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nimnull22 01-04-2010 08:55 PM

Emulation third mouse button on keyboard

I want to emulate third mouse press with keyboard. Like ctrl+left mouse or shift+left mouse

I know I can use left+right in xorg.conf, but I want to use keyboard, because I found uncomfortable to press two buttons.

Does anyone know, if it is possible to use keyboard key+mouse for this purpose or may be just keyboard?


lugoteehalt 01-04-2010 09:39 PM


Originally Posted by nimnull22 (Post 3814238)
or may be just keyboard?

This'll do it with just the keyboard. To do it with a combination of both you'll probably have to get intimate with the desktop environment's customizing of key bindings or something.

evo2 01-04-2010 09:47 PM

Debian, has a pacakge called keynav that you can use to emulate mouse functionality with the keyboard. Perhaps it is packaged for Suse too. If not, upstream is here:



nimnull22 01-04-2010 09:57 PM

Thanks, this would be very exiting if I have additional keypad, but unfortunately I use laptop without it.
I've checked it works, but really need combination.

Any way thank you, I didn't know about it.

evo2 01-04-2010 10:11 PM

What did you try? I think with keynav you can assign just about any key to any mouse action: no need for a keypad.


lugoteehalt 01-04-2010 10:53 PM

If you are using a touchpad on a laptop there are all sorts of things to get up to. It'll probably be easy to do.

nimnull22 01-04-2010 11:11 PM

Thanks, I didn't try keynav, I will do tomorrow.

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