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Old 08-06-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Logitech Mouseman Wheel - Trouble with Thumb Button

I have a quite old Logitech Mouseman Wheel, which I have used for years and still love. It is a conventional wired PS/2 interfaced mouse with the usual two buttons and a scroll wheel, plus one thumb button - just one thumb button, not two like many Mouseman products that are on the market currently.

I want to use that thumb button as "Back" in Firefox, and have been really struggling to make this happen. At this point, I have it doing "Forward", but can't figure out how to make it do "Back" - any and all help much appreciated.

Here is what I have done to date. In xorg.conf, I have the following for the mouse section:
Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
  Option       "Buttons" "6"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "Name" "PS2++ Logitech Wheel Mouse"
  Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "5 6"
Then, in /etc/profile.local, I have added:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 4 5"
This gets all the buttons working, but I am struggling with how to get Firefox to recognize the thumb button as "Back" instead of "Forward".

Can anyone offer any suggestions? Thanks!


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