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Re: [vox-tech] Making mouse button function as meta or other modifiers?
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Re: [vox-tech] Making mouse button function as meta or other modifiers?

keyword: mouse, button, buttons, wheelie, scroll


XFree86 3.x can't do this.  thankfully, XFree86 4.x can.   see the
manpages for clarifications.  here's what i do for my 7 button mouse on

1. in your .xinitrc (or whatever you use to configure X when it starts),

   xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
2. in your XF86Config file:

   Section "InputDevice"
      Driver "mouse"
      Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
      Option "Buttons"      "7"


begin Ryan <ryan@mother.com> 
> I saw an old post from pete about this (although SLIGHTLY diffrent), but it 
> doesn't look like it was resolved.
> I have one of those 5 button + scroll wheel mice and would like to make use 
> of the extra buttons. It would be very useful if I could make my extra 
> buttons function as modifiers.

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