Re: Simulating a mouse
On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 01:03:20AM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 12:03:26AM -0400, Chris Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 01:25:28AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > In the longer term I'd like to keep my need to move from the keyboard to
> > > the mouse as low as possible, to slow the onset of things like RSI. I
> > > was wondering if any disabled Linux users had come up with anything
> > > (remembering that Windows has something like "MouseKeys", not that I
> > > ever needed it while I was still using Windows).
> > You can hit <Shift + Num_Lock> to get something like MouseKeys using the
> > number pad.
> Where the heck is this documented? I think I knew it once, but I
> must've forgotted it before I was born.
Me too. I know I've seen it documented somewhere, but I couldn't find
it anywhere. Eventually, I found it by trying modifiers with the Num
> Playing with keypad plus modifiers, it seems that hitting a <shift> key
> various times effects the accelleration of pointer movement. Or maybe
> not. The '5' and '+' keys appear to emulate mouse button 1 (left). I
> can't find my middle and right mouse button equivalents. Anyone?
> Diagonal movement works, though, which is cool.
I think it's a bit more complicated than that. The 5 key seems to
change meaning depending on whether the /, *, or - key was hit before
it. The shift key does seem to speed up the pointer. Damn, I wish I
could find those docs.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
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