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I have a wireless mouse and I use it to control my PC (mainly for Movies). I was wondering if I can connect the buttons for zooming in and out on the Gnome panel to my mouse directly, so I can zoom in and out with a single click.

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If you have a mouse or other pointing device with more than three buttons, you can map one or more of those to zooming functions. In CompizConfig Settings Manager, go to the settings for the Enhanced Zoom Desktop plugin, and in the Zoom In/out tab, map a mouse button without any modifier keys to the Zoom In and Zoom Out functions.

You can perhaps also do this in a separate CCSM profile with a regular mouse by setting buttons 2 and 3 to zoom functionality, and switching to that profile only when you need to zoom in and out without a keyboard.

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