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Old 02-28-2005, 06:19 PM   #1
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7 Button Mouse Functions


This isnt really a problem its more of a config id like to have.
I have installed Ubunty (Hoary) with the 2.6.10 kernel just compiled on my compaq armada m700 laptop, and I was configuring my microsoft intellipoint mouse, one of those optical usb mouses with 7 buttons on them. I got the scrolling wheel configured for going up and down nicely (had a problem at first because it came out inverted), I also got the two extra buttons on the side to change between workspaces (nifty thing took me two hours to do) and I wanted the middle button (meaning the press on the scroll wheel) to open the terminal but I have no idea how to call on to that mouse action. Im using imwheel for all this but in it i only found how to modify these four buttons, i have no idea how the middle button is called, i tried calling it button2 and button3 but didnt work; i know my linux detects it as a different button because whenever I press on it it pops up a strange menu that no other button pops up but id rather have the terminal pop up. Also I have no idea how to configure the threshold for the scrolling wheel, I got it to scroll 4 lines each click either up or down but id like for it to detect when i scroll fast so that it can scroll more lines at a time, I read somewhere that this could be done with the imwheel but i didnt really understood how or where to put such a script. Im a newbie here so lately ive just been playing arround to learn more about linux.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 07:37 AM   #2
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Try running xev. This will pop up a little box, and every time you click in the box your terminal window will tell you what kind of click it was, and what the button was called.

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Old 03-02-2005, 08:16 AM   #3
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I have been messing around trying to get my MS Trackball Explorer configured the way I want. I had read about using xev, but have been unable to find it. Whereis & which neither one find it. I have tried to add it through Mandrakd Control Center & it is not in any of the sources I have. Where do I find this command?
 
Old 03-02-2005, 10:05 AM   #4
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xev usually is part of the X contribs package.

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Old 03-02-2005, 12:24 PM   #5
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wow thats a very usefull application, thank you very very much uman.

I have ubuntu running gnome and xev was already installed I just typed xev on the terminal and it started running.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 05:44 PM   #6
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Glad I could help Fice

I myself learned about xev only a couple days ago, as I just bought a mouse w/ more buttons.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 02:38 AM   #7
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In case you're interested:
http://yves.gablin.club.fr/pc/linux....e=config/mouse

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