Using the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (PS/2 or USB) w/KDE

Using the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (PS/2 or USB) w/KDE

Post by Josh Kalis » Mon, 05 Jul 2004 11:03:11


Does anyone know how to set it up so that I can:

1. use the middle wheel button to paste when I click it
2. scroll in any window that has focus with the wheel
3. Go backwards and forwards in the web browser when I use the side thumb
buttons.

Thanks,

Josh
 
 
 

Using the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (PS/2 or USB) w/KDE

Post by Andy Frase » Mon, 05 Jul 2004 11:18:27

In alt.os.linux, Josh Kalish uttered these immortal words:


Those should Just Work(TM) if XF86Config(-4) is configured correctly. This
box uses the ImPS/2 protocol and ZAxisMapping "4 5" but my IntelliMouse is
on my other box.


Investigate imwheel for that. My side buttons work perfectly using it.

If you're after examples you'll have to wait until I'm on my other box. This
one just has a standard MS Wheel Mouse Optical using the above parameters.

--
Andy.

 
 
 

Using the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (PS/2 or USB) w/KDE

Post by Michael C » Mon, 05 Jul 2004 11:57:17

["Followup-To:" header set to alt.os.linux.]
On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 02:03:11 GMT,


Usually default behaviour for three button mice.


I think it depends which toolkit was used to build the application. KDE
apps appear to work as expected, Gnome seems to require the pointer
being over the scrollbar to scroll using the wheel. In my preferred
image viewer "xv", the wheel does nothing. Since one of the groups you
cross-posted to was a KDE group, you're probably in luck.


Pretty sure I've read about it, but I never liked those buttons anyway, so
I never followed up on it. That would probably be application specific,
so you'd probably need to configure it for a specific application.

HTH,

Michael C.
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Using the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (PS/2 or USB) w/KDE

Post by Ori Bernst » Mon, 05 Jul 2004 12:36:34


Should work if you set it up right. Make sure all 7 buttons work (6 and 7
are the scroll up/down), and swap buttons 6 and 7 with buttons 4 and 5
using xmodmap (in .xinitrc (if it doesn't exist, create it) put:
xmodmap -e 'pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5'


Using Firefox 0.9, it magically started working - they must've added it in
between versions, or I just never noticed in 0.8.
 
 
 

Using the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (PS/2 or USB) w/KDE

Post by Thomas Ove » Mon, 05 Jul 2004 19:08:57


Josh Kalish wrote :


Thats default X behavior.


In KDE's Control Center go to "Desktop"|"Window Behavior"|"Focus" and in
the "Policy" dropdownmenu choose "Focus Follow Mouse".
--
Thomas O.

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Using the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (PS/2 or USB) w/KDE

Post by Michael C » Tue, 06 Jul 2004 12:40:49

["Followup-To:" header set to alt.os.linux.]
On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 12:08:57 +0200,


"Focus Follow Mouse" simply means that you don't need to click in a
window to give it focus, just moving the moving the mouse to the window
assures that all messages from the mouse and keyboard will be processed
by that window. It takes a while to get used to it coming from windows,
which is probably why the option is pretty easy to find in most window
managers. Its only relevance to the wheel is which window gets the
messages (which may on may not be handled.)

Michael C.
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