remapping mouse buttons

Fred Schaer fred.schaer at
Thu Nov 23 18:18:32 UTC 2006


I had the same kind of problem with my M$ 
intelli-internet-wireless-explorer-stupid-name mouse : buttons on the 
thumb were not activated correctly...
To have those 2 buttons OK, I had to change the mouse section in my 
xorg.conf file. Key options were :

Option      "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "false"

Maybe you'd like to play with these options ?


Nigel Ridley a écrit :
> Since doing a fresh install of Edgy my logitech optical trackman 8 
> button mouse behaves differently :-(
> It used to be that of the three buttons that are next to my thumb, the 
> top two would act the same as clicking with the scroll wheel - opening a 
> new tab in Konqueror etc. BUT more importantly, it would paste 
> highlighted text. Now only clicking the scroll wheel does this.
> I know that that is probably how it should be but it was so much easier 
> just having to move my thumb up a tiny fraction to paste stuff. Now I 
> have to highlight using the trackball and click the very small scroll 
> wheel which is next to the trackball which, because of their close 
> proximity causes the mouse pointer to move before I can click in the 
> right place ughh!
> Anyway. How can I remap the mouse buttons to revert back to using button 
> number 6 or 7 (I'm not sure which but it is one of those two) as a 
> 'middle' mouse button - so that I can paste with it?
> Blessings,
> Nigel

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