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10.4: Use Mighty Mouse driver to customise other mice System 10.4
Tiger only hintI use a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse (MX700) connected to a Belkin KVM switch to control both a WinXP Pro Dell I8000 laptop and an Apple PowerBook 17 1.67 GHz. Since the Logitech driver for the Mac requires the mouse to be directly connected, it does not function to customize the buttons for me, and the mouse acts as a generic two-button mouse with scroll -- that is, the express up/down buttons, the app switch button, and the side, back, and forward buttons are not recognized.

I just purchased a Mighty Mouse to have in my PowerBook's travel backpack and installed the driver. Unfortunately, the Mighty Mouse control panel only shows up when the Mighty Mouse is actually plugged in. However, after plugging in the Mighty Mouse and setting the programmable buttons to my liking, I then unplugged the Mighty Mouse and put it in my bag for when I travel.

Upon returning to my MX700 mouse, I noticed that the scroll click activated Exposť's All Windows mode, and the back button activated Dashboard -- just as I had ajusted them to do in the Mighty Mouse driver! This is the first time these buttons actually have done anything for me, since the mouse is connected through the KVM. The express up and down, app switcher, and forward buttons still do not do anything. I assume this is so since there are no correspoding equivalents on the Mighty Mouse.

Thought I'd share the love in case anyone else is looking to get more out of their multi-button mouse without the ability to use its own native driver.
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10.4: Use Mighty Mouse driver to customise other mice
Authored by: menace690 on Sep 28, '05 06:55:40AM

You can use the extra buttons on any of the logitech (and other brands as well) mice by just going to the expose control panel and setting it there. Mac OS X recognizes all the other buttons on the mouse, it just doesn't do anything with them without being specified first.



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10.4: Use Mighty Mouse driver to customise other mice
Authored by: jcbeckman on Sep 28, '05 09:55:32AM

Not *all* other brands though. I have a Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse, and while OS X recognizes the two main buttons and the scroll wheel/third button, it doesn't see the other two buttons on the left side. There's no MS drivers for OS X for this mouse, and I got it cheap, so I can live with it.



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10.4: Use Mighty Mouse driver to customise other mice
Authored by: pbeaudet on Sep 28, '05 10:56:41AM

Before I could install the Mighty Mouse, my large, CD eating parrot shredded my disk. Apple seems to be at a loss to replace it or provide the software for download. Any suggestions? I am aware of other drivers, but for now I want Apple's.

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10.4: Use Mighty Mouse driver to customise other mice
Authored by: Alejandra on Sep 30, '05 08:30:30AM

Of course, bluetooth mice are not USB mice, I also have a Logitech Bluetoorh mouse wen it is connected as USB mouse (because the base can be used without BT drivers as USB Wireless receiver) the buttons can be configured with Logitech Drivers, USBOverdrive an other apps that allow Specific buttons have specific actions, but whe it is connected as Bluetooth mouse neither Logitech, USBOverdrive can't recognize the mouse's buttons.

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10.4: Use Mighty Mouse driver to customise other mice
Authored by: ResMan on Sep 30, '05 08:38:52AM

Odd, I am able to use the two side buttons on my MS Wireless Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth (what a catchy product name) as buttons 4 & 5. I use them for Expose. They have worked that way in 10.3 and 10.4. I can't remember doing anything special to enable them.

Dave...



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10.4: Use Mighty Mouse driver to customise other mice
Authored by: Alejandra on Nov 22, '05 05:33:02PM

I now have also the MS Bluetooth mouse, SteerMouse came to rescue now it works with Bluetooth mice

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Alejandra.



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10.4: Use Mighty Mouse driver to customise other mice
Authored by: mike3k on Sep 28, '05 08:20:39AM

I have a Mighty Mouse and I use USB Overdrive instead of the Mighty Mouse drivers. Apple's MM drivers are very limited compared to USB Overdrive, which lets you assign different functions to the buttons in each application or assign keystrokes & modifier keys to buttons.

USB overdrive is well worth the price and it's one of my favorite utilities. I just wish it would support Bluetooth mice, which would make it perfect.



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10.4: Use Mighty Mouse driver to customise other mice
Authored by: Shiver758 on Sep 28, '05 07:48:05PM

I actually just used the Logitech Preference Pane (installed with downloaded logitech drivers) to get all the 400-odd buttons working on my Logitech mouse.

That was before I binned it (well, actually passed it on to one of the kids) in favor of my new Mighty Mouse. :)



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10.4: Use Mighty Mouse driver to customise other mice
Authored by: webertk421 on Oct 26, '05 08:46:09AM

These settings exist in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.symbolichotkeys.plist - if you want to put that file on your iDisk or somewhere. You can apply the settings on other machines without a mighty mouse handy. Just copy the file into place and restart.



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