USB Overdrive and Dashboard/Expose

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  1. SodaAnt macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to configure USB Overdrive to access Dashboard and Expose using the middle mouse button and one of the thumb buttons?

    The control panel has options for what actions to take when these buttons are pressed, but Dashboard/Expose are not among the choices. Trying to assign a keystroke to the buttons doesn't work either because when I try, the keys activate Dashboard or Expose rather than capturing the key in USB Overdrive's keystroke window.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    cant you do this already in Exposé preferences and not the Mouse preferences?
     
  3. SodaAnt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope. I tried. No combination of settings worked.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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  5. SodaAnt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple wired Mighty Mouse.
     
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  7. ToastyX macrumors regular

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    Hold down the Option key while pressing the function key to assign it.
     
  8. SodaAnt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that and it didn't work. I still get an invocation of Expose rather than assigning the keystroke to the mouse button in USB Overdrive.
     
  9. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    I know this doesn't answer your specific question but have you tried SteerMouse? It's possible to assign Expose and Spaces functions to mouse buttons with SM.
     
  10. SodaAnt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The main reason I use USB Overdrive is to change the mouse acceleration response. Does SteerMouse offer that feature? Is it as configurable in that area as USB Overdrive?
     
  11. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, you can change acceleration. The trail is free. You'd have to uninstall the USBOverdrive, reboot, install Steermouse, reboot but you'd know one way or another if its the right software for you.
     
  12. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    I used USBOverdrive for quite a while, but eventually bought Steermouse. It does work better.

    --Eric
     
  13. hotgrease macrumors regular

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    For a solution to this:

    Map whatever mouse gesture to open application --> expose (under utilities in the applications folder)
     

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