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Old 03-21-2007, 11:05 AM   #1
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KDE and right click with one button mouse

I installed slackware 11.0 on a touchscreen device. Unfortunately I can not get the evtouch driver running. I found a solution with the gunze driver. This driver only supports left click events.

Is there a way to map a Shift+left-click event to a right-click using x11 and kde?

I already tried to map a function key (F11) to right click using
keycode 95 = Pointer_Button3
But this did not work.

Any ideas are appreciated
Old 03-21-2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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I wonder if using KDE's option "Auto Select Icons" in the Control Center, combined with going to the Control Center "Application & themes --> Desktop --> Behaviour" and configuring the mouse button you have to do the function of the right button.

Perhaps this is not exactly what you have in mind, but is just a suggestion. I don't know how to remap things yet.
Old 03-21-2007, 01:43 PM   #3
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I tried your suggestion. But I did not work. I need to keep the left click functionality, so I think of remapping the events to keep the left click actions.
Old 03-23-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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I found a program named mouseemu which seems to do what I need.
It can define a ctrl+click as right click.

I used different setting like
mouseemu -middle 0 0 -right 29 272 
mouseemu -middle 0 0 -right 29 68
The last number is the keycode for left+click. The number 272 is from the man page of moueseemu. 68 is the code for the click I found out using xev.

It does not work so far.
Any ideas how I can find out the code for left click?
Old 03-31-2007, 06:50 AM   #5
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KDE and right click with one button mouse [Solved]

Inspired by I wrote a small perl script which emulates a right-click event.
#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
use X11::GUITest qw (:ALL);
my $mouse = IsMouseButtonPressed (M_LEFT);

while ( $mouse < 256 ) {
    $mouse = IsMouseButtonPressed(M_LEFT);

if ( $mouse == 256 ) {
    my ( $x, $y ) = GetMousePos();
    MoveMouseAbs( $x, $y );
    ClickMouseButton M_RIGHT;
The script is not a perfect solution but it fits my needs.
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2011 now and this little script works for me in fedora and slackware. I was searching for ages looking for this function to use on a touchscreen.


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