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Author: Steve Litt via PLUG-discuss
To: plug-discuss
CC: Steve Litt
Subject: Re: mouse weirdness sort of solved (was: re: my debian machine)
Matt Graham via PLUG-discuss said on Fri, 27 Aug 2021 18:16:56 -0700

>On 2021-08-27 16:39, Steve Litt via PLUG-discuss wrote:
>> Matt Graham via PLUG-discuss said on Thu, 26 Aug 2021 16:44:26 -0700
>>> I've partially solved this. The first button consistently reports a
>>> button 9 event. When button 9 is being held, pushing the second
>>> button reports a button 8 event. Pushing the second button by
>>> itself produces a KeyPress event for Shift_L, another for Meta_L,
>>> then a KeymapNotify that probably clears the Shift modifier, then
>>> KeyRelease events for ISO_Left_Tab and Meta_L.
>> That's the craziest nonsense I've ever heard out of a mouse. Is that
>> mouse programmable or something? Can I safely assume an ordinary 3
>> button mouse does the expected, not the craziness of your mouse?
>The left, middle, right, wheel up, and wheel down buttons behave
>exactly the way you would expect from an ordinary IMPS/2 or USB HID

I misunderstood you and therefore retract my statements about craziness.

> It's only the 2 oddly positioned mystery buttons that do
>semi-strange things. So finding out what they do and why was never a
>high priority. The only problems I have ever had with this mouse so
>far have involved cat hair.[0]

Yeah, if I remember, one of my mice with two extra buttons reported as
buttons 8 and 9 or something like that. I just set OpenBox to do the
appropriate thing with pushes of buttons 8 and 9.


Steve Litt
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