Microsoft provides horrible ways to fix devices
Two weeks ago, I installed Windows 2000 Professional. Everything works, but the mouse wheel does not work as expected. In web browsers like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox it goes back a web page when the mouse wheel is turned fast. Also it does the same when a I carefully move the mouse wheel. No, I do not have any special software install that changes how the mouse wheel works. In Linux, it does the same thing. I used the xev utility to check the keycodes and it prints out mouse button 9 and 10 even though it is only a 5 button mouse. Like always Linux provides ways to fix almost everything. I added Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 4 5" to /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the input section for my mouse. It fixes the problem, but I can not find a way in Windows other than disconnecting the mouse and connect it directly to the PS/2 connector instead of the KVM switch. The mouse is an Logitech MX300 connected to a IOGEAR Miniview 4-port PS/2 KVM switch. I have tried installing Logitech's software and that did not work. I tried Microsoft suggested fixes, but they did not work too.
Does anybody know a way to tell Windows to ignore certain mouse buttons, but the mouse wheel have to work.