Icons in menu bar

Peter Yates pd.yates at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 12:41:40 UTC 2006

I saw this a while ago in the redhat magazine; it may be worth a shot :

As root, edit the /etc/sysctl.conf file and add the following:

dev.mac_hid.mouse_button_emulation = 1

dev.mac_hid.mouse_button2_keycode = 87

dev.mac_hid.mouse_button3_keycode = 88

 The above will allow the F11 and the F12 keys on the keyboard to provide
the middle and right click mouse buttons. If however, you prefer to use
Fn+Alt or Fn+Apple, just having the dev.mac_hid.mouse_button_emulation
= 1is sufficient. On your next reboot, the buttons will be available;
running sysctl -p will also enable them immediately.

original link: http://www.redhat.com/magazine/007may05/features/mac-mini/



On 07/11/06, Mike Hore <mike_hore at aapt.net.au> wrote:
> Hi Eamonn,
> > On 11/7/06, Mike Hore <mike_hore at aapt.net.au> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Sebastian and Eamonn,
> >>
> >> Ah, you haven't seen my post in the Mac PPC Users' forum.  I have a
> >> one-button mouse.  I can't right-click, and so far nobody's told me how
> >> to!!!
> >>
> > Ah, sorry. My current iMac uses a "supermouse" or whatever that's
> > called -- with the little ball on the top. Perhaps the usual
> > substitutes work, like Option-Click or Command-Click? One of the
> > Apple-only keys. Next would be to try Ctrl or shift click.
> >
> No, none of those work. So far the only advice I've got about the mouse
> is to use things like
> xmodmap -e 'keycode 96=Pointer_Button3'
> But I can't get that to have any effect when I hit the function key. So
> although I'm very short of $$$ at the moment I'll probably have to shell
> out for a new mouse (a scroll wheel would be very nice). Still, as you
> say, there ought to be a solution. I just haven't hit on it yet.
> -- Mike.
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