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9-button Mouses

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:41 pm
by CEMEHbl4
hey phil do you plan to support 9-button Mouses???
like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6826153017

plz answer! thx :arrow:

Re: 9-button Mouses

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:26 pm
by phil
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.

Re: 9-button Mouses

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:45 am
by CEMEHbl4
thx for info

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

Re: 9-button Mouses

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:20 am
by phil
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.
Phil

Re: 9-button Mouses

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:41 pm
by CEMEHbl4
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)

Re: 9-button Mouses

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:50 pm
by phil
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 :(

Phil