Configuration of additional mouse buttons
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Aug 21 22:09:02 BST 2003
Dennis Schridde wrote:
> My friend has a problem with the use of his additional mouse buttons.
> He uses SuSE 8.2(KDE 3.1.1). Its mouse is an Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer
> xmodmap -pp returns:
> There are 7 pointer buttons defined.
> Physical Button
> Button Code
> 1 1
> 2 2
> 3 3
> 4 4
> 5 5
> 6 6
> 7 7
> It is to be converted e.g. pressing the lateral key in KDE-Instructions (like
> closing windows...).
> Can someone help it?
> I read that you can make it with .Xmodmap and configure afterwards in KDE the
> keyboard instructions.
> Is it possible to do this easier(out of KControl)?
> If not, how can he do that exactly?
> How have the entries for the Xmodmap to be?
After you tell XFree86 that you have seven buttons:
Option "Buttons" "7"
You can configure them to use Function keys that do not exist on your keyboard.
There are four actions for the buttons:
<Btn6Down>, <Btn6Up>, <Btn7Down>, & <Btn7Up>
Read: "man xmodmap" and do it like this:
xmodmap keysym <Btn6Down>=<F20>
Then you can use button 6 down as though it was Function 20.
You can put the instructions in a file and have your: "Xsession" script
This is supposed to be obsolete, but I don't know how to do it the new way.
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