map mouse button 4 or 5 to button 2?

Chad Haynes
Wed Feb 18 23:12:00 GMT 2004

You should be able to do this using the software that came with the 
mouse.  If you bought it OEM you can download it from Microsofts 
website.  The software should allow you to set different actions for the 
mouse buttons based on what program you currently using.


Jeffrey J. Gray wrote:

> Hi,
> Is it possible to have either button 4 or 5 (usually the forward/back 
> buttons) send a 'button 2' signal (ie paste) to cygwin applications?  
> The reasons for this are (1) since button 2 is on the wheel, pressing 
> this button sometimes also accidentally sends a scroll signal making 
> for sloppy paste operations and  (2) I just upgraded my mouse, and in 
> the new standard configuration, Windows intercepts button 2 and makes 
> it a 'switch applications' signal.  I need button 2 for Cygwin paste 
> operations, so I'm anxious to restore this functionality to my cygwin.
> My new mouse/keyboard setup is MS Wireless Optical Desktop Elite 
> (which includes a Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer 2.0), and I'm running 
> .... hm, not sure how to check my Cygwin version, it's probably ~4 
> months old .... on WinXP.
> Thanks for the help,
> Jeff

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