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Logitech G5 middle-click (tabbed browsing in Firefox)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by caff, 4 May 2006.

  1. caff

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,516

    Location: London

    Ok, received my Logitech G5 the other day... it's a great mouse.

    This mouse is *almost* perfect for me. The only thing that annoyed me is the middle click (when you press the scrollwheel) needs a good hard push - not good if you use tabs in firefox like me.

    There is a way to sort it though - install the latest Setpoint drivers from logitech and re-assign the left/right scroll on the middle button to act as 'middle button'. This makes it easier, but isn't perfect.
     
  2. Rednut05

    Banned

    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 909

    Oil it.
     
  3. nikebee

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 14,003

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    sorry for the n00bish question, but i'm a Logitech 510 user, and i only use Firefox too...

    but what has the middle mouse/scroll wheel got to do with tabbed browsing?

    is it just a G5 thing?
     
  4. Rednut05

    Banned

    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 909

    No its a firefox thing. Middle click a link and it'll load up a new tab.
    Also if you middle click on a tab it closes it.

    Have fun playing...
     
  5. Werewolf

    Commissario

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 29,251

    Location: Panting like a fiend

    try using the G5 for a few days, the chances are it will loosen up a bit:)

    My 610 and 700 both started with stiff scroll wheel buttons, but both loosened up a bit after some use :)
     
  6. nikebee

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    Location: Pembrokeshire

    ooh right :o did know the new link thing... didn't the close tab one :) learn something every day
     
  7. PinkFloyd

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    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

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    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    In all the time I have used firefox I have never noticed that :p
    Saves me reaching for control or right clicking and selecting from the menu.
    Thanks! :)
     
  8. The $6m Dan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,385

    Location: Sheffield

    I upgraded from an ancient Microsft optical mouse to a G7 this week and whilst the mouse feels perfect in every other respect, tyhe middle mouse button doesn't feel right. The old mouse was a very positive click, the G7 feels less certain. Perhaps it's the fact that the scroll wheel also tilts, and I need to get used to it. Only time will tell . . . .