Mouse Compatible with mac OS Catalina

rukind2

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With macOS Catalina I can no longer use the Logitech bluetooth mouse (it's 32-bit). Other than the Magic Mouse does anyone have suggestions for replacement?

Thanks.
 

TonyK

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How is a mouse 32-bit? Are we talking about a driver? If it is Bluetooth then it should just work.
 

rukind2

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I installed 8.02 and do not have the mouse functioning. However, I'm confident it will get sorted out and back to full fuctionality sooner than later.
 

colodane

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I'd be interested in learning more about this. Specifically, could this issue also affect keyboards? I.m using a Logitech K811 and would be disappointed if it went away after I upgrade to Catalina.
 

Fishrrman

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I like Logitech mice, but I have NEVER used the "Logitech Control Center" software.

Instead I use either "USB Overdrive" or "Steermouse".
MUCH better!
 

Fishrrman

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TonyK wrote:
"It sounds like Logitech has a propriatory driver for their mice."

Nope.
Not at all.
See post 8 above.
 

dwig

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Why wouldn't the standard OS driver work then? It sounds like Logitech has a propriatory driver for their mice.
Logitech keyboards and mice use the system driver. There is no need for any special app. Logi does have some special features (button & key customization, ...) in some devices that do not have any native OS support. To configure these you do need their additional software.
 

theluggage

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Why wouldn't the standard OS driver work then? It sounds like Logitech has a propriatory driver for their mice.
Standard OS driver works fine. Logitech Control Centre software is mainly needed to map the 'extra' buttons and features on some mice to useful functions.

I have a MX Master, don't have Logitech control centre installed, and basic mousing, left/right buttons, the fancy scroll wheel and the horizontal scroll wheel all work fine. However there are 2 extra back/forward buttons, the centre button (press the scroll wheel) and a gesture function (press the thumb pad and swipe with the mouse) that don't do anything useful.

It's still a great mouse - personally, I never used the extra features much so, last time I upgraded my Mac I didn't bother with the Logitech software, which is always a pain with MacOS updates.

As @Fishrrman said - there are third-party alternatives (Also: Synergy is an alternative to Logitech Flow cross-computer device sharing, but they're currently reporting bugs with Catalina).

Still - people have paid for those extra features, and Logitech should still shake a leg and get their software updated, although its partly Apple's fault for enticing people to prematurely upgrade to the new OS the second the final version is released.

Folks: friends don't let friends install major MacOS upgrades on day 1. Apple are completely irresponsible the way they start promoting the new OS via software update on launch day. Seriously - unless chasing software glitches is your idea of fun, at least wait until the first update comes out.
 

rukind2

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Well, based on my experience the standard OS driver does not work with the Logitech M720 mouse. Left / right clicks do not work nor does pointer movement.