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Install the Logitech MX900 Bluetooth mouse
Authored by: DanFrakes on Jan 27, '04 10:22:37PM

As grr223 said, the MX 900 works great for basic functionality and Expose, but not even USB Overdrive can recognize its other buttons. That being said, I've actually been able to use all seven buttons and the scrollwheel without any additional driver software:

left-click = click
right-click = control/right-click
scrollwheel works normally (clicking the scrollwheel emulates a command-click)
scroll-up and scroll-down buttons scroll one line at a time

I use the other three (the two thumb buttons and the "window" button) for Expose.

But I'd still like to be able to custom-configure some of the buttons.

Mac OS X Power Tools:

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Install the Logitech MX900 Bluetooth mouse
Authored by: orca orca on Feb 25, '04 07:26:42PM

pb17" 10.3.2
just bought the mx900 and wow !
quality rodent like no other!
the extra buttons work great with expose, very impressive

but unlike DF, I cannot get the forward/back button on the side to work in anything, despite fiddling with settings in keyboard/mouse and universal setting !
btw, no jerky issues, very well controlled, still hadn't to change the batteries with my own 2100 NiMH batteries 4 days in a row of serious use

now, the question is who gets the back/forward buttons on the side to work and in what configuration ?
and daily prayers for some software soon to program all buttons

ps funny sequence of button numbers though 1-8
will post the numbering shortly

Pb 17" 1G ram 7K60 airportXtreme iSight

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USB overdrive is not a bluetooth driver
Authored by: lnzdingo on Mar 16, '04 01:44:06PM

your bluetooth adapter may plug into a USB port, but i wouldn't expect it to be emulating a USB input device in anyway, therefore, USB Overdrive _shouldn't_ see anything that is connecting via bluetooth.

in the case of the mx700 that uses the RF receiver, that IS translating stuff into USB keycodes, therefore, USB Overdrive should see the buttons (and does)

bluetooth is just using USB as a bus, the rest happens in the bluetooth drivers

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Install the Logitech MX900 Bluetooth mouse
Authored by: geoffb on Jul 15, '04 12:31:24AM

I have the following set-up, and it allows USB Overdrive to set up all the buttons (and scroll wheel) on the MX900 for any and all applications:
- Logitech USB Bluetooth adapter plugged in
- Internal Bluetooth receiver set to NOT recognize the MX900 (or just turned off)
- Logitech Control Center pref pane NOT installed

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