3 button mouse
jhb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Feb 28 23:08:19 GMT 2005
On Monday 28 February 2005 05:31 pm, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Monday, 28 February 2005 at 22:52:08 +0100, Dag-Erling Smrgrav wrote:
> > David Scheidt <dmschei at attglobal.net> writes:
> >> I need a three button mouse. Just three buttons, no wheel, no bells,
> >> no whistles. I can't find one, as everything has a silly wheel. I'm
> >> not picky about interface (PS/2, USB, serial, or Bluetooth will work),
> >> or balls v. optical. Does anyone still sell these things?
> > what do you have against mouse wheels? they are very useful in X,
> > and also function as a middle button.
> Let me count the ways...
> 1. Few FreeBSD applications support the wheel out of the box, so it's
> not much use.
KDE supports it out of the box. Just add '-3 -z 4' to your moused flags and
make sure X thinks the mouse has 5 buttons and you are good to go.
Konqueror, konsole, etc. all have wheel support. I think for my current USB
trackball I basically just plugged it in and it all worked immediately.
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