How to enable 3rd mouse button under wheel?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Thor774, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Thor774 macrumors regular

    Thor774

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    #1
    Hi

    I have been searching the forum for specific info about this but have not come to an answer.

    I am working on a mac Mini from 2007 here that has a standard Dell PC mouse and keyboard attached to it (the ones that follow when you buy Dell PCs). The keyboard works fine and the mouse too, the problem that I am having is that the 3rd mouse button located under the scroll wheel is not active on OSX. The scroll wheel is working fine. When I go to mouse preferences I don't see anything there to enable this mouse button.

    The os is OSX Snow Leopard.

    Any ideas? I would like to assign functions to this 3rd button under the wheel like i.e. closing tabs in Chrome, like it works in Windows.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    Sounds like you might need third-party drivers to do that. My old Logitech mouse worked the way you describe just fine with the Logitech drivers, perhaps Dell has something to offer for download?
     

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