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OS 10.4 - Assigning "back" to a mouse button?


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Is there any way to assign the "back" function of a web brower to a mouse button? I used this funtionality on my old windows pc with a logitech mouse and I greatly miss it. I'm using a mighty mouse. Thanks anyone.
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Did you try your System Preferences? In the Keyboard & Mouse pref pane, under the Mouse tab you can change the functions assigned to the mouse buttons.

Hope this helps.
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You might need to use a 3rd party utility such as USB Overdrive X...
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Did you try your System Preferences? In the Keyboard & Mouse pref pane, under the Mouse tab you can change the functions assigned to the mouse buttons.
There's no option for this.
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Good thread, I just bought a mightmouse (and I love it) but the back feature would be nice... downloading usb overdrive... will let you know.
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Doh! Didn't think to look first.... Sorry.

Apart from the venerable USB Overdrive, there is also the newer kid on the block, SteerMouse.
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That did it thanks alot! I was able to assign the scroll button to "back" only when using safari or firefox and it still pulls up the dashboard when i'm not using these programs.
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You'll need to deactivate that under the 'Mouse' system preference pane...
The settings there aren't overridden by USBOverdrive, so set the scroll button to '-'.
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That did it thanks alot! I was able to assign the scroll button to "back" only when using safari or firefox and it still pulls up the dashboard when i'm not using these programs.
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You'll need to deactivate that under the 'Mouse' system preference pane...
The settings there aren't overridden by USBOverdrive, so set the scroll button to '-'.
I meant that in a good way That's what I wanted to happen, so I set it up that way... But alas, I think this program might be acting up for me... I've been randomly losing functionality for left clicks since I installed it. Left clicks do nothing until i command click on the desktop.
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This really ticks me off!
The pop-up menus for the scroll and side buttons should have a "keystroke" option.
Both my kensington and logitech mice have this option.
I like the mighty mouse, but this totally blows!
Anyone know what use "button 3" and "button 4" might have?
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I seem to remember reading USB OVerdrive isn't developed any more? I might be wrong.

Steermouse works perfectly with my Logitech mice (I ditched the inappropriately-named Mighty Mouse ages ago), and also assigns options on a per-application basis.

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this should be programmed into os.x, I use steermouse, but i dont feel i should pay 20$ for a functionality that is already built into the mouse.
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this should be programmed into os.x, I use steermouse, but i dont feel i should pay 20$ for a functionality that is already built into the mouse.
Apple don't produce multi-button mice so they don't add support for them. And no-one forced you to pay $20.

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