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Old 05-31-2006, 12:29 AM   #1
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Issues with Logitech G7 mouse

Hey all!

I have a Logitech G7 wireless mouse, with a back button, scroll wheel that goes up down, clicks down, and goes side to side..

When using windows, clicking down on the mouse wheel in firefox on a link, it would open it in a new tab.

The side to side would scroll left or right on a page.

The mouse wheel would move the page up or down.

The back button would make it go back a page..

How can I configure my mouse for these same actions?
Old 05-31-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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this is very irritating.

Old 06-27-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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Sorry mate, but even a year after you replied, there's no support
Old 07-26-2006, 02:37 AM   #4
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not sure man... i was using slackware recently and noticed the same thing with my G7. I've since tried Ubuntu, and all that functionality works perfectly with firefox... except for the back button, which I am on a quest to get working presently

Edit: just found this:
Old 07-26-2006, 04:16 AM   #5
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Get imwheel (search google if your distro doesn't have it)

Move the file /etc/X11/imwheel/imwheelrc to /etc/X11/imwheel/imwheelrc.sample (we don't want that stuff there, the imwheel author doesn't know what we want! :-) )

Put this (or something similar) in ~/.imwheelrc:

None, Left, Control_L|Shift_L|Tab
None, Right, Control_L|Tab
None, Thumb1, Control_L|W

Start imwheel with:

imwheel -f -k -p -b "00678"

Put this command in your start file of whatever window manager you use, or use .xinitrc if you know how to.

(The 00678 argument tells it not to process the regular buttons, or wheel up/down, let the apps get these events normally).

Tadaa! note how Thumb1 closes tab (Control_L = left control), and wheel left/right navigate the tabs. Navigating tabs is a bit tricky (it repeats really quickly) but you'll get used to it ;-)


Last edited by ayqazi; 07-26-2006 at 04:18 AM.


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