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Windows 7: Restoring middle click to default behavior


21 Dec 2009   #1

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Restoring middle click to default behavior

I am a great procrastinator...

Being a MSDN Subscriber, I got Windows 7 when it went RTM and which is when I initially installed it as a dual boot with Vista. The mild click button worked as Tim Sneath described in #19 of his blog:

Tim Sneath : The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets

'19. One More of the Same, Please. Iíve seen a few folk caught out by this one. If youíve already got an application open on your desktop (for example, a command prompt window), and you want to open a second instance of the same application, you donít have to go back to the start menu. You can simply hold down the Shift key while clicking on the taskbar icon, and it will open a new instance of the application rather than switching to the existing application. For a keyboard-free shortcut, you can middle-click with the third mouse button to do the same thing. (This trick assumes that your application supports multiple running instances, naturally.)'

For some reason I reinstalled Windows 7 about two months ago and did something different and now when I use the middle click, it simply displays the task list. Anyone know how to make the middle click return to the default behavior?

Carleton


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21 Dec 2009   #2
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Hello Carleton, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can open Mouse in the Control Panel to look for a middle button setting, but this is dependant on your mouse drivers for how this can be set. What mouse brand and model do you have?

For example, I have a logitech mouse that uses Setpoint drivers that has this setting below for it.

Restoring middle click to default behavior-mouse.jpg

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn


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21 Dec 2009   #3

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Mouse Type

I have the Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000. The default for the Wheel button is Flip, here is the list of options, I ain't got a clue as to the correct one:

http://www.miltonstreetphotography.c...p277891074.png

(how do you normally link images in posts?)

Carleton
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21 Dec 2009   #4
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Carleton,

You would want to select the Middle Click option.
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21 Dec 2009   #5

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Perfect, thank you!
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21 Dec 2009   #6
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You're most welcome.
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