The mouse was installed on a system with the following
BH6 (BIOS ver LH)
Megs RAM (64Megs LGS, 64Megs Siemens 3rd party)
Millenium G200 @ 200Mhz sclk
Voodoo2 SLI @ 106Mhz
5x/32x DVD-ROM (SD1202)
Videoblaster BIT Kit
CyberSURFR cable modem
Colorado Jumbo 350 tape drive
PC Works speakers
Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel
Peripherals K56Flex Modem
of the wireless mouse was a piece of cake.
All that was needed was to insert the compact
receive into your serial port (or PS/2 port) and then
insert the 2 AAA batteries into the mouse and “Bob’s
the batteries into the mouse, you have to release a
catch at the bottom of the mouse and the mouse cover
slides out revealing the battery compartment. Battery life is supposed to last about 6 months under normal usage.
The compact receiver does not need batteries –
presumably it is powered by the port.
without a reboot (i.e., a hotswap with the existing
mouse), the mouse work like a normal mouse, with the
wheel scroll function only available with Netscape,
IE4/5 and MS Office applications.
However, after installing the MouseWare software,
the scroll function was made available system wide in
following are the MouseWare control panel screens to
configure the wireless mouse:
screen allows you to do a quick setup without having to
go through all the necessary hassles.
is pretty self explanatory – allows the user to set
his mouse pointer scheme.
allows the user to programme the 3 mouse buttons and
adjust the scroll rate of the scroll wheel. Note that
there is an “AutoScroll” function programmed to the
middle button (the scroll wheel) by default.
This function, which is pretty cool, will be
explained in the Usage section.
for the standard mouse parameters, i.e., cursor speed
to be something most of us don’t need and don’t even
begin to understand. There
is no mention about this feature in the User Guide also. However, there is a blurb in the help section of the software
concerning this “Orientation” feature:
Orientation tab of the Mouse Properties lets you define
a new position for your mouse.
orientation redefines the direction your mouse
recognizes as "up," so that the movements of
the pointer intuitively follow the movements of your
mouse or the ball in your trackball. This feature is
useful if you hold the mouse in a different position on
normal usage of the mouse would not entail the user to
set the orientation of the mouse.
I suppose if anyone ever uses the mouse
laterally, this option might come in handy.
|This panel informs
the user on the status of the batteries in the
mouse and also the current channel of
communication. The default channel is Channel 1.
However, if the mouse does not move
channel by pressing the button on the bottom of
the mouse to select the second channel.
finally, a panel for the user to add more devices …
presumably, more Logitech devices and these supported
devices can be selectable.