If you have a modern Logitech mouse or keyboard, then it likely has G-Shift mode. When you use G-Shift by pressing the assigned button on your mouse or keyboard, it basically switches your keys or mouse buttons into a secondary set of assignments. It's quite like how when you hold the Shift key on your keyboard, you can input symbols instead of numbers.
I have a Logitech gaming mouse, the G604 to be precise, and I got it specifically for gaming. Even though the mouse has several buttons, I really needed more functionality out of it when playing MOBAs. Fortunately, I knew all about G-Shift mode and I set it up right away.
So, if you're wondering, what is G-Shift for on your Logitech mouse or keyboard, this guide will show you the way. Let's get right into it.
The G-Shift mode that you can set up on your Logitech keyboard or mouse is basically a modifier button.
When you hold down the G-Shift button, it basically opens your mouse buttons or your keyboard up to a completely different set of functions until you let go of the G-Shift key.
For example, if you have a mouse with two extra buttons, you can set one to be your G-Shift button.
If your left mouse button is originally your Fire button, you can set things up so that once you have the G-Shift button pressed down, that mouse button becomes the button to throw your grenade. Then, once you let go of the G-Shift modifier, it's back to being your Fire button.
As long as you have a Logitech G Series mouse or keyboard, you can set a button to hold down to activate G-Shift mode.
So, if the G-Shift functionality sounds pretty exciting to you, the next thing to learn is how to actually turn it on for your Logitech gaming keyboard or gaming mouse.
To do this, you'll need to go through the Logitech Gaming Hub, or G Hub, software.
If you already have the G Hub software installed, you can go straight to the steps below, but if you don't, you can download it from here.
Simply run the setup file once the download is complete, follow the steps, and you're good to go.
Now then, once Logitech's Gaming Hub software is installed, just do the following to set a button to use G-Shift:
To use the G-Shift command, you'll need to hold down the button on your gaming mouse and then put in your G-Shift inputs.
It's understandable that this isn't convenient for a lot of people. Being able to have G-Shift enabled or disabled would be a lot more helpful for some.
Unfortunately, there's no way to do this in the Logitech gaming software. You'll have to hold down your G-Shift button for as long as you want to use any of its assignments.
The previous section showed you how to assign the G-Shift feature to any of your mouse or keyboard keys in Logitech G Hub.
However, this is only one part of using G-Shift. You actually have to set the G-Shift functions that you can choose from when you enable it.
Fortunately, configuring G-Shift is made super easy by Logitech G Hub. Follow the steps below:
Just like that, now when playing with any of your Logitech peripherals, you can turn on the G-Shift with a mouse or keyboard button and use any G-Shift command that you've set.
The G-Shift option can only be enabled and configured through the Logitech G Hub software. This means that the mouse or keyboard you use has to be made by Logitech.
However, even at that, Logitech G Hub is not compatible with all Logitech peripherals. You will need to make sure that you have any of their compatible gaming mice or keyboards before you can think of using G-Shift.
One good way to know if your Logitech keyboard or mouse will work with Logitech G Hub is if it is part of the G Series. Most modern Logitech G Series mice and keyboards support the G-Shift feature.
These are the models of Logitech mice and keyboards that have a "G" as the first character of the model name. For instance, I have a Logitech G604 Gaming Mouse. That G means that it will work with Logitech Gaming Hub.
Macros are super useful for competitive gamers, and thankfully, Logitech G-Shift allows you to set macros to buttons on your gaming mouse or macro keys on your keyboard.
But before we get into that, what exactly are macros?
To put it simply, when you create macros, you're assigning a sequence of button presses or a combination of keys into a single button press. This can help a lot if you want to perform complex actions very smoothly.
For instance, imagine there's a combo in the fighting game you're playing that requires you to press Left, Right, Up, Up, then your punch button. Creating macros lets you condense that entire button sequence, and others, into a single button press.
So, you can have a bunch of macros set to your gaming mouse or gaming keyboard, but your Logitech G-Shift profile will let you bring out several more with the same set of keys.
Logitech G Hub makes it very easy to set up macro actions. Once you're done putting them together, you can assign them to work when G-Shift is enabled and you press the correct key.
Here's how to set up a macro in the G Hub software:
Logitech G-Shift is a feature in G Hub that lets you access a secondary set of buttons or key actions when a specific G-Shift button that you assign is held down. You can choose which key you want to activate G-Shift, and then you basically customize a new G-Shift set of button shortcuts.
To use Logitech G-Shift, you will need any of the gaming peripherals from Logitech's G Series. You can usually tell these because they have a "G" in the model name. You can even assign macros to work under G-Shift mode, which is awesome.
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