I have a mouse with some extra buttons on it, and two of them on the side are treated as forward/back buttons by default for some reason - both in Windows and Linux. When using Windows, I can use X-Mouse Button Control to prevent these button presses from reaching Firefox, and it allows the signal to reach other programs - like Ventrilo, which is what I use it for. However, on Linux, there doesn't seem to exist any such solution. I want to be able to use this button as a PTT button without it forcing me backwards a page while I'm using Firefox. Any ideas? Also, might this button sending some kind of universal "back" signal and not just "button 8"? How could I find out?
I posted this question on reddit recently, you can see that here.