Opened 14 years ago

#5519 new Feature request

Support for five-button mice

Reported by: Daniel Beardsmore Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: 5.1.2600


On five-button mice (e.g. Logitech Laser MX400, Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer, IntelliMouse Optical and Comfort Mouse 4500) there are additional buttons on the left (IME, MX400) or either side (IMO, 4500) that by default function as Back and Forward in major browsers and other software.

I'd like to see FileZilla adopt Outlook 2003's behaviour where these mouse buttons cycle through your folder history. For example, in Outlook, if I press mouse 4, I'm taken to the previous mail folder that I was in, with the last message I viewed in that folder highlighted. When working with synchronised browsing in FileZilla and multiple folders, this could prove a very handy way to switch between several folders.

At present, mouse 4 is configured to go to the parent directory of the working directory, which does not match any expected behaviour of mouse 4. For example, the Back/Forward mapping of these buttons is supported out of the box with Windows XP, without any additional mouse drivers; likewise, out of the box support for Firefox, Thunderbird (previous/next message in history), Outlook (previous/next mail folder in history), Internet Explorer and Opera among others.

Mouse 5 appears to do nothing at all.

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