You may be familiar with a golf course with 18 holes, but a mouse with 18 buttons might sound rather awesome and make you wonder what it is all about. In collaboration with community and based on users’ feedback, WarMouse has announced the release of an “awesome” mouse which comes with 18 programmable buttons designed particularly for the open-source office productivity suite. The OpenOfficeMouse includes default profiles for the five main applications.


Its exterior look may not much to shout about, but the multi-button application mouse offers users a more exciting and user-friendly experience negotiating applications with its 18 interface buttons, an analog joystick and the ability to support 52 key commands. The mouse is the first to use the joystick as a keyboard.

The features of the OpenOfficeMouse include:

  • 18 programmable mouse buttons with double-click functionality
  • Three different button modes: Key, Keypress, and Macro
  • Analog Xbox 360-style joystick with optional 4, 8, and 16-key command modes
  • Clickable scroll wheel
  • 512k of flash memory
  • 63 on-mouse application profiles with hardware, software, and autoswitching apability
  • 1024-character macro support.
  • Open source support software for creating, managing, and customizing application profiles
  • Import and export of custom profiles in XML format
  • Optional audio notification of profile switching with customizable wave files
  • PDF export of profile button assignments
  • Adjustable resolution from 400 to 1,600 CPI
  • Default profiles for Writer, Calc, Impress, Base, and Draw based on actual usage statistics compiled for 3.1
  • 20 default profiles for popular games and applications, including Adobe Photoshop, the Gnu Image Manipulation Program, World of Warcraft, and the Call of Duty series.