Extra Keys is an app which allows the use of the Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard on macOS, particularly macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and later, where the manufacturer's software ended, but also on macOS 10.14 (Mojave) if preferred.
The G13 Advanced Gameboard is a USB keypad which has been popular with gamers as well as non-gamers to increase their capabilities and efficiency controlling games, development tools, and other apps. Since manufacturer support for this hardware was dropped with the release of macOS Catalina, Extra Keys fills the void allowing owners to keep using their gameboard.
Extra Keys is still a work in progress, so some features are missing. At this point, it is at a stage where it can work well for many people and is used on a daily basis in software development. Enough features are there that it can work quite well for some users, without any feeling of annoyance or need for more, while other users will find that it doesn't support one of their favorite features... yet.
Generally, in the software world an app is a "Minimum Viable Product" (MVP) when it is ready for first launch but has some growing to do. Extra Keys is right around that point, having enough capability for many users but lacking in-app profile editing and other usage-specific features. Extra Keys has been actively serving its purpose in daily use for two years now, and is best fit for G13 owners who can get by without a GUI profile editor and a few other features while work continues on a more refined and feature rich Extra Keys.
What is working?
• Keys G1 through G29
• Buttons M1 through M3
• Loading profiles (.lgp and .xml formats supported)
• Backlight changes with M1, M2, and M3 buttons for easy mode checking. Currently fixed at blue, red, and green.
• Backlight turns off when the active app doesn't have any mappings assigned.
• Profiles work just like they did with the manufacturer's software, which includes profiles being assigned to specific apps and automatically switching profiles when the active app changes. Nearly all profile features are supported.
• The LCD shows status information.
Supported Profile Features:
• Keystroke / Single Key
• Multi Key
• Text Block
• Mouse Function (except forward / back)
• Media Commands
• Hotkeys (except maxwindow)
• Shortcuts / Aliases
• Key Repeat
What isn't supported yet?
• Analog Joystick
• LCD Applets
• MR button
The name Logitech is owned by Logitech. This software is in no way associated with, endorsed by, or approved by Logitech. The use of this software is not warrantied by Logitech or any other company.
• Added a way to find the location and bundle ID of an app to target your profiles.
• Added an indication if the active app doesn't have a profile.
• Expanded documentation.
Ratings and Reviews
Extra Keys not working with Adobe Premiere Pro
Thank you again for creating an awesome app. I use Extra Keys all the time, now that the G13 keyboard is no longer supported on the newer Mac operating systems. I noticed a buy on the latest update for Extra Keys. The latest update no longer works with Adobe Premiere Pro. My original thought was that Extra Keys didn’t work with the latest update of Adobe Premiere Pro. However, I tested Extra Keys version 1.1.1 and it seems to be working with Premiere Pro. Extra Keys version 1.1.4 is having issues with Adobe Premiere. Whenever I press a key nothing happens. Also in the Extra Keys dialogue box whenever I press a key on my G13 nothing shows up for “Most recent macro.”
Developer Response ,
Thanks for reaching out. I sent you an email with more details to figure this out, but usually if Extra Keys doesn’t show a most recent macro this is solved by checking the “target” in the profile. Hopefully checking the target or one of the other ideas in the email gets things working for you.
Support Website not working
You support website is not working and I would like to report some bugs.
Developer Response ,
Hi chrisndeca. I'm sorry the support website wasn't working. It has usually been working fine, so I didn't realize there had been an outage. I definitely am interested in any bugs you have to report. Please, if you are able, try the website again or just describe the bugs here in App Review and I will be keeping an eye out.
I am thrilled that Extra Keys 1.1.2 has just been released, with support for held modifier keys, support for a 3rd-party tool integration that a user suggested, a backlight / screen color bug fix, and a fix for an occasional crash when reconnecting the gameboard. I hope that solves some of your problems, but look forward to hearing more from you if you've found other bugs or have requests which would make Extra Keys more helpful to you.
Thanks for keeping the bug reports and feature requests coming. It is a joy to see Extra Keys grow to meet more people's needs.
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- Jerde Apps LLC
- 5.3 MB
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
- Age Rating
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