How to enable 3rd mouse button under wheel?

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

  1. Thor774 macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2007

    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.

  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    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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