Bug 7459 - Many mouse buttons do not work
Summary: Many mouse buttons do not work
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: VNC (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-12-13 14:01 CET by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2022-09-01 10:08 CEST (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2019-12-13 14:01:36 CET
Many of the buttons on modern mice do not work in ThinLinc, e.g. the back and forward buttons.

The reason for this is the VNC protocol only supports 8 buttons, and four of them are used by the scroll wheels. An extension is needed to support more things.
Comment 2 Pierre Ossman cendio 2019-12-13 14:02:44 CET
Note that this might be problematic on Windows where the mouse drivers often do magical stuff for the extra buttons instead of directly passing them on to the applications.
Comment 4 Chris 2022-07-29 09:50:38 CEST
Great product! Remote-ing into a Linux VM from macOS is great, especially over fast LAN.

Chiming in with lacking mouse button events, though. When I run `xev` there is nothing for forward and back button presses on my Logi M650.

Button events work fine to a Windows VM on same host over RDP.

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