[ubuntu-za] Mousekeys problem on Samsung

David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Tue Mar 2 21:21:54 GMT 2010

Wesley Werner wrote:
>     In other words I want the default to be a left click and the
>     simulation
>     to be a right click. Left clicking is what one does to grab stuff and
>     select. It's not available which is very annoying. Ubuntu got
>     things the
>     wrong way round.
>     Right click should be ctrl plus click pad!
>     _DRL
> Hi David
> Are you able to select text with the one-click button at least? If so 
> you can use ctrl+shift+c to copy text, and ctrl+shift+v to paste.
> There is a utility called mousetweaks 
> <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Accessibility#Keyboard%20Modifiers> 
> that simulates right-clicks, that is one option. The best option is a 
> usb mouse if you have one ;)
> System -> Prefs -> Accesibility options, under keyboard section, you 
> can enable "mouse keys" to contorl the cursor via the keypad, but some 
> notebooks don't have those either.
> OT: Glad its a new month, Im online again! :)

Can't select anything. Need to default to left click so I can select and 
grab stuff. Right-click should be emulated as in ctrl click.

Cocooncrash reckons I should  examine

 evdev, Option "ButtonMapping" and edit xorg.conf

Whole bunch of technical detail to absorb, still thinking about it.

I then tried what looked like a better option, installing mouseemu but 
it did something horribly  weird to the keyboard.
*Since, dpkg-reconfigure has been deprecated I couldn't reset the 
keyboard, so, I'm reinstalling again so my friend doesn't freak out, and 
then I'll try mousetweaks.


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