What do you think are the best mice for use with linux?

What factors do you think are most important in selecting a mouse? (eg precision, build quality, comfort, other)

Price is optional

  • Chewy
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    9 days ago

    Using wev (wayland event viewer, which shows pressed keys) the side buttons show up as extra mouse buttons, so it should be possible to remap them.

    button: 272 (left)
    button: 273 (right)
    button: 274 (middle)
    button: 275 (side) <- side button
    button: 276 (extra)  <- side button
    

    PS: My old Logitech G710+ keyboard has some extra buttons which show up as normal numbers, which makes them pretty much useless. A while ago I found the now abandoned sidewinderd project which adds support for them. It’s sad that those manufacturers don’t create proper standards for these kind of things and instead hack it together somehow.

    • IrritableOcelot@beehaw.org
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      8 days ago

      I’m still on an X11 session, so I used xinput --test-xi2 to look at it, and yeah. The thumb key doesn’t register any type of event. Weird, right?