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Two button mouse support in Classic Classic
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I have a Belkin three-button USB mouse (connected to my iMac revB). I have no drivers of any sort loaded for this mouse, as I bought it once upon a time when playing with LinuxPPC. The right mouse button works great in OS X 10.1, but I noticed last night that it also works in MS Excel 98 running in Classic, giving me contextual menus.

When I boot into OS 9 directly, that is not the case. I have to use the control key to get contextual menus in Excel, so I assume that I get the additional functionality due to OS X/Classic. Nice bonus!
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since 10.0.4 :)
Authored by: kidred on Oct 13, '01 03:56:09AM

2nd button has worked in classic since 10.0.4. Now if only we can get the scroll wheel to work in classic...

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USB Overdrive
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Oct 16, '01 03:16:11PM
if you want to have the buttons working while booted directly to MacOS 9, go get USB Overdrive*, it is a universal mouse driver that works with any USB mouse!

*I am in no way, shape, or form related to Alessandro Levi Montalcini, or USB Overdrive other then being an end user.

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What about mouse buttons under OS X
Authored by: kkling on Nov 08, '01 10:47:06PM

I would like to swap the mouse button functions on my intellimouse under OS X (I'm left handed). Any suggestions where I might find resources for that? USBOverdrive has been promised for OS X for a long time now but no show.

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IntelliPoint on the way, supposedly...
Authored by: robg on Nov 09, '01 02:46:45AM

About the same as USB Overdrive, but these drivers are also apparently in the works ... in fact, I recall reading a rumor that the author of USB Overdrive wrote the first IntelliPoint drivers. Anyone know if that's true?


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IntelliPoint on the way, supposedly...
Authored by: kkling on Nov 09, '01 04:11:53PM

I think that USBOverdrive was OEMed into the MS Intellimouse drivers for OS9. The USBOverdrive site says that they nolonger OEM and says that the OS X version is in the works. It's said that for most of this year if not longer.

Would button mapping be something that could be changed with a kernel argument or something?

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