How do I configure actions for scroll wheel events on mac?

Specifically I'm looking for a way to configure the scroll wheel to change workspaces when a modifier key is pressed.

(I know BetterTouchTool can be used to configure many actions even for a regular mouse. However, it cannot configure actions that would be triggered by scroll wheel.)

  • What mouse r we talking about?
    – Ruskes
    Sep 18, 2013 at 17:55

1 Answer 1


You might use a private.xml like this with KeyRemap4MacBook:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <autogen>__ScrollWheelToKey__ ScrollWheel::UP, VK_CONTROL |
    ModifierFlag::NONE, KeyCode::CURSOR_LEFT, ModifierFlag::CONTROL_L</autogen>
    <autogen>__ScrollWheelToKey__ ScrollWheel::DOWN, VK_CONTROL |
    ModifierFlag::NONE, KeyCode::CURSOR_RIGHT, ModifierFlag::CONTROL_L</autogen>

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