Using extra mouse buttons in OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Reimer, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. Reimer macrumors regular

    Reimer

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    Is there a way to get the other functions on certain mice to work, such as the Logitech MX518? More specifically, I'm wondering if there is a way to get the scroll wheel to act as a button so I can middle click links in Firefox to open them up in tabs. I don't think the Back/Forward buttons on the side of the mouse work either.

    I'd assume I'd have to download Logitech's software but I'm kind of wary of doing that because the last time I installed it, my mouse became unusable and I had to reinstall OS X.
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

    rogersmj

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    You're going to want to look into mouse software such as USB Overdrive or Steermouse.
     
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Do you know for sure that your mouse does not work? OSX natively supports 3 button scroll wheel mice.
     
  4. Reimer thread starter macrumors regular

    Reimer

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    Well I've tried both a Logitech Click! and MX518. They work just fine except for the ability to use the scroll wheel as a button.. that and the back/forward buttons don't work either.

    I'll look into usb overdrive or steermouse but would prefer something non-shareware. Thanks
     

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