Thank you for the run through pendean! It works, finally!
May want to flag this reply for future users with issues. As I said, I researched for a week in attempt to find a solution. Thanks!
Many thanks for your reply. I will try all the control settings for the wheel in turn which I have not done yet. Hopefully one of them will work in my AutoCAD.
How do you change things so that the mouse is controlled by Windows as opposed to a 3rd party driver, as mine appears to be?. I too run W|indows 7 64bit so if I can get that to control my mouse, like you I should have no issues at all. I will be a very happy man if that can happen.
Win7 does not give you any choices with the buttons settings from what I can tell, so there is nothing to set or change. It just works.
If you feel you need to make the switch, simply uninstall your current muse driver and Windows will take over (you may wish to restart your PC afterwards).
Looking at 1 of your photos, I don't get it , you have a dell optical but it shows below as Microsoft IntelliPoint.
Put the Dell driver disc and install that driver.
Thanks for the answer but I'm afraid 'simply' is not a word I ever associate with IT!! For example, I have looked at uninstalling my current mouse driver but can't find how to do it. In any event, it looks like Windows is already controling the mouse, as these screen shots show:
The driver provider is stated as Microsoft so I assume that's Windows controlling it? Therefore it should work (pan in AutoCAD). But it doesn't.
I have tried all the settings in the 'control panel - mouse properties - buttons - wheel buttons' dialogue box and it took a long time. There are about 40 assignment options and NONE of them make the middle wheel pan when pressed!! it just does what it always has done - switches the screen to another application running on the laptop.
So I am afraid I am back to square one. Pendean, you are obviously an expert and have helped many people but I fear I am a lost cause! I have tried all manner of forums and websites for this problem and nothing so far has worked.
I will try buying a super complicated mouse with its own driver to see if that works. If not, I guess I'll just have to pay for a tech expert with AutoCAD knowledge to look at it. Such a simple problem. SO frustrating!!
Pendean (and others that have posted)
The issue is solved! I am a happy man, though not quite sure how I did it so I will investigate and post again.
Well, I do know that I uninstalled the X-Mouse Button program that I had installed to try to resolve the problem and hey presto, when I next went into AutoCAD, it panned when I pressed the mouse wheel. Joy of joys.
Its odd though as I only installed X Mouse Button after trying a number of other solutions that didn't work, and it seemingly did nothing as it too didn't have a function for pan.
Anyway, its sorted. I haven't had to mess about with the mouse driver or buy a new mouse
Many thanks for your help - much appreciated.
I know this thread is old but I found a fix for me that might help..
In the Logitech settings I added the application specific rules for mouse buttons for cad, and pointed it to the cad .exe in program files.
But it STILL wouldn't work..
Then I launched cad from the actual exe in program files (same one) and it worked fine! I always just used the desktop shortcut and/or start menu item but cas there seem to be a couple of these for standard/metric and so on perhaps they do something tricky.
Now my mouse works exactly as I want, same as it did before I upgraded to lt 2014
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