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Old 12-02-2005, 02:35 PM   #1
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Mouse buttons in linux


Is there a way to change the extra mouse buttons on a mouse in linux? I always use the extra buttons on the side of my mouse as forward and back under windows and its annying that I cant do the same in linux. I have suse 10.0 and an intellimouse optical from MS. I looked on their site but there isnt any software for the mouse under linux. In YAST mouse options I dont see anywhere that I can define the additional buttons.

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Old 12-02-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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This is an X configuration issue. As far as I know, X currently only supports 5 mouse buttons (3 + wheel). However, it might be possible to bind them to a keysym (to emulate a keypress). That is, assuming that X notices the existence of the buttons. Run xev and see if you get any output when you press them.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 10:29 AM   #3
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Mouse buttons

It doesnt look like it recognizes the buttons.

Thanks for the advice though.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 06:51 PM   #4
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this is what you looking for http://dorward.me.uk/linux/mouse/

its for and ms explorer mouse but you can make it work for any 5 button mouse
 
Old 12-07-2005, 02:36 PM   #5
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Thank you

Thank you for that link. That is exactly what I was looking for.

I cant seem to get it to work properly in firefox though.

The back and forward buttons on the mouse work perfectly in Konqueror but I like firefox better. Whenever I click the back button in firefox it seems to act like I pressed the down button instead of the alt arrow button.

Anyone have any experience with this imwheel utility?
 
Old 12-08-2005, 06:30 PM   #6
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did you do the xmodmap part you. read through the tutorial again. you might have to change numbers around to fit your mouse.
 
  


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