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How to Get Logitech Peripherals to Play Nice with OS X Mavericks

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OS X Mavericks was just released, and tons of Mac users are flocking to the Mac App Store to download the latest version of OS X, especially since it’s free now. However, as with any new piece of software, it’s not compatible with everything. For example, Logitech’s software for its peripherals don’t yet have full support for OS X Mavericks, but fortunately, you can get it to work.

Logitech’s Mac software comes in the form of what it calls Control Center, a utility that’s used to configure your Logitech mice and keyboard. Seeing as how Logitech is one of the most popular peripheral manufacturers around, we’re guessing a lot of Mavericks users are using Logitech equipment, but they’ll soon come to find out that Control Center doesn’t install on Mavericks. Here’s how to fix that.

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When downloading the Logitech Control Center software and installing it, you’ll get an error that says the software isn’t compatible with your OS X version, and it’ll fail to install. However, there’s a neat little loophole that allows you to install the Logitech software on Mavericks.

Installing Logitech Control Center on OS X Mavericks

Instead of double-clicking on the installer that you downloaded from Logitech’s website, just right-click on it and select Show Package Contents. This will open up a window with several files inside. Find the file that’s labeled LogitechControlCenter.mpkg and double click it to install the software. It should install without a problem.

After it’s installed, open up the Settings app and an icon for Logitech’s Control Center should show up down at the bottom. Click on that to open it up and configure your Logitech devices. It’s done!

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We’re not sure why this works, and Logitech’s website doesn’t that it’s compatible with OS X Mavericks (only OS X 10.6.x through 10.8.x), but either way, this workaround works like a charm, and you can continue to use your Logitech peripherals without a problem. We’re also not sure when Logitech will begin officially supporting OS X Mavericks, but hopefully it shouldn’t be too long until we see full support.

5 Comments

  1. Steve G

    10/23/2013 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for the tip, worked like a charm !

    To note, they have a new version of control center (3.8) that adds Mavericks support, but at this time (weds morning EST, Oct 23rd), their link to the software does not work

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/3129?section=downloads&bit=&osid=21

    You can see on the right: “Support added for Mac OS 10.9.x”

  2. Tien

    10/24/2013 at 5:19 pm

    Do you find that the mouse loses control (Performance MX) when you switch apps or desktops? It seems to happen between Finder windows and other apps. It’s really frustrating. Any help with that? I installed the latest version, but it doesn’t help.

  3. Victor

    10/24/2013 at 6:29 pm

    uninstall LCC it will hang your computer even the newest version will We will have to use the default drivers from Apple until there is a fix from Logitech otherwise your computer will suddenly stop working for minutes at a time

  4. Stew

    12/07/2013 at 4:01 pm

    I tried the above suggestion, installing the .mpkg file. DID NOT WORK! Any other suggestions?

  5. Steve G

    12/09/2013 at 6:00 am

    Suggestion: get the latest Mavericks-compatible version (3.9.60 as I type this)

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/3129?section=downloads&bit=&osid=35

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