If you’re an avid gamer, you may be used to clicking multiple keys and mouse buttons simultaneously to perform certain actions in a game. However, in some scenarios, it is very difficult to get it to work, especially in game-intensive situations. This is exactly where macros come into play, as they do a great job of offloading tasks that you would otherwise have to perform manually by clicking multiple keys or buttons. By definition, macros include a series of keystrokes, mouse clicks, and even delays that can be played to help with repetitive tasks. Usually, software is used in addition to the supported hardware to record a macro. If you own a Logitech gaming mouse or keyboard, you’re in luck, as the company provides its own software that can be easily used to record a multi-key macro in seconds. If you want to create your own macro for gaming, let’s take a look at how to create macros on Logitech mouse and keyboard:
Create Macro for Logitech Gaming Mouse
note: I created a multi-key macro for my Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum wireless gaming mouse using this software and it worked flawlessly every time. As long as you have a compatible Logitech G gaming mouse, you can do the same.
To record the macros we will use the Logitech Gaming Software, available for free at: official support website. Once installed, make sure to connect your mouse to the computer wired or wirelessly connected to the mouse and follow these steps to create a macro immediately:
- Select your mouse from the devices section in Logitech Gaming Software and mouse icon as shown in the screenshot below.
- Right-click the button to which you want to assign the macro function and “Assign New Command”. It’s worth noting that only some buttons will have macro function assignment support, and these are usually found on the sides of Logitech mice.
- In the next dropdown, navigate to: “Multi-Key Macro” Click on the section and “Start recording”. You can also choose to record delays between events before recording.
- After the recording is started, you need to press a series of keys according to your need according to the game you are playing, and then click on Stop Recording. Finally just click on it to assign the macro. “OK”.
Create a Macro for the Logitech Gaming Keyboard
note: I created a multi-key macro on the Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB keyboard using this software and it worked flawlessly every time. As long as you have a compatible Logitech G gaming keyboard, you will be able to do the same.
The procedure is the same as we just discussed for the Logitech mouse, except for some minor changes. So, to assign a macro to your Logitech gaming keyboard in seconds, simply follow these steps:
- Select your keyboard from the devices section in Logitech Gaming Software and G key icon as shown in the screenshot below.
- Now, right-click and click on any of the 12 function keys located at the top of your keyboard. “Assign New Command”.
- When the next menu opens, navigate to: “Multi-Key Macro” Click on the section and “Start recording”. Here you can also choose to record delays between events before actually starting the recording process.
- Now you have to press a series of keys as per your need depending on the game you are playing and when you are done click on Stop Recording. There is another option here that we did not notice when assigning macros to the mouse. Repeat Options. You can choose to repeat the macro functions when the key is pressed or changed, which is very helpful for many players.
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Use Macros to Perform Actions Faster
With the macro functions, the keys you need to press are significantly reduced, allowing you to act faster than your opponents in a game. This makes a big difference in fast-paced video games where every second counts. We are happy to be able to assist you with the macro setup process. So, are you ready to assign a macro to your new Logitech gaming mouse or keyboard to accomplish your tasks? Let us know your thoughts by leaving your valuable feedback in the comments section below.