How can I customize my wireless mouse buttons to paste a couple of preset phrases?
August 13, 2012 2:36 PM Subscribe
How can I set a mouse button on my wireless Logitech mouse to play a series of keystrokes when pressed?
posted by newfers to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
My Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 recently died, and I was in a pinch, so I purchased a Logitech M510 as a replacement. One of the features that I used frequently with the MS Mouse was the ability to set the "forward" and "back" buttons on the mouse to paste a phrase when needed (each button was set for one of two email addresses that I frequently use). I could use the Intellipoint software to easily set the text that I wished to be pasted upon the press of a button.
Unfortunately, the Logitech SetPoint software doesn't allow me the same functionality. I can set the forward/back buttons to a multitude of other presets, but the closest to what I need is having them act as a 2-digit keyboard shortcut (for example, I could set the 'forward' button as ctrl-c, and 'back' as ctrl-v), I am unable to use the buttons to paste my required text.
I tried using WinHotKey to create a couple of hotkeys which would paste my email addresses when activated, but when I try to assign those hotkeys to the mouse button via the SetPoint software, nothing happens.
I'm a little flummoxed by something which seems so silly.
Any ideas? I'm using Windows 7 64bit.