Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions Help!
Hi guys. I'm new around these parts, but have a question that hopefully you fine gentlemen may be able to help me with. I just picked up a Kone XTD to replace my failing Logitech G700 and am hitting some setup snags.
Here's what I want to do: map buttons to keyboard keys.
Now, the way I've done this is by using the Macro manager to record the single buttons. This is different than how I would have done it with my G700, and a bit more complex, but it worked.
The problem I'm having with the Macro approach is that button presses aren't always recognized. For example, let's say I've mapped the side button to key "G". If I open Notepad and press "G" 5 times rapidly (say, in 2 seconds), it may only register 3 or 4 of the presses (in other words, fewer letters will appear in the Notepad document than the total number of times I pressed the button). It consistently does this. Where with my G700, all of the presses are recognized every time, regardless of key. The problem here is obvious:
I can't completely depend on the macro system for key assignments where multiple, rapid presses are necessary because they only register repeated button presses for me about 80% of the time. Even right now, double-tapping the side as if it were one of main left/right buttons button yields 1 recognized button press about 80% of the time. I need to be able to double-tap these buttons and have reliable recognition of the pressing.
I'm wondering if there is something I can do to increase the consistency with which the mouse recognizes these key-assigned button presses? I've tried adding a few milliseconds between the down and up pressing in the Macro Manager, and I've looked up and down the configuration software for a simple, "map to keyboard key" option but have found none. I also tried adjusting the double click speed, but that only relates to the main left/right mice buttons. Am I missing something terribly obvious? I'd rather not send the mouse back to Amazon as I believe it's a beautiful mouse, but I need to know that when I press a key-assigned button twice rapidly, it will recognize both presses.
Hoping for an answer that makes me feel like an idiot because I really want to keep this mouse.
edit: another example. I have EasyShift+Left Mouse mapped to the key "1" on my keyboard. If I hold the EasyShift button down and rapidly press that mouse button in Notepad, it will recognize maybe 2 out of every 3 presses. Even the RAD tab in the Driver configuration software doesn't recognize all of the presses.