SensibleSideButtons: reliable, system-wide side mouse button navigation in macOS
July 26, 2017 2:36 PM   Subscribe

SensibleSideButtons: reliable, system-wide side mouse button navigation in macOS
The side buttons on generic mice work really well for navigation in Windows... but not so much in macOS. By default they basically do nothing, and most software that claims to fix this problem (USB Overdrive, etc.) only binds the buttons to keyboard shortcuts with mixed results. While testing the Logitech MX Master, I noticed that unlike every other mouse I'd come across, its side buttons were acting in a suspiciously Windows-like manner on my Mac. (No blinking menu bars. No occasional destructive behavior. No mis-targeted navigation commands.) I decided to investigate this phenomenon in hopes of porting the behavior to all my other mice, and to make a long story short: it works! Really well! (Under GPL!)
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posted by archagon (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Ok, that's awesome. Nice job!
posted by hades at 9:44 PM on July 26


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