Shit like this is why I stopped buying Razer. I've got some Chinese knockoff mouse that looks sort of like a Razer Naga but costs half as much and stores the entire config in onboard memory, so I don't even need to run the application unless I want to change a setting.
Lol I bought one of those redragon mice off amazon for like $20. Works a treat on my MBP 16 inch.
@kejojedi same thing I got. Redragon is pretty good. Honestly I'd even say that their build quality is a bit better than the last couple Razer mice I owned.
Root686957dWhy is it so difficult to open source drivers? Or at least document the APIs?
@Root They DO actually have really good support for their API. Which lets you create your own synchronized color effects. One can do a wave that "waves" across all their various Razer devices.
BUT, giant BUT,... the API depends on Synergy 3 to be running on your computer... and the fucks don't have a Mac version of Synergy 3. So the API is useless on Mac.
And worse, the default behavior for their products is the "Color Spectrum"... so it rotates through all the colors. But every device does so separately, so it's just the mess of random RGB all over your desk.
The amount this triggers my OCD is staggering.
I've actually been digging through the source of Polychromatic. My intent is to figure out the god damn signals I have to send these peripherals for them to just change to solid fucking blue, and then pack that into some Mac startup script.
I'd post it somewhere... but it will be specific to my 4 devices, so useless to most other people.
hjk10124897d@HiFiWiFiSciFi think @Root ment the lower level API of the mouse itself not the easy to use library. I fully agree with her. Razer should have some this.
I hate the Windows app because I need to log in and it logs me out from time to time and than I wonder why the couch everything is so jumpy.
In Linux no such issues.
I do love my mouse though it's my second razer and have been using them for almost 20 years. So to me they are of great quality.
To be fair Mac's/OS X are designed with incompatibility in mind.
@hjk101 oh yeah, I agree.
I should add all the devices do work as mice or whatever...
I can easily change the keyboard layout with various 3rd party or built in macOS utilities.
So they all function. It’s just the inability to easily synchronize their RGB on Mac or Linux, or even just set them all to the same solid color, that’s maddening.