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Old 03-11-2002, 02:32 AM   #1
shassouneh
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Wink How can you set similar mouse behaviour to Microsoft Windows


Yes, I know some of you may be wondering why the heck I'm still running windows! Don't flame me guys, I still like windows, and I am not quite ready for a complete move to Linux. So please bear with this question!

Here's the Question:

In SuSE Linux Professional 7.3, my mouse is set to open a new web browser by simply clicking the middle (scrolling) mouse button. It turns out this feature is super-useful. Now Under Windows XP, similar behavious can be acheived by holding down the shift key while clicking on a link to open it in a new window. My question is, is there a way to configure the mouse to behave the same way as it does in Linux to open links in a new window by simply clicking the scroll button? It is VERY convenient and I miss that feature.

Note: I am running Microsoft Windows XP and dual-booting SuSE Linux Professional 7.3 (kernel 2.4.10gmbh)
 
Old 03-11-2002, 04:12 AM   #2
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If your mouse supports programmable function, then yes. Certainly under 95/98 with Logitech mice, the 'drivers' that came with them (not that you actually needed them to use the scroll feature) would allow you to reprogram the function of the scrolly thing. Check out the manufacturer's website.
 
Old 03-11-2002, 10:49 AM   #3
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hmmm

I don't know if the mouse is programmable. Its a icrosoft PS2 mouse. By the way, it SHOULD work since it does so under Linux, shouldn't it?
 
Old 03-11-2002, 11:26 AM   #4
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If winblows would allow you to configure your mouse buttons it would

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Old 03-11-2002, 03:12 PM   #5
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hmmm

Hmm no idea. I messed around with the Control Panel->Mouse applet, and it didn't seemto have such a feature you can set! Maybe someone can develop a windows tasskbar program to do it!
 
Old 03-12-2002, 11:44 AM   #6
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Don't know if this helps:

http://www.logitech.com/cf/support/mousefiles_wxp.cfm

It's a download for 'MouseWare' for Logitech mice. It might not work with Microsoft mice, but I've been able to hot-swap (withouth WinME complaining either - now that's an achievement) my Microsoft Intellimouse-Trackerball with my Logitech Mouse-Man (or whatever) - they're both PS/2 and they both have 2 buttons and one scrolly-job that acts as a third button. Give it a go, what's the worst that can happen? Dr Pepper.....
 
Old 03-12-2002, 04:46 PM   #7
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nope

Nope, didn't work! thanx anywyas!
 
  


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