How are your mouse buttons configured?

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  1. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    I recently got a Logitech cordless trackball and got to experience the joy of setting up all the buttons on it. But then I got to wondering... what about everyone else?

    Here's what my... input device... looks like: [​IMG]

    Arrow above scroll wheel: Open Terminal
    Arrow below scroll wheel: Switch Applications to the right (so that the Switcher that it brings up lets me go between two apps easily)
    Up arrow (above thumb clicker): Exposé All Windows
    Down arrow: Exposé Show Desktop
    Lock button: Open Finder window

    Then there are the two other buttons, under the thumb and to the right of the scroll wheel. Those are click and right-click, respectively.

    What setups do all of you out there have? Interesting to see what people do.
    (I set up my two-button mouse such that Control+Shift+Right Click would perform Exposé actions, so people can chime in if they've done things like that. One-button mice... I suppose it would have to be inventive...)
     
  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

    khisayruou

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    Mighty Mouse

    Left Click
    Right Click w/ a customized contextual menu with lots of shortcuts
    Middle is Expose All Windows
    Side button is the delete key
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Apple Wireless Mouse.

    When I press it, it clicks.

    That's about it.

    :eek: *runs for cover* :eek:

    :eek:
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I've got a Logitech MX1000

    Left click: left click
    Right click: right click
    Scroll wheel: scroll wheel
    App switcher button on side: App switcher
    Up arrow next to app switcher: Command-Right (Forward in Safari)
    Back arrow next to app switcher: Command-Left (Back in Safari)
    Arrow above scroll wheel: Command-H (Hide)
    Arrow below scroll wheel: Command-M (Minimize)
     
  5. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Just like mine!

    Spooky.
     
  6. pknz macrumors 68020

    pknz

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    Logitech MX518

    Left Button: Left click
    Right Button: right click (ctrl click)
    Scroll Wheel: Scroll
    Scroll Click: Auto Scroll
    Thumb button 1: Expose
    Thumb button 2: Expose
    + button: Next
    - button: Previous
    Other button: Cmd ~
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Maybe we need to start a thread about how people have their one-button mice configured? :eek: ;) :D I wonder if we're the only two who have ours set up this way? :)
     
  8. zap2 macrumors 604

    zap2

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    Mighty Mouse

    Scroll Dot-DashBoard
    Side Buttons-Expose
    Left Click and Right Click

    I used App Switcher for a hour and was like expose is much nice
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  10. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    MacAlly BT Junior

    Left and right, normal
    Scroll wheel button, exposé all windows

    I'd have no idea what to do with all the buttons on the OP's crazy device :)
     
  11. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

    Foxglove9

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    I use an old USB logitech mouse I bought about 6 years ago. Still serves me well.

    Left/Right/Scroll Wheel are default

    Scroll Wheel button set to dashboard
     
  12. Mechcozmo thread starter macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    With a trackpad, you can use fancy stuff like iScroll 2 to handle right-click, middle-click, two-finger scrolling, etc. I use it when I'm mobile. Linkety

    And I'm kinda surprised how many people have their mice set up to use Exposé... I like the scroll wheel click to open tabs up in Safari...
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    I do have Sidetrack on my iBook, and I have one corner set to be a right click. I had other corners set up for Exposé at one point, and also as the middle mouse button, at another, but I just use gestures on both my Macs now. :)
     
  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    MS Bluetooth Mouse:

    left button: left click
    right button: right click
    clickable scroll wheel: expose all windows (F9)
    forward button on right side: dashboard
    back button on right side: clear all windows (F11)

    Man, once you have more than 1 (or even 3) buttons, you can never go back! :D
     
  15. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Can I come too? I think mine is set up the same way as well!
     
  16. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    One-button mouse... it clicks.

    Simple enough! :)
     
  17. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks, but I reach the ctrl and cmd keys just fine... and I use the space bar to scroll up and down webpages, using 2 fingers on my old iBooks trackpad would just confuse it... and me... :p ;)
     
  18. iamhammill macrumors 6502

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    Mighty Mouse:


    Scroll button - Expose
    Side button - Dashboard

    L + R click
     
  19. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Mighty mouse-

    button on top - dashboard
    squeeze - exposé
    regular scroll thingy
    only left click
     
  20. mox358 macrumors 6502

    mox358

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    Apple Mighty Mouse

    Standard Setup

    scroll ball - dashboard
    squeeze buttons - exposé
    left click / right click

    And I must admit using an Apple Pro mouse just isn't the same after I got used to this "Mighty" rodent.
     
  21. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Left click, right click, and scroll are 'standard.'
    Er.
    The little button by my thumb= F9/ show all windows
    The bigger button by my thumb= F12/ Dashboard
     
  22. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

    20rogersc

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    I'm in as well. Mine even has a wire!

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  23. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    Mighty Mouse
    Left & Right click enabled
    Side buttons - exposé (desktop)
    Scroll wheel click - exposé (all windows)

    Works for me!
     
  24. Jay42 macrumors 65816

    Jay42

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    Logitech BT mouse:

    Left and Right as Normal
    Clicking Scroll Wheel: Expose All Windows
     

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  25. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    You happy with that bluetooth mouse? Was thinking about getting a wireless mouse but reading lots of negative feedback.

     

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