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Creating custom shortcuts in Windows 7 (turn my mouse into a remote)

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Last response: in Windows 7
March 10, 2012 7:50:12 PM

I've been wanting to get myself this mouse for a while and it's finally gone on sale.

But I'm not entirely sure if it can do one of the primary things I would like to use it for. I know it has a plethora of short-cut keys intended for gaming (12 near the thumb and 5 others spread along the mouse). What I would like to do is find a way to program these keys to do things outside of gaming. I do play games, so they will be used for their original purpose, but I would like to use the mouse as a remote control. For example, when I play music in iTunes, or movies in VLC, I would love to program some of the shortcut keys to work as volume, play/pause, fast-forward/rewind keys. That way I could sit back on my couch and use the mouse like a real remote.

I've tried to Google information on how the mouse works, but every source/review site I find only presents the basics that are written on the box. I haven't been able to find any source that details the software behind it. Does anyone know how to do what I'd like to do here? Can it even be done?

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March 10, 2012 8:13:48 PM

are you using the software that came with the mouse? ( i use a logitech g400 and have to program the buttons using their software )
March 10, 2012 8:20:47 PM

I don't know... I haven't ordered the mouse yet. That's why I'm waiting before I buy, I want to know if it can be done.

If it can't I'll probably go for a more run-of-the-mill mouse. Like a nice wireless Logitech or a Steelseries.