[kwlug-disc] moving the mouse cursor with the keyboard

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Tue Aug 17 17:04:26 EDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 15:46, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 03:41:52PM -0400, Chris Frey wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 03:33:14PM -0400, Colin Mackay wrote:
>> > It says to 'click' the 0 key to drag and 'click' the 5 key to release
>> > it.  So, 0 picks it up and 5 puts it down.
>> Oy!  Thanks for fixing my reading comprehension. :-)
>> That does work.
> Hmmm.... apparently, it only works when the moon is in the right phase.
> It's either user error, or a bug in a rarely used feature of X :-)

It looks like "+" is click & release, "0" is click, and "5" is
release. Thus "++"   gets you a double click, etc.

What might be messing you up is that the keys "/", "*", and "-" seem
to switch the click mode between left, middle, and right respectively.
So if you press -, the + key sends a right click. * switches to middle
click mode, and / back to left click.

If you were poking around with those keys, you may be in an unexpected mode.

Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>

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