The SideWinder X5 Mouse delivers core gaming features including customizable sensitivity (DPI) setting buttons and Quick Turn.
The Sidewinder X5 Mouse includes 3 DPI On-the-fly buttons. You can use these buttons to change the DPI to instantly adjust pointer speed for precision tasks, such as in-game targeting or photo editing. Higher settings will move your pointer faster, lower settings will move your pointer slower. For the best overall mouse performance, set the mouse on a high DPI setting and then lower the pointer speed.
To change the DPI while in a game or application:
DPI On-the-fly buttons cannot be reassigned.
Use the Macro Record button during a game to bind a series of actions to the click of a button. For example, record a macro to reload all your weapons, and then assign the macro to a mouse button. To assist you in recording a macro, prompts are displayed on the mouse LCD.
For details on working with macros, see How do I create macros?
With Quick Turn, you can play games like a pro. In action games, use Quick Turn to spin your character to fire or move in the opposite direction.
For instructions on calibrating Quick Turn and assigning it to a mouse button, see How do I calibrate Quick Turn with my gaming mouse?
IntelliPoint software provides default commands for all of the mouse buttons. You can reassign some buttons to different commands or keyboard shortcuts to better fit your work style. You can also disable buttons you might press accidentally, such as the wheel button. For more information, see How do I reassign mouse buttons?