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    New Mouse cant side-click (?)

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    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.

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    New Mouse cant side-click (?)

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    New Mouse cant side-click (?)

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study View Post
    What brand of mouse and/or model did you buy?
    More information is always helpful....so is the search function.
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    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.

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    New Mouse cant side-click (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study View Post
    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
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    New Mouse cant side-click (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacHeadCase View Post
    [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].

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    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.

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    New Mouse cant side-click (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study View Post
    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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