Mouse button 4 and 5 not detected by XMBC

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dogstarrb
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Mouse button 4 and 5 not detected by XMBC

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XMBC Version: v2.19.2
Windows Version: 64 bit Win 10
Mouse Information (brand/model): Logitec m570
Relevant Computer Information (CPU, RAM etc): unsure what is needed here
Did the problem occur after an upgrade of XMBC? (If so, from what version?): no
Did the problem occur after a Windows update/upgrade? (If so, from what version?): no
How long have you used XMBC?: new user
What language and keyboard layout do you use in Windows?: English QWERTY

Clear description of the problem - try and include as much information as possible, including what button and mappings you are having problems with (if applicable).: I have only just started trying to use XMBC, but my button 4 and 5 do not appear to be detected-- when I press them, nothing highlights in the program as which button I am pressing. I am aware of an issue with other programs not detecting button 5 (standard mapped to back) but not button 4, which still functions in my browser as a forward button, so I know the computer itself is able to detect the button press. I am able to bind to MB3 (middle mouse click) perfectly fine. Any suggestions as to how to correct this?

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phil
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Re: Mouse button 4 and 5 not detected by XMBC

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Do you have the Logitech software installed? Quite often that can intercept or change the button configuration, and as I have found with my Logitech mice, they can be reconfigured through the Logitech SetPoint/Options software to send different messages (often the tilt wheel sends button 4 and 5 and button 4 and 5 do different things by default).

In my Logitech mouse, the mouse itself can store different profiles (configured through setpoint (its an old G9 mouse). I had to use SetPoint (now called Options I think) to change the button behavior back to "windows default" not Logitech default. Then XMBC would see buttons 4 and 5 (as would any windows application as BACK/FORWARD). At that point I uninstalled SetPoint never for it to be installed again :).

Your mouse will be different (I suspect it does not have any profiles on the device itself) but if Options/Setpoint is installed, I suspect there will be a way to make it behave as any normal (non-Logitech) 5 button mouse. I just don't know off the top of my head the correct things to look for/change. If you can configure button 4 & 5 to BACK/FORWARD then try that first.

I think I do have Options installed on another machine with my Logitech wireless M720 so I will try and have a look on there if you cant figure it out (not today though as that machine is not here!).
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