Logitech G9 Gaming Laser MouseMakaveli - September 11, 2007
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To install the Logitech G9 gaming laser mouse, uninstall any old mouse software and plug in this mouse. Once the mouse is inserted, go ahead and put the driver CD into your optical drive and follow the on-screen instructions to correctly install the software, which is called SetPoint. To install a different faceplate, simply start by pressing the eject button on the back of the mouse and removing the current faceplate. With the new faceplate in hand, point the front of the faceplate down in front of the mouse and then push the back side of the faceplate down to lock it onto the mouse.
No software was included, but OverclockersClub.com got a sneak peak at SetPoint 5.0. We’re going to show you everything about SetPoint 5.0 that we can. Once the software is installed, you’ll notice that it clearly has the Windows Vista style. After we selected the G9 laser mouse, we were shown the overview of the settings that the mouse currently had.
If you click on “Basics” you’ll be able to change that profile’s name, description, applications assigned, and LED color. The LED color choices are very broad and that allows for the user to have the ultimate freedom to customize their mouse.
The mouse can detect applications to activate certain profiles. Below you can see how I set the mouse to switch to my “Gaming” profile whenever the WoW.exe application is opened. The onboard memory has room for 8 profiles to be saved on the mouse. This means that if you take your mouse and plug it into a friend’s computer, you’ll have all of your profiles stored on the mouse. On the right you can see a shot of the onboard memory manager, which is also located under the “Basics” section.
The G9 gaming laser mouse has 9 buttons that you can customize under the “Buttons” section. I was flabbergasted at the choices I was presented for each of the buttons. Currently, I’m satisfied with these button settings so I left these settings alone.