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Windows 7: How to assign mouse buttons

22 Sep 2011   #1
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
How to assign mouse buttons

Hi,

I have had a look but can't find anything

I have the 'World of Warcraft Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse' but i'm struggling to figure out a way to assign the buttons to Windows/Explorer commands such as:
  • Browser Forward
  • Browser Back
  • ...

I have sorted it for the WOW game but would like to create a new profile for general use in windows.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987


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22 Sep 2011   #2
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Was there any documentation that came along with the mouse?

This is a 15page PDF online manual that seems to cover what you need:
http://cdn.steelseries.com/userguide...er%20Guide.pdf

5. Button Assignment Panel*
6. Mouse Properties Panel*
7. Illumination Panel*
* Panels are closed by default; press the panel tab to open.

And it covers new profiles and macros.

This link explains how to find the user guide for the SteelSeries Engine: FAQ - SteelSeries - Where do I find the user guide for the SteelSeries Engine?

There are youtube videos that might be helpful.
I am hoping of course that you do have the SteelSeries Mouse.
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22 Sep 2011   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Thank you for your reply Anak.

I have seen that manual but the software it refers to only gives me options to bind keys for World of Warcraft which i have already done for in-game play.

This doesn't allow me (or at least i cant see where it does allow me) to assign functions such as Browser navigation for general use in Windows.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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22 Sep 2011   #4
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Found this:
Quote:
To program buttons you can either drag and drop the commands to the buttons designated spot, or highlight the command and press the button you want the action to correspond to.
You can assign pre-programmed Game Commands, Profiles, Custom Macros, and different mouse sensitivities to buttons.
Source: SteelSeries World of Warcraft Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse Review & Rating | PCMag.com

Quote:
I can confirm that it is possible to bind standard keyboard keystrokes, such as Shift or Shift+Ctrl to the buttons on the mouse. You can do this by creating a custom macro (takes seconds) and binding that command to a particular mouse button. All this can be done using the software provided with the mouse.
Source: SteelSeries WoW Cataclysm MMO Mouse @ HH


They do not make it easy, but then again that is a lot of mouse.
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23 Sep 2011   #5
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I have now managed to figure it out
If it helps anyone else out in future then...

Basically, it is done through the 'Custom Macros' option.

Button assignment -> Custom Macros -> New
Select the record delay option, input the commands as you normally would on screen. Save the macro and exit the macro manager.

This macro will apply to whatever button you chose to edit and it will also show up in the button assignment -> "custom macros" section so you can apply it to any key.

Example
I did...

Button assignment -> Custom Macros -> New -> Give it a name -> I then Selected the record delay option and then pressed CTRL+C on the keyboard.

(Change the bold red command to whatever you would like)



Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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23 Sep 2011   #6
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Just to add to that...

I'm sure the links that Anak posted probably mentioned this however if they did then i may have misinterpreted the instructions.

Cheers for your help

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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23 Sep 2011   #7
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Just to add to that...

I'm sure the links that Anak posted probably mentioned this however if they did then i may have misinterpreted the instructions.

Cheers for your help

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
Not in as such great detail, I only tried to expand the ground rules in order to help you see the path.

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