logitech mx-900 middle button

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald@s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Thu Jul 15 12:25:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, 14 Jul 2004, Jeffrey J. Gray wrote:

> Hi,
> has anyone been able to get the logitech mx900 mouse to pass the middle 
> button (or any of the other buttons besides 1 and 3) to cygwin/xfree?  I 
> see an old post in 2002 saying that some logitech drivers offered a 
> 'middle button' setting, but on my Logitech/Setpoint utility there are 
> terribly few options, and the default 'autoscroll' only intermittantly 
> passes button 2 through--I can't figure out the pattern of when it 
> works, and usually it doesn't. 

If you have the option to set no special action this will help. Windows
can distinguish 3 buttons but since they are only rarely used in applications
logitech allowed to remap it to some special actions. 

> Another alternative might be to map a 
> keycode to a button (I can use Setpoint to map the button to a key, and 
> that key is passed to cygwin/Xfree), but I don't think xmodmap can do 
> this.  Thanks for any suggestions.

you can always use the -emulate3button option. This will simulate the middle 
button by pressing the left and the right together.

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