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Re: [SLUG] Extra buttons on the MS mice supported in X - Update
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Extra buttons on the MS mice supported in X - Update
- From: Arunava Sen <thedweller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Oct 31 07:50:37 2000
- Organization: @home
As you could tell, I wanted the MS optical mouse just for its side buttons.
And I wanted those just for quake3. From all the responses regarding this
matter, the side-button functionality under X doesnt seem too promising. So
I called up a (windows user) friend of mine who has one of these....
apparently, the side buttons dont work even in windows (except for a few MS
apps like IE5)... windows quake3 wont detect button presses from the side
buttons etc. Hence, X support for these side-buttons seem out of the
So what so I do? Slashdot to the rescue!
They have this cool article about the best damned aussie product I've ever
seen... http://www.claw.com.au/ (and a LinuxWorld review -
Because these babies are a purely hardware solution, I dont have to worry
about Linux support.... perfect for my Linuxquaking needs :)
I'll see if I can pick one of them up this Thursday.
Sorry if this seems like an off-topic post but heaps of people responded
with useful info and it seemed only fair to inform them of my final choice.