#StