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I've got a wireless keyboard and a mouse (A4TECH 6100F) on Debian.

This "smart" mouse has, I hope, a programmable button near the middle one. So, by default, when I click it, a string pastes from some internal buffer (an URL to A4TECH site). Is it possible to change, or at least to get rid of this annoying action?

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You can use imwheel (which should be in the Debian repositories, if you don't have it by default) to map/remap additional and existing mouse buttons.

imwheel -c

should bring up a configuration helper for GUI remapping. It should work with your mouse.

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No, it's not possible to change this behaviour until you reprogram your HID A4Tech mouse using the software it tries to make you download (using Super+R [run…], pasting download page (like URI and hitting Return key using virtual HID keyboard controller embedded into the mouse.

Ways to solve:

  1. Try to go there by the URI using Windows, install the software configurator suggested for your model and set your mouse as you need, once and for a long while to DISABLE the download shourtcut they've managed your mouse to „offer“ you. Probably this should be fixed as soon as you hit «Save to mouse» (or somehow it's called there) and have your mouse settings flashed in for the first time, even the default ones your configurator suggests.

  2. Take a look at this URI; there is a young development project to control these mouse/kbd sets [and separate devices too]. This project should be not considered either a panaceia or something safe || usable. But it's the only project I've ever found yet at the moment. So I'm in.

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