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Old 09-16-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
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howto map mouse button to keyboard key

hey all

I'd like to map my 4th mouse button (thumb button) to my keyboard "alt" key. with KDE, this would allow me to move/resize windows only with the mouse and without having to use the window's edge or title bar (great when they're hidden), but I don't know how to achieve that.

I've checked on the XFree86 site, on, and googled a few words but I haven't found anything..
Old 09-16-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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one way of doing it involves installing imwheel to intercept mouse commands and send a keyboard event.
Old 09-16-2004, 03:18 PM   #3
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oh thank you I was fearing no-one had thought of this before

but... how do you configure this? I've only found info on how to get the wheel working - and mine has worked fine since the start of times, and I haven't been able to start that configuration helper that shows in the screenshot.

could you give me a few more details please ? thanx a lot


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