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A workaround for an Intellimouse driver anomaly
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Feb 18, '04 12:41:59PM

Quick update on the hint - Ive been using it and it works great, apart from it seems to reset to the default "middle click is change app" (ie command-tab) every so often after a restart. For most of us who only put our machines to sleep, thats no big deal. I only noticed it after installing a software update and HAVING to reboot.

Otherwise, its nice and simple....

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Authored by: iamdw on Feb 19, '04 08:30:00PM
when you say MS Blue Optical mouse, do you mean the Bluetooth MS mouse, or simply just a blue colored MS optical mouse? I have a MS Bluthooth optical mouse (intellimouse explorer 5button+scroller) and the 5.0 driver do not seems to recognize my mouse... I have been dying to get the other buttons on the mouse some functionality so i hope you DO have the Bluetooth mouse and I am just missing somthing... - dw

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This middle click button bug IS a big deal
Authored by: pawz on Feb 27, '04 05:20:27AM

I installed the Microsoft driver to see if it could do anything interesting that would be useful to me. I wish I hadn't. I removed it when I realised I didn't need it, but unfortunately, as pointed out, every reboot resets the thing back to "middle button equals change application". I could stop this behaviour by using the MS Mouse module in System Preferences to "disable" it for "Global Preferences" -- only problem ? I HAVE to keep running the MS mouse driver. If I delete it from the system or stop it running; every reboot will reset the middle mouse button behaviour to "middle button changes application". ARRGGH !! Will I have to reinstall Panther to reset my mouse behaviour to normal ? Or is this mouse behaviour stored in a .plist file somewhere. If someone knows where .. please share ! I hate extraneous process running that I don't need, and I -definately- don't need this Intellipoint driver anymore !

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