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Emulating Middle click by left+right click?

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Hello,

I am in a peculiar situation. I do a lot of work in AutoCAD and Sketchup; both of which have a huge dependancy on the middle button. Recently I purchased an iMac I have been trying to find a way to make the magic mouse emulate a middle click. Let me clarify that I prefer to work on CAD programes in the windows emvironment via bootcamp.

Now on iOS there is magicprefs, which beautifully manages to give a middle click, but there is nothing like it on the windows platform.

What I thought was that I could use AutoIt for emulating the middle click by clicking the left+right buttons simultaneously; but after going thro the help file and the reference I find that I am completely out of my depth as far as coding is concerned, although I am guessing that for someone who would know the proper usage of AutoIt it might be simple.

I am using windows 7 64 bit.

So, if someone can help me with this I would be very grateful.

Thanks,

flyashy

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I was hoping for something like this.

If MouseDown "left" [1] And MouseDown "right" [1] Then MouseDown "middle" [1]

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Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a mouse with a scroll wheel? They will work on Macs.


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Ah, yes. It would certainly be easier.

But thanks to apple's blatant disregard for the middle click :thumbsdown: a lot of people are facing the same issue (what I gleaned from trying to find a solution to my issue).

Also magic mouse does have it's advantages probably in the aesthetic areas. ^_^

I've noticed that both the apple keyboard & mouse function better because they work on bluetooth instead of wi-fi, (since there are so many gadgets using the 2.4Ghz which continually cause interfernce).

I have previously used AutoHotKey to make a couple of kbd scripts but it has it's limitations.

If such a script can be made it'd not only help me but other too who are stuck with the magicmouse+windows+CAD combination.

Regards,

flyashy

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Isn't that problem only on the OS X side of the machine? The Windows OS should recognize the middle mouse button, unless the hardware of the Mac you're using doesn't allow it, which I don't see as being an issue.

Actually, something like this would work on the Windows OS. You'll have to tweak it for your needs, but this is only a demo. Use it with something like a browser to test it.

#include <Misc.au3>

Local $hDLL = DllOpen("user32.dll")

While 1
     If _IsPressed("01", $hDLL) And _IsPressed("02", $hDLL) Then ; mouse left and right pressed
          ConsoleWrite("!_IsPressed - Both mouse buttons pressed." & @CRLF)
          ; Wait until key is released.
          ControlClick("", "", "", "middle", 1)
          While _IsPressed("01", $hDLL) And _IsPressed("02", $hDLL) ; one of the buttons was released
               Sleep(250)
          WEnd
          ConsoleWrite(">_IsPressed - Mouse button(s) released." & @CRLF)
     ElseIf _IsPressed("1B", $hDLL) Then
          MsgBox(0, "_IsPressed", "The Esc Key was pressed, therefore we will close the application.", 3)
          ExitLoop
     EndIf
     Sleep(250)
WEnd

DllClose($hDLL)
Edited by BrewManNH

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Thanks so much Brewman,

I'll try that out.

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