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In windows I used X-Mouse Button Control to accomplish this, but I can't find a method of doing It in linux.

My main mouse is a logitech m510 which has two thumb buttons on the side, which are buttons 8 and 9.

the closest i've gotten is by using xbindkeys and xte.

~/.xbindkeysrc:

#scroll-up-attempt
"xte 'key Up'"
    b:9 + Release

#scroll-down-attempt
"xte 'key Down'"
    b:8 + Release

But I want continuous scrolling when I press the button, not just one key movement when I press and release the button... Help?

  • I'm also looking for the same thing... This is the closest i've come up with, but i have yet to get it to actually repeat! I suspect there's something wrong with the shell script. My .xbindkeysrc: " while { xinput --query-state 9 | grep -q "12\]=down"; }; do xte 'mousedown 4' 'sleep 1' 'mouseup 4' ; done " b:12 – Iestyn ap Mwg Jan 17 '18 at 22:40
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Looking for the same thing (see comment). This does work, though: .xbindkeysrc:

" ~/src/but_10.sh "
b:10

and but_10.sh:

#!/bin/bash
xte 'key Up'
sleep 0.3
while [ $(xinput --query-state 9 | grep -e "button\[10\]=down") ]
do
xte 'key Up'
sleep 0.05
done

No idea why this works, while xte 'mouseclick 4' doesn't. I'd REALLY like to get it to work that way.

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