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Ian.M:
+1 for
http://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/XMouseButtonControl.htm

Runs on Windows XP => 10.  Lets you remap mouse buttons (and the wheel) on a per-application basis, including fancy stuff like sending key sequence macros, and using a button as a 'shift' to change the action of other buttons.

The O.P's requirement can easily be handled by mapping one of the extra buttons to disabled so it can be the thumb resting position, and the other to shift  left and right to be forward and back, if its desired to retain the forward/back functionality.  However I find browser forward/back mouse buttons are a badly thought out idea that make it far too easy to accidentally leave a page that doesn't preserve state, e.g. loosing your playback position in a video, or the contents of many partially filled forms.

I *ALWAYS* buy five button mice as XMouse Button Control's and customisation and macros vastly reduces the amount of keyboarding I need to do in many applications.  I *NEVER* use a 5 button mouse without XMouse Button Control.  If you forced me to, I think I'd resort to superglue!

IIRC DPI changing by button is usually handled in hardware or via a manufacturer's custom driver so doesn't get seen by the OS as a button press so if you need to intercept that button and the manufacturer hasn't given you that option, you are S.O.L short of hardware hackery.

Specmaster:

--- Quote from: magic on June 02, 2019, 01:08:09 pm ---I don't even use Windows but this was the first google hit:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4052294/accessories-how-do-i-reassign-mouse-buttons

Of course I wouldn't be willing to give up those buttons so I would rather return it and convert the old one to corded ;)

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Thanks for your input however, the only mice that are supported by the instructions are Microsoft models that may be customised and unless the actual mouse is recognised by the software, no access to controls are provided.

Also isn't the most logical way to modify a cordless mouse that works well with new batteries but rapidly becomes erratic as the batteries voltage drops, would be to retain the cordless control but add in a USB cord to power the mouse if the voltage can adjusted to suit then mouse is always working at peak efficiency?

Specmaster:

--- Quote from: MrMobodies on June 02, 2019, 02:09:18 pm ---I found this:

http://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/XMouseButtonControl.htm

I don't find anything in there that will adjust the dpi for the dpi buttons.

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Thanks for this, it looks rather promising, I've tried this and does indeed do the job so I now need to experiment as to which button/s to deactivate.

Specmaster:

--- Quote from: Ian.M on June 02, 2019, 02:29:33 pm ---+1 for
http://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/XMouseButtonControl.htm

Runs on Windows XP => 10.  Lets you remap mouse buttons (and the wheel) on a per-application basis, including fancy stuff like sending key sequence macros, and using a button as a 'shift' to change the action of other buttons.

The O.P's requirement can easily be handled by mapping one of the extra buttons to disabled so it can be the thumb resting position, and the other to shift  left and right to be forward and back, if its desired to retain the forward/back functionality.  However I find browser forward/back mouse buttons are a badly thought out idea that make it far too easy to accidentally leave a page that doesn't preserve state, e.g. loosing your playback position in a video, or the contents of many partially filled forms.

I *ALWAYS* buy five button mice as XMouse Button Control's and customisation and macros vastly reduces the amount of keyboarding I need to do in many applications.  I *NEVER* use a 5 button mouse without XMouse Button Control.  If you forced me to, I think I'd resort to superglue!

IIRC DPI changing by button is usually handled in hardware or via a manufacturer's custom driver so doesn't get seen by the OS as a button press so if you need to intercept that button and the manufacturer hasn't given you that option, you are S.O.L short of hardware hackery.

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I've downloaded the program and now I'm experimenting with it but first thoughts are that it does the job but I have to decide which button(s) I deactivate and which I reassign, many thanks .

Specmaster:
Update on the mouse control program, I have tried it with the top thumb button disabled and tried it, nah, didn't work too great, so I then tried with the bottom thumb disabled, nah, the same result. The buttons are to close to the position where the thumb wants to rest naturally and indeed the mouse is shaped that way so thumb is steered into that position and it just takes a slight touch and all of your work etc has gone  :palm:

Now trying it with both buttons disabled and that does seem to be far superior but it does mean the added convenience has been lost of the extra buttons but is a much more relaxed and natural way of holding the mouse as the wrist is not twisted so less chance of getting RSI which I was getting with a normal mouse. Thanks everyone for you input and assistance. :-+ :-+

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