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Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse Button option

Posted on 2014-12-22
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We have an AutoCad technician who uses a Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse to do all of their drafting. The G4 and G6 buttons have specific key combination commands that work fine in AutoCad. When he is in Microsoft Word, however he repeatedly hits these buttons by accidents and it is leaving a Copyright and Trademark in his documents.

Is there anyway to turn of these key combinations with this mouse just for "Word" as he will not use another mouse and it happens a lot? We tried going through Logitech but could not find a resolution.
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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My suggestion is to stop using Logitech's SetPoint and start using AutoHotkey. With AutoHotkey, you can program different actions for the buttons in different programs. So, for example, in AutoCad you can send the relevant keys for the G4 and G6 buttons, while in Word you can have those keys do nothing — or do something else that he prefers and is relevant for Word. Here's a thread at the Logitech forums that discusses it:
http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Logitech-G-Mice/G700-Application-Detection-not-working/m-p/500988#M7583

Regarding AutoHotkey, it is an excellent (free!) programming/scripting language. You may download it here:
http://ahkscript.org/

Click the big blue Download button, then Installer. Download and run it. Will take less than a minute.

There is excellent documentation:
http://ahkscript.org/docs/AutoHotkey.htm

...including an alphabetical command and function index:
http://ahkscript.org/docs/commands/index.htm

...a good tutorial:
http://ahkscript.org/docs/Tutorial.htm

...and an active user forum:
http://ahkscript.org/boards/

I started out using it just for keyboard macros, but in recent years I've been doing most of my programming/scripting in it. Regards, Joe
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Okay, let me take a look.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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Sounds good — let me know if I can help. I'm not at all familiar with the G700, but I know a fair amount about AutoHotkey and have been using it for years to map keyboard and mouse actions. I feel confident that with your knowledge of the G700 and my experience with AutoHotkey that we can collaborate on a solution for your AutoCad technician. Regards, Joe
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