Nakkor
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Nakkor reviewed on 06 Aug 2011
Fantastic! I'm so happy, with SteerMouse I finally got my many-functions-on-one-mouse-button-configuration that I used in Snow Leopard to work in Lion (was broken with Logitech Control Center (v3.3.0 and v3.4.0) in Lion).

With the hidden thumb button (HTB) on the Logitech M705 mouse I'm now able to activate the following...

- Mission Control (HTB)
- Application windows (cmd + HTB)
- Show Desktop (opt + HTB)
- Show Dashboard (ctrl + opt + cmd + HTB)
- Show Launchpad (opt + cmd + HTB)

...this makes me much less Trackpad dependent in Lion, and I don't have to move my hands from the keyboard or mouse to do what I normally would have to do with the Trackpad. =D

To make this work, you assign a shortcut key (let's use F12 as an example) to your mousebutton of choice in SteerMouse, and then under System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts you assign F12 to Mission Control, cmd + F12 to Applications windows, opt + F12 to Show Desktop, and so on.

Theoretically you could have as many as 16(!!) functions on the same mouse button by using various combinations of shift, ctrl, opt and cmd.
However, on my system, I've found that Mission Control is a bit buggy with shift and combinations of ctrl with certain MC functions. I believe this is a bug in Lion, as this behaviour is present with Logitech Control Center as well, but works fine/better in Snow Leopard and Exposé and related functions.

I hope this little tip inspires someone else to try something similar!

Cheers!
[Version 4.1.2]


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Nakkor replied on 08 Aug 2011
Been using SteerMouse for couple days now and I realized that it has another very useful feature: the ability to reverse scrolling direction, that is, _without changing the scrolling direction of the Trackpad as well_!! Now I can enjoy the natural Trackpad scrolling while retaining the old style scrolling on the mouse. Excellent!

I've found that steermouse sometimes looses connection with the mouse buttons after coming back from sleep mode, but that isn't really a big issue. I just keep steermouse in the dock and click the Reconnect button, no problem.
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Nakkor had trouble on 02 Sep 2012
Does anyone know how to export myApps Data library to LicenseKeeper?
A step by step procedure would be much appreciated!

TIA!
[Version 1.8.2]



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