This post is a memo to self, and describes how to disable the X.52 clutch mode. I am flying with a Saitek/Logitech X.52 pro HOTAS, and this stick has a ‘clutch button’ (labelled “i”) in the thumb position of the throttle (image: clutch highlighed in red)

“Clutch mode” for this button means that it is usable as a modfier for the other buttons, when pressed together with a second button. Alone, it does nothing. For me, that is useless.

In order to disable function, go into Windows Settings, click Devices, and search for “Set up USB Game Controllers”.

As always, useful things in Windows can only be accessed via search and not via menu.

Select the device, and then hit the device properties.

In the MFD (Multi Function Display) of all places you can also disable the clutch function (which, of course, has nothing to do with the MFD at all).

Because Windows is stupid and saves this configuration per USB-port, you will have to redo it every time you plug the stick into a different USB port.