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So I've always used my G400's side buttons as Push to Talk and Whisper shortcuts for Mumble. Up until today, I had always left them as foward/back buttons as well. Today I was doing some web browsing while talking on Mumble, and decided this was very annoying. I unassigned the side buttons in the Logitech software, only to find that if they aren't assigned a function in the Logitech software, they are disabled entirely. Is there a way to get around this? I considered uninstalling the Logitech software and seeing if the buttons would work if I were using it as a generic mouse, but that would take away my DPI selection, which I find quite convenient (1600 DPI for moving the mouse around 3 monitors when I'm not gaming, 400 DPI for playing Counter-Strike and other FPS games).

Using a keyboard key as a push to talk key really isn't an option, as no one key is convenient for every game, and I hate re-binding things all the time.
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If you're in the logitech software, first pick the option at the bottom for the mouse. Then it will zoom into a picture of the mouse, and theres a tiny green arrow pointing down that brings out a drop down menu, if you made it unassigned, it should give an option to assign generic.
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Unassigning and then assigning generic simply makes them forward/back again..
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Sorry, got confused
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I unassigned the side buttons in the Logitech software, only to find that if they aren't assigned a function in the Logitech software, they are disabled entirely. Is there a way to get around this? I considered uninstalling the Logitech software and seeing if the buttons would work if I were using it as a generic mouse,

I figured you wanted to restore functionality but thats not the case it seems

so you want to basically make the side buttons ONLY work with mumble and never in browser? correct?
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Sorry, got confused
I figured you wanted to restore functionality but thats not the case it seems

so you want to basically make the side buttons ONLY work with mumble and never in browser? correct?
Yep, exactly. I just want to assign them in Mumble and Teamspeak 3 without them having any functions assigned through the Logitech software. It's funny because Logitech has Ventrilo options built-into the software, and that's the only voice chat program I don't use. mad.gif
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Yep, exactly. I just want to assign them in Mumble and Teamspeak 3 without them having any functions assigned through the Logitech software. It's funny because Logitech has Ventrilo options built-into the software, and that's the only voice chat program I don't use. mad.gif

Why not use the logitech software to assign those buttons to mumble?
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Why not use the logitech software to assign those buttons to mumble?
It doesn't do that? There are only options for Ventrilo in the software. The only way to do that would be to assign Mumble to keys on the keyboard, and then assign the mouse buttons as those keyboard keys, which is really roundabout and I don't want to do that. If you know of another way, please do tell...

I'm not sure why they decided it would be good to disable the buttons completely just because they aren't assigned a function through their software...
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Uhm, maybe not that helpful, but why don't you just use voice activation? It works pretty flawlessly for me with Mumble and TS3.
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It doesn't do that? There are only options for Ventrilo in the software. The only way to do that would be to assign Mumble to keys on the keyboard, and then assign the mouse buttons as those keyboard keys, which is really roundabout and I don't want to do that. If you know of another way, please do tell...

I'm not sure why they decided it would be good to disable the buttons completely just because they aren't assigned a function through their software...

From my understanding of the logitech software, you can browse for an exe (ventrilo) and when using that program, you mouse will respond with the assigned keys for that exe. I've done that with a few old games that were portable.
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Uhm, maybe not that helpful, but why don't you just use voice activation? It works pretty flawlessly for me with Mumble and TS3.
Not an option. I play EVE online, and it's not uncommon for us to have over 1000 players in the same Mumble server, divided into fleets of a few hundred players each. Even one personal accidentally transmitting typing or a dog barking is annoying enough, imagine being in a channel with a few hundred people all with open mics? It'd be a disaster. Basically the rule is if you use voice activation, everyone will eventually know and will mute you for sneezing, typing, whatever. There are already enough people talking over each other, nobody wants to hear garbage noise from a person with an open mic.tongue.gif I've got a mechanical keyboard....so like I said, typing sounds. wink.gif

Plus we tend to crash the mumble server by having so many people, even WITH everyone using push to talk. The poor server wouldn't be able to handle everyone with open mics!biggrin.gif
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From my understanding of the logitech software, you can browse for an exe (ventrilo) and when using that program, you mouse will respond with the assigned keys for that exe. I've done that with a few old games that were portable.
I've made a profile corresponding to the Mumble exe, but the problem remains the same, the keys either work as back/forward buttons in addition to being push to talk keys, or they don't work at all...
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