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Synapse 3 for Mac

Discussion in 'Razer Synapse' started by Brainforsale, Sep 15, 2018.

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  1. metatron23

    metatron23 New Member

    I just found out (reading on some other forum) that you can also use this software https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/index.html to at least use Razer keyboard as a "mac" one.
    But of course you can't use anything else (like controlling colours,...).
     
  2. joey_sfb

    joey_sfb New Member

    Razer cares about market share. Even their own product, if they don't sell as well as expected it will eventually be abandon.

    I was a Mac user, I find it impossible to keep up with Apple. They release a new OS so often that it made my software investment incompatible with each in-between releases. I give up and move to Window 10 if though I hate Microsoft more.
     
  3. metatron23

    metatron23 New Member

    I find that strange. With Catalina only 64-bit software works, before that you can run both. It sucks that some software will not work with Catalina, but to change OS just because of that?
    Which software doesn't work for you (really curious)?
     
  4. joey_sfb

    joey_sfb New Member

    Its a combination of things that drove me off Macbook. I want to upgrade the HDD bought one OEM and replace it myself. A few weeks, I notice of HDD is slowing down like a malfunction. I run diagnostic and realize that my new HDD is about to fail. Did a search and realize that apple HDD has custom firmware. I need to buy one of those drives. So I put back my original Mac HDD, 128GB just too small.

    I remember another incident, my parallel software that I bought not long ago to run Windows alongside macOS is incompatible with their new OS release. Just too much cash milking mechanism build into owning a Mac.

    When my MacBook firmware can't be upgraded to support 64bit OS. I decided to say goodbye to Mac for good. At the end of the day, I have zero regrets and save a pile of money. Windows notebook are not glorious but they are dirt cheap and have a lower ownership cost in the long run.
     
  5. metatron23

    metatron23 New Member

    Indeed, upgrading anything on a Mac is pain in the a** (unless you have a new Mac Pro).
    What I still love about Mac is their MacOS. I know that a lot of people don't like it that much anymore since it is not as stable as it was back in the day. But every time I have to use Windows I remember those days when you would spend days to figure out that because of a driver system was crashing all the time. For me MacOS is much better in a lot of ways, so going back to Win... atm I don't think so.
     
  6. joey_sfb

    joey_sfb New Member

    I was a big Apple fan because of its premium creative design, when I first saw the MagSafe power adaptor I am floored and bought the Mac immediately. I also bought the first iPad.

    Anyway, Apple has changed a lot under Tim Cook. He is a 100% corporate guy, sacrificing creativity in the name of profit margin.
     
  7. Antigua

    Antigua New Member

    TBH, it runs fine without synapse on OSX Sierra. I set up my colour profile with synapse and then un-installed synapse and the effect stays. Then ControllerMate is doing everything else for me.
    http://www.orderedbytes.com/
     
  8. smartOchreguide808

    smartOchreguide808 New Member

    Hallo, I found this short Information here:

    https://support.razer.com/articles/1657604171

    I think it describes all points in this thread and we all here should request Razer to take back all our last purchases from Razer with the Apple logo on their boxes....
     
  9. maria.campbell

    maria.campbell New Member

    I just got the Razer Blackwidow Elite for my birthday and I am very disappointed that there isn't Synapse 3 software for Mac. It looks like this has been an on going issue. Sucks that it hasn't been resolved yet. I was told at Best Buy that this keyboard would be compatible with my Mac, but he left out the part that I couldn't download the software for it. :frown_: Please create Synapse 3 for Mac soon, because Synapse 2 is not compatible with my new Blackwidow Elite.
     
  10. smartOchreguide808

    smartOchreguide808 New Member

    I have 7 devices from Razer and bought them all only for my both MAC computers, because at all 7 original boxes is the info "Razer Synapse Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)". An upper limitation to Mojave 10.14 was NOT visible at all 7 boxes. So I think we all need to contact the Razer support "how is the procedure of returning goods and getting back all money"....
     
  11. doshg

    doshg New Member

    Oh wow.. can't believe this is not available on Mac. Just got Kraken Ultimate, and Synapse 3 is not available for Mac. Deeply disappointing as a long-time Razer fan.. ‍♂️
     
  12. kennethyha

    kennethyha Active Member

    And please make Synapse work on all Razer Devices and separate Cortex from Synapse.
     
  13. metatron23

    metatron23 New Member

    I managed to change settings of Razer keyboard that works on Mac :) In Parallels I have updated Synapse and played a bit in Chrome Studio (which is nice) and changed some settings (like static color) and now color is the same also on Mac OS (before it would just changing all the colors all the time). At least something is possible to do with it :)
     
  14. redburner

    redburner New Member

    You mean Parallels like the virtual machine?
     
  15. metatron23

    metatron23 New Member

    Yes, but on restart of MacOS it resets
     
  16. redburner

    redburner New Member

    Well that's not much of a fix then... We need something that works on MacOS. I find it ridiculous that users have been requesting this since 2018 and there still hasn't been a response from Razer. I just got my Goliathus desk mat and realized i cant change the lights, so disappointing :slightly_sad:
    Has anyone found a workaround, one that doesn't involve virtual machines?
     
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  17. smartOchreguide808

    smartOchreguide808 New Member

    Look at this small information:

    https://support.razer.com/articles/1657604171

    At this stays the info that Razer stops the development of Synapse for Mac OS. The last supported version is Mojave. Synapse 3 is only for Windows...
     
  18. smartOchreguide808

    smartOchreguide808 New Member

    No. I demand the Razer support much to present a Synapse for Mac OS Catalina.

    The more people the support contact, the more they will have the urgency to develop a version of Synapse 3 for Mac OS...
     
  19. Razer you need a story here. Synapse is an absolute dumpster fire! Even on PC I need both Synapse 2 and Synapse 3 installed in order to support all my Razer peripherals. Synapse 3 is required beta software on the PC for an increasing portfolio of Razer hardware and frequently it stops stuff from working, like my Mamba hyperflux will constantly disconnect if I install Synapse 3. I'm starting to think you want me to buy products from other vendors.

    Please take some of the huge profit you are making on your hardware and invest in some software developers that can actually save your business before it's too late. Sure Chroma is nice and all but now all vendors are doing it and your switches aren't as good as Cherry. Also Mac support while you are at it please.
     
  20. vowofangel

    vowofangel New Member

    How did you do it? I installed parallels but the razer synapse just doesnt connect to my black widow keyboard
     
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