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Old 11-17-2005, 11:19 PM   #1
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Question mouse keys and non-ascii characters


In windows, you can type special characters by holding alt and typing the decimal equivalent on the numpad. I remember figuring out how to do something like this in linux but don't remember which modifier key to hold, so I tried them all. Now somewhere in there I enabled 'mouse keys' (the numpad moves the mouse cursor) i think by the combination of alt+something.

What key combination turns mouse keys on/off?
How do you type non-ascii characters in linux?

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Old 11-20-2005, 12:08 PM   #2
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alt+dec works fine here
 
Old 11-30-2005, 12:29 PM   #3
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WTF is the "dec" key? Can't find it on my 104. (Plenty of "Any" keys though ... )
 
Old 11-30-2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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dec == the decimal value of the ascii character code

eg "<alt>+032" would be a space
 
Old 11-30-2005, 08:36 PM   #5
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I've been trying out different terminals and it might be different on each one. Alt+decimal value doesn't work on an xterm, but I've found that combinations of ctrl or alt with other characters give several variations. What terminal are you using?
 
Old 12-01-2005, 01:07 AM   #6
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the console
 
Old 12-01-2005, 02:32 PM   #7
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Re: mouse keys and non-ascii characters

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Originally posted by elyk
What key combination turns mouse keys on/off?
How do you type non-ascii characters in linux?

-elyk
So how about the mouse keys or "Mouse Navigation" as KDE likes to call it.

I find this feature close to worthless (for me of course) w/o a hot key to turn it on & off.

Also, any chance that "Ctrl" makes the "mouse key" movements larger & "Shift" makes them smaller?
 
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<Shift>+<Num Lock> should toggle it on/off
 
Old 12-02-2005, 12:46 PM   #9
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Thanks, there are times when I find "Mouse keys" very convenient. What you suggest is not in the help:
Quote:
Mike McBride

Revision 3.00.00 (2002-02-12)

Mouse
...
This module is divided into two tabs: General and Advanced
Note the date & number of tabs specified -- this is out of date. Since the documentation is almost always behind, I wonder why they don't put a mention of the "switch" in the config tab itself.
 
  


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