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Logitech G15 (New Updated) Keyboard

Makaveli    -   December 14, 2007
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Installation:

To get this keyboard completely set up and ready to use, there are a few things we need to do first. The first thing is to install the armrest. To do this, flip over the keyboard and insert the prongs on the armrest into the keyboard until you hear them click into place. When that’s done, flip the keyboard over and you’re ready to go. Next, plug the USB connector into a free USB port and insert the installation disc; follow the onscreen instructions to correctly install the software.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking good! I'm definitely digging this orange backlight over the blue backlight from the old G15.

 

Configuration:

Both the new and old G15 use the same software. So if you already own the old G15, you won’t have any issues setting up macros and keystrokes with the new G15. It’s clear that this software was for the old G15 because it shows that you can customize eighteen “G” keys. This new G15 only has six “G” keys, so only the first six can be customized. When you select the key, you’ll get a little menu to open asking you what you wish to do with that key - assign it a keystroke, macro, function, shortcut, or script, among other things. At the top of the menu, you’ll be able to use many useful functions. Such as, the “Scan for new games…” option, which allows you to find all the games on your system that are compatible with this keyboard. After my search, the only game that came up was World of Warcraft.

 

To set up a macro, simply select the option from the menu when you click a key, and click “Assign Macro”. Once the window pops up, name your macro and click “Start Recording”. While it’s recording, proceed with the actions that you wish to be the macro for that key. After you are done recording, just select “OK” and the key is set!

The other thing that I found useful was the “GamePanel Manager”, which is what you’ll need to use in order to see what games you have that will work with the LCD panel. If they do, you’ll need to enable the option within this program, in order to get everything to work together.

Now that we have a good idea about the software, let’s test this unit.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Installation & Configuration
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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