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#1 2014-07-31 00:14:48

Edgecrusherr
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Registered: 2014-07-30
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Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

Hi everyone. I haven't found much luck with this, hopefully someone here will have some insight. I bought a generic 2 button ADB mouse off eBay, hoping I could at least get it to work on my PowerMac 5400 in OS 9.2.2, but it doesn't reconize the 2nd click as a contectual menu button (what you get when you Control+Click). It instead sees it as a left click + hold. So for example, if I right-click on something, it perform a click and hold until I right click again to release the click action.

There's no option in the control panel to change this behavior. It's not USB, so USB Overdrive wont see it. Does anyone have any other ideas? It wouldn't be a big deal, but I'm so use to right clicking on newer Macs, that it throws me off, especially because of the click+hold action.

Thanks a lot!

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#2 2014-07-31 02:45:47

LCGuy
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From: Sydney, Australia
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Posts: 855

Re: Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

Even though its generic, do you know what brand it is? I seem to recall that a lot of multi-button ADB devices required drivers in order to recognise the second mouse button and assign it to an action.

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#3 2014-07-31 02:51:03

techknight
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Registered: 2014-05-22
Posts: 453

Re: Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

yea, any non standard mouse that has more than 1 button requires a special extension/control panel to operate correctly. I remember these days. the control panel sets up the extra buttons with keyboard key-combos.

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#4 2014-08-04 12:41:52

Edgecrusherr
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Re: Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

Hey guys, thanks for the help. Here's 2 photos of the mouse. I'm calling it generic because I have no idea what the brand actually is. I tried Googling the model number, and didn't find anything usful. Let me know if anyone's seen this before.

364DF2DD-C6AF-43C9-83AC-3694B69137B6_zpsxmbxcif0.jpg
20D0E928-5DE2-43A6-A0DD-04D11D722190_zpsmmkiqjri.jpg

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#5 2014-08-04 14:54:02

jt
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From: Bermuda Triangle, NC USA
Registered: 2014-05-21
Posts: 1,470

Re: Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

O-M-G, I have one of those rodents!  I've never seen that mouse in anything but silly colors though, mine has red buttons,  a green body and cord.

MODEL NO:AM-320
FCC ID F4Z4K3FDM-321
S/N ----BLANK---- *                  *S/N was probably on the KBD bundled with it.

It was made in several packages with different colors/themes/shapes for kids in ADB and PS/2 IIRC.

Dinokids  -  mine
Flintstones  -  the only other one I remember offhand

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14531705@N … otostream/

Looks like the package was updated at some point with FDD Holders and LCD surrounds I'm positive I have the footprint mousepad and if we're both extremely lucky, it may be in a ZipLock and I may have the driver disk with it.

If not, now you've got some clues/search terms! big_smile

Last edited by jt (2014-08-04 15:06:35)

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#6 2014-08-04 17:01:00

Edgecrusherr
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Re: Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

Wow, that's a crazy coincidence.

Thanks a lot, I hope you can find it! I'm glad I found this site!

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#7 2014-08-04 18:13:33

jt
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From: Bermuda Triangle, NC USA
Registered: 2014-05-21
Posts: 1,470

Re: Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

LOL y de nada! Welcome aboard, I'm wondering if you're the only member here to date who isn't a refugee (to whatever extent) from the 68kMLA?

It's not that much of a coincidence, actually. I've been collecting every sort of Mac peripheral since the end of of 1986, most for utility and some just because they were very, VERY cool. Other NYMUG members gifted me with an incredible selection of goodies as they moved on to newer generations of the Mac, smaller apartments or needed to make room for a rug rat.

< signature babbling ID10T mode >

I'd bought a newly released Quadra 630/AppleTV/Video System, refurb AppleDesign Speakers and a 17" Sony Trinitron as the TV/Stereo/HomeWorkStation for my own (1985 model year) rugger's bedroom. After he was sound asleep, I used that setup as my own HomeWorkStation doing graphics and bookkeeping for my Sign Shop.

I bought the DinoKids KBD/Mouse combo because it was cute for him and the KBD layout with the PageNav keys on the right was close to what I'd wished Apple had implemented in the perfectly sized space between QWERTY & NumPad of the ADB Keyboard II and Chickletized Apple //gs ADB keyboards.

Shazzaam! smile

00chassiskbdcasestand.jpg

Cursor and PageNav keys are mixed up a bit in the pic, but this illustrates the five missing keys config correction nicely. One day I'll revisit both layers of that hack  .  .  .

.  .  .  or not. hmm

<  /babbling>

Anyway, I'm glad you found us too, thanks for those memories, Ec! big_smile

jt

Last edited by jt (2014-08-04 18:19:10)

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#8 2014-08-04 23:51:58

Edgecrusherr
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Registered: 2014-07-30
Posts: 8

Re: Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

Actually I've tried to joining 68kMLA about 3 times, and never received the confirmation email. I emailed them twice and never heard back. I've checked my junk mail folders and made sure anything coming from there would be marked as accepted. I even used 3 different email addresses. Oh well, guess they don't want me!

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#9 2014-08-05 00:12:53

ClassicHasClass
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Registered: 2014-05-26
Posts: 1,118
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Re: Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

You have lost out on nothing. Welcome.


Machine room (updated for 2019!): http://www.floodgap.com/etc/machines.html

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#10 2014-08-06 11:00:09

Edgecrusherr
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Registered: 2014-07-30
Posts: 8

Re: Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

Well, look what I found! I guess its called a Powermouse and its made by Adesso. Just for the heck of it, emailed Adesso to ask if they still have the drivers laying around (and hoping the support person was having a slow day lol). They responded back with a usual old/unsupported product letter.

I also found "Contour Perfit Mouse ADB Drivers", which was "formerly UniMouse Overdrive", and later became USB Overdrive. They apparently had a generic ADB driver before they went all USB (which makes sense of course). I'm going to ask then for for the ADB software, as the link on the page is dead.

Has anyone used Contour Perfit Mouse, and/or happen to have a copy? The file name the dead link on their page is trying to download is called "ContourMouse131.hqx"

http://www.movesurplus.com/product/ades … -vintage-1
http://www.cnet.com/products/powermouse … ech/specs/
8688d0ce-13e5-4c16-a582-acb677d7c8cd.jpg

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#11 2014-08-06 21:20:26

LCGuy
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From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2014-05-13
Posts: 855

Re: Help with right-click on generic ADB mouse.

Hmm, looking at the back (can't seem to post the image here, but its in the first link you posted):

The special "Click Lock" feature (right mouse button lets you move freely within any application without having to keep the mouse button depressed. The left mouse button acts as a standard mouse button. And the "plug and go" feature means there are no software drivers to install and no manuals to read. (PowerMouse is not programmable)

Given that....good luck :-/

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