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[Feature request] Make MX Keys easy switch the mouse too

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  • Ye Shi

    Oh my, even 8 pages of comments and almost 2 years could not make Logitech start to work on this feature. Is there some barrier not to do so? Such as patient?

    The flow is a good idea to switch with multiple screen settings, but its delay is so long and there is a couple of seconds gap neither screen has a mouse or keyboard.

    Additionally, I have a Linux machine, it doesn't support the Flow. Please create this feature, it wouldn't be hard. I also code a lot.

     

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  • Cristi Solarii

    I'm typing this as my first thing on my mx keys and i'm extremely disappointed in this. everybody wanted and still wants this feature, this is the main reason i bought it, i though it would move the mouse too, that's how it's advertised ffs. There are very few people who wants to install flow, but for security reason some of us can't do that, our job won't allow us. This keyboard is mostly for programmers and professionals, therefor i thought that's how it works. There are other software out there that does that, and doesn't require mouse and keyboard for 2-300$ depending on the areas. As you see i love to type on this keyboard, but still having 2 mouses on my office doesn't make me happy at all. First time that i'm seeing logitech using deceptive marketing in a lot of years. Big fan of them, i have more then 2000$ worth in logitech gear, but this right here it's purely disappointing. I really hope you won't go big tech company style and ignore your customers, since we are paying premium prices for your products, please stop using missleading marketing. 

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  • William Hancock

    Same, same. Have an air gapped laptop that I can't install flow onto. If the Keyboard could switch the mouse too that'd be awesome as I currently have 1 keyboard and 2 mice

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  • Lionel Chew

    Just took delivery of a MX Keys and a MX Master 3, and was royally disappointed that the Easy Switch buttons on the keyboard could not perform easy switch for the mouse as well.

    Individually, the keyboard and mouse are great, but customers buy them both together for the integration.

    Logitech, kindly implement this much asked for feature, please.

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  • Brad P

    I have a MX Keys and a MX Ergo.  I also wish there was the option to press one flow button on either device to switch both devices to another machine.  Using Ctrl+top-of-screen doesn't always flow smoothly. I just want a quick way to switch back and forth between 2 machines and clicking the flow button on the Ergo to control the KB too would be awesome. 

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  • S. Records

    I've got the MX Keys and The MX Master 3. I use them with a Mac, and I have an iPad as a secondary device. Unfortunately "Flow" does not work with iPads, so I am adding my voice to the others in requesting that easy switch keys apply to both mouse and keyboard simultaneously.

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  • Dave Sanders

    Will buy MX Keys only after this is fixed, without need to install Flow (because laptops are locked)

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  • ZNL

    I bought the MX Keys and the MX Master 3 not knowing that the mouse wouldn't switch by using the easy switch buttons. I need this because one of my PC's uses a VPN connection. This is very disappointing. Please fix this! 

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  • RoboAddy

    I have some potentially good news;

    I was invited to the Logitech Options+ beta.

    I was reading some of the info supplied, and one line caught my eye;

    “Over time, Options+ will also get new features that were previously not possible in Options.”

     

    Info can be seen here:

    https://www.logitech.com/en-au/software/logi-options-plus.html

     

    Here’s hoping this potentially relates to this thread and similar discussions!

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  • Oscar Mata

    So we have a new beta to test but it's not supported by Linux. 

    Even though MX keys is supposed to be supported by mac, windows and linux. 

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  • Dusty Kline

    I understand the official response that this is not "easy" to implement -- but it also cannot be particularly difficult to implement on MX devices that already support Flow. There are only 3 basic steps that need to be possible, and combined, to enable this:

    1. MX Keyboard needs to communicate, via the device buttons, that it intends to switch computers (clearly already possible)
    2. Computers need to understand that the MX Keyboard is switched to them (or away from, or each) -- Appears to already be possible since Options has settings for which device buttons go to which computer
    3. Computers need to be able to initiate MX mouse switching from one device to the other (again, already possible since Options+Flow does this based on cursor position).

    So, maybe it's not terribly easy to implement, and maybe it would be plagued by the same reliability issues that make Flow a little touchy, and perhaps it would even be restricted to machines on the same network, as Flow is ... but it should be very much doable either exclusively in Options or in a combination of Options + firmware update. I understand that code won't simply write itself -- but Logitech should be a little embarrassed that these flagship devices don't already work in this obviously better way and should make it a priority to implement.

