|Thermaltake Level 10M Gaming Mouse|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Sunday, 09 December 2012|
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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.
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".
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.
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.