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Originally posted by Aussie The middle mouse button is already in use in linux, so I think thats where you problem lies, you only have the side buttons to play with.
Surely there is a way to rebind all 3 at once! They all work, just not at the same time... I can get the mousewheel button to do Home, just not at the same time as I can get the right sidebutton to be Escape.
Can someone explain the UP and DOWN syntax in .imwheelrc?? I always have to mess with that to get it to work... this may be part of the problem.
The wheel works just fine with my config like this, but the side buttons don't work. If I do an xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7", then my wheel begins taking me forward and back (which is why I know imwheel is working properly). When I run xev, the side buttons do not send any signal at all (probably my biggest problem here). I have tried several combinations of buttons with xmodmap and imwheelrc to no avail. Can anyone give me some pointers? PS2 Intellimouse Explorer btw.
Last edited by TruckStuff; 02-28-2003 at 10:45 AM.
Doh... Amazinf the stupid things you miss that should be obvious. Thanks.
Is there a good page with details on hwo to configure the .imwheelrc file? I haven't been able to figure it all out with the man page. I wanted to bind the small thumb button to F5 (refresh) rather than forward. Wound up having to do imwheel -b "4567" and calling the side buttons "Left" and "Right" in my .imwheelrc file. Very odd... there are a couple of other tweaks I would like to make though. For example, I would like to bind the wheel button to be a double-click that simply opens in the same window rather than opening in a new window. Can this be done in imwheel or should I look elsewhere? From reading the man page, it doesn't appear that I can.
Last edited by TruckStuff; 02-28-2003 at 12:35 PM.
Originally posted by Eyecannon Surely there is a way to rebind all 3 at once! They all work, just not at the same time... I can get the mousewheel button to do Home, just not at the same time as I can get the right sidebutton to be Escape.
Yes, but linux uses three buttons by default, thats why you need to emulate three buttons with a two button mouse, you could set the wheel button to something else but you will break any actions that are coded for the middle button....such as pasting from the clipboard for example.
At the moment my 2 side buttons work correctly in web browsers, yet my wheel buttons do not scroll. The output from xev...
Mouse Wheel Up returns as Left (not working right)
Mouse Wheel Down returns as Right (not working right)
Mouse Wheel Button returns as nothing (can't tell what it does)
Thumb Button 1 (closest to you) returns as Alt_L (works perfectly)
Thumb Button 2 (farthest away) returns as Alt_L (works perfectly)
Any insight on the following? I seem to have the same problem with mine
Originally posted by eggs I've got an odd problem... my MS Intellimouse Explorer's wheel is buttons 4 and 5, I think its a version 1 so maybe thats the problem. Meaning my mouse section looks like this:
And the wheel does not work if I put the zaxis on 6 7 like everyone else's mouse.
So needless to say the xmodmap "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" broke the wheel so I assumed that the 4th and 5th number are for the wheel and made mine 'xmodmap "pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7"' and the wheel worked again but the side buttons still didn't work in xev.
Any idea what might be happening here? I know that my Intellimouse Explorer is 'old school', so I thought that maybe the same thing that the previous poster 'eggs' was experiencing was happening to me--<shrug>