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OS 10.5 - Any way to disable dashboard when clicking on mouse wheel?

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Hi folks,

I'm using Leopard with a Microsoft mouse. When I'm not home (so, using PCs), I'm used to click on mice's wheels to scroll web pages down faster. So I'd like to know if it's possible to disable dashboard's entrance when I click the wheel and, maybe, to give the same "fast scroll' function to this action.

Beside that, I also find very useful the function of opening links in new Firefox tabs when I click on them with the mouse wheel. I guess this "conversion" should make this possible (or not... Haha).

Thanks in advance.
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Try downloading the software for the MS mouse to have more control,over its settings

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As for the Dashboard activation, you can go to

System Preferences->Expose & Spaces->Expose

At the bottom you should see a section called 'Dashboard'. You will see Mouse Button 3 listed as one of the ways to activate the Dashboard. Simply disable this by setting it to nothing.
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simple just follow these steps
1 open system prefrences
2 click mouse and keyboard
3 click mouse
4 click on dashboard
5 select off
6 your done
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