remapping mouse buttons

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Thu Nov 23 19:13:22 UTC 2006

Fred Schaer wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 ?
> Cheers

No joy :-( The two upper thumb buttons, when clicked, move a 'wide' web 
page left and right as if you were to drag the bottom scroll bar.

I shall keep looking ..........

What is the name of the app that shows mouse button numbers when you 
click them?



> 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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