Here's what you'll need:
Windows. Sorry, Mac fans.
A Logitech mouse. I used the V220.
SetPoint, a free download from Logitech that lets you change mouse functions.
A media player. I've included instructions for VLC, iTunes, and Windows Media Player.
Step 1: Pause
Start by opening SetPoint. You'll see a screen similar to that below. Under "2. Select Button," click on button 3. By default, this will say "Zoom."
Under "3. Select Task," choose "Keystroke Assignment." You can also select "Play/Pause," but this does not work for all media players.
Under 3a, type the applicable shortcut:
For iTunes and VLC, hit the spacebar.
For Windows Media Player, press Ctrl+P.
When music is playing, you now press down on the scrollwheel to pause.
Step 2: Next
For VLC, type "n."
For iTunes, press Ctrl+Right.
For WMP, press Ctrl+F.
Now, when music is playing, nudge the scrollwheel to the right to advance to the next song.
Step 3: Previous
For VLC, type "p."
For iTunes, Ctrl+Left.
For WMP, Ctrl+B.
Now, to start the current song over, nudge the scrollwheel left. Nudge it left twice to move to the previous song.
Step 4: How to Use Your Setup
Step 5: Conclusion
-Make it so that you don't have to be in the program window to control the functions.
-Get an insane Logitech MX Revolution with a kirkvanhoefferpetamegapicogigabirkanfranzertakilobagizilion buttons and add controls. Other controls could be volume, fast forward, stereo balance, and a other useless junk.
-Make your mouse glow.
-Modify your mouse's case.
Got any other great ideas? Feel free to comment.