Using extra mouse buttons in OSX

Reimer

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Sep 15, 2006
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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.
 

emptyCup

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Jan 5, 2005
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Do you know for sure that your mouse does not work? OSX natively supports 3 button scroll wheel mice.
 

Reimer

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 15, 2006
154
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emptyCup said:
Do you know for sure that your mouse does not work? OSX natively supports 3 button scroll wheel mice.
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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