A local overstock store had a sale on a wireless mouse/keyboard set, so I got one. It is very similar to the (cheap Chinese) kind available on eBay. It works fine except that the two side buttons (XButton1/2) which normally map to Forward/Backward in Windows Explorer and browsers are backwards. The same is true for the browser-back and browser-forward buttons on the keyboard.
This mouse and keyboard has no drivers or manual; the box says “driverless” because Windows automatically detects it as a generic USB HID mouse, so I cannot use drivers or software to configure them.
Research has found this issue coming up very rarely and no solutions. There is one question here which has the same problem, but only for Firefox, not in Windows Explorer like I’m experiencing.
As for the keyboard, I tried using the key remapping available in Windows, but that would affect all keyboards that are plugged in, including normal, correct ones.
I’ve emailed the company (I was a little bit surprised that they even had a website), but their email bounces as undeliverable.
I know there is a built-in option to swap the left and right mouse buttons, but what about the side buttons? Does anyone know of a device-specific way of remapping buttons and keys in Windows?
For the time being, I am using a AutoHotkey script as a (hopefully only temporary) work-around.