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Old 08-30-2008, 06:30 AM   #1
ussr_1991
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Mapping a mouse (Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000) button to an application.


Hi guys, I would like to know what should be done in order to allow this mouse to map onto an application. So far all my buttons are working correctly, except a small red button on the left. In Windows, it is supposed to act as magnifier. How to do that in GNU Ubuntu Hardy??

PS: I know in Firefox, it can be done by Ctrl ++ (Increase size) and Ctrl -- (Decrease size) and possible to use buttons in nautilus to magnify (Except Desktop, it is a problem unless one always clicked on the Desktop link located at Places-> Desktop) but sometimes, it I do not want to lose a feature / making the OS looked inferior in some sense.


Furthermore, not always there is a need to magnify the entire part, there maybe a need to magnify on a portion of it.


I have found that using xev, it give such code
Code:
ButtonRelease event, serial 540, synthetic NO, window 0x3a00001,
    root 0x49, subw 0x0, time 8025437, (162,169), root:(167,218),
    state 0x10, button 6, same_screen YES

Any help will be much appericated!

Last edited by ussr_1991; 08-30-2008 at 06:33 AM. Reason: Adding details
 
Old 08-30-2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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ussr,

Sorry I can't help you with your problem but I'd certainly appreciate if you could help me with mine. I posted my problem last week. Basically I can't get any buttons working on this mouse. All I get is vertical movement from the mouse pointer.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...roblem-664629/

Is there any chance you could post the mouse configuration section of your xorg file so I can compare? It would be much appreciated!

Thanks a lot!

Robert
 
Old 08-30-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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I don't know anything about Hardy, but Gnome has a "Screen Reader and Magnifier" which may do what you want. You might look into that. It's under "Accessibility" on my desktop. KDE probably has something similar.
 
Old 08-31-2008, 02:38 AM   #4
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I don't know anything about Hardy, but Gnome has a "Screen Reader and Magnifier" which may do what you want. You might look into that. It's under "Accessibility" on my desktop. KDE probably has something similar.
Ok, my issue is how to map my button 6 (red button) onto this program. Any help? Thanks 4 the reply.

I use GNOME.
 
Old 08-31-2008, 02:40 AM   #5
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ussr,

Sorry I can't help you with your problem but I'd certainly appreciate if you could help me with mine. I posted my problem last week. Basically I can't get any buttons working on this mouse. All I get is vertical movement from the mouse pointer.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...roblem-664629/

Is there any chance you could post the mouse configuration section of your xorg file so I can compare? It would be much appreciated!

Thanks a lot!

Robert
Plz wait. I am using school laptop right now. (Non-Linux )

PS: My mouse just work out of box. Have u ever edit the xorg??
 
  


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