Logitech MX 5500 Keyboard / Mouse Combo
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 05-23-2008
Provided by: Logitech
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Installation / Software

Driver / software installation was very painless. Insert the software disc and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure to install the software before you plug in the USB Bluetooth dongle.




The SetPoint software is divided into two sections: My Mouse and My Keyboard. First up, we will look at My Mouse.

The first screenshot is where you can customize each button on the MX Revolution. You can choose from a selection of preset tasks, or specify your own keystrokes. For example, I changed the quick search button to F5, which is refresh. You can also customize the mouse for a particular program, such as Outlook Express, Word and Photoshop CS, just to name a few.

The next section controls mouse movement, and allows you to adjust things like pointer speed, pointer acceleration and pointer trails. Next up is mouse game settings, which allows you to change the way the mouse behaves when a game is detected. Zoom settings are next, where you can adjust how fast or slow the zoom feature works, and also adjust acceleration settings. You can also adjust individual program parameters here as well.

The next bank of options allows you to adjust the microgear precision scroll wheel. I ended up leaving everything here set to default, but you can adjust vertical and horizontal scroll speed and acceleration as well as enable or disable the Logitech SmartShift Technology. The final screen shows your mouse battery life. Out of the box, my mouse only had about 3 days worth of battery power remaining.




Here we have the SetPoint options for the MX 5500 keyboard. The first set allows you to adjust hot key functions, either from a preset list or you can specify your own keystroke assignment. Next up is the function assignments - essentially the same as the hot keys, where you can select from a list or assign your own. The third screen allows you to adjust alert (e-mail), calculator and keyboard preferences as well as temperature formats. Next we have the battery level screen. As you can see, a fresh set of Duracell batteries nets me an estimated 181 days of power. The last options section allows you to disable certain keys that you may not use or accidentally press often, such as caps lock and the Windows start key.

That pretty much covers the SetPoint software for the MX 5500. Let's move ahead and see how the combo works...


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