A couple of months ago, the cordless mouse in my 18 month Logitech Desktop MX3000 set finally got to me with it’s broken clicker, and a quick call to Logitech sorted it out.
Customer service was excellent. The call took about 5 minutes, got an RMA number, sent off the damaged mouse and receiver, and a week later I had a brand new MX3200 cordless desktop to replace the now-obsolete MX3000.
I’m generally a fan of Logitech products, but don’t know what the deal is with all of these fancy media buttons on their newer keyboards, which seems to be getting worse with each model. My first frustration was with the resized F keys (which are used quite a lot in VS.NET for shortcuts, etc), though this isn’t too bad once you get used to it.
But the most annoying feature had to be the zoom bar on the left hand side of the keyboard:
As some other reviewers on Amazon.com have noted (though many don’t agree), this feature can be easily activated, and cause your browser text to quickly size up to a ridiculously large font-size through a misplaced finger during random browsing. After find nothing searching through Logitech setpoint for a way to disable this feature, and no useful information Googling for answers, there turned out to be a much simpler solution:
That’s right, covering the annoying zoom bar using a piece of paper (or in this case, an old receipt) and some sticky tape.
Sometimes the quickest and easiest solution really is a low-tech one (though perhaps it doesn’t look the best!)