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I'm a recent Mac convert, and reusing my good old Logitech MX500 mouse. One thing that I really miss is having Back and Forward set to the side buttons (buttons 4 and 5 I believe). Is there any way to do this? I'd like to have it work at an OS level (in Finder), but I'd settle for just having Safari work too.

I tried USB Overdrive, but that ended up screwing other things up too. I do have Exposé, Dashboard, and Spaces mapped to other buttons on the mouse and don't want to lose those either.

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Do you have the logitech control center installed in the sys preferences? logitech control center download

That should let you map all the buttons you want.

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I was really hoping to not have to install any logitech software :=/ I've had bad experiences... – swilliams Aug 4 '09 at 1:52
I agree with the non-Logitech driver idea. See my previous question about it:… – jtbandes Aug 4 '09 at 4:23
This ended up being the best way. Though it looks like Logitech's Mac software isn't as awful as its Windows stuff. – swilliams Aug 10 '09 at 19:38

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