Just got my new, higher-resolution 15" powerbook... sideTrack is broken

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    I've brought this up before on this forum, but never really found a good solution.

    Does anyone know of another way to simply map the hardware mouse-button to right-click? I really miss this about sideTrack, but on the other hand, the two finger scrolling on the new powerbooks is way better than the side-scrolling feature in sidetrack. All I really want to change is the mouse button.... I can live without the extras. I've tried ControllerMate but it will also map the track-pad tap to right-click which effectively makes it completely useless. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    iScroll is not needed and won't work on the new PowerBooks. To quote the iScroll readme: Scroll2 is a modified trackpad driver that adds two-finger scrolling capabilities to supported pre-2005 PowerBooks and iBooks on OS X 10.3. Supported models include aluminum PowerBooks introduced from 2003 to 2004 as well as all G4 iBooks.
     
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    Might I recommend that you live with it?
     
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    That's not much of a solution :eek:
     
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    Excuse me?

    Think of a tool... a tool you use every day to be more productive. Now think of not having that tool. Would you want to just "live with it?"
     
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    wow that was nice of you.
     
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    Getting back on topic, with a 2-button mouse, you can swap the buttons. Changing the option in the GUI would probably update a plist with this new setting. Then maybe if you use the trackpad, the button will still be "swapped". I'm not guaranteeing anything (I don't have a laptop anymore), but try plugging in a standard mouse and swapping the buttons (Sys Prefs > KB & Mouse > Mouse), and see whether it "swaps" the trackpad too.
     

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