[ubuntu-uk] Mouse accessibility problem

Jim Price d1version at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 8 16:02:37 UTC 2018

On 08/04/18 16:52, J Fernyhough wrote:
> On 08/04/18 16:27, Jim Price wrote:
>> MATE is what we're trying to use
> How about Mouse Keys (under Keyboard Preferences)?
> Cursor can be positioned by both/either numpad keys or mouse, then a
> click by pressing a key without worrying about accidentally moving the
> cursor around.
> Though, if the person concerned isn't able to easily use a keyboard it's
> not really a solution...

Unfortunately that is the case. The chances of hitting something with 
the mouse are quite a lot higher than hitting a given key on the 
keyboard. A significantly larger keyboard might help but I haven't 
managed to find a suitable one, plus it needs to be usable from a bed. 
That's where the mouse wins as you don't have to take your eyes away 
from the screen to aim at the target and you can keep your fingers on 
the one (or sometimes two) buttons needed to use a mouse a lot more 
reliably than four keyboard keys (and big button mice have proved 
straightforward to obtain).
Thanks anyway.


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