Multiple mouse buttons

Alex Kloss Klossa at
Sat Dec 18 01:00:45 PST 2004

Hi, John!

if they are virtually normal mouse buttons, it should be no problem to find out their button numbers using the program xev (XEvents display, comes with X and needs X to run).

Alas, I had a primax mouse once (cyber navigator) that used X/Y jumps for the additional buttons and let the driver translate them. I was too lazy to hack my own driver, so I switched back to my old mouse then...

Good Luck!


On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 05:21:41 +0000 (GMT)
John Galbrit <jgalbrit at> wrote:

> I just bought a new Logitech wireless optical for my laptop and am
> trying to figure out which buttons are which number. I'm assuming #'s
> 1-5 haven't changed, but this one has a rocking wheel, so I guess that
> is 2 more buttons, as well as the forward and back buttons. I'm only
> concerned with those 9 buttons, though there are 7 more for windows
> media apps. It's a bit overkill, but it was a good price.
> Can someone point me to a link?
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