USB Overdrive question

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  1. someguy macrumors 68020

    someguy

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    I just got a 4-button mouse to use with my PowerBook since I am selling my Mighty Mouse, and the software that comes with the mouse is terrible. Long story short, I'm using USB Overdrive (which I should've done right off the bat seeing as how I've had it forever).

    Anyways, I want to set the 4th button to activate Expose - Show All Windows. The problem is, when I set that button to Keystroke, I can't program it to F9 because hitting F9 shows all windows.

    So.. I changed the keyboard shortcut in System Preferences (which I really didn't want to have to do) to something else and program it into USB Overdrive that way. Works fine... until I restart and the shortcut is set back to default (F9).

    Does anyone know how I can leave the shortcut where it is, and somehow program USB Overdrive to use the F9 keystroke for this mouse button?

    If not, how can I keep OSX from changing the shortcut back to F9 after a reboot?

    Thanks for any help you guys can give me. :)
     
  2. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    I can't answer your specific question, however I thought you might want to check out Cornerclick as an alternative... which does basically what you want the mouse to do, only theres no need to assign a button for the task itself. For more info see:

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12413
     
  3. someguy thread starter macrumors 68020

    someguy

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    Thanks. :)

    I've never seen that app before. It looks pretty cool, and I'll probably grab it just to test out, but I don't think it's going to work for what I want it for, because I'm really looking to be able to click a mouse button and have the windows sort out, like I did with my Mighty Mouse.
     

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