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I have purchased a Razer DeathAdder Black Edition mouse, and the latest Mac driver I can find for it is 1.00. The possible assignments for the side buttons don't seem to have Mission Control buttons available for them (they only have various Expose keys available)

Is there a hack around this? Or do I just have to do without? Or exchange for a different Razer mouse with a more developed Mac driver? Or just use the Mac driver for a different Razer mouse?

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I'm not familiar with the particulars of your mouse and the associated drives, it probably hasn't been updated for Lion yet, so I wouldn't expect any Mission Control options built in at the moment. The simplest way would be to see if you can have the button assigned to a particular keypress, which you can then assign to Mission Control in the Keyboard Prefs.

If that doesn't work, try Steermouse, it's a 3rd party mouse driver that works with almost every extra mouse you'll find, and gives you some additional features and flexibility.

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Set the Mission Control shortcut to F10, which is one of the old Expose buttons supported.. works like a charm. Thank you so much! –  Charles Aug 25 '11 at 22:01
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I've got my Razer Naga configured to work with Mission Control.

I've used the Razer drivers to set up the button I want to use to trigger Mission Control to trigger Mouse Button 3 (you can bind any button to this): enter image description here

Then, I've set up System Preferences to use Mouse Button 3 to trigger Mission Control: enter image description here

That's been working fine for me; no extra software required.

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Thanks for this tip Nathan. I kept trying to assign Mission Control and App windows as key combo macros in the Razer software, with pretty terrible results. This way is much cleaner. –  skelly Oct 18 '12 at 18:37
    
@Nathan: What is that Naga preferences? Do I need to install driver to get that? –  Tuan Anh Tran Jan 20 '13 at 7:46
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Download Synapse 2.0 on the Razer website. Then go on the Mouse Customization, choose the button to customize, in the button assignment select "Launch application" and select Mission Control.

Voilà!enter image description here

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