Logitech Cordless Wheel Mouse - Page 3

 

Installation
The mouse was installed on a system with the following specifications:

  • Celeron [email protected]

  • Abit BH6 (BIOS ver LH)

  • 128 Megs RAM (64Megs LGS, 64Megs Siemens 3rd party)

  • Matrox Millenium G200 @ 200Mhz sclk

  • Powercolor Voodoo2 SLI @ 106Mhz

  • Creative AWE64

  • Toshiba 5x/32x DVD-ROM (SD1202)

  • IBM Deskstar 10.1Gb

  • IBM Deskstar 8.4Gb

  • Quantum FB 2.1Gb

Other non-important components:

  • Creative Videoblaster BIT Kit

  • Motorola’s CyberSURFR cable modem

  • HP Colorado Jumbo 350 tape drive

  • Creative PC Works speakers

  • MS Sidewinder Pro

  • MS Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel

  • Practical Peripherals K56Flex Modem

Installation 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 your uncle”.

To insert 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.

Even 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 all applications.

The following are the MouseWare control panel screens to configure the wireless mouse:

 

This screen allows you to do a quick setup without having to go through all the necessary hassles.

This one is pretty self explanatory – allows the user to set his mouse pointer scheme. 

This panel 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.

A panel for the standard mouse parameters, i.e., cursor speed etc..

This seems 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:

“The Orientation tab of the Mouse Properties lets you define a new position for your mouse.

Setting 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 your desk.”

I guess 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 smoothly, you can change
the channel by pressing the button on the bottom of the mouse to select the second channel.

And finally, a panel for the user to add more devices … presumably, more Logitech devices and these supported devices can be selectable.

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