Logitech Gaming Software vs Logitech G Hub

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Logitech G Hub vs Logitech Gaming Software

Logitech Gaming Software has been around much longer and supports more devices, it has an older UI that has looked the same for years but has generally been more reliable. Going forward, newer Logitechs after the Logitech G Pro Wireless will no longer support LGS.

Logitech G Hub is Logitech’s newer offering with a sleeker and more modern UI. G Hub currently only supports modern Logitech gaming devices and is in early access. It is actively being updated and is improving in reliability over time.

What is Logitech G Hub?

Logitech G Hub is a modern version of their gaming software, Logitech Gaming Software was developed in the early 2010’s. G Hub currently doesn’t add any new functionality and currently only supports more recently released Logitech gear.

Logitech G Hub Download

You can download the latest version of G Hub from Logitech’s site here: https://support.logitech.com/en_ca/software/lghub, once downloaded open the .exe and follow the wizard. You don’t need to uninstall LGS as long as it is up to date.

Supported Devices

– Gaming Mice
– Gaming Keyboards
– Gaming Headsets and Other

Using G Hub: Features

As of right now, there aren’t many new features with G Hub, the main benefit of G Hub is its redesigned UI. You can do everything you can do in the Logitech gaming software minus input analysis, there are new features in G Hub that allow you to download profiles from other Logitech users.

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1. The main screen lets you see all your Logitech gaming devices as well as the ability to browse community made lighting and gaming profiles.
2. Once clicked into a device, you can set lighting like can in Logitech Gaming Software. All the same settings are here.
3. The next tab down are the button assignment tabs, here you can assign any button on a mouse or keyboard to a native windows command, key press, recorded macro, and some integrated Discord and OBS actions.
4. Lastly, you have the ability to set up DPI steps on your mouse, drag the points off to delete your DPI steps. You also have the ability to set 5. your mouse’s polling rate here, you should set it to 1000 Hz for the most responsive feel, but 500 Hz is adequate if you want to save some battery life.
6. Lastly, you have the settings screen where you can see battery drain rate, here’s where you can add surfaces to tune to your mouse.

Common Issues with G Hub

– G Hub Not detecting mouse
– G Hub Not Loading
– G Hub Not installing

How to uninstall G Hub

Using the native windows installer, hit the start menu, search for or navigate to “Add or Remove Programs” find Logitech G Hub and follow the wizard to uninstall.

Supported Devices

Logitech supports all of their modern gaming devices.

Gaming Mice
  • Wireless Gaming Mouse G700
  • PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • Pro Gaming Mouse
  • Optical Gaming Mouse G400
  • MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse
  • MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse
  • Laser Mouse G9X: Made for Call of Duty
  • Gaming Mouse G500
  • Gaming Mouse G300
  • G9x Laser Mouse
  • G903 Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • G900 Chaos Spectrum Professional Grade Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • G9 Laser Mouse
  • G703 Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse
  • G603 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • G600 MMO Gaming MouseG502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse
  • G502 PROTEUS CORE Tunable Gaming Mouse
  • G502 HERO Gaming Mouse
  • G500s Laser Gaming Mouse
  • G403 Prodigy Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • G403 Prodigy Wired Gaming Mouse
  • G403 HERO Gaming Mouse
  • G402 Hyperion Fury Ultra-Fast FPS Gaming Mouse
  • G400s Optical Gaming Mouse
  • G305 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse
  • G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA Gaming Mouse
  • G203 Prodigy Gaming Mouse
  • G100s Optical Gaming Mouse

Using Logitech Gaming Software – Features

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Profiles

Logitech Gaming Software lets you save profiles on-board,on-computer or with automatic game detection.

With your profiles you can set what each mouse button does, you can choose to re-map to another mouse click, and keyboard stroke or a recorded macro.

On this page you can also set DPI sensitivity with multiple levels and a shift DPI setting.

Lastly, you can set the polling rate of your mouse in this view.

Lighting

This is where you set your mouse’s lighting settings by zone.

Here, you can set lighting mode, speed, brightness and sleep timer.

You can pick colours from any of the 16.8 million using the colour wheel or a specific RGB value.

With multiple devices, you can sync your colour settings across so your gaming setup has unified look.

Battery Settings

The battery tab gives you the option to select some pre-set lighting modes that are more battery friendly.

Surface Tuning

Surface tuning optimizes your mouse for the mousepad (or desk) you have. This will improve tracking and lift off distance.

Logitech Gaming Software lets you store multiple surface profiles in case you travel with your mouse or switch up your surface regularly.

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Input Analysis

Kind of a useless feature but even more useless for mice, input analysis records and displays button heat maps to show how often and how long you press a button, not sure what uses this could have but I’m not surprised they didn’t bring it over to G Hub.

Kind of a useless feature but even more useless for mice, input analysis records and displays button heat maps to show how often and how long you press a button, not sure what uses this could have but I’m not surprised they didn’t bring it over to G Hub.

Not opening or loading

Logitech Gaming Software there are several reasons why your software isn’t opening, the first thing to try is to uninstall and reinstall or update your install of Logitech Gaming Software.

Not detecting mouse

First off you should double check to see if your device is compatible with Logitech Gaming Software, if it’s not compatible you’re out of luck, you could always get a new Logitech mouse, take a look at our best Logitech gaming mouse post or Best Gaming Mouse if you don’t absolutely need a Logitech.

Profile auto game detection not working

If you are ever having trouble keeping profile settings to stick do this:

  1. Close Logitech Gaming Software
  2. Navigate to: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Logitech\Logitech Gaming Software\
  3. Locate settings.json and rename it to settings.json.bak
  4. Restart logitech gaming software and it will make a new settings.json 

Sometimes the file gets a little wonky and the software has trouble writing the settings to save. A fresh file usually fixes this issue.

How to uninstall Logitech Gaming Software

Open your start menu and locate or search for “Uninstall a program” then find Logitech Gaming Software, follow the wizard to uninstall.

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