I picked up the SS Xai over Black Friday. So far I am very impressed with the mouse, shape feels great and tracking seems superb. I also really like the pressure required to click the mouse buttons/side buttons.
I have however run into a problem. I was messing around with the SS drivers getting the mouse setup. I like to set my side thumb buttons to shift and ctrl keys. Reason being in some games ex. WoW, lets say I have skills hotkeyed 1-9 and Shift+1-9. I found it to be a lot easier, setting shift as the side button on my mouse to hold with my thumb instead of trying to hold shift and pressing the 6+ key with my left hand. I also do this with the ctrl key, so this effectively lets me bounce around my keyboard hitting hotkeys and using the modifiers with the thumb buttons on the mouse.
I have a Razer DeathAdder 3G and the drivers allow me to set a keystroke assignment. I can set the thumb button as Shift, Ctrl, any keyboard key I would like. I can effectively hold down the thumb button and have it work as if I was holding down shift on the actual keyboard. I don't see an option for this in the SS drivers.
I have tried to set a macro on the SS drivers, with just the downpress of shift. Doesn't work, I press and hold the side thumb button and it does not work as shift. I have managed to get it to work but not optimal. If I create a macro like say, Down Shift (1sec Delay) Release Shift. Now I find when I press the thumb button for a second it will function as if the shift key is pressed down. However, I would like it to function as the shift key while I press the key down, not for a set time duration.
Anyway to get around this and have it work in the same fashion as my Razer? Any help is greatly appreciated. I do really like this mouse, comfort level is great, but this would be a deal breaker for me. Fairly shocked to see the keystroke assignment missing from a $90 macro mouse.