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I couldn't find a way to get the back button of my Razer mouse to work with both Safari and Chrome, is there a workaround for this issue? I'm so used to surfing the web this way.

EDIT I apologize for being unclear. I'm not using the Mac mouse, I'm using Mac mini with my Razer mouse. I installed the driver for that Mouse, unfortunately it only allows me to set the sensitivity and acceleration. I also tried to install Google Chrome, but it doesn't work either. When I click the side button of my mouse, it doesn't go back to the previous page. Under Windows, the default behavior of the back button in a mouse is to navigate back to the previous page, but it's not the case under Mac.
I really try to find a solution since I'm so used to the "back" button in my mouse. I feel so uncomfortable when having to click on the back arrow on my browser. Could any one help me out? Thank you.

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I assume you are looking at the Back button of the browser. Is this a general problem or just occurring on specific sites? What does "doesn't work" mean? – patrix Dec 4 '11 at 15:20
Are you referring to the software back button in the browser's toolbar, or some hardware back button on your mouse or keyboard? – Nathan Greenstein Dec 4 '11 at 16:36
I added some more information. I meant to say the physical button on the side of my mouse. – Chan Dec 5 '11 at 5:47
i use a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse which also has a back button. Will try the USB Overdrive suggestion below. I really miss my back button. – the0ther Dec 30 '11 at 14:36
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If there is no such preferences in Razer preferences then you may try USB Overdrive to assign the button to an action.

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This is possible on Mac OS using Razer Synapse.

Open Razer Synapse, select the button you wish to configure. In the window that pops up, under "button assignment", select "shortcuts". Then, assign the desired shortcut, such as back or forwards.

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Works for me, using a Razer DeathAdder Chroma on Yosemite – Steven Mar 30 at 23:23

You can assign ⌘ + [ for back and ⌘ + ] for foward to mouse button 4 and 5

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And how would you do that? Can you please add some details to your answer to make it more useful for others? – patrix Jun 2 '13 at 15:49
For Steelseries mice, you can create a macros for ⌘ + [, just set a zero delay between keypresses, otherwise it won't work. Tested with Steelseries Engine 3 + Mac OS X El Capitan – Dmitriy May 15 at 15:50

1) install USBOverdrive

2) restart PC

3) open USBOverdrive, pick the button needed and choose in select menu item "Press Key"

4) assign Command+[ (back) and Command+] (forward) for buttons

5) enjoy enter image description here

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I do not know what you mean by the back button, but if you use lion, you can just swipe with 2 fingers on your trackpad and it will go back to the last page.

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Thanks a lot, however I'm not using Mac mouse. I'm using a Razer mouse. Any idea? – Chan Dec 5 '11 at 5:48

I just did this under the Razor synopsis 2.0 wizard. You can select the mouse buttons on the side. I had to time hitting the ⌘ + [ to get it to accept it, but once done it works like a charm.

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All you have to do is go into the button map, go to shortcuts and select back (or forwards if you want to map that to)

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I've been able to 'bypass' the razer option by assigning a keyboard function "backscpace" since backspace is the 'previous' function on most browsers.

Hope this helps

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Get the BetterTouchTool then you can set up Mouse buttons to gestures and the likes.

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Can you confirm that BTT will solve the problem described in the question with the mouse used by the OP? – patrix Jul 8 '15 at 17:50
I can confirm that, yes. – sxypants Jul 25 '15 at 18:09

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