[xubuntu-users] binding action to mouse button?

Ulli Horlacher framstag at rus.uni-stuttgart.de
Wed Jan 9 16:48:36 UTC 2019

After upgrading from Xubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 xbindkeys does not work any
more for me.

I have used xbindkeys to bind a specific program to the mouse button 12
(yes, my mouse has this key).

In debug mode I can see:

framstag at diaspora:~: xbindkeys -n -v
displayName = :1.0
rc file = /local/home/framstag/.xbindkeysrc
rc guile file = /local/home/framstag/.xbindkeysrc.scm
getting rc guile file /local/home/framstag/.xbindkeysrc.scm.
WARNING : /local/home/framstag/.xbindkeysrc.scm not found or reading not allowed.
3 keys in /local/home/framstag/.xbindkeysrc

min_keycode=8     max_keycode=255 (ie: know keycodes)
    Control+Shift + q
"xmessage xxx"
    m:0x0 + b:12   (mouse)
"xclip -selection clipboard -o|xmessage -nearmouse -default okay -file -"
    m:0x1 + b:2   (mouse)
starting loop...

But nothing happens when I click the mouse button 12 and When I hit 
[Ctrl] {Shift] [Q]
I see:

Therefore: no actions :-(

Is there a xbindkeys alternative to bind a specific action to a mouse

Ullrich Horlacher              Server und Virtualisierung
Rechenzentrum TIK         
Universitaet Stuttgart         E-Mail: horlacher at tik.uni-stuttgart.de
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70569 Stuttgart (Germany)      WWW:    http://www.tik.uni-stuttgart.de/
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