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August 29th, 2008, 08:51 AM
With Ubuntu 8.04, the Opera browser wasn't responding to the back/forward buttons on my Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse. Firefox responded fine, just not Opera. (Clicking on the back and forward arrow icons on the toolbars worked for both browsers.) The cure was in the file /usr/share/opera/ini/standard_mouse.ini. That file has the two entries:
Button6 = Back
Button7 = Forward

Just remove or comment out those two lines (or just leave them in place), and add:
Button7 = Back
Button8 = Forward

That causes the back/forward buttons on both browsers to work fine.


October 18th, 2008, 10:50 PM
Just wanted to add another possibility...

I needed to make this Buttons 8 and 9 instead, like this...

Button8 = Back
Button9 = Forward

November 1st, 2008, 08:12 PM

Thanks for the tip - this got my Apple Mighty Mouse working properly with Opera 9.62 (on Intrepid Ibex).

Before that I was to scroll downwards with the scroll button Opera recognised this as "back" - VERY annoying.


December 30th, 2008, 08:40 AM
thanks for the tip!
if you have a logitech MX1000 laser mouse, the "Back" is "Button8" & "Forward" is "Button9".

January 20th, 2009, 04:30 AM
Yes, thanks for the tip!
I have a Logitech MX510 and setting Back to Button8 and Forward to Button9 works for Opera 9.63

February 9th, 2009, 04:21 AM
Awesome. Just found this thread by chance. For me, I have a MS Intellimouse Explorer Wireless, and I had to change it to Button4 for "Back" and Button5 for "Forward"

(This is on Arch, not Ubuntu BTW, and my version of Opera is 10.00)

March 15th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Thank you so much!
I was messing with xorg conf file and other mouse stuff and didn't think it's Operas fault. Thank you!

Button8 & 9 worked for me btw.

July 17th, 2009, 04:27 AM
if you are using opera 10.00 or later the standard_mouse.ini file is located in "/usr/share/opera/ui" not "/usr/share/opera/ini" as in earlier versions.

so the file is /usr/share/opera/ui/standard_mouse.ini"

October 23rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
Yes, thanks for the tip!
I have a Logitech MX510 and setting Back to Button8 and Forward to Button9 works for Opera 9.63

It works fine for Logitech MS510,
but I ought to add: it's better to set
Button8 = Back
Button9 = Forward | Fast forward

October 24th, 2009, 04:33 AM
The solution is Firefox 3.5.

January 23rd, 2010, 02:11 PM
Thank you, it saved me a lot of time figuring it out myself! :) Using a Dell Bluetooth Traveler Mouse on Opera 10.10, I had to change the ini file to this:

Button8 = Back
Button9 = Forward

June 14th, 2010, 05:01 AM

It's possible to do this in the user's home directory for keeping changes over reinstall. Instead of editing /usr/.../standard_mouse.ini just create ~/.opera/standard_mouse.ini and insert your preferences there. Seems that it's enough to just insert the two lines here since the other options are read from the file in /usr/...