Logitech SetPoint with MX3100 and F5 Refresh in Firefox

The Logitech MX3100 (LX 700/MX 3000 keyboard) has special functions for the F keys. Strangely, I never had a problem on my old installation. But now that I’m using the latest version of their SetPoint software, it seems to override Firefox’s built-in keyboard shortcuts; namely, F5 for refresh. Instead, it was showing “Undo” (in ugly green text at the bottom) and doing apparently nothing. I always use CTRL+Z for undo, so that’s no use to me. So I went into the SetPoint software and tried to find a way to leave things as they would be without SetPoint. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a way. But I searched the web a bit and realized that CTRL+R does the same thing as F5 (refresh the current page in Firefox). So I set F5 in SetPoint to do a keyboard combo (macro): CTRL+R. Works like a charm.

7 thoughts on “Logitech SetPoint with MX3100 and F5 Refresh in Firefox”

  1. There’s an “F-Mode” button on your keyboard — it’s near the upper right. You can switch between standard and setpoint modes

  2. Sweet!

    Thanks for that tip Elliot Lee! I was going nuts trying to figure this out…thankfully this page was the first I saw in Google when I went searching for a solution…your tip saved me from doing another search on the F3 function…

  3. The FMode key is what you need to use.

    To allow advanced keyboard setup, logitech offers 2 F Mode’s to give you 24 function keys.

    In one mode, “Standard F Keys” the f keys respond as they would on any generic keyboard.

    In the other mode, “Enhanced F Keys” the f keys respond depending on how they are assigned in setpoint allowing quick access to specified programs, functions and keystrokes.

  4. Thanks for this solution. I’d never even thought to look for a key on the keyboard. This really fixed a big problem for me, because I use function keys quite frequently.

    I found this blog typing something like “logitech setpoint + function keys” in google. It’s first result you get.

  5. Google-ed “logitech f5 undo” and this was the first hit i got.
    You might want to update your blog post to point out the proper solution.
    I nearly closed the page before reading the solution i was looking for in one of the comments.

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