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    control mouse cursor and clicks using keyboard

    Is there a way to control the mouse movement and clicks by using the keyboard (to do the opposite from the on-screen keyboard) under gnome?
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    Re: control mouse cursor and clicks using keyboard

    Solved partially: System->Settings->Assistive Technologies; then Keyboard Accessibility, under "Mouse Buttons" (or so). However, the configurability of this is less than minimal.

    I'd love to know it if there's some better solution.


    P.S.: And clicks are buggy..........
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    Re: control mouse cursor and clicks using keyboard

    Tried it and got lost while reading the manual. It's too complicated. I was just thinking of something that would let me chose which keyboard keys do what because the Keyboard Accesibility can only use numpad which is impractial on a laptop.

    My problem got pretty much solved in the meantime anyway (I'm using an usb mouse now , yes I was fighting with my touchpad because it gets very hot from times to times being right above the hdd (I think)).

    But thanks anyway.

    Cheers.
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    Re: control mouse cursor and clicks using keyboard

    The flaw in Ubuntu, is you cannot get to preferences with only a keyboard to enable mouse movement.
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    Re: control mouse cursor and clicks using keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by degarb View Post
    The flaw in Ubuntu, is you cannot get to preferences with only a keyboard to enable mouse movement.
    If using GNOME, press Alt+F1 to get to the panel menu. Use the arrow keys to navigate.

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    Re: control mouse cursor and clicks using keyboard

    Thanks for sharing. Thread Closed., Also from what I saw this is a windows program not linux.

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