Getting fourth and fifth mouse button to work in browsers

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dusanv, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. dusanv macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    Anyone know how to get the fourth and fifth buttons (thumb buttons) to act as back/forth buttons in Firefox/Safari? Thanks.
  2. Xeem macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2005
    You could always just install Steermouse or USB Overdrive (Google 'em); they both allow you to map mouse buttons to do pretty much whatever action you want. Otherwise, see if your mouse came with any drivers that would let you do the same thing (Kensington Mouseworks, Logitech Control Center, etc. depending on your mouse brand).
  3. dusanv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    It's a Logitech MX 518 and they have a piece of software for it (Control Center). I like the mouse but I'm hesitant to put in the software on the Mac. Why the heck is it a 12.4 MB download? I see lots of people complaining about it and some saying the uninstaller doesn't work...
  4. dusanv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    OK, I decided to bite the bullet and installed the Logitech Control Center (2.11). Upon restart it said it couldn't find any Logitech devices (Logitech mouse on a Mac Pro). Figures. I'll try Steermouse/USB overdrive.
  5. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    I have the same mouse and use USB Overdrive, it works well but since I haven't payed for it I always have this annoying popup when I start the computer. Oh well better than spending 30 bucks to have 2 extra buttons.

    If the authors put more reasonable prices (less for something as simple as this), aka 5$, I would no doubt pay.

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