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Binding Mouse Buttons 3, 4, and 5 in Games



How can I bind mouse buttons 3, 4, or 5 in my game?


The information in this article applies to the following devices:
Logitech Mice using Logitech SetPoint Software

Most games that support a mouse will give you options to program or bind specific functions to various buttons on the mouse. These games normally look for generic mouse buttons when attempting to bind the mouse buttons to a game function. If the button is set to another function in SetPoint (such as Universal Scroll, Back, Forward, etc), the game may not see the mouse button as available to bind. This mainly affects buttons 3, 4, and 5.

To resolve this issue, set the button you are trying to bind to a generic value in SetPoint. The following values should be used if you are having problems binding buttons in games.

Mouse Button 3 (The Middle Button/Scroll Wheel):
In SetPoint, assign this button as Middle Button or Generic Button.

Note for MX Revolution users: You must disable Logitech Smart Shift Technology or the Middle Button option will not be available in SetPoint.

Mouse Buttons 4 and 5 (Normally the thumb buttons):
In SetPoint, assign the thumb button(s) as Generic Button. Note that these buttons will still work in most browsers for forward and back. It is not necessary to assign these buttons to Forward and Back in SetPoint for this functionality.