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The Microsoft IntelliPoint software lets you assign specific functions to each button on your pointing device. This article discusses how to assign these functions to the buttons on your pointing device.
Note Before you follow these steps, verify that the latest version of the IntelliPoint software is installed on your computer. If an earlier version of the IntelliPoint software is installed on your computer, download and install the latest version of the IntelliPoint software. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
How to assign functionsTo make assignments to the buttons on any of the pointing devices that are listed in the "Applies to" section, follow these steps:
How to assign and use macrosMacros are sequences of events (such as keystrokes, mouse clicks, and delays) that can be recorded and later played back to help perform repetitive tasks. They can also be used to replay sequences that are long or difficult to execute. You can assign a macro that is recorded in IntelliPoint to a key or to a mouse button.
IntelliType Pro and IntelliPoint macros use an ".mhm" extension and are saved as individual files in your default Documents\Microsoft Hardware\Macros subfolder. Macros that are recorded in IntelliType Pro and IntelliPoint are interchangeable. You can run them or edit them from either program.
Caution Do not save passwords or other sensitive information in macros.
Create a macro in IntelliPoint
Play a macroTo play a macro, press the button to which the macro is assigned.
Cancel a macro during playbackTo cancel the action of a macro during playback, again press the button to which the macro is assigned, or run another macro.
Article ID: 258892 - Last Review: September 29, 2011 - Revision: 19.0
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