I’m sorry I can’t be much help to you. I just use a cheapo basic mouse, it’s all I need and I tend to avoid anything that is ‘Microsoft’.
Did you follow the links at the bottom of the page I quoted earlier. May be they will lead to something.
I’m still reading through it but it’s really darn confusing.
Not to mention, even after reverting changes to xorg.conf, clicking both left and right buttons simultaneously or clicking the middle button (scroll wheel) still acts as copy and paste. How do I fix this?
EDIT: I ran this in the terminal: xmodmap -e “pointer = 1 2 3 8 9 4 5 6 7 10 11”
Shockingly, it got the extra buttons working. HOWEVER, now the scrolling doesn’t work! WTH.
Editing xorg.conf is generally troublesome, especially in an active X session. I generally make a backup before I ever edit it. FYI: Since installing 11.1 I haven’t edited mine once yet. Sometimes, if you have not altered default settings for gedit or kwrite or kate, you will find a back up created automatically, but it’s only any use to you if you have only edited the xorg file just this once on this occasion. I would open the file and choose save as xorg_backup
Have to say it’s quite impressive that both the Gnome and KDE devs all seem to be using the cheapest of the cheapest $5 mice. As the $15 ones come with thumb buttons.
Only 3 applications that I’ve found to use them by default are Firefox, Chrome and SMPlayer. (Somehow they’re all among my favorite applications as well!)
I had not thought about it, because mine MS Lasermouse 5000 just works. It even works in Nautilus. If I boot to KDE, it doesn’t work. I always had to jumpt through hoops to get it to work in KDE, but Gnome set up all the buttons perfectly. The only problem I have is the wheel is way too sensitive, but I should be able to fix that somewhere. Still finding my way around Gnome.