[xubuntu-users] is it possible to control mouse via keyboard?

michael at michaelshiloh.com michael at michaelshiloh.com
Mon Feb 5 18:36:43 UTC 2007

On Sun, 4 Feb 2007, Radomir Dopieralski wrote:

> Dnia Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 12:19:34AM -0800, napisale(a)s:
>> Well not really control the mouse; rather, the mouse pointer.
>> I'd like to be able to move the mouse pointer (cursor) without removing my
>> hands from the keyboard. Ideally, I'd like complete control of the mapping of
>> keys to mouse movement. For example, I'm really fast with vi. I'd like to use
>> the vi movement commands to move my mouse.
>> Is there a way to do this?
> Not sure, but I thought that Xorg has it build in -- just press
> alt+ctrl+numlock (or something like that) and you can use your numpad
> to move the mouse. shift+key moves in smaller increments, ctrl+key move
> in larger, there is even "button lock" for drag and drop...
> Can't test it right now to recall the key combination and see if it's
> not disabled in xubuntu though :(

Doesn't work for me. I always swap <CTRL> and <CAPS LOCK> (old-school Unix)
which may confuse anything that uses the ctrl key.

Does Xorg have a mailing list for users? I could find none.


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