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Old 08-01-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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Keyboard Shortcut for X middle mouse button

I use linux on my notebook. My touchpad has two buttons - left and right. In order to emulate the middle mouse button i should to press both buttons simultaneously.
Is it a way to emulate this with any keyboard shortcut? Shift+Ins and Ctrl+V work not always, i wish to emulate exactly the "paste with middle mouse button" X feature
Old 08-02-2004, 02:42 AM   #2
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Yes there is Sorry I don't remember the name, but in short, the solution is a program you run in background and grabs some pre-defined keys, then execute what you want (some action, or key-event, or mouse-event).
In fact, there are several such programs available. Do some google.

Old 08-03-2004, 09:23 AM   #3
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Thanks. I use currently the program named hotkeys. It let me to bind the actions such a "start mozilla" to the additional keys on my laptop (sound control etc.). The problem is that i don't know how to execute the desired action "emulate middle mouse button click".


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