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    Smile Assigning a keyboard combo to replace right click button

    Practically the same as the unanswered question here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...t=broken+click

    I bought a cheap laptop for $80 because the right click button was broken. I figured I should be able to find a way to set the Menu key (keycode 135) to work as if it were a rightclick key.

    Useful info: Iḿ running Ubuntu 9.10 with Openbox, 64-bit.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Assigning a keyboard combo to replace right click button

    I can activate a right-click with a two-finger tap - tap the touchpad with two fingers at the same time. Depending on the touchpad settings, it might be a 3-finger tap on some machines.

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    Re: Assigning a keyboard combo to replace right click button

    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell View Post
    I can activate a right-click with a two-finger tap - tap the touchpad with two fingers at the same time. Depending on the touchpad settings, it might be a 3-finger tap on some machines.
    That functions as the middle clicker (button 2) for me, and I'd like to keep it that way.

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    Re: Assigning a keyboard combo to replace right click button

    You should be able to set it up as a 3-finger tap, then. There are a couple of threads, at least, on the forums here concerning that topic.

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    Re: Assigning a keyboard combo to replace right click button

    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell View Post
    You should be able to set it up as a 3-finger tap, then. There are a couple of threads, at least, on the forums here concerning that topic.
    Holy mess! That's incredible! Though if I could find a way to set keycode 135 to a right-clicker that would be great as well. This will do the trick for now though, thanks!

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    Re: Assigning a keyboard combo to replace right click button

    You're welcome. I use the middle click much less than the right click, so I have my touchpad set to see the two-finger tap as a right-click, and a 3-finger tap as a center click, but that's just me.

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