How to disable buttons on mouse?

August 2, 2008 at 20:51:40
Specs: xp, n/a
I got a Microsoft mouse and keyboard, intellimouse, I looked in the mouse properties, nothing.

it has a button on left/right sides of mouse, more toward the top middle outboad of the mouse, I DON'T use these two buttons, but if I accidentally click them, my IE browser goes either "back" or "forward" without warning, and I loose all the info I have inserted into forms.

How do I disable these extra buttons?

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August 2, 2008 at 22:35:20
I don't know if you can disable it but you can try installing different drivers:

Open device manager (control panel--system--hardware--device manager)
Open 'mice and other pointing devices'
Double click on your mouse.
Click 'driver' tab.
Click 'update driver'
Check 'no, not at this time' in reference to connecting to windows update and then Next.
Check 'install from a list. . .' and then Next.
Check 'don't search, I will choose. . .' and then Next.
Uncheck 'show compatible hardware'

All of XP's native mouse support should now show. If it's a PS/2 mouse you can try the 'Microsoft--PS/2 compatible mouse' driver. There's another you could try. It'll be at the top of the manufacturer list--[standard mouse types]. Open that and chooose 'standard PS/2 port mouse'.

If you've got a USB mouse you may need to experiment with various MS USB mice, although they may all have support for those extra buttons.

When you decide what to install, click 'next'. You may get a message about that not being the best driver. Ignore that and install that mouse. You may need to shutdown windows and reboot before the new drivers take affect.

Oh, and I guess you could always use a mouse that doesn't have the extra buttons.

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August 3, 2008 at 06:47:17
I have a MS mouse with normal left/right/wheel plus left side and right side. Every button is programmable. You should be able to set the button to do nothing if desired. You will need to install the software for the mouse in order to do that. Look at the link below for you hardware and download the software/drivers.

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