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  • Kyle Melott

    Adding ANOTHER request for this, I use my Android Tablet in Dex mode with my Work Computer. Due to my Tablet being 1: Not a WIndows or Mac machine and 2: Unable to connect to my work computer's vpn, Flow is NOT an option. Have 2 devices that are on the same dongle comunitcate together should not be a hard thing to do. Considering the MX series is advertised as a productivity product AND has "easy switching" but is not as such due to the many of examples in this thread could be arguably false advertising. A firmware update that allows devices connected to the same dongle to comuniucate device switches with ONE botton press would solve almost every problem in this thread, instead of a propiatery software that is not compatable with half of the devices that people are using, and by many reports, the software is not even reliable anyways. This is something that should have ALREADY been a thing considering their advertising for these devices, have some class Logitech and make a simple fix that many people have been asking for.

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  • Jan Folfas

    As a Linux user I am disappointed that it doesn't work like that. This feature is obviously expected in devices sold in "family". Flow is not the option for me.

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  • Jan Folfas

    This is possible to pair mouse with keyboard on Linux. I found this working for Linux only for now. Install Solaar (v1.0.7, i.e. using pip). Then you need to change Host Switch Channels keys Diversion setting to Diverted (from now, you'll not see LED on device button when you press it). And after this change, button looses it's function - it doesn't change the device (so you can consider Rules for different button)
    Now, create a script (I tried with raw command placed in Rule Editor without success) in any system bin with following content:

    #!/bin/bash

    /home/<username>/.local/bin/solaar config <mx master 3 serial> change-host 1
    /home/<username>/.local/bin/solaar config <mx keys serial> change-host 1

    and name it like logitech-switch-to-1. Make it executable. Test it using bash - this should change both devices to desired one (last parameter of solaar config command, above it's device 1). Note that solaar is placed in .local/bin because it has been installed via pip install --user.

    Now, open Rule Editor in Solaar and add new rules:

    These rules will trigger logitech-swith-to-x script and change both devices.

    As you can see, it's controlled on one machine, so this will work for Linux -> other OS.
    I didn't find a way yet to make it working on Linux + Windows.
    At least changing from Linux to Windows is working. Opposite way I need to do it manually...

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  • Jan Folfas

    I managed to setup my solution in both Linux and Windows. It's working using mouse gesture (MX Master 3). But shortkey is working as well (for me it's Ctrl + Alt + Home) - I decided to not use dedicated Device Switch buttons to keep it as a backup.

    On Linux it's very easy: I have a script which changes host to Windows and it's executed either by shortcut or mouse gesture (configured using Solaar).

    On Windows I am using hidapitester in order to communicate with devices (change host to linux). More info here:
    https://github.com/Logitech/logi_craft_sdk/issues/28
    Script is bound with shortkey (the same as on Linux) and it's possible to execute app using gestures - configured via Logi Options. I had to create EXE from my bat file in order to do that.

    Now I am satisfied, but still I expect this issue to be solved by Logi.

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  • Julien Jacob

    Wow, you did what I wanted to test for a while. Well done !

    You are the boss

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  • Cristian Tirado

    Please implement this ASAP. I need to be switching constantly between two computers and I can't use Flow because I work with VPN on one computer. It is very annoying flipping the mouse every time I need to change computer. Thanks

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  • Adrian Gabriel Alexandrescu

    Jan Folfas , can you please explain me what is ,or how to setup "hidapitester" ? :D
    (Personally I have 2 windows machines)

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  • Adrian Gabriel Alexandrescu

    Jan Folfas , can you please share the script here , or via GitHub Link you provided :
    https://github.com/Logitech/logi_craft_sdk/issues/28

     

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  • Eric Haltom

    I have to also agree, this feature should be figured out. I had a Logi M720 multi device mouse and the thing that made that mouse more friendly in this regard was that the device switch button was accessible by a thumb button. With MX Master 3 you need to pick it up and push a recessed button on the bottom of the mouse. I really thought that was a really bad design decision at first but then thought that the reason Logi designed it that way was because the mouse could be switch with the master keys keyboard. What a let down. I feel that for the price of both these devices something like this should be a definite feature. Come on guys, please figure out how to make this work, if you have to stuff some modules inside these devices that allow a connection between the two that can pair them to change together if software alone cannot solve the problem. Otherwise at least get the mouse device button back on the top of the mouse.

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  • Adrian Gabriel Alexandrescu

    Please look into this issue and give us a new update.
    We pay a lot for these two products (MX keys and Mx Master3) , and we want you to keep in touch with us for any updates.
    We want you to respect us!

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