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How to configure Gnome/Ubuntu in order to switch desktops with mouse?

I'd like to map two extra buttons on my mouse (scrollwheel left/right) so that the desktops switch.
Hint: I am not using compiz.
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chluehr
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gheistCommented:
Do you see events from extra mouse buttons using xev?
Rest in Desktop/Preferences/Global Shortcuts

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chluehrAuthor Commented:
1) yes
2) Where is "Desktop/Preferences/Global Shortcuts"? I have "System/Preferences/Keyboard Shortcuts" .. maybe just tell me the command to launch the configuration panel ..? Thanks!
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gheistCommented:
1) cool
2) could be this - have not used GNOME for a while.
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chluehrAuthor Commented:
1) yep :-)
2) nope, this panel allows only keyboard shortcuts. (or maybe there is a "symbolic name" for the mouse.buttons 6/7 .. but i don't know that ..)
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gheistCommented:
2) it is written in xev output.
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chluehrAuthor Commented:
ok, so this is the output i get from xev - what do i enter in the keyboard shortcuts panel?

ButtonRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x4600001,
    root 0x13c, subw 0x0, time 23555370, (56,156), root:(66,253),
    state 0x800, button 4, same_screen YES

ButtonPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x4600001,
    root 0x13c, subw 0x0, time 23555466, (56,156), root:(66,253),
    state 0x0, button 4, same_screen YES

thanks for the assistance & kind regards,
Chris
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gheistCommented:
You cannot in Gnome, you can only enter raw codes in KDE
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chluehrAuthor Commented:
Hm. Seems you are right.
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