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Logitech M560 is weird.

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:30 pm
by coldlucas23
In this mouse, the side-buttons do windows-specific actions, the previous/next button is mapped to the tilt-wheel and there's no middle button in the scroll.

Without their software (SetPoint), XMBC can recognize the tilt-wheel as the side-buttons.
With their software, I can remap all the keys to work properly, even putting the middle button in the new button, but then XMBC doesn't recognize ANYTHING but left click, right click, scroll up and scroll down.

Please, can you check if there's anything you can do? Maybe recognizing the remap and working around this?

Seems like I got the middle button to work properly by configuring the SetPoint to map "Middle Button", now the problem is 4th button, 5th button and tilt left/right

I just found out the problem (and also fixed tiltwheel), the mouse doesn't allow me to HOLD the side-button, and since I use it to change layers, the layer just change and revert really fast.
If I solve this, I will edit this topic to be a tutorial on how to use XMBC with Logitech M560 (seriously, this is a weird mouse...).

yeah, you can do pretty much anything BUT change layers using the side-buttons.

Re: Logitech M560 is weird.

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:49 pm
by phil
The tilt wheel sends a repeated message, rather than a discrete down and up message. Therefore if the side buttons come through as tilt messages that might explain why the layer modifier does not work.

I don't know about your mouse, but with my Logitech G9, setpoint can completely change the button behaviour (the g9 also has 3 on-board profiles and each one can have different button assignments). But for me the tile wheel was always tilt and the 2 side buttons were (on the default profile at least) buttons 4 and 5. I had to play around a bit in setpoint (and it was several years ago I last tired) but got there in the end such that I got all the profiles mapping the buttons the same way as 4 and 5.

I'm not really sure what to suggest but would be interested if you do manage to find a solution.


Re: Logitech M560 is weird.

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:19 pm
by coldlucas23
I give up, I really need help here.
I can't figure out how to hold the side-buttons. Is there any way to see in details what is happening when I press the key? a log file, maybe?

Here's what I'm doing
read the notes in the video.

I hate SetPoint...

Re: Logitech M560 is weird.

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:26 pm
by phil
If you enable debug logging in XMBC then it will log every mouse button event (pressed and released).
Thats in advanced settings - you have to OK and apply on the main screen before debug logging will be applied.

I'll try and look at the vid later.

Re: Logitech M560 is weird.

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:36 pm
by coldlucas23
I think I'm almost there, I used SetPoint to map the 4th button to "Ctrl" and set the XMBC to enable modifier keys and make Ctrl activate layer 2 (I used ctrl only to test, I will change to a not-so-common hotkey)
In the interface, it's working, the screen change to layer 2 when I press the 4th button, but when I press left click to perform a personalized action, it does nothing

This seems to be a problem with XMBC itself.

Re: Logitech M560 is weird.

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:48 pm
by phil
What action are you trying to do? And does said action work with CTRL pressed (for ex. CTRL+ left click is different from just left click in many apps). So by using CTRL, it may be impacting the action?

Also what version of XMBC are you using?

Re: Logitech M560 is weird.

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:53 pm
by coldlucas23
Yeah, figured it out. Will try to fix it by using some other shortcut.

sh**, I can't use ctrl, shift, alt with music media keys... worth trying tho

@edit 2
hah, all I need to do is change the shortcuts on my player so it works, will test it now

@edit 3
unexpected problem, but we're almost there
the middle button and the 5th button are making the layer to revert automatically

@edit 4
also fixed the final problem of the video (the original input of tilt-wheel not being ignored) by disabling "Process non-client mouse messages" but the *RECOMMENDED* warning are scaring me...

@edit last
fixed the middle button by
- setting it to "Previous" in SetPoint (so XMBC recognizes it as 4th button)
- setting Layer1's 4th Button to "Middle click" (so in default layer it works as a middle click, as usual)
- setting Layer2's 4th Button to my shortcut.

The button still reverts layers automatically, but now it performs my shortcut before switching.
and I give up trying to fix the 5th button.

Re: Logitech M560 is weird.

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:14 pm
by AnweshGangula
I didn't really get the solution you posted. Could you prepare a video of how to set X-mouse to recognize side buttons as button 4& 5 and tilt buttons as it is

Re: Logitech M560 is weird.

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:24 am
by zzzk

Could someone please post a step-by-step solution to this m560 mouse problem. i.e. left and right tilt being #4 and #5 in x-button and #4 and #5 don't even show up in x-button. Thank you. :| :| :| :|

Re: Logitech M560 is weird.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:11 am
by dembala
I would be also interested. Unfortunately, before knowing about this issue, i have purchased two of these mice. Now i need to put both of them into the trash can.
Setpoint is OK, until it's OK. But randomly it just forgets about its settings and i have to kill and restart the process of Setpoint or reboot to have my buttons 4-5 work correctly again. For some reason after a while (even when setpoint is installed) the side buttons begin to do minimize all windows and invoke the start menu instead of back/forward.
I had high hopes for X-mouse to resolve this and forget Setpoint, but seems that in X-mouse the side buttons are not Button 4-5 (those are mapped to the wheel) and actually those side buttons are non existent for X-mouse. So i'm back at the beginning, i need to throw away these mice.
I've been a long time Logitech customer, have had i think +30 mice from them over the many years, i haven't ever seen such a strange mouse than the M560. The designer must have been drunk. :)
None of the portfolio from them does this strange thing.
The mouse would be awesome, i like how comfortable it is, light, one battery, on/off switch, fast wheel, nice disign, but come on, what's this bullsh... with the side buttons?