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Generic, Multi-Purpose Mouse Driver?

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Generic, Multi-Purpose Mouse Driver?

TehChodja
I recently got what seems to be an off-brand mouse for my laptop. 10 bucks. Works like a charm.

The only irritation is that it has three extra buttons and doesn't have any drivers for it whatsoever (I asked the seller). They said it's strictly plug'n play.

I was wondering if anyone knew of any generic drivers that might be able to help me out with assigning functions to these extra buttons?
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seanferd

So, you need something not so generic, if the generic mouse drivers aren't working.

Since you don't mention the brand of mouse or what OS you are running, I couldn't even guess where to look for a driver, if you need one.

Did you uninstall the previous mouse from Device Manager before removing it and attaching the new mouse?

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TehChodja

I usually miss out information.

Umm... I'm using Vista and the brand of the mouse is...well...generic. It doesn't particularly have a brand name. I got it off eBay. lol.

The Windows mouse driver is working fine, I'm able to use the mouse and everything. I was just wondering if there was a solution that might allow me to assign different functions to these three extra buttons on the mouse. Currently they just do the whole "backwards," "forwards," "nothing at all" functions.

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brian

its an extremely long shot, but has worked for me in the past...try logitecs software for their gaming mice.

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TehChodja

I think I can give that a try.

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seanferd

have you looked at the mouse settings in control panel?

Is the eBay page for the mouse still around?

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TehChodja

It just gives the usual mouse options. Doesn't go into button depth.

The page is still around, but I already asked the vendor directly if there was a driver. He said it was just a plug-n-play product.