[ubuntu-za] Mousekeys problem on Samsung
David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk)
ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Tue Mar 2 22:37:43 GMT 2010
David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) wrote:
> Wesley Werner wrote:
>> In other words I want the default to be a left click and the
>> 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!
>> 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
>> 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.
One would think this would be a simple option in mouse preferences?
Mousetweaks is installed by default in Karmic. Not sure how to configure.
The other option of editing xorg.conf seems unlikely since I tried to
generate an xorg.conf file with this method:
System makes a file: /root/xorg.conf.new which, if it works, can be
copied to etc/X11/xorg.conf
But in my case it bad. Xorg.conf is no longer around, so I'm a bit
stumped. I've gone and asked a question at mouseemu to see if they know
Ouch. The perfect Windows 7 installation is haunting me.
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