Using two mice to fix Logitech LX8 in Snow Leopard

So you’ve upgraded to Snow Leopard and System Preferences Logitech LX 8you want to switch the buttons on your nice Logitech LX 8 mouse. You go to System Preferences then to mouse expecting to be given the option to edit the button behaviors only to be presented with options for everything but button behaviors.

If you go to the logitech website looking for drivers or other installation media you won’t get the help you want at this point because all install media only works with Leopard, not Snow Leopard. So what do you do to fix this problem you ask? Well you get a second mouse out that will work with Snow Leopard properly, in my case the Apple Mighty Mouse.

Upon connecting the mighty mouse and going to the mouse portion of System Preferences it allows mighty mouse system preferencesme to change the mouse button behaviors and these settings are saved for any other mice you have connected, or at least that’s how it behaves as of this writing.

It’s a weird fix to be sure but it’s how I got this mouse to behave properly in OS X, hopefully Apple/Logitech will fix this soon and this info will become outdated.

mobile me should not be

I love apple, I absolutely adore my macbook and I think OS X is an extremely superior operating system to any version of windows or linux that I have used, however apple is extremely wrong. They continue to be wrong however. When upgrading iTunes they have forced safari onto windows users and while it is a better browser in my opinion it is still wrong, and even when they remedied that, they didn’t because safari was still auto checked in the update. I remembered these instances when I was on my vista machine today and noticed a new icon that I had never seen before.

mobileme shouldnt be

The icon for mobileme (or is it mobile me?), apples anticipated update to .mac, it sounds like a wonderful service in many ways just definitely not for me so I knew I didn’t download this. So who did? I know I have updated iTunes on the machine recently, and I think Safari may have been updated as well, either way I am certain it was apple who initiated the download and install without asking me at all (or giving me a way to remove it).

So what does it do? For those with mobile me, it’s an entry into the service and for those that NEVER WANTED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE well it’s an ad, so much so that the learn more button simply links you to It’s a bad move by apple, but hey maybe they will get a few more customers for mobile me, but it won’t be me.

Now if you’ll excuse me I have to get back to the products I received from apple today and monitoring the shipping of a new macbook.

I am such a hypocrite….

iTunes, iPod, (no iPhone), iAm

With all the massive hyper over the iPhone debuting today in the states, I thought I would take stock of my own albeit limited apple fanboy-ism.

I am the proud owner of two iPods (3g and 5g) and a ton of different accessories.  I wouldn’t switch for anything and to be honest I really wish I could get a macbook.  Furthermore, if the storage space ever gets beefed up enough I would love to get an iPhone, but on Verizon since there network is far from perfect, but the closest that we have to perfect.

So as you can tell I am no big time apple fan boy but I do love the company as they just seem to put a lot more effort into what they do.

However I do use iTunes everyday, for probably hours on end and in taking stock of how much I love apple I noticed one interesting little tidbit.

I bought three tracks the other day (The 13th Floor Elevators “You’re Gonna Miss Me”, Stevie Wonder “I Believe”, and Green Day “Working Class Hero”) and in doing so I reached the 4,000 tracks mark in iTunes.  If you’re wondering no that does not fill up my entire 30 gb iPod not by a long shot. It does however give me 9.2 days of music or 14gb.

Now that’s a lot.