Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric
A driver is more than just a program, and I have seen Windows 7 64 bit reject 32 bit drivers. I have some install packages that are 32 and 64 bit and some that have separate 32 bit and 64 bit install packages. It can make it hard to keep track of some times. Hopefully the OP can find something that works.
Thanks for the responses. By doing some Google research, I have found a number of instances where some people using Win 7 64 bit have been successful in getting the same Trackball as mine to configure and operate successfully. They apparently did so by either installing Mouseworks 6.2.2 (the same version as I have) on Win 7 in Win XP SP3 compatibility mode (NOT Vista compatibility mode) or by copying the Kensington Trackball drivers (KMW_KBD, KMW_SYS, KMW_LIB, and KMW_USB) to the C:Windows\System32\Drivers folder and going to the Device Manager and pointing the "Human Interface Devices" and "Mice and other pointing devices" driver fields directly to them.
Others have apparently tried those methods without success. There seems to be a lot of inconsistency on this. I personally tried both of those methods and neither worked for me. The bottom line seems to be that some have been able to get the 64217 Trackball to work properly under Win 7 64 bit with the Kensington Mouseware software and others have not. After spending more time than I care to admit on the subject, I have been unable to find any explanation for why those work on some Win 7 systems and not on other apparently identical Win 7 systems. As I pointed out in a previous thread, Trackballworks will not support this device either.
In case anyone else is experiencing the same problem, I WAS successful in finally getting my Trackball to work under Win 7 by using another program that I found called "X-Mouse Button Control" http://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/X...tonControl.htm
. It's a great program and after playing with it for a while, I was able to get it to provide all of the same functions I had used under Kensington's software. Since others may use different functions under the trackball than I do, XMBC may not provide all of the functions for others (such as chording). It's worth trying however.
The Trackball buttons map to the buttons in this software as follows:
"Left Button" = Lower-left button
"Right Button = Lower-right button
"Middle Button" = Upper-left button
"Mouse Button 4" = Upper-right button
You can map these buttons to whichever button function you wish (left-click, right-click, etc). In addition, you can set the buttons to represent hotkeys in specific applications by using the "Simulated Keys (undefined)" command provided in the list of commands for each button. You can add whatever application you wish via the "Add" button on the left of the panel then set the "Simulated Keys" command to whatever hotkey you wish for that particular application.
As I mentioned previously, this program doesn't provide ALL of the functions that Kensington's did but it provides enough for my particular needs.