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

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  • Madhu Challa

    OMG this is exactly what I want, Flow is not always reliable and just pressing the keys would be so much better and productive. This is much needed feature. 

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  • Trev Fi

    Using Mx Keys and Master 3 on Linux. Would be useful to switch both at once.

    Maybe there is some API available to implement such communication on the Linux system?

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  • gabiteris

    I vote for this idea, since flow is unreliable and also what about switching to mobile devices?

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  • Jozef Izso

    I bought MX Keys and MX Master 3 exactly to use keyboard to switch to different device. It does not make sense to switch using mouse. For the premium price of Keys and Master 3 this should be already implemented and working.

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  • Bryan Sturdy

    Dear Saurav T

    Flow is not an acceptable solution: it will not work where one computer is a work computer and Logitech's software cannot be installed. It also will not work where the computer previously being used is currently turned off when the user wants to switch. As shown in previous comments it can work using Channel Switching for at least some use cases so if your Logitech developers are having technical issues perhaps they could reach out to contributors to this thread. Best regards

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  • Saurav T

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    This issue has being addressed and we are working on it.

    Regards,

    Saurav T

    Logi Support

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  • Kat Mok

    Hi Saurav,

    I understand this problem is currently under progress with your engineering team, and the possible difficulties it can take.

    However as a person with MX Keys and MX Master 3 mouse, would it be possible to implement or allow one of the top buttons customised on the mouse to switch between the devices as an interim solution (instead of us having to lift this mouse every time we want to switch devices)? One of your older logitech mouses had these buttons on top… so surely this should at least alleviate some of the issues with Master 3 Mouse. Having to press two buttons i wouldn’t be as bothersome if the button for switch computers/devices on the Master 3 mouse was on top…

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  • Samed Kirgoz

    Please implement this feature. I am suffering the same issue as many people here. I have to press 2 button in order to switch between my work laptop and personal computer almost every 10 minutes. I would be still fine if I switch button was not at the bottom of the mouse. The flow is great idea and really appreciate it, but it doesnt work since almost every work laptop has network protection. Please make a firmware update and let mx master mouse follow mx keys when switched.  

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  • Prem L

    Hello Marcel,
    This is really a great suggestion and we will pass this along to our Engineering team. However, we cannot make any promise at this moment as we do not comment on our future updates. Please refer the below link for more information and also keep checking our Logitech website for more update:

    https://support.logi.com/hc/articles/1500008089162

    Regards
    Prem L
    Logi Support

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  • gabiteris

    Since logi options+ is under development and in beta now, it will help adding this very requested feature.

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  • Felipe2445

    I don't understand why people are down voting comments here.

    Anyway, I'll try your script Ryan. Thanks for the tip.

    RoboAddy it's not an emulation. When you switch computers you can see the LED indicator switching between devices.

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  • Vincent PAPUCHON

    @Ryan, can you please share your script?

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  • Rajakumaran Chakaravarthy

    Must needed feature. Why can't logitech just use the mx keys button to switch between the devices. Why do they make us do an extra step of pressing the button in mouse too? Especially on their "Productivity Suite of products"

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  • Carl2180

    Bought the MX Keys and MX Master 3 because I assumed that I can switch both mouse and keyboard with the three keys...
    Flow isn't much reliable and doesn't work over VPN as a lot of people mentioned already.

    I'm considering returning it, for that price tag it is unacceptable. Please make this feature happen.

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  • Andrew Blackman

    Flow is not an option for many folks, like me, on locked-down corporate computers where we can't install software.

    I bet there are hundreds of developers & engineers on this thread who'd agree that for a technology firm like Logitech this shouldn't be "not easy to implement" - if the MX keys is capable of sending a signal to the Unified receiver to switch channels, then how hard can it be to replicate that for any other connected devices using the same receiver???

    If it's really not easy to do in hardware, then publish your APIs publicly - I'm certain the development community can build something to do this in a matter of hours.

    Also - all the marketing all makes it seem that the input 1/2/3 buttons on the MX Keys would also switch the mouse - to the point that many on this thread are calling it misleading - so add the feature, or clean up the marketing.

    Finally - if the input switch button wasn't on the bottom of the MX Master Mouse, then I'm sure you'd have a lot fewer complaints - alternatively if we could program the side buttons to switch inputs, or have the input switcher on the top of the mouse (like the Marathon 720) it'd make a big difference!

    PLEASE think about this for MX Master 4 !!!

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  • Tyler Slater

    Nearly every day I wake up to a new comment...often several. It's a good way to start my day to realize how ridiculous Logitech is...it's a daily reminder of the failing. I wonder if everyone else on here gets these emails?

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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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  • 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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  • Ngberg

    + 1. Like many many others who purchased the MX Keys and MX Master 3, I was expecting that switching between computers using one device, would automatically bring the other device with it. 

    Again, like many many others, I haven't been able to get Flow to work between a personal PC and work laptop due to VPN and security restrictions. 

    Pretty frustrating to say the least after dropping hundreds of dollars on these devices...

    The other alternative is let us map one of the top side mouse keys to do the device switching. Even this would be a hundred times better than the button on the bottom.

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  • Stefan B

    What a enormous disappointment is the support we get on this forum. Do
    You guys even read the thread? Always saying it is hard to implement and referring to flow while this is not an option as stated many times.

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  • Jan Folfas

    Eduardo Jr9842 Unfortunately this is not it :/
    What I did is a script which tells the Logitech Unifying Receiver to send a command to both devices (mouse and keyboard). And this script is "installed" on both computers. When this script is executed on computer 1 it's telling the receiver "switch mouse and keyboard to computer 2". And vice-versa.

    The desired solution requires different model of communication. For example: whenever you press computer switch on the keyboard, the receiver needs to react on that and notify mouse to change computer as well. It's way beyond my knowledge.

    But ye, Logitech fkup, and they didn't implement it.

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  • Łukasz Paździorek

    Siddharth,

    1. How shall I use flow if I use the same monitor for both computers?

    2. "as it is not easy to implement" - if it would have been easy then all keyboards and mousses on the market would offer it of one tenth of the price you request. I od not understand this argument. 

    And yes, please change your marketing for these products.

    Cheers,

    Łukasz

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  • Adrian Gabriel Alexandrescu

    Jan Folfas , please , can you share the windows script who change for keyboard and mouse devices ?
    email : adrian.alexandrescu.94@gmail.com

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  • Jan Folfas

    RoboAddy ye, Master and Keys keep social distance and they're not allowed to pair up :D

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  • Vincent PAPUCHON

    Hi all,

    Adrian Gabriel Alexandrescu are you able to command your Bluetooth MXs via hidapitester.exe ?

    When listing devices with hidapitester.exe I don't see any of my Bluetooth devices (I don't use Logitech unifying receiver, only BT).

    Anyone has been able to command Logitech MXs on Bluetooth with both PC1 and PC 2 under Win10 ?

    I'm currently able to switch my display input via script but nothing succeeds with Logitech MXs devices.

    @ Logitech, Please implement this feature at least for Windows. I'm sure that triggering some kind of 'easy switch' with a key is something you can do with few efforts.

    Thanks All.

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  • Mike Lisii

    What do you mean not easy to implement????? I saw a programmer decode the signals which mx keyboard send and mx master and then configure it mx master to follow the keyboard. From what I understand all the tools are there you just need to program the rules. Why dont you understand that this is the workflow for a lot a lot of people who work from home and they have a work pc connected through vpn and their home laptop/pc and they cannot use flow.  I saw your new logitech app and it is trash it doesnt bring anything only a revamp interface. My question is what where you developing all this time? Flow is not a solution for a lot of people you should have figured by this time....

    Up until now I have always purchased logitech equipment (logitech mx master 2s, master 3, mk keys, webcam but this will stop now. Out of frustration I will never buy any logitech products, not becuase they are bad but because of an expensive price tag and no feedback at all. I guess you could have at least sold 2 recieveres separatly for this purpose and add a firmware update for mx keys but you just dont care. 

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  • Eric Endo

    I need this feature too!

    I bought this combo (MX Keys + MX Master 3) thinking that this was the normal functionality! Bad surprise!

    If its too complicated to make it work on all operating systems and all kinds of connections, then make it only for Windows when using two/three USB Logitech Unifying Receivers.

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  • Peter Lupo

    We know it can be done, can you please just do it? Can't you see how important this is?!

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  • Pedro Drummond

    I NEED this too!!!! I basically bought both Logitech devices thinking this was possible! Flow is not an option for me!

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  • Mark7460

    Thank you, Siddharth.  Please advise if this functionality has been for a particular release or if use cases are needed before development begins.

    Cheers!

    Mark

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