Somebody gave me a 6-mouse button. I want to make full use of the extra buttons as opposed to just using the basic 3 ones (left, on-scroller, and right buttons). First of all, I want to know where the buttons on the mouse are mapped to currently. I'm having trouble finding an app that will let me see what functionality they are mapped in. Next is how do I actually remap them?

I'm on Snow Leopard 10.6.8.


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You can use a tool like USB Overdrive to map various functions to the buttons on your generic 6-button mouse.

  • It doesn't detect the 6th button (the one below the scroller). Only the two buttons on the side but I guess that's better than nothing. Thanks!
    – Propeller
    Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 16:13
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    From my experience, that button beneath the scroll bar is usually a DPI toggle switch?
    – hiiambo
    Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 16:17
  • Nah, I don't think it's hooked to any function at all.
    – Propeller
    Commented Aug 22, 2012 at 18:03
  • @BoShubinsky Thanks for that hint. I didn`t even know something like that exists.
    – Lenar Hoyt
    Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 17:05

yeah the button above or below the scroll is the adjustment of DPI of the mouse. mine is 4 types. if you click the 6th button then play on your cursor on the screen each click (6th button)you will notice the ranges how far can your cursor travel from left to right or up/down.


The 6th button bellow the scroll button is to toggle the movement of curser.

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