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Windows 7: Mouse Middle Button changed it's "show open windows" function


20 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 
Mouse Middle Button changed it's "show open windows" function

Greetings,

I do not know why or how, but my mouse's middle button changed the way it opens the current opened windows:
instead of opening in an all screen pane, with all the windows which are opened disposed along the pane, it shows the "alt+tab" system.
I would like to know how do i get the all screen pane again, i like it a lot more.
I hope i've been clear enough.
Can someone assist me? Thanks.

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20 Nov 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tomas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What is the brand and model of your mouse? If we know which one you have, then someone with the same one will be able to help better.


For now, click on the Mouse icon in the Control Panel (icons view) to see if you may have a Settings type tab like in the screenshot below. This will vary depening on what brand you have, and if you installed the mouse's drivers/software.
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I have a Logitech mouse, so I get this when I click on my SetPoint Settings tab. From here, I can change what the middle button function will be. This is brand specific though.
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Hope this helps for now,
Shawn


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21 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

I still couldn't solve the problem. My mouse is a microsoft wireless mobile 3500 (i know, it sucks).

The settings for the buttons actions doesn't offer much of a choice, so i'm really thinking that i won't have much choice but to accept this suddent change.
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21 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Are you using a Aero theme?

In addition, double check the items in the red Warning box at the top of the tutorial below to make sure that you meet Aero requirements for Flip 3D to work. If not, then it would switch to Alt+Tab mode instead of Flip 3D.

Switch Between Windows - Flip 3D Shortcut
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21 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Yes, I am. And my computer has all the capacity needed for the flip 3D.

Though it's still something that im after.



I couldn't type the right words on Google so that was the closet I could get.
Something like that used to show when i clicked the mouse middle button (wheel button), though now it just gives me alt+tab program change.
Hope this is could get clearer ^_^'
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21 Nov 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm not sure what may have caused this for you, but you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before the middle button action changed on your to undo it and hopefully fix it for you.
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22 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

I shall try that then. Thanks for all the help
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22 Nov 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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22 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Well, I figured it out!
Didn't need to restore the PC, thankfully, but i did need to test all the possible mid button click options (and it was pretty much the last one).

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The text is in portuguese, but the option i wanted was the "Instant View" setting.

This thing was really bothering me out. Thanks a lot again!


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22 Nov 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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