If you’re looking for a mouse that has extra side buttons, there are plenty of models to choose from. However, it is not always possible to rebind them, as not all devices come equipped with configuration software.
Advanced Mouse Manager is a desktop application that enables you to assign any keyboard function to the Mouse 4 and Mouse 5 buttons, while also allowing you to create profiles for multiple applications.
Most mouse manufacturers provide users with software that enables them to rebind all additional mouse buttons, but this is not always the case, and the options are, in some cases, quite limited.
Advanced Mouse Manager can be useful regardless of which mouse you are using, as it allows you to configure the side buttons to generate keyboard actions to replace the default back/forward shortcuts.
Naturally, you may wish to use different key bindings for various programs or games, and configuring them whenever you open a new application is not the best solution.
Thankfully, Advanced Mouse Manager enables you to create profiles for any program, which will be activated automatically when it is opened. You can either select one from the list of active processes or browse to the application’s executable file.
Once you have configured everything, you can just close the main window and leave the application running in the system tray. You can enable or disable it from the context menu, as well as activate or deactivate various profiles.
All in all, Advanced Mouse Manager is a relatively simple program that can help out users who can’t configure the side buttons on their mouse. It allows you to bind them to any keyboard actions, and it even supports multiple profiles.