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Written by David Ramsey   
Sunday, 09 December 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Thermaltake Level 10M Gaming Mouse
Closer Look: Level 10M Gaming Mouse
Gaming Mouse Software
Mouse Software Continued
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Mouse Software Continued

The last tab is profile management. It doesn't really do anything except allow you to create new profiles, and rename or delete existing profiles (which does not delete any macros assigned to them). You can also select a profile and make it "Active", which means it will occupy the currently selected profile slot. There's no way to see what macros are actually in each profile, though.

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Assigning macros to mouse buttons is a three step process: first, select the profile you want the macro to be associated with by clicking the appropriate profile tab at the top of the window. In this example I'm using Profile V, "Serious Sam BFG". Next, select the button you want to assign the macro to by clicking on it on the image of the mouse. Here I've selected the front button on the left side of the mouse, and it's highlighted with a red dot and outline. Last, click the "T Key" button on the right side of the window, which will pop up a dialog with a drop-down menu showing all the macros you've defined. Select the macro, check any of the repeat options you want to apply, then click the "OK" button. Important: Any changes you make to profiles and button assignments are not saved to the mouse until you click the "Apply" button at the bottom of the window. There's no warning if you spend half an hour defining macros and profiles and quit without pressing "Apply".

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You can assign things other than macros to the mouse buttons. The "Single Key" button offers a choice of clicks and modifier keys, along with some mouse functions and "backward" and "forward" commands as shown below. You can also set a button back to its default operation with the "default" button, or launch a program with the "Launch Prgm" button.

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The last two buttons, "Air Through" and "3D Axis Movement" don't actually control any mouse functions; they simply launch your browser to a web page explaining these features in marketing terms.



 

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# RE: Thermaltake Level 10M Gaming MouseAdam 2012-12-09 13:57
Got myself one of these a few days ago, managed to buy it for 46 which was a bargain considering the RRP (Ebay, someone had bought 2 and liked the white more then the black apparently).

Got to agree on the software, it's pretty rough around the edges. Full of spelling errors and dubious UI issues. A rather bizarre Easter egg of sorts I found is that if you click the '3d axis movement' button it opens your media player and starts up an odd track which was included with the drivers.

My main gripe with the mouse are those side buttons though, they're crap. The small ones are annoying to push due to their size and angled shape whilst the large one on the left is too close to the stick. Due to the constant risk of accidentally pressing said stick I've only used it for forward/back functions whilst browsing the net.

Also the '3d steering' thing I'm fairly sure refers to the way the mouse has a bit of wobble to it, as in if you press down on the left or right hand side it moves with you a small amount, outside of the whole adjustable tilt action.
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# Great reviewRoy 2012-12-14 04:46
> Interestingly, you can define independent sensitivities for each
> axis of movement, although I'm not sure what use that would be.

1. Place the heel of your palm at the edge of your mousepad.
2. Keep the heel of your palm anchored, do not move it.
3. Move your hand side to side to a comportable extend and watch the cursor.
4. Move your fingers open and closed a bit, watch the cursor.

You need up and down to be much more sensitive than side to side (unless your a "Palm Dragger"; relative to the "Knuckle Dragger").


We would have liked to know how well the Macros actually worked on your favorite game.

Could you set the Macros up to click on 'Build something' / 'Go somewhere' / 'Do Whatever' and get accurate (and very fast) repeatable results for your favorite things you do ?
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# RE: Thermaltake Level 10M Gaming MouseSkidmarks 2013-02-05 10:28
I tested this thing for 2 weeks late last year & to be honest I absolutely hated it. Obviously this is subjective. My son absolutely loved it.
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