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Old 02-05-2010, 05:14 AM   #1
sadarax
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Disable XF86Search feature / key


I want to disable the XF86Search feature in my system. I will try anything.

One of my mouse buttons, when pressed, triggers this XF86Search no matter what I disable or change. (This feature opens up my browser and goes to a search page.) Strangely the mouse button is being interpreted as a key, not a mouse-button press.

How do I disable this feature?

I am running KDE 4.3.5 with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic (Kubuntu). Though I use BTNX to configure my mouse buttons, this feature has absolutely nothing to do with that. I have tested by disabling BTNX completely and clicking this special button on my mouse still loads a search page.

Here is the xev command output:

Code:
.....
KeymapNotify event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x0,
    keys:  1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
           0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0

KeyRelease event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x3a00001,
    root 0x13c, subw 0x0, time 32389848, (402,274), root:(408,295),
    state 0x0, keycode 225 (keysym 0x1008ff1b, XF86Search), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
    XFilterEvent returns: False

ClientMessage event, serial 36, synthetic YES, window 0x3a00001,
    message_type 0xf6 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32, message 0xf7 (WM_DELETE_WINDOW)
... # This was the end of the output.
My mouse is a Logitech Revolution MX. It has 5 buttons and 2 scroll wheels. 1 of these scroll wheels has 3 clickable options.

EDIT/UPDATE: It seems I was mistaken. The problem is not universal, just limited to KDE. Unfortunately I cannot change that thread property.

Last edited by sadarax; 02-07-2010 at 05:13 PM.
 
Old 02-05-2010, 05:51 AM   #2
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Depending on how many mouse buttons there are, some may be assigned to events you don't want. I would install Control Center, and use that to configure the mouse. You should have options for all the mouse buttons available. I've been struggling with the KDE desktop. I like it, but there are many problems. I find it easier on most of my machines to use gnome. You might consider this.
 
Old 02-05-2010, 05:59 AM   #3
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Depending on how many mouse buttons there are, some may be assigned to events you don't want. I would install Control Center, and use that to configure the mouse. You should have options for all the mouse buttons available. I've been struggling with the KDE desktop. I like it, but there are many problems. I find it easier on most of my machines to use gnome. You might consider this.
I don't think KDE's control center has the options needed to configure my mouse, but thanks for trying. I looked there and I don't see anything that looks like configuring individual buttons. My mouse is a Logitech Revolution MX. It has 5 buttons and 2 scroll wheels. 1 of these scroll wheels has 3 clickable options.
 
  


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