New MX1000 Laser Mouse

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by twinturboteddy, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Gabriel, Ca, USA
    SO far, it thinks it sux.

    I have to lift the mouse like 1/8th of an inch of the table in order to move around. However, I think this is just inherent with Laser.

    The navigation (back/foward) buttons don't work on Mozilla.

    None of the buttons except the normal two work in any games i've tried so far, FarCry, COD

    WTF, I have the most up to date driver as I can tell.

    What gives.
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    21,696
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB
    The buttons not working isn't the mouse's problem, it's the software. Could be Logitech's driver, or it could be Windows (or whatever other program your'e using). The buttons are almost the same as on the MX700 and MX510 (the only difference is that the 1000 has a horizontal scroller), and all the buttons on my MX510 work just fine under Linux, including in Mozilla and Firefox.
     
  3. ProFX

    ProFX New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne, AU.
    I just ordered one to replace my busted mx700. It better not be a dud :\
     
  4. bottomline

    bottomline Guest

    I am using mine right now and it is fucking amazing. Buttons work fine. I had a tiny problem with something (I don't even remember) so I uninstalled the driver it came with. The only thing that doesn't work is the application button which is a pain to use anyways, so I'm happy.

    It's accurate as hell and I think you need a mousepad.
     
  5. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2003
    Messages:
    5,079
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Ditto, what kind of surface are you using the mouse on?
     
  6. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Gabriel, Ca, USA
    Regular Ikea wood table.

    I hope I find a better driver that lets me use all the buttons in games and Mozilla.
     
  7. monolith

    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 9, 2004
    Messages:
    32,613
    Likes Received:
    261
    Location:
    Southern California
    .
     
  8. MP

    MP New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Messages:
    34,377
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    sounds like a classic case of retarded computer user.
     
  9. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,928
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NH
    Do not use an optical or a laser mouse on a WOOD table. Wood grain is not even and it is different colors, it screws these types of mice up. Get a mousepad.
     
  10. AriS

    AriS New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    0
    :rofl::ugh:

    goto your logitech mouse settings and change the buttons to 'generic buttons' and it should be work in mozilla/games.
     
  11. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2003
    Messages:
    5,079
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Yep, nothing seems to work well on a wood table. You could at least put a piece of paper under it.
     
  12. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Gabriel, Ca, USA
    I'll try that.

    As far as the wood table thing, I've been using optical on this table ever since optical came out. Worked fine :dunno:

    I was ready to throw this thing out the window after I couldn't get it to work properly.
     
  13. EvilSS

    EvilSS New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Messages:
    5,104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    STL
    The problem is Mozilla does not respond to windows calls for back and forward. Search around, you can re-map the buttons to keycodes (back is backspace, btw) to fix the issue. Same for games. Just re-map the buttons in the software for the key-codes you want it to use. For the surface problem, get a mousepad, your table is probably too reflective.

    I have two of these (one at home and one at work). I love them.
     
  14. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    63,949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Grande Prairie, AB, Can

    I've used wireless optical mouses on my wood desk for almost a year and have never had a problem once.
     
  15. marauder

    marauder New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,144
    Likes Received:
    0
    I use a optical mouses on my wood desk no issues.
     
  16. EvilSS

    EvilSS New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Messages:
    5,104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    STL
    I use the MX1000 on wood desks at home and at work, no problem. It is possible the pattern is goofy, or more likely it is not visible in the IR range, which is where the laser in the MX1000 operates.
     
  17. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    6,328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    the Watchtower
    As far as the games go, use this.. It supports different profiles for different games/applications. You can make the profiles load when the particualr game/app loads and when you quit the game it will go back to Windows default.
     
  18. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,928
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NH
    Some wood works, some wood doesn't not all wood is the same :noes:

    I've seen this happen a lot.
     
  19. ProFX

    ProFX New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne, AU.
    Just plugged mine in. It is fkn fantastic. Works good on my painted wood (black and shiny) wood desk.

    Very very nice.
     
  20. WERUreo

    WERUreo Imua!

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Daytona Beach, Florida
    I actually just bought one of these mice, and so far, it works great. Haven't played around with the buttons too much yet, but the mouse pad I have seems to work just fine. Seems a little more sensitive than my old ball mouse, but I'm sure I get adjust those. All in all, so far, it works great though.
     
  21. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    7,366
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto
    my mouse buttons work by default in firefox for mx510 :dunno:
     
  22. ProFX

    ProFX New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne, AU.
    Oh yes, all buttons except the task switch work by default in windows. Firefox plays nicely with the forward/back and cruise control.
     

Share This Page