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    Question Multi-Button mouse configuration 11.04

    Hi,

    I'm running 11.04 with unity. and have a logitech m705 mouse, which has a few extra buttons. on my mac i can link them into expose and spaces etc... and i'd love to do the same in ubuntu with the desktop wall etc...

    i read this article:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ManyButtonsMouseHowto

    which was gd. but the example at the bottom is quite lacking... with no explanation. Would anyone be able to help me? for example how could i make 1 of the extra buttons(like the forward and/or back button) bring up the desktop selector (desktop wall)..? or wer I could find more examples of how to change the mouse buttons and i could play around with the settings myself...?

    Thanks
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    Re: Multi-Button mouse configuration 11.04

    further research into the subject found this article that helped greatly! hope its useful to others lookin to jaxx up their mouse

    http://www.ghacks.net/2011/06/28/how...tons-in-linux/
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    Re: Multi-Button mouse configuration 11.04

    I'm new to ubuntu (and linux).

    Background:
    I just installed and one of the first things I wanted to do was get my mouse going properly. I have two MX 610 cordless mice from Logitech. Normally I like to reconfigure the browser forward and back buttons to ctrl-w (close tab) and ctrl- (just ctrl so I can use it to control-click to open in a new tab without using keyboard). I also adjust the scroll wheel to scroll a whole page for each click (become pagedown).

    The other buttons I've thought about using to send me to the desktop or launch an app.

    Right now it does nothing.


    Problem:
    I tried finding the "btnx" app androssofer linked to, but it's not in the ubuntu 12.04 software center. Then I tried to terminal it with "sudo apt-get install btnx" but was told "Unable to locate package btnx."

    Is there another program that can do this OR a way I can get btnx?

    Help much appreciated,

    Richard

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    Re: Multi-Button mouse configuration 11.04

    Logitech G700 with imwheel installed and back/forward buttons set to Generic Button in setpoint

    In /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the mouse section:

    Code:
    Option         "Buttons" "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    in /etc/X11/imwheel/startup.conf:

    Code:
    IMWHEEL_START=1
    IMWHEEL_PARAMS='-b "0 0 0 0 6 7"'
    to make back and forward buttons work in web browsers

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