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Dario D. 06-24-2007 12:20 AM

New Mouse cant side-click (?)
 
I couldn't stand the Mac mouse, so I just got a new 5-button mouse (which doesn't have a Mac driver for it), but I can't set either of the 2 side buttons to do anything.

Is there some way to force these buttons to act as the normal side-click?

Thanks. :)

trpnmonkey41 06-24-2007 12:47 AM

http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverdrive/News.html

Dario D. 06-24-2007 07:06 AM

Thanks, but do you need to pay for this? It says you have to buy it.

Brown Study 06-24-2007 08:06 AM

What brand of mouse and/or model did you buy?

MaDDoG 06-24-2007 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brown Study (Post 422480)
What brand of mouse and/or model did you buy?

More information is always helpful....so is the search function.:P

MacHeadCase 06-24-2007 10:52 AM

If it's a decent mouse, you should be able to configure the button behaviour somewhere, presumably in the System Preferences where the installer would have added a pref pane.

And yeah *gasp* sometimes we do pay for our software. I always thought developers were people too and had to eat and pay the rent just like me.

SteerMouse is another third-party USB and Bluetooth mouse driver and it can even add functionality.

trpnmonkey41 06-24-2007 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brown Study (Post 422480)
What brand of mouse and/or model did you buy?

It's free but unless you pay you will get a popup message whenever you start your computer that you just click OK for

Dario D. 06-24-2007 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacHeadCase (Post 422554)
[COLOR="DarkSlateGray"]And yeah *gasp* sometimes we do pay for our software. I always thought developers were people too and had to eat and pay the rent just like me.

Indeed, but I'm not accustomed to paying $20 just to bind a button on a mouse. I have entire programs that cost less than that. It would be much cheaper for anybody to just buy a Mac-compatible mouse.

Thanks for the help, all! :) - The mouse is a Fellows Optical 5-button mouse [seen here].

Brown Study 06-24-2007 05:11 PM

I found a ton of stuff on the web when I searched for

fellowes "optical mouse" mac driver

If the search comes up empty for you, check your spelling of Fellowes.

Dario D. 06-24-2007 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brown Study (Post 422756)
I found a ton of stuff on the web when I searched for

fellowes "optical mouse" mac driver

If the search comes up empty for you, check your spelling of Fellowes.

Hmm, thanks. I get lots of results, but none of them are actual mac drivers.

They're mostly just loosely related odds and ends.


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