Sorry, but Synapse Sucks

Discussion in 'Razer Synapse' started by FrozenFireVR, Apr 19, 2018.


Do you like Synapse?

  1. Yes

    42 vote(s)
  2. No

    128 vote(s)
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  1. FrozenFireVR

    FrozenFireVR Well-Known Member

    Hey Razer. Sorry to say this, but Synapse is a sad, laggy, clunky, unintuitive, ugly excuse for a control software. I've been using a Logitech G series mouse before coming across Razer and their software was amazing. Everything fit in, every control worked as expected and it was a wholesome experience, Synapse on the other hand...
  2. Jayorito

    Jayorito Well-Known Member

    Nothing is wrong with synapse, I don't understand why people are having problems with it seriously could you explain.
    Issa_Or, pancholr, ElDiki and 7 others like this.
  3. FrozenFireVR

    FrozenFireVR Well-Known Member

    It just doesn't work right. It keeps resetting settings, gives the same introduction after each update, clunky and gets stuck where the options don't reflect on the device, etc... Easy to get frustrated with these if you have used another suite before this.
  4. klaus-l

    klaus-l Member

    Synapse 2 is realy the most bad software driver I have used. Logitech, Steelseries, much better.
    Inconvenient, uncomfortable, lacks functionality, ..
    Chaos with sersion 2 and 3 (beta since month) an dsupported devices.
    The only driver, that needs >2 seconds to recognize an application change = nearly unusable.
  5. Noxxtromo

    Noxxtromo New Member

    I´m afraid, I have to agree with you! Synapse software is a mess in itself - which is kinda sad as Razer provides fine high end peripherals. Synapse is very unintuitive - and believe me, I´ve been doing this for a few years. The internal software logic is just wrong and misleading. It crashes frequently, is laggy as hell, doesn´t provide enough information, keeps loosing and not loading my profiles and sometimes changes them without any apparent reason. It is very unreliable and frustration rules. Why for example is there no simple way to turn every peripheral´s lights OFF with a simple click? Honestly, Synapse needs a complete relaunch, to become an enjoyable and fun experience.
  6. TorGor123

    TorGor123 New Member

    I think synapse is awesome! Not only can you change the lighting profile on your devices, but you can also create your own and share them with the community. I don't really know if you can do that with Logitech, but I think that's awesome. Okay, it has it's bugs, but razer always tries to fix them!
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  7. FrozenFireVR

    FrozenFireVR Well-Known Member

    I totally agree, it does need a complete overhaul. It would have been awesome if they used Razer themed interactive interface, but instead they chose to have a GUI styled like a kid's HTML project from the 90's (and Synapse isn't even as responsive as it would've been) :/

    I barely see any point in sharing profiles. These kind of software should be quick and fluid first, those gimmicks come later (yes it's a gimmick, cause if you couldn't spend 10 minutes to customize your 'gaming' hardware, then you don't deserve to be called a gamer). Btw, you can export profiles and share them on Logitech's suite too, and if you ever used it, you won't think Synapse is awesome.
  8. I actually like version 3 beta, verison 2 is clunky that is for sure.
    But V3 has it's bugs, the register product won't work like it did in V2.
    I also feel as if the profiles are a bit confusing to get the hang of. In regards to profiles for key mapping and seperate profiles for chroma lighting... just combine that stuff.
    GladyNA and Thorj like this.
  9. TorGor123

    TorGor123 New Member

    I think they should put everything into one application! I now have one synapse for my headset, and one synapse for my keyboard!
  10. NahuelCC

    NahuelCC Member

    Not counting all the bugs, I think Synapse 3 is bloated.


    Why does it need 8 processes to work?
    Why does it need +700 MB of RAM to control my keyboard and mouse?

    With Synapse 2 you can disable all that crap and end up with only "Synapse2.exe" running with 60-70 MB usage, and it still works well.
    With Synapse 3, as soon as you disable any of those services... it stops working.
  11. w9jds

    w9jds Active Member

    As a software engineer, synapse 2 is complete and utter garbage. I cry all the time looking and using it. Not only does it run terrible (crashing, not actually doing what it says, requiring more resources than it should, etc) it just never improves. Ever.

    Synapse 3 is an improvement but the fact that they refuse to bring old hardware to it is just stupid. Not only should it not be hard, the bigger products that would benefit from it (like the blades, which already have software issues up the ass) Just continue to get absolutely no support the second you buy it.

    I will give them that they are improving over the years, but their decisions and speed is pretty terrible. I have been spending years trying to see if I can get into Razer to help with software, but I continuously get denied...

  12. Rhwbanz

    Rhwbanz New Member

    I have to agree with the OP, Synapse 3 is a complete shambles :slightly_sad:

    I don't really care about editing profiles and colours once they're done, yes, Synapse 3 makes all that easy, but what I do consider essential is that Synapse detects my Tartarus and what game I'm playing properly and I'd say about 40% of the time it fails to detect I'm loading a game, forcing me to alt+tab (even worse when playing league of legends and I've wasted a flash!) and load it manually.

    Even worse is on several occasions it's just plain lost my profiles and had to reboot to get them to appear again.

    I never had these issues with Razer 2, infact I've been using my nostromo/tartarus/orbweaver/tartarus 2 for years, even when belkin made the nostromo and this is the worst software I've had to use with the little keypad.
  13. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Don’t use Synapse beta 3 a lot, but I don’t have any issues with Synapse 2 since...I think 2015, my setting saved on laptops profiles so if I lose it I can easily recover it, but in over a year with Synapse 2 on my Blade 2017, i only did recovery one time, it was after windows update that seems somehow deleted profiles from my Blade and Razer Pheriperals setting.
    .Surf. and esien525 like this.
  14. nekochan2117

    nekochan2117 New Member

    I agree with you.
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  15. Reminds me of the thread I'd commented on a few weeks back titled "Is Razer as a company Lazy?" with a poll that had quite a mixed opinion from people
  16. t_Twix

    t_Twix New Member

    i agree but only what i think sucks on synapse is synapse 3 beta.. but "legacy" synapse 2 works great even thought i just mess around with it rarely.
  17. nexy33

    nexy33 New Member

    synapse 2 was fine the only reason I have left to run it is my Kraken v2 7.1s the only thing that isn't supported out of my gear by synapse 3, but 3 is just razers software equivalent of corsair link if it works leave it alone but no they break something in it every other release
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  18. awesomeammo400

    awesomeammo400 New Member

    i own a razer keyboard since yesterday....not so bad....i like it.

    But the software....holy shit...what the fuck is this ?
    This crap dont really work well on my end...

    Its a shame....
  19. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    They said they will bring them to Synapse 3, so they're definitely not refusing it.
  20. CodeCCLG

    CodeCCLG Well-Known Member

    if they made it so we didnt need 2 synapse's for manowar and others id be happy ..
    t_Twix, ricstar, skygunner27 and 4 others like this.
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