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Re: Mouse with extra buttons. How to configure them?

On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:58:31 +0200, Piotr wrote:
> I got new mouse which has some extra buttons, but in standard Xfce4
> settings there is no way to configure some functions for them. Is
> there a software to do this? Can it be done in some configuration
> files?

xbindkeys may be used to assign any function to any mouse button,
including the 'extra' ones.

Instructions can be found in several places, for example here:

Emulating key presses, using xte, which is part of the xautomation
package, is mentioned here.  As an example, I have Ctrl+W ('Close')
performed by an 'extra' mouse button ('button 9' in my case) by
assigning this function to the button in xbindkeys-config:
/usr/bin/xte 'keydown Control_L' 'key W' 'keyup Control_L'

> Also how to change what clicking the wheel should do?

Clicking the wheel = button 2, scrolling up/down = button 4/5.

Furthermore, several mouse properties, such as the mouse cursor speed,
may be adjusted using libinput.

man 4 libinput

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