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Configuration for Microsoft IntelliMouse Trackball mouse
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cpufxr

Joined: 01 Nov 2007
Posts: 5
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov 2007, 04:59    Post subject:  Configuration for Microsoft IntelliMouse Trackball mouse
Subject description: xorg Configuration for Microsoft IntelliMouse Trackball - the Old "Serial and PS/2 Compatible" Mouse
 

A "Back" button using a 5 button mouse so one can navigate back
through web pages, I sacrificed my Button 2 (paste) for Button 6 (back).
This may work for any 5 button mouse but was tested only with the Microsoft IntelliMouse Trackball.

Enter the following in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"
# Configuration for Microsoft IntelliMouse Trackball -
# * note that it's the Old Serial and PS/2 Compatible Mouse
# * note that one will lose the normal functionality of the "Middle"
# button using this configuration
# Depressing the wheel will act as the "Back" button in SeaMonkey.
# Maybe FireFox too? Has Not been tested by me using FireFox yet.
# Tested in Puppy Linux 2.17 Using SeaMonkey 1.0.8
# Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.10) Gecko/20070301 SeaMonkey/1.0.8
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 6 3"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
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disciple

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2007, 04:00    Post subject:  

Yes, that should work for any 5 button mouse, but your post would be more useful if you gave it a title referring to what it is actually about - using the middle button for back rather than paste - rather than configuring this specific hardware.
Smile

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cpufxr

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2007, 11:48    Post subject:  

Thank you Sir, may I have another? Very Happy
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Flash
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2007, 16:52    Post subject:  

Cpufxr, in the Puppy Linux forum you can edit the subject line of your original post. Smile
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cpufxr

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Nov 2007, 05:12    Post subject:  

Yes, I am aware of that. Now, so that folks do not waste their time helping me to correct my post, I should write that it was purposeful that this subject line was posted.

I have searched this forum for information about this particular mouse and found none about accomplishing this with this mouse and all the "back" and "forward" information I found goes something like this ---

Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

or

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"

or

Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

None of which worked in my case and hopefully no-one else with this mouse will waste time searching for information that hadn't existed before my post. Some people may not have used Linux for very long and some do think differently and there is a method to the madness in "my choice" of words.

If someone would like to post about all the wonderful things you can do with any mouse or for that matter any particular mouse, well, have at it.

When I searched Google, I did find great information that was easy to find and well organized in a Gentoo wiki. Choice is great isn't it?
Now where did I put those marbles?
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