Posted by: kurtsh | February 18, 2009

HOWTO: Program Microsoft’s Wireless Mice for use with the Office LiveMeeting 2008 client

image I’ve noticed that many customers and even some people at Microsoft don’t realize you can program your Microsoft Wireless Mouse to remotely change the slides within the LiveMeeting client just as you might with Powerpoint… just like a wireless Powerpoint clicker.

  1. Install Intellimouse software from: 
    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/
    download.aspx?category=MK
  2. Run Programs –> Microsoft Mouse –> Microsoft Mouse.  This will open the "Mouse Properties" dialog.
  3. Click the "Buttons" tab furthest left.
  4. Enable the Checkbox labeled, "Enable program-specific settings"
  5. Click "Settings…" button.  This will open a dialog box called "Program – Specific Settings".
  6. Press "Add…" button. 
    Depending on what version of the Mouse software you have, this will either:
    a) open a dialog box labeled "Add Program…" 
        If this is the case, proceed to the next step.
    b) open a dialog box labeled "Add Program or Game"
        If this is the case, click the link labelled, "Mannual add a program…".  
        A dialog box labeled "Add Program…" will appear.
  7. Enter the name of the LiveMeeting executable in the "File name" field.  This will depend on what Edition of Windows you are running – 32-bit of 64-bit.
    1. If you are running 32-bit Windows (most likely), in the "File name" field, type:
          C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeLive Meeting 8ConsolePWConsole.exe
      …then press the "Open" button.  This will return you to the "Program – Specific Settings" window.
    2. If you are running 64-bit Windows (x64), in the "File name" field type, type:
          C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeLive Meeting 8ConsolePWConsole.exe
      …then press the "Open" button.  This will return you to the "Program – Specific Settings" window. 
  8. Click & highlight the new Program called, "Microsoft Office Live Meeting".
  9. Click the drop down list for "Left side button" and select, "Keystroke…".  The "Keystroke Assignment" dialog will appear.
  10. Click into the Key Combination text field, and press the following keys on your keyboard at the same time:
       CTRL DOWNARROW
    The words "Ctrl + Down" will appear in the "Key Combination" field.
  11. Click "Ok" button to leave the "Keystroke Assignment" dialog.
  12. Click "Ok" button to return to the “Program – Specific Settings” dialog.
  13. Click the drop down list for "Right side button" and select, "Keystroke…"
  14. Click into the Key Combination text field, and press the following keys on your keyboard at the same time:
    CTRL UPARROW
    The words "Ctrl + Up" will appear in the "Key Combination" field.
  15. Click "Ok" button to leave the "Keystroke Assignment" dialog.
  16. Click "Ok" button to leave the "Program – Specific Settings" dialog.
  17. Click "Ok" button to leave the "Mouse Properties" dialog.

The next time you run LiveMeeting as a Presenter, you’ll be able to use the secondary left & right side buttons to change slides forward and back.

(NOTE:  This was written specifically for the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 8000 however it could be applied to virtually any Microsoft Mouse, by remapping ‘other’ buttons on the mouse – including the traditional LEFT and RIGHT mouse buttons – using the Intellimouse software.)

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