Logitech extra mouse functions/IE7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by user0101, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. user0101

    user0101 Guest


    I don't want the mouse buttons on my mouse to navigate IE forwards or
    backwards. However, because I use those buttons for other programs, I DO
    want them to send the MOUSE4/MOUSE5 events.

    Logitech's SetPoint program is not sufficient. In SetPoint, there is a
    radio-selection UI element that allows you to pick which function a button
    does, whether it be nav forward, nav backwards, scroll up/down, or default.
    In SetPoint, even setting these buttons to Default still results in IE
    navigating forwards and backwards. This is because IE is apparently
    hard-coded to respond to MOUSE4 and MOUSE5 events instead of to some type of
    mouse-specific nav messages. I had minor success with using SetPoint to bind
    the buttons to obscure combinations of shift/alt/other buttons but almost
    invariably these keyboard combinations are used by some program and I
    inevitably end up activating some function that I don't want to activate.

    If anyone knows of a way to get IE to ignore MOUSE4 and MOUSE5 clicks, or if
    a developer could look into adding the ability to customize IE's response to
    these mouse buttons, it would be immensely helpful.

    Quite often I have lost very long typed-out posts for forums or whatever
    that are lost because of either accidentally hitting the side button on my
    mouse and navigating inadvertantly, or pressing the button for the function
    that I DO want to use it for (activating voice communication). When I am
    using voice comm and reading a page, I have to click somewhere else while I
    transmit, or I'm forced to constantly navigate backwards.

    Thanks for any help
    user0101, Nov 15, 2007
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