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Anonymous
November 5, 2004 2:35:53 PM

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Apologies if asked before...

Is there any way of assigning the Escape key to one of the two side buttons
on an current Intellimouse?

I have both v4 and 5 of the software and it doesn't seem possible although
it could be achieved with the older versions of the supplied software.

I'm an AutoCAD user and the Escape key gets used frequently to 'escape' from
the current command and is an invalueble timesaver when assigned to a mouse
button.

My existing mouse is old and needs replacing but the new versions have
stopped supporting the use of the Escape key.

Many thanks,

Mike
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 2:35:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Dunno about your setup but the Esc key is listed in the Button
assignment pulldowns here.

Michael Quick wrote:

> Apologies if asked before...
>
> Is there any way of assigning the Escape key to one of the two side buttons
> on an current Intellimouse?
>
> I have both v4 and 5 of the software and it doesn't seem possible although
> it could be achieved with the older versions of the supplied software.
>
> I'm an AutoCAD user and the Escape key gets used frequently to 'escape' from
> the current command and is an invalueble timesaver when assigned to a mouse
> button.
>
> My existing mouse is old and needs replacing but the new versions have
> stopped supporting the use of the Escape key.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Mike
>
>
>
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 8:11:04 PM

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But only in the older software, not the newer v5 Intellimouse software!

Which version are you using?

I suppose I should have said we're using XP Home SP2 on a variety of
hardware configurations but with genuine Microsoft Explorer mouses
throughout.

I've rechecked and v4 WILL allow Escape to be assigned but all varieties of
v5 WON'T.

Mike

"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:418BAAF5.5020105@yahoo.com...
> Dunno about your setup but the Esc key is listed in the Button assignment
> pulldowns here.
>
> Michael Quick wrote:
>
>> Apologies if asked before...
>>
>> Is there any way of assigning the Escape key to one of the two side
>> buttons on an current Intellimouse?
>>
>> I have both v4 and 5 of the software and it doesn't seem possible
>> although it could be achieved with the older versions of the supplied
>> software.
>>
>> I'm an AutoCAD user and the Escape key gets used frequently to 'escape'
>> from the current command and is an invalueble timesaver when assigned to
>> a mouse button.
>>
>> My existing mouse is old and needs replacing but the new versions have
>> stopped supporting the use of the Escape key.
>>
>> Many thanks,
>>
>> Mike
>
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Anonymous
November 5, 2004 8:11:05 PM

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I have Ver 4. Not trying to be a wise guy but, you say you have Ver 4
and Ver 5 , so use 4.

Michael Quick wrote:

> But only in the older software, not the newer v5 Intellimouse software!
>
> Which version are you using?
>
> I suppose I should have said we're using XP Home SP2 on a variety of
> hardware configurations but with genuine Microsoft Explorer mouses
> throughout.
>
> I've rechecked and v4 WILL allow Escape to be assigned but all varieties of
> v5 WON'T.
>
> Mike
>
> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:418BAAF5.5020105@yahoo.com...
>
>>Dunno about your setup but the Esc key is listed in the Button assignment
>>pulldowns here.
>>
>>Michael Quick wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Apologies if asked before...
>>>
>>>Is there any way of assigning the Escape key to one of the two side
>>>buttons on an current Intellimouse?
>>>
>>>I have both v4 and 5 of the software and it doesn't seem possible
>>>although it could be achieved with the older versions of the supplied
>>>software.
>>>
>>>I'm an AutoCAD user and the Escape key gets used frequently to 'escape'
>>>from the current command and is an invalueble timesaver when assigned to
>>>a mouse button.
>>>
>>>My existing mouse is old and needs replacing but the new versions have
>>>stopped supporting the use of the Escape key.
>>>
>>>Many thanks,
>>>
>>>Mike
>>>
>
>
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 9:17:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

At this time, it's not possible to add the ESC key as a custom keystroke.

I've heard some people try to do it through the registry, whether this works
or not, I'm not sure.

MSFT knows about this issue... so hopefully they can resolve it.

--
Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

Find out about the MS MVP Program -
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

"Michael Quick" <mike@spammikes-images.com> wrote in message
news:e4nWeuywEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Apologies if asked before...
>
> Is there any way of assigning the Escape key to one of the two side
> buttons on an current Intellimouse?
>
> I have both v4 and 5 of the software and it doesn't seem possible although
> it could be achieved with the older versions of the supplied software.
>
> I'm an AutoCAD user and the Escape key gets used frequently to 'escape'
> from the current command and is an invalueble timesaver when assigned to a
> mouse button.
>
> My existing mouse is old and needs replacing but the new versions have
> stopped supporting the use of the Escape key.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Mike
>
Anonymous
November 8, 2004 8:32:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Thanks

Mike

"Jason Tsang" <jason-onlineDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:%239lRScFxEHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> At this time, it's not possible to add the ESC key as a custom keystroke.
>
> I've heard some people try to do it through the registry, whether this
> works or not, I'm not sure.
>
> MSFT knows about this issue... so hopefully they can resolve it.
>
> --
> Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
>
> Find out about the MS MVP Program -
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
>
> "Michael Quick" <mike@spammikes-images.com> wrote in message
> news:e4nWeuywEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Apologies if asked before...
>>
>> Is there any way of assigning the Escape key to one of the two side
>> buttons on an current Intellimouse?
>>
>> I have both v4 and 5 of the software and it doesn't seem possible
>> although it could be achieved with the older versions of the supplied
>> software.
>>
>> I'm an AutoCAD user and the Escape key gets used frequently to 'escape'
>> from the current command and is an invalueble timesaver when assigned to
>> a mouse button.
>>
>> My existing mouse is old and needs replacing but the new versions have
>> stopped supporting the use of the Escape key.
>>
>> Many thanks,
>>
>> Mike
>>
>
>
Anonymous
November 8, 2004 8:32:27 PM

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Thanks

Mike

"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:418BC56E.1020604@yahoo.com...
>I have Ver 4. Not trying to be a wise guy but, you say you have Ver 4 and
>Ver 5 , so use 4.
>
> Michael Quick wrote:
>
>> But only in the older software, not the newer v5 Intellimouse software!
>>
>> Which version are you using?
>>
>> I suppose I should have said we're using XP Home SP2 on a variety of
>> hardware configurations but with genuine Microsoft Explorer mouses
>> throughout.
>>
>> I've rechecked and v4 WILL allow Escape to be assigned but all varieties
>> of v5 WON'T.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:418BAAF5.5020105@yahoo.com...
>>
>>>Dunno about your setup but the Esc key is listed in the Button assignment
>>>pulldowns here.
>>>
>>>Michael Quick wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Apologies if asked before...
>>>>
>>>>Is there any way of assigning the Escape key to one of the two side
>>>>buttons on an current Intellimouse?
>>>>
>>>>I have both v4 and 5 of the software and it doesn't seem possible
>>>>although it could be achieved with the older versions of the supplied
>>>>software.
>>>>
>>>>I'm an AutoCAD user and the Escape key gets used frequently to 'escape'
>>>>from the current command and is an invalueble timesaver when assigned to
>>>>a mouse button.
>>>>
>>>>My existing mouse is old and needs replacing but the new versions have
>>>>stopped supporting the use of the Escape key.
>>>>
>>>>Many thanks,
>>>>
>>>>Mike
>>>>
>>
>>
>
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