem. However, I'll keep a note of your suggestions in case of any problems. But so far, so good.
    Thanks again.