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# of mouse buttons? (incl. 2 for Scrollwheel?


Posted by Yaba on Feb 27 2006
1 (Steve said that's enough)2%2%2% 2%
24%4%4% 4%
311%11%11% 11%
48%8%8% 8%
5 (Standard scroll mouse)42%42%42% 42%
65%5%5% 5%
712%12%12% 12%
83%3%3% 3%
9 and more11%11%11% 11%
I don't use a mouse.3%3%3% 3%
Votes: 578
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 More than 5 buttons?

 
 by Yaba on: Feb 27 2006
 
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What do you do with the additional buttons?


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 Re: More than 5 buttons?

 
 by DanaKil on: Feb 27 2006
 
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i do anything with them because i can't map a shortcut on them... it would be nice to be able to move the windows with the 6th buttons for example (like with "alt+clic & move"


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 Re: Re: More than 5 buttons?

 
 by nescius on: Mar 1 2006
 
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you can bind some shortcuts for them by xbindkeys. forward backward for 6 and 7 buttons perhaps?

you'll need xvkbd, the xbindkeys and ~/.xbindkeysrc including these

  • "xvkbd -xsendevent -text '\[XF86Back]'"
    b:6
    "xvkbd -xsendevent -text '\[XF86Forward]'"
    b:7


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 Re: Re: Re: More than 5 buttons?

 
 by nescius on: Jun 18 2006
 
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of course you need xvkbd package instaled to do that :)


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 Re: More than 5 butt

 
 by Ekardnam on: Feb 27 2006
 
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In Windows, I had a 7-button mouse. I used the 6th button to go back and 7th o go forward, but I can really live without that function (I use mouse gestures instead). But it would nice to have a button for something like Kompose, I think.


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 Subject

 
 by Ekardnam on: Feb 27 2006
 
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Sorry, the end of the subject seems to have disappeared. Of course it should be
"Re: More than 5 buttons?". Just to make sure people don't get offended of something. :(


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 Re: Subject

 
 by watzke on: Feb 28 2006
 
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lol


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2.6.16-rc5

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 How about 12?

 
 by RedShirt on: Feb 27 2006
 
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My fancy Logitech mouse that I love dearly in Windows, has a lot of nice buttons.
Beyond 5, Side scrolling in addition to normal up down(6,7)I have a scroll jump up and down(page up/down 8,9) Back and Forward for browsing(10,11). And a little application button that brings up a visual seelction menu for a step above alt tabbing.(12)

I really love it, but I can live without all but side scrolling now and back/forward buttons which don't map well in linux.


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 Re: How about 12?

 
 by maitre on: Feb 27 2006
 
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Using Gentoo with the new modular Xorg tree, I use the Logitech G5 gaming mouse, with all the buttons working as they should. (Side to side scroll, up/down, etc. - using the evdev mouse driver).


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 Re: More than 5 buttons?

 
 by vdboor on: Feb 27 2006
 
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>> What do you do with the additional buttons?

I'd love to use them for back in Konqueror, or displaying some quick-access menu.. *IF* ..it was easy to configure this.. ;-) So far my attempts to configure X failed.


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 Re: More than 5 buttons?

 
 by janet on: Feb 28 2006
 
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Well, my trackball has 4 buttons plus a wheel (is like two buttons) which can be clicked, makes 7 buttons. I use all of them but I don't use special functions. I use one as left mousebutton (with thumb), the wheel as middle mousebutton (with thumb too) and two as right mousebutton (thumb and little finger, most of the time the little finger - index finger and middle finger move the ball). So I can navigate and click with the most minimal movements. The second middle mousebutton I use very very rarely because I have to click it with my ring finger which is uncomfortable. But I often click it accidently :-\ I think the more buttons a mouse or trackball has the more comfortable it can be configured for every use and person. Especially the smaller the hands the more buttons a mouse/trackball must have so common functions can be accomplished without overworking the hand.


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 Re: More than 5 butt

 
 by MaBu on: Feb 28 2006
 
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I have 4 button mouse + scrollwheel, so I have 6 buttons. On 5th button I have firefox on 6th Kommando which is very useful.

The only thing I miss is that If I click 5th button and turn the scroolwheel something other happen than If I just turn the scrollwheel. That I will then have more actions availible:
5th button - FIrefox
6th Button - Kommando
5th button + scrollwheel - back forward in FF or Konqueror
6th button + scroolwheel - Maybe volume change globally

Now I am using xbindkeys for setting actions for mouse buttons. In the future it would be fine if this was possible to set in KDE.


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 Re: Re: More than 5 butt

 
 by whiskybar on: Feb 28 2006
 
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Just in case someone were curious, here is my ~/.xbindkeysrc (make sure you have xvkbd installed)

http://pastebin.com/576411

And here is the corresponding section of xorg.conf:

http://pastebin.com/576415

And make sure you run xbindkeys, for example:
$ ls -l ~/.kde/Autostart/xbindkeys
lrwxrwxrwx 1 jbar jbar 18 2005-05-30 19:07 /home/jbar/.kde/Autostart/xbindkeys -> /usr/bin/xbindkeys

HTH,
whiskybar


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 Re: More than 5 butt

 
 by fortranboy on: Mar 1 2006
 
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DOOM/QUAKE, from leftmost to rightmost button:
strafe left, shoot, next weapon, walk backwards, prev weapon, walk forward, strafe right

It would be nice if KDE had options to use the extra buttons (ex. go back/forward in documents history)


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 :)

 
 by watzke on: Feb 28 2006
 
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Standard, and don't wanna change :-)


[david@amd64 ~] $ uname -r
2.6.16-rc5

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 i only got 4

 
 by caminoix on: Feb 28 2006
 
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ie. two buttons + a scrollwheel and shame on me, but never noticed i've been missing something.
perhaps it's like woody allen once said that if it hadn't been for prozac, he wouldn't have known he'd spent the past 20 years in depression :/


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 Re: i only got 4

 
 by Ekardnam on: Mar 1 2006
 
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Two buttons + scrollwheel - isn't that 5 buttons? =)
Scrollwheel is a must-have in Gnu/Linux / *BSD.


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 Re: Re: i only got 4

 
 by caminoix on: Mar 1 2006
 
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erm... to be honest, i'm not sure. it says "# of mouse buttons? (incl. 2 for Scrollwheel?" in the poll question, so i thought i'd have 2+2=4... but on the other hand, i thought my mouse was pretty standard, so it would make 5...


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 Re: Re: i only got 4

 
 by Yaba on: Mar 1 2006
 
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Depends... does the scrollwheel serve as third mouse button or can it only be turned and not clicked?


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 Gimme 5

 
 by tux86 on: Mar 1 2006
 
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I have 5 of them...but i think i could cope with 4, too ^^


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