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Creating macros using the MR key

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The prerequisite:

  1. In the Logitech Gaming Software interface, click on the gear icon in the lower right.
  2. In the pop-up window that displays, select "Record delays during quick macro creation" and then click OK.

The main idea is that you first assign G key with which you will invoke the macro,  and then you create you macro. After that you need to press the MR key again. Macro is stored for the selected key and you can edit it. It is also accessible via selected G key.

Here is an example which  demonstrates that you can use mouse actions in your recorded macros:

  1. Press the "MR" key to start recording.
  2. Press the preferred "G" key
  3. Right-click the volume control button in the system tray
  4. Left-click "Sound Devices" (I'm sorry if this is not the right English translation, I'm working on a Dutch PC)
  5. Left-click "Headphones"
  6. Left-click "Set as default" (sorry again, read step 4)
  7. Left-click "OK"
  8. Press the "MR" key again to stop recording.

Creating macros in-game using the MR key

Please note that such operations as Win-1, Win-2, etc change the active program and with it profile and that ruins the macro.

Creating macros in-game using the MR key

Before you starting recording macros in-game:

  1. Launch the Logitech Gaming Software (Start > Logitech > Logitech Gaming Software 7.x).
  2. In the Logitech Gaming Software interface, click on the gear icon in the lower right.
  3. In the pop-up window that displays, select "Record delays during quick macro creation" and then click OK.

    Your MR key is now ready to record, not only key presses, but the exact amount of time between each event. This is useful for recording complex macros with specific timing. You won't need to complete the above process again. To tune the timing after completing a macro, see Knowledge Base article 21509

To record macros in-game:

  1. Choose the profile for the game you want to quick-record a macro for. If you don't have a profile created, see Knowledge Base article 21454 for instructions on how to create one.
  2. Start the game you want to create the macro for.
  3. Once you're in-game, press the MR key on your G-Series keyboard to begin the macro-record procedure.
  4. Press the G-Key you want to quick-record the macro to and then program it while you're playing your game.

    NOTE: The Logitech Gaming Software will record all keystrokes, along with the timing between them. The software won't record mouse button presses, but you can add those later in the software.

  5. Press the MR key again once you're done programming. This will save the macro to the key. The macro will now be created and assigned to the G-Key you selected on your keyboard.
  6. After you're done programming, you can reenter the Logitech Gaming Software to change the name.

    NOTE: All quick macros are recorded as "Quick Macro" and will be associated with the G-Key that you pressed.

  7. Double-click on the assigned key, and you'll have the option to change the name of the macro. Give the quick macro a descriptive name and click OK.

    NOTE: To add mouse clicks to your macro, see Knowledge Base article 21597.

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