Keyboard Usability

Horton fghorton at
Wed Aug 10 23:26:44 UTC 2011

On 08/10/2011 06:09 PM, Steve Flynn wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 12:03 AM, Horton <fghorton at 
> <mailto:fghorton at>> wrote:
>     First. Ubuntu is great, and I've enjoyed it a lot so far.
>     But, I have problem trying to move from Windows.
>     My hands are partially crippled. To use the keyboard as fast as I
>     need, I have to swap some keys around.
>     On Windows I use Auto Hotkey. What is the Ubuntu equivalent?
> Maybe some of these will have the functionality you need - can't say 
> for definite though; not needed AHK anywhere other than work.
> -- 
> Steve

I looked at that.
"xbindkeys <> is a program 
that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your 
mouse under X Window"

I only use most simple function of Auto Hotkeys, not create macros or 
start programs.

I think I must change the key mapping. I tried to understand xmodmap and 
xkeycap, but can't make them work.
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