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

Jeffery MacEachern j.maceachern at
Sat Feb 5 10:37:37 CET 2011

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 16:14, Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at> wrote:
> 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?

This should be simply detectable by USB IDs, shouldn't it? It would
then "just" be a matter of compiling a database of such information.

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


>> 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.
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