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Old 08-06-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
Moebius
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side mouse buttons - forward and back?


I have one of these fancy 5 button mice with buttons on either side of it. In windows I use the buttons as the back and front buttons for web browsers and fire browsers, but in linux they just function the same as the middle mouse button. When I hit the left side button it pastes the last highlighted text and the right button brings up the right click menu. Is there any way to get them to function as forward and back buttons?

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Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
#Option "Resolution" "300"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
 
Old 08-07-2004, 01:40 AM   #2
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http://www.linuxforum.com/linux_tutorials/70/1.php


hope this helps
 
Old 08-07-2004, 06:03 AM   #3
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thanks for the link. I'm stuck at the point where I have to edit "~/.xinitrc". I can't find it. I'm aware that it's hidden and that it's supposed to be in my home dir, but its not. I'm using xorg. Any ideas on that?

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Old 08-07-2004, 12:14 PM   #4
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i think you need to create it
when you boot into your desktop, if there's no .xinitrc the system looks elsewhere
for the appropriate information
just create it in an text editor and save it as .xinitrc and then log out and back in again
 
  


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