9-button Mouses

x64 Replacement/Alternative to Microsoft's IntelliMouse application.
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CEMEHbl4
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9-button Mouses

Post by CEMEHbl4 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:41 pm

hey phil do you plan to support 9-button Mouses???
like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6826153017

plz answer! thx :arrow:

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Re: 9-button Mouses

Post by phil » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:26 pm

Did you read the FAQ?
Can you add support for more buttons?
Unfortunately, XMouse is not a driver. It is only capable of responding the messages sent by the mouse driver. As far as I can see, the basic MS driver sends only messages for the first 5 buttons.
The new Logitech drivers for x64 also only send the first 5 buttons so I suspect, even with proper drivers, XMouse will only ever support 5 buttons.
NOTE: The x64 Logitech software does support all the buttons but even with these drivers and software installed, XMouse itself can see no more than 5 buttons.
I hope that answers your question, but if not, the short answer is no.
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Re: 9-button Mouses

Post by CEMEHbl4 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:45 am

thx for info

but i dont get why Logitech software can read messages from [[[9-button driver]]] ,and your software dont?

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Re: 9-button Mouses

Post by phil » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:20 am

Quite simple,

Logitech control the hardware and produce a driver to match. The driver sends messages straight to the setpoint software, and not standard windows messages. My software hooks the standard window messages and these only support up to 5 buttons, vertical scroll and horizontal scroll (on Vista and later).

Until Logitech publish some sort of interface, XMBC will never be able to see these "secret" messages the driver sends to Setpoint. Believe me, I have tried many times to figure it out - as I have a 7 button logitech mouse. But Ive never found a solution.

Sorry I cant offer more promising information.
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Re: 9-button Mouses

Post by CEMEHbl4 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:41 pm

oke...
But plz keep an eye on a new universal drivers from microsoft, with support of 7-9 buttons...
Since those devices are going more and more popular.

Good Luck. (B)

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Re: 9-button Mouses

Post by phil » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:50 pm

What new universal drivers from MS... Do you know something I dont?
There is nothing new in Windows 7 from what I can see to I doubt they will have anything to support these extra buttons on non-MS hardware.

In fact the MS mice with more than 5 buttons have exactly the same problem - their driver deals directly with Intellipoint :(

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