Introduction: How to Map Your Additional Mouse Keys to Anything You Want

Your mouse may have more buttons than you use in your daily business. This instructable will teach you how to use your mouse keys more productive. In my case, I just used the buttons, to navigate between tabs in Google Chrome.

Step 1: Download and Install AutoHotkey

AutoHotkey is a small program that allows you to script some stupid things you repeat all the time in a very nice way. To get run AutoHotkey scripts you need the AutoHotkey client. You can get it here: http://www.autohotkey.com/

Just download the executable, install the software in your favorite destionation and you are done.

Step 2: Install the Script

  1. Download the script here: https://gist.github.com/blaues0cke/6937dc65075c027a7255
  2. Save it to your preferred location on your computer, name it .ahk
  3. Double click the file, AutoHotkey should recognize it automatically

Step 3: Use the Script

Now, whenever you press your additional mouse buttons, AutoHotkey will automatically run the script you attached to it. In the script you downloaded, the control key and page up or key down is sent to the active window when you press the mouse keys.

You can change this behavior. Maybe you want to just type your e-mail-address when your press on of the mouse buttons you never used before? Just change the "Send ^{PgUp}" to "Send hello@world.de".

You can find a list of all key bindings here: http://ahkscript.org/docs/KeyList.htm

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