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Does anyone know a good, solid, elegant way to remap those buttons? A new, improved Raspberry Pi 3 is available. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. Kensington has a Department of Silly Names. There’s a commandline tool called xbindkeys. In this page, I learned that the 2nd value corresponds to the middle mouse button, and the 8th to the Thumb1 normally related to backward function. Connectivity is controlled by two switches on the under-side of the trackball base.

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. For example, say you wanted to open Firefox when you pressed the trqckball “home” button for me, button Sign up using Email and Password. So the first parameter after the equal sign assigns to button 1, the second to button 2 and so on.

Finally, the four buttons. Email Required, but never shown. The one on the right is a wireless mode switch – when set to the right it is in USB 2.

Let’s start this by getting the name out of the way.

If a solution works, mark it as the accepted answer green checkmark below the linjx count. Under linux, I read online that I shall edit the xorg.

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But once you get past the name, this really is a very nice and exceptionally versatile trackball.

The upper left button acts as the middle button on a typical mouse. I have a Kensington Expert Mouse – which is actually a trackball with four buttons.

Configuring Linux and X for a Kensington Expert Mouse

Using ‘xev’ shows that the upper left button is button 2, and the upper right is button 8. I’ve kensigton one, and I’ve been trying it out along with the latest release of the Raspbian Linux operating system.

December 29th, 2. I have read all the pre-existing answers, but I still can’t figure it out, so I apologize if this has been answered before.

Hands-On: Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball

Here’s an example of how to configure and use it. Does anyone know a good, solid, elegant way to remap those buttons?

Nelson Teixeira 84 8. So I thought I should just use number 3 as the 2nd element and 2 as the 8th element like this:.

Configuring Linux and X for a Kensington Expert Mouse

Linux Fedora 29, hands-on: When the trackball is used on Windows or Mac OS X, there is a Kensington Trackball Works utility to customize the button operations and the scroll ring function.


I tdackball it easier and more natural to use, and more precise to control, especially when I am trying to move it very small distances.

I kept checking for it periodically, and watched the price here go slowly down. Kenzington course, to do this mapping you have to know which kensingtno event is being produced by each button or ring on the trackball. June 25th, 4. Please note that Javascript should be enabled for this page. Finally, here are all the details on the configuration options of the mouse section.

I first saw this trackball on the Kensington web site sometime last summer. So I thought I should just use number 3 as the 2nd element and 2 as the 8th element like this: The first really kfnsington thing that I discovered about this trackball was the scroll ring.

The new PiServer package included in the latest Raspbian x86 release provides a very powerful client management tool. Logitech MX Ergo wireless trackball mouse.