[LUNI] extra mouse buttons
Stephen.Boulet at motorola.com
Thu Nov 29 17:18:06 CST 2001
I think buttons 4 and 5 are used for the wheel, not for buttons > 3 on your specific mouse. You might, if I remember correctly, need to use 6 and 7 for the extra buttons.
Go to the XFree site and read the FAQ there (which I'm too lazy to look up at the moment).
> Depending on what your using your mouse for, will determain
> the correct
> action to take to enable extra features for your mouse.
> Are you just using it on the command line ? ... With a window
> manager ?
> In my /etc/X11/XF86config-4 file I have a Section for my 3
> button Microsoft
> IntelliMouse w/Wheel, which happens to also work for my 5
> button Logitech
> Wheel mouse:
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Mouse0"
> Driver "mouse"
> Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
> Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
> Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
> Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> The important part of that is the "ZAxisMapping" which
> enables buttons 4 and
> This usually allows me to use my extra buttons/wheel with
> Gnome, and KDE2.
> I haven't tried other window managers, but I would think any
> that support X11
> input protocols should also work.
> As far as the command line goes, I've only used what equates
> to the middle
> button, for pasting copied content. And this works in both a
> standard command
> line, and with an xterm or similar.
> Sten wrote:
> > I've got a mouse with an extra button under the thumb, and
> I can't find
> > anything on how to make the button do useful things.
> Ideally, I'd like
> > it to send windowmaker an "alt-tab". Anyone got any hints?
> > -Sten
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