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UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

I recently upgraded my mouse and keyboard to the Logitech Wave wireless combo.

The keyboard is taking a bit of getting used to (odd location and sizing of the delete, home, and end keys)   and the wave design of the keyboards is... different.

Overall though I am very pleased with the hardware. The mouse seems responsive and the keyboard is packed with loads of "doohickey" keys for launching media players, my favorite applications, pictures, even Windows media center (which I had never run before getting this keyboard and pressing the media center key). For all of its hardware whiz-banginess (I know its not a real word, but Google returns 39 hits of that phrase, so I feel ok using it), its lacking in the configuration software. Yes, I can map my keys to a predefined set of functions, but I want more. I want to define custom keyboard and mouse buttons for different applications. Logitech ships with special configurations for word, explorer, and a few others but it doesn't allow for user-defined applications and key mappings. Gee, the Intellipoint software that came with my old Microsoft mouse let me configure my mouse buttons per application. Great, now I have intellipoint envy.

Sometimes Google scares me in its omnipotent, oracle-like (that's oracle with a little o, not Oracle as in database) wisdom. I complained to Google "Logitech SetPoint Mouse Configuration Custom Settings" and it returned me a link to UberOptions.

UberOptions blows the lid off SetPoint's limited UI and allows me to map any key or button to any conceivable action, for any application. Now we're talking! A quick download and setup, and a few minutes later I once again had Visual Studio dancing like a puppet on a string.

Update:  A reader has pointed out that home site for UberOptions appears to be down.  So for now, I'll host the setup on my site.  You can download the setup for UberOptions v4.06 Beta here (you'll want to rename the .exe_ extension to .exe prior to running the setup).  I also stumbled upon this mirror site

 

Richard Owens (the author of UberOptions) has informed me the UberOptions has a new home http://uberoptions.net

Print | posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 6:01 PM | Filed Under [ General Geekiness ]

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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

I love uberoptions and just went to see if there was an update... and it's gone! :(

Anyone have any idea where ?
1/17/2008 2:49 AM | anon
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

I've updated the posting to include a link to the setup I used to install UberOptions. Enjoy.
1/17/2008 9:34 AM | Chris
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

I just want to thank you for hosting this, I did a google search for uberoptions after I went to download it from the homepage (just reinstalled) and found your site. After getting used to it I don't think I could live without it for even a day, it's great software!
1/18/2008 7:37 PM | Altair
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

Thank yuo for hosting, was struggling to find it til i found on yuor site.

It works great!!!
1/23/2008 12:27 PM | Bodkins
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

I'm the first commenter... http://rlowens.googlepages.com/ ;) Appears to be an official mirror, although there's no word of what happened to the main site
1/24/2008 8:28 PM | anon
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

I'm confused. While I like uberoptions, I don't know why you complain that Setpoint didn't support program-specific key bindings. It always has done so, by default, and the configuration screen is very simple and intuitive. Maybe your Setpoint was bugged, which happens a lot.
4/7/2008 1:28 PM | Confused
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

This does NOT do what the editor says. Allow you to map anything to anything.

I simply want to map scroll up and scroll down to keystrokes for an app. Will it let me do it? Nope. No reason why, the option is not given.

It overwirtes any keymappings you may already have BTW.
5/25/2008 8:38 AM | Gareth Evans
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

I mapped my scolls to actions inside visual studio without issue. You might want to post your particular query using the contact info on the UberOptions site (http://www.mstarmetro.net/users/rlowens).

During the install, it clearly states that is overwrites your existing keymapping. I believe it even gives you the option to backup your existing map file as part of the install.
5/25/2008 9:09 AM | wtfChris
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

Just posting this here as you are top in google for uber options.

Would really like to see configuration of actions for button hold and button double click in uberoptions.

Cheers
12/6/2008 9:25 AM | Joe
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

Im wondering when there will be an uberoptions for setpoint 4.7, I had some issues using uberoptions with it and the MX Revolution mouse, i had to go back to setpoint 4.6. its better now but still every now and then it acts very funny.

for instance, sometimes randomly i wont be able to left click things in certain places, usually links in firefox and tiles in my taskbar. and for some reason, i cant drag things either when this happens. I've never had that problem before. It wears off after minute or so, sometimes I have to alt-tab and switch to a few other windows first. anyone have any idea why this happens? Is this the fault of uberoptions or setpoint in general. I went straight to uberoptions when i got this mouse, but I cant stand the regular setpoint software because it wont allow me to use the thumb button as anything other than some useless screen switching tool.
12/21/2008 2:42 AM | Leo
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

UberOptions.. I would have its children! Fantastic! Thank you!
6/22/2009 9:36 AM | Paul Cresswell
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

any gap in SetPoint can probably be filled with HotKey Master. http://www.hotkeymaster.com/

Or AutoHotkey.
9/27/2009 2:19 PM | anon
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

UberOptions found again at http://uberoptions.net

I wrote Richard Owens over there:
"You write better software than all the guys at Logitech. Your work makes the almost always buggy Logitech original better. Logitech should pay your price and put you in charge. A deep thank you for getting my G7 mouse to work as it should."
12/24/2009 3:50 AM | Rich Steckler
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

I've got the MX Revolution and I installed uberOptions because I wanted to make the side scroll and instant search buttons generic so I could use them in games as keys, but it doesn't work! I can get the forward and back buttons to work but the option to make them generic was already there before I installed uberOptions.
Any help? I might juts be doing something wrong.
4/22/2010 11:42 AM | Zahni Blumenthal-MacFarlane
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

Check out the Uberoptions site for FAQ and support..
http://uberoptions.net/
4/22/2010 12:02 PM | wtfChris
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

Yeah I looked there but I can't find anything on it. Do you reckon I should email him with my question?
4/22/2010 1:53 PM | Zahni Blumenthal-MacFarlane
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# re: UberOptions - Filling the hole in Logitech Mouse Configuration

I HAVE A DISABILITY AND WHEN I CHANGED TO VISTA SOME TIME AGO, I HAD TO INSTALL UBEROPTIONS TO ENABLE ME TO CONTINUE TO USE MY LOGITECH TRACKERBALL.
CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF UBEROPTIONS WORKS WITH WINDOWS 7 ON A 64 BIT COMPUTER?
12/19/2011 12:29 PM | GILLIAN COOPER
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