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customizing intellimouse tilt wheel

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bcachot, Sep 18, 2005.

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  1. bcachot

    bcachot Thread Starter

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    I bought a new wireless mouse 2.0 keyboard combo thinking I could customize the tilt wheel to do the job of the back/forward buttons you find on the sides of some mice. But you can't. the tilt switch can only be assigned one function and that's horizontal scrolling. Does anyone know of any way to hack this so I can assign custom functions to the tilt?

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    I've scoured the web in search of a solution but with no luck. This is surprising considering the back/forward mouse shortcuts are the most used shortcuts in a browser. Amazingly there doesnt seem to be a single utility designed for customizing mouse wheels or tilt switches. The closest I got was an extension for Firefox turning the tilt into back/forward, but it's so bug ridden it's unusable.
     
  2. Dan O

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    Your wireless mouse and keyboard should have come with a software CD, which should make it work. Did you install it? I have one also and it works great.
     
  3. bcachot

    bcachot Thread Starter

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    Ya, mine works too but thats not the issue. Somebody has yet to come up with a hack that lets the tilt wheel do anything other than horizontal scrolling. You can assign dozens of functions to every other mouse button but not the tilt. Silly don't you think?
     
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