Assigning non-default actions to mighty mouse buttons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tombarnes, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. tombarnes macrumors 6502

    tombarnes

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    #1
    I was wondering if anyone knew how to assign actions to mighty mouse buttons other than the default ones listed in system preferences.

    In other words, I want my web browser to go 'back' when I squeeze the side buttons of my mighty mouse.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  2. smueboy macrumors 6502a

    smueboy

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    #2
    I seem to remember my mighty mouse coming with a software CD which added more customisation to the system prefs (i think!). I could be wrong, but if you got a CD with the MM, try installing it....
     
  3. cwedl macrumors 65816

    cwedl

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    #3
    You could use the system preferences:

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    in the drop down lists you can choose other, you could then select an app to open or create an automator script to run?
     
  4. tombarnes thread starter macrumors 6502

    tombarnes

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    #4
    I can't seem to create an automator script which it will accept when I try to assign under the 'other' option :(
     
  5. macnvrbck macrumors regular

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    #5
    I know this thread died... but I would LOVE to be able to do this too.

    Either middle button or squeeze for BACK in Safari...

    Any ideas?

    B
     
  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

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    #6
    You could write an AppleScript to do this, and have your MM run the script?
     
  7. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    #7

    It's not free but SteerMouse works great. I have my middle click as BACK and the sqeeze as forward

    http://plentycom.jp/en/steermouse/
     
  8. cwedl macrumors 65816

    cwedl

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    I have had a look over the web but can not find this, however leopard apparently will sport a new automator that will allow you to record actions by doing. this will allow you to do what you need to do.
     
  9. Lershac macrumors regular

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    #9
    This applescript will do it.

    tell application "System Events"
    tell process "Firefox"
    set frontmost to true
    end tell
    keystroke (ASCII character 8)
    end tell
     

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