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2021/02/22 08:14:18 (permalink)
This is all while using Unleash RGB v1.0.3.1 with an X17 on Windows 10 pro.
  1. Statement of where to download it in the quick-start guide. (Searching for Unleash RGB finds Unleash for the Torq.)
  2. Fix the start with Windows option. It always starts with Windows, even when disabled. 
  3. Fix key mapping tab view. Switching profiles while viewing the key mapping tab does not always pull the correct key mapping from the mouse. Sometimes they offset by 1. If you close and open it again, it will pull the right mappings.
  4. Add confirmation of changes not saved while changing tabs (or something like that). Changing tabs from key mapping to something else (like making a macro) without clicking apply, loses all progress. User has to select all changes again.
  5. Add warning confirmation to reset button. Currently, there is no confirmation when clicking the reset button. All profiles and settings except macros are instantly lost. (I'm not going to test this one. Some other brave soul will have to do that. Or If someone from EVGA says they've added it, I'll trust that.)
  6. Add profile backup functionality. Currently, there is no ability to save and load profiles to and from the computer. (A backup would have been nice after that reset mishap.)
  7. Add ability to disable Windows notifications when switching profiles. (I think I disabled the notification in Windows. Now it just opens a new tray icon and closes the old one. Super annoying because I have to retell Windows to always show the icon every time I change a profile when Unleash RGB is open.)
  8. Fix color pallet responsiveness.  Selecting colors from the color pallet is clunky and sometimes not responsive. Manually changing number values has a second delay between when the number is entered and when it appears on the screen.
  9. Polling rate is per profile instead of per DPI stage. (I realize this may be a hardware feature and not possible, but the Torq had this ability.)
  10. Mouse lights turn on when the computer is off, if the computer has the USB charging while off enabled. There is no reason a mouse should draw power when the computer is off.
I have had the X17 for less than a week and these are the issues I have found. I realize those last two may not be something that can be changed. They're not deal breakers. I never used the polling rate per DPI stage in the Torq anyway.
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    Re: Unleash RGB—Wish list of backlog items. 2021/02/26 13:37:31 (permalink)
    Alrighty! Version 1.0.4.0 fixes number 2.
    It could have fixed number 5, but I'm really scared to even test that without the ability to save and load profiles. Really, I may have just ignored any confirmation message it might have given and I made up that it's an issue—but having lost all my settings once, I really don't want to do that again.
    For number 7, I was able to rapidly-before-it-slides-out click the buttons on the notification to disable them. There wasn't time to read what button I pressed, but they stopped coming.
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    Re: Unleash RGB—Wish list of backlog items. 2021/03/05 19:05:02 (permalink)
    Version 1.0.5.0 Fixes number 3.
    For number 8, changing the 'static on' color is pretty responsive, but when I tried the same thing with 'trigger', it was super laggy. And 'trigger', you can't choose how many colors it has, there is just seven no matter what. I have to endure waiting for the laggy numbers to slowly punch-in for all of them, to get them to be the same color.
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    Re: Unleash RGB—Wish list of backlog items. 2021/05/20 13:23:53 (permalink)
    ---------------------------------------------
    Edit: After some conversations on this forums I have new findings regarding the software: 
    1. It seems that most settings are saved in the device. For the Z15 keyboard I am told that only the custom RGB lighting cannot be saved. 
    2. The mouse DOES save the custom DPI settings in the device, hence the corrections and edits below. The trouble was that as soon as I closed the software the mouse switched to another profile that was on the device, hence effectively giving me the experience of it losing all the settings I had set when the software closed. 
    With this new information, some of my complaints are addressed. 
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    Unfortunately I'm not that impressed with my recent purchase so far... My biggest problem with the EVGA keyboard and mouse are the fact that the profile is only saved and applied in the software only. They have updated the software and software can be debugged, changed, and fixed, if the company wants to support their users. What they cannot do is to pull of a miracle and fix lack of design and care in the hardware. I could be wrong, maybe something can still be done to address this via a firmware update, but I seriously doubt it.
    My problem is total dependence on this software in the first place. Not being able to save custom RGB profile to they keyboard itself is also really a major flaw. When the program quits or when system is booted to another OS, or just moving the mouse and keyboard to another computer causes all customizations to be lost. ESPECIALLY the DPI settings in the mouse are lost... that one is really painful to me... even the cheapest off-brand Chinese keyboard and mouse save profile to the keyboard/mouse itself and can even operate without any need for special software. This is just a mouse, and this feature has been the norm for gaming mice since 2000's! I get that EVGA is new to accessories, but are they actually 30 years behind? (edit, they are not... Figured out that the DPI profiles are saved in the device)...
    Additionally the keyboard is lacking in features compared to competition. I'm not saying that they PCB, or keys are lacking in quality, but the rest of it is missing major features. I think the EVGA keyboard and mouse are very VERY overpriced for the features they provide. For what these things cost, I'm very disappointed. I have two other mechanical keyboards and a mouse from other "Chinese" brands, and they cost much much less that the EVGA, and they are not only better equipped with the onboard features (such as not needing a darn software to configure things, having the memory in the device to save profiles (Edit: even the custom RGB profiles, and come with many more RGB patterns that can be configured from the keyboard itself), and having many more functionality by taking full advantage of the FN key (Edit: custom FN keys can be set via software, but keyboard comes with nothing...), for example to launch other commonly used programs and more media control shortcuts, and many more things) the build quality of the Chinese branded products is the same, or better than this keyboard. Even after the 50% discount those keyboards are less expensive than Z15. I would probably think twice before buying any EVGA branded accessories and do not recommend them... That little metal plate with EVGA logo is not worth $100 more.  
    I'm not unhappy with any other EVGA products, and I still think very highly of some of EVGA product lines. I do have EVGA power supplies which have absolutely impressed me. The price for those power supplies are also for very reasonable.  This was the reason that I was willing to pay the price premium to give them a chance, but this time they blew it. I would advice people against buying the keyboards, mice and potentially other accessories that rely on this software since they don't seem to have gotten this right yet.   
    Edit: Just having the mouse saving the DPI profiles inside the device solved my complaints with the X17 mouse. This is working for me now, so the only remaining hurdle is the price. If this is on discount (like it was 50% off when I bought it) this becomes much easier to recommend... Keyboard is still too pricy even after 50% discount given that my other hot-pluggable opto-mechanical Chinese keyboard is capable of doing a lot more without any software, and has slightly better build quality, while costing less than Z15 at 50% discount. That's some stiff competition EVGA is facing.  
    post edited by gameoffuture - 2021/05/20 14:40:57
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    Re: Unleash RGB—Wish list of backlog items. 2021/06/10 14:45:08 (permalink)
    Version 1.0.7 fixes number 8, I think. It's been so long, I don't remember if I could enter the hexadecimal number for color or not. You sure can't now.
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    Re: Unleash RGB—Wish list of backlog items. 2021/06/21 14:38:39 (permalink)
    I don't think version 1.0.8 addresses anything on this list.
    I was wrong about any improvements regarding #8 in version 1.0.7. I retested color changing in 1.0.8 and though you cannot paste numbers into the hexadecimal slot, you can type in the red green and blue channels. It's still super laggy.
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