Logitech (accidentally?) commits a cardinal sin of Mac software

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Logitech (accidentally?) commits a cardinal sin of Mac software

Stephen Hackett first reported this yesterday and it was so wild I almost didn't believe it at first.

After some searching online, it seems that this folder was generated by Logi Options+, the software that came with my mouse, the Logitech MX Master 3S.

Version 1.70 of Logi Options+ launched last week with — I kid you not — AI tools you can launch anywhere your cursor is located

Now I don't have any particular beef with this feature in the first place. One of the things I like about Raycast AI is having a chatbot right where I'm already working; bringing up a similar UI with a mouse button doesn't seem bad to me, assuming you want it.

But adding a folder to the user's home directory is wild and not something I think I can recall an app ever doing in my (gulp) nearly 30 years using a Mac 🥴

Based on the name of the folder and its location, I'm going to bet this is a bug that amounts to some debug process that slipped through QA and got into the production build. That's not excusing it, but I do suspect someone at Logitech saw this story and went, "shit, we screwed up" rather than, "damn, they found our secret folder we totally wanted to be there."