Mouse Buttons- should KDE provide a GUI to "fix" faulty button numbers?

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Sat Feb 5 01:14:16 CET 2011

On Friday, February 4, 2011, Rick Stockton wrote:
> Background for my question:
> Different mice, even different mice from the SAME manufacturer,
> sometimes emit different X11 Button numbers for the same button. For
> example, the tilt wheel on Logitech's V220 emits Button6 for "Scroll
> Left" and Button7 for "Scroll Right" -- while Logitech's LX6 emits
> Button11 for "Left" and Button12 for "Right".

is it possible to identify these mice (or at least some/most of them) when 
they are plugged in? if so, could we then build a list of "known" mice with 
configurations mapped to them for optimal defaults?

> Should we add an enhanced Button Mapper as part of this project? My vote
> is YES, because


> Question 2: Should we push the user-selected map down to only Qt, or all
> the way down to X11?

if possible, this would be great imho.

Aaron J. Seigo
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