There is a nice tutorial about silencing mouse buttons at instructables. I have done the same on my MX Revolution, the difference is obvious. The screwdriver shows the tabs to press and bend. Put on some sticky tape on top of the button to hold the little pin in place.
btnx is no longer available on newer Linux Mint (probably Ubuntu too) releases. This is a working alternative. Install easystroke: A new icon appears in notification bar. Open the application. In Preferences->Additional buttons add the buttons you want to configure. I need the thumb scroll to switch between tabs – forward, back and close.… Read More »
I’ve just completed cleaning my Logitech MX Revolution mouse. After 2.5 years of use the scroll wheel stopped spinning freely. Cleaning it from the outside did not help, so it had to be disassembled. Please note that doing the procedure described below will void your warranty. Do it on your own risk.