Mapping Mouse Buttons: Anything Besides Imwheel?
Can anyone suggest a viable alternative to imwheel?
I'm on a new SUSE 9.1 install trying to map the two left-side thumb
buttons on a MS Wireless Intellimouse Explorer (USB) to alt-left and
alt-right. So far, the mouse is winning.
No need to bore people with the details. Multiple XF86Config, xmodmap
and imwheel incantations do not produce the right results. (Using xev,
I can't get the thumb buttons to be seen as 6 and 7. They're seen as
4 and 5, and the wheel as 6 7. Imwheel "67" maps left and right to
the wheel, but so does imwheel "45".)
Mice with thumb buttons have been out for a few years. I've used
imwheel on other distributions and it's always been annoying. Is
there a tool out there that actually works?
Re: Mapping Mouse Buttons: Anything Besides Imwheel?
On 14 Jul 2004 14:24:48 -0700, wg staggered into the Black Sun and said:[color=blue]
> I'm on a new SUSE 9.1 install trying to map the two left-side thumb
> buttons on a MS Wireless Intellimouse Explorer (USB) to alt-left and
> alt-right. Multiple XF86Config, xmodmap and imwheel incantations do
> not produce the right results.[/color]
Wrong tools. You need xbindkeys combined with xmacroplay. Put the
string [email]email@example.com[/email] into
the "find messages with this Message-ID" field of
[url]http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search[/url] , press the Search
button. That message describes binding keys to actions; you can pretty
easily bind mouse buttons 6 and 7 to various actions as well. HTH,
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