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Old 09-10-2003, 03:56 AM   #1
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5-button USB Mouse Configuration

I've got a 5-button USB mouse with scrolling wheel. Is it possible to assign doubleclick to one button and scroll lock/unlock to another? This is for someone with severe RSI.
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Old 09-10-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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I don't know the answer exactly, but see this previous post:

If I were you my first ports of call would be:

also the man pages for mouse, just incase.

It's well worth taking a look at man keyboard and XF86Config as they talk about how to assign new functions to num lock, caps lock and scroll lock (aka the led keys) and tell you how to assign their defaults.

It can be a pain in the bum trying to get this to work - expect your mouse to behave in really strange ways and remember ctrl+atl+backspace to get out of X should your mouse fail all together.

Good luck
Old 09-14-2003, 05:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the first link. I hadn't found it before. However, it contains a dead link and could go no further. The second link I already read knew about but found no information on how to program a doubleclick from a single button. I've spent a fair amount of time wading through SuSE mailing lists and found nothing there either. Maybe it is time to modify the actual driver instead of the XF86Config file.


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