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Mark B Tomlinson

Category: Technology

Logitech Gaming Software – Mouse not Detected

After installing Karabiner Elements for MacOS I found that the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) was no longer detecting the mouse and was showing the move mouse to wake dialog. It took a while to figure out that the cause was the recently installed Karabiner Software, exiting the software allowed immediate recognition of the mouse. Not sure what the cause is and the mouse was functional though not under the LGS command.

Dell Display Manager Hotkey

With the Dell Display Manager dmm.exe there are command-line parameters to allow some remote control. They are as follows: ddm.exe /IncControl 10 • to increase brightness ddm.exe /IncControl 12 • to increase contrast ddm.exe /DecControl 10 • to decrease brightness ddm.exe /DecControl 12 • to decrease contrast The default with no second figure set is 1 or 1% - so in my example I use 5 for 5% like so:

Mouse Acceleration on MacOS

ExactMouse acceleration killer: ExactMouse from Steelseries removes mouse acceleration on the Mac. Acceleration is a a problem for me when using a mouse on any computer that requires precise pointer placement. It is not easy to disable it completely on the Mac without using some fancy terminal command. To make it easy to disable acceleration either term-rally or permanently you can use the ExactMouse tool from Steelseries. The improvement in general mouse work are subtle but noticeable and improve the feel of high quality gaming mice.

AstroGrep open at line in Atom.io

How to configure AstroGrep to use Atom.io as the default editor and to open the file at the specific location. Change the path and version to suite the location of the atom.exe on your system. C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.18.0\atom.exe

Windows 10 Drag and Drop Bug

You are going to love this Windows 10 bug: Drag and Drop stops working for me occasionally and I finally found out how to fix it, hit the escape key. That’s it if you find you can’t drag drop icons in Explorer under Windows 10 try hitting the Escape key once and it should work. Although it isn’t working for everyone but worth a try 🙂 Another thing worth trying and checking is to run the

Virtual Desktop Problem El Capitan

I recently noticed the virtual desktops or Spaces on Mac were not working as expected. They had become locked together and it was not possible to switch on one monitor without switching the second too. The problem is fixed by ensuring the check box next to Displays have separate Spaces is on under the Mission Control pane in the System Preferences.