CADMouse (2D): Can I set Middle button as Shift + Left button?

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amyrose
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CADMouse (2D): Can I set Middle button as Shift + Left button?

Post by amyrose » Fri May 08, 2020 9:26 am

Can shift + left mouse button be set to middle mouse button?
I'm used to panning in AutoCAD holding only the middle mouse button.
Using Matchware MindView 7 and to pan view it requires shift + left mouse button combo.
When I try to program a macro it appears to press & release the keys/buttons without an option to hold.

I have searched around the forum but couldn't find anything myself. I see aIot of xml file editing happens, is there a way to achieve it using this method?

Many thanks. Amy.

amyrose
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Re: CADMouse (2D): Can I set Middle button as Shift + Left button?

Post by amyrose » Fri May 22, 2020 8:21 am

Update:
I found an app called X-Mouse Button Control. It allows for extensive customisation options including application specific profiles.
Using this I was able to create a profile for Mindview, and simulate the combination I required using the "#3 During" option. 8)
It was simple to set up and worked perfectly after I had remembered to revert the 3Dconnexion button settings to default. :oops:
Just reporting this solution here for posterity.

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