FrozenDarkness

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I just purchased a logitech MX Master 3 and I'm having trouble with the software

1) I don't know how it actually interacts with mac's base mouse settings, anybody know?
2) smooth scrolling is very jumpy. it always jumps backwards a bit when I finished scrolling. Anybody knows why?
3) Scrolling up is always slower than scrolling down too
 

Weaselboy

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I have the same setup and it is smooth and works well.

Here are my settings if you want to try and duplicate them.
 

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Fishrrman

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I've used Logitech mice exclusively on my Macs for years now, and I DO NOT USE the Logitech driver software.

Instead, I've used either "USB Overdrive" or "SteerMouse".
Both work very well, and are much "lighter" than the Logitech software.

After using Logitech mice, I will NEVER use an Apple mouse again.
They're .... horrible !!
 
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I'm glad I found this thread. I've got one on the way to use with my Late 2015 iMac.

I've been using an Apple trackpad for some time. I think the novelty has worn off as I've been using a MS Anywhere 2s on my iMac, after I couldn't really get it to work right with my iPad.

Just as the Apple trackpad has lost my favor, so has the Apple keyboard. I have both the Apple trackpad and keyboard docked in a Twelve South tray. It seemed so great until I've been sequestered at home during the Pandemic and really using my home equipment for hours at a time.

I'm hoping that the MX Master 3 mouse and new DAS Keyboard (I also have coming) will work well to together in a physical placement as I constantly shift between the two. Anyone using this particular combo?
 
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superparati

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Just bought a MX Master 3 and looking forward to get the most of it.
I've been using Logitech mouse since a while but not continuously, I lost the last one few years ago. Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad have replaced it and are my current setting.

I decided to give a try to the new Logitech, I'm especially curious to see in which extend it can optimise my Lightroom workflow.
From a software standpoint, I don't have a great memory of Logitech. I had often kernel panics with my previous mouse.
I very much like the precision of the Magic Trackpad and tactile surface. However it does not replace completely the efficiency of a mouse.

I can see people are suggesting different alternatives USB Overdrive, SteerMouse, or BetterTouchTool. I think I'll go immediately with a third party software.
From the 3 listed above which one do you prefer, does not cause kernel panic and what are your setting if you want to share it?


Thanks
 

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I can see people are suggesting different alternatives USB Overdrive, SteerMouse, or BetterTouchTool. I think I'll go immediately with a third party software.
I have the same mouse and the included Logitech drivers/app are working fine for me. No crashes at all. You might give it a try before you spend money on a third party setup.
 
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superparati

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I do understand and I'll give a try of course but I don't have a lot of esteem for it....
Any setting recommendation then with photoshop/lightroom?
 

Weaselboy

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Look up in post #2 and you can my settings. With those settings the mouse feels very smooth and natural.
 

superparati

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Have you done any specific setting in the mouse tab for Lightroom by any chance :D you might want to share?
 

superparati

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I've done some research yesterday evening. Here are few youtube videos which might help more than one person to personalise your Logitech Options software


But no build-in support for Lightroom with the current version, but you can setup your own app ;) therefore add Lightroom with some very basic function.

Cheers,
 

MagnumJoe

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I just bought the MX Master 3 and the Master Key keyboard. I work in IT so I'm in both Mac and Windows daily, so I wanted one keyboard / one mouse for everything. Well I the MX Keyboard has worked flawless for me so far, but the MX Master 3 just isn't cutting, I miss the swiping gesture that flows so well on the magic mouse 2, I can change from mac to windows with a swipe of a finger. I haven't found a comfortable / natural feel for the MX Master 3 to do the same. If anyone has a suggestions to make the flow seamless, I 'd love to hear from you.
 
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