Logitech G5 on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by FragTek, May 31, 2006.

  1. FragTek macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Just curious as to whether or not any standard USB mouse can be used with OS X. Obviously some mice, such as the G5, have seperately bundled software to control the advanced features of the mouse which wouldn't be able to install. But would the mouse itself, in its basic form still work?

    If so, would the right mouse button work in OS X?

    Sorry if a topic has already been started on this but I didn't come up with too much in the 3 seconds I took searching.

    Thx in advance for any replies.
  2. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    Multi-button mice are fully supported in OS X. Right-click and contextual menus... they all work. :D

    As for the mouse's specific features, that's totally up to Logitech and whether they include support for the Mac. But other than that, all normal functions will work just fine.
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    My multi-button Logitech MX518 works just fine w/out ever having to install any 3rd party drivers.
  4. FragTek thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Oh hellz yes. Thanks for the replies guys, thats exactly what I needed to know :)

    I take it it's the same for USB keyboards. I have a super nice Logitech G15 that I've broken in nicely. The onboard LCD wouldn't work, nor would the G keys but I just love the feel of the board.

  5. typecase macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2005
    I'm thinking of picking on of these up as well. Do the side to side buttons work in OS X? Any help appreciated.
  6. barr08 macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2006
    Boston, MA
    I use a MX518 and a logitech G7 laser, both work out of the box. You can program things like dashboard and expose to the extra buttons. The DPI adjustment buttons work too.
  7. omfgninja macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2006
    I just got my mac Pro, and I also got my Logitech G5 in the mail the other day. Ill report back to let you all know how it works.
  8. omfgninja macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2006
    I havent had too much time to mess with it. But so far, the mouse is working well, left and right click work without a hitch, scroll wheel works as well. DPI switching works, but I think the most suprising thing is that the left and right rocker on the wheel works as well (for horizontal scrolling).

    Now if Logitech could just port thouse Apps to OS X, I would be set :D
  9. typecase macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2005
    Did you install a special driver like USB overdrive? I just got a G5 today and while all the buttons work, I was hoping to be able to map the left and right scroll function to expose. Anybody know if they can be?
  10. Catfish Jones macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2005
    You should be able to map all your buttons through Expose in the in System Preferences. I own a Logitec MX510 and, in the Expose settings, the drop-down menus list all buttons: 1 through 9 (or whatever).
  11. metric152 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2004
    Might have found a good solution

    I was rooming around the net and ran into a thread on macosxhints that recommending a program called steermouse top. I've just installed it and I'm not sure how it will work.

  12. Blow up tre1 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Beware LCC

    The side buttons will work with expose, spaces, dashboard and you can install steermouse or usb overdrive to add extra functionality.
    BUT: if you install Logitech command center (LCC) it will override any 3rd party software you are using e.g. steermouse or usb overdrive (not tried new usboverdrive yet though)
    Bought a G5 a while ago and is working well otherwise.
  13. DJC631 macrumors member


    Feb 1, 2011
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I guess I had the one broken mouse. I tried using my G5 on my Macbook pro and had only mixed results at the best. Side buttons worked fine, wheel and speed changer too, but when I moved the mouse the pointer was all jumpy. A slight move to the left might send the pointer in 5 different directions before going left.
    However, reading the other posts I can only assume my case is rare. Any help for my problem would be awesome!

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