Deathadder owners: How do you program forward/back buttons?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by primeocean, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. primeocean macrumors newbie

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    I just got the Deathadder 3500 mouse and so far I'm liking it. Only problem I have is that I dont know how to program the 2 side buttons as forward and back for webpages. From the list of buttons I see stuff from copy & paste to like play/pause but no forward/back! Can anyone help me?
     
  2. Blow up tre1 macrumors member

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    Which Driver/Software?

    I don't know as I don't own a razer mouse (went with the G5).
    It would help if you gave us which program you are using and the drivers installed on the mouse.
    I do know that if you go to razer support there are mac drivers, but supposedly you need to install them on a windows computer...
     
  3. primeocean thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for not stating them. I'm using the program that came with the razer deathadder that allows you to program buttons, and the driver i'm using is from the site, Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI Mac Driver v2.01

    thanks!
     
  4. jbyun04 macrumors 6502a

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    i found no way to do it after fiddling with it for about 2 hours

    i gave up and just made this my config:

    Wheel Click - Play / Pause iTunes
    Thumb buttons - Next / Previous song

    Works good but I only use the DeathAdder at home so it never come unplugged from my monitor. I use the Magic Mouse when I'm away from home.
     
  5. freshmas macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the same boat. I tried configuring a macro on the thumb buttons 4 and 5, but CMD-left arrow and CMD-right arrow, despite performing the desired function when pressed on the keyboard, do not seem to work when programmed as a macro.

    I'd also like to set the middle mouse button to CMD-click to provide easier selection of multiple files in addition to the closing of tabs, but there does not appear to be any way of doing that with OS X driver ver. 2.01.

    The pass-through option works fine for the middle mouse button, but the thumb buttons do not seem to do anything in that mode.

    I tried searching the knowledge base to no avail. I will now try sending an email to techsupport@razersupport.com.
     
  6. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    I don't have a Razer, but have you tried Steermouse? It seems to work well with most mice that aren't very well supported on the Mac.

    I have to use it to configure my Logitech MX 5500 Revolution bluetooth mouse, and it works great.
     
  7. freshmas macrumors newbie

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    The official response from Razer support follows:

    I did not pay $50 for a supposedly Mac compatible mouse to use a $20 third-party driver. I might as well use my six year old Logitech MX510.
     
  8. vacuumtube macrumors newbie

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    You don't have to pay for the driver if you don't mind the 10 second wait when opening its preferences.

     
  9. vacuumtube macrumors newbie

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    Although even with usb overdrive, I can't get the forward and back buttons to work on my Orochi....
     
  10. Staale macrumors newbie

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    Hi there!

    This is the simple (and free solution): Download the Mac OS X Razer app from razersupport.com.

    Then remap button 4 to advanced function -> macros -> press command + right and hit apply. Command + left for button 5, it should look something like this image:

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    Cheers
     
  11. freshmas macrumors newbie

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    I tried exactly that before even searching out this thread, much less contacting Razer support.

    If it works for you, I'd be interested in knowing which versions of OS X and the Razer software you're using.
     
  12. Unicron100 macrumors newbie

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    Do this:

    Go to the button you want to configure (probably #5), select Advanced from the pop-up menu.

    A little side window opens. Click on Macro.

    In the pop-up next to Down and Up buttons, select Command (it probably says F1).

    Click the Down button once.

    Hold down [ (open bracket) and without releasing the key, click the Apply or OK button. It's a two-handed operation.


    (fyi, CMD-[ is a better Back command than CMD-left arrow. More apps -- like the Finder! -- recognize it as Back)
     
  13. freshmas macrumors newbie

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    Now that's not a bad idea. I'll use it when I get around to setting up my MX510 ;)
     

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