Additional mouse buttons do not work

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Additional mouse buttons do not work

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Re: Additional mouse buttons do not work

ShiningStarfire
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Hello!

 

I have same problem with my multimedia keyboard. It's not a Spotify bug.

You just need to remap keys, you may use xev and xmodmap. Or you can try use your system keyboard settings to modify key shortcuts.

In KDE 4.9.5 it can be found in System Settings  > Keyboard.

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Re: Additional mouse buttons do not work

klaernie
Casual Listener

which keycodes need to be generated? I can remap the buttons for sure, but to what? And why is there no way to simply use the XFree89Back and XFree89Forward keycodes?

Same problem

crepererum
Newbie

Same problem here. I'm using a Logitech M705 and Ubuntu 12.10. The side buttons are recognized as normal left clicks. It would be very great too see this fixed, because I use this buttons in many other programs (Chrome, Firefox, File Manager, Software Center) for browsing and it's really annoying that I have to click the GUI buttons to get back/forward.

Re: Additional mouse buttons do not work

Cyborb
Regular

Fix for this would be highly appreciated, I hate pressing the back button and having my music interrupted :(

Re: Additional mouse buttons do not work

Joe
Community Legend

My back/forward buttons move screens back and forward and I have configured my mouse wheel left/right to switch tracks with the logitech mouse settings app. Using the Performance Mouse MX and never had any issues.

Re: Additional mouse buttons do not work

bobbaluba
Casual Listener

Any news on this issue?

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Re: Additional mouse buttons do not work

Atnius
Casual Listener

I have a wireless mouse and Spotify. When you are using Spotify some mouse buttons (as the scrolling button or 4 and 5 buttons) may change to control Spotify instead of controlling the PC scrolling up/down or back/forward. I found that if I press for 3 seconds the DPI button on my mouse it continues to control normal the PC functions. 

If I press DPI button again for 3 seconds it changes again to media mode and continues to control Spotify. 

Re: Additional mouse buttons do not work

zamiere
Newbie

Install xbindkeys and xautomation packages.

Use the following .xbindkeysrc config:

 

# Back
"xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key Left' 'keyup Alt_L'"
b:8

# Forward
"xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key Right' 'keyup Alt_L'"
b:9

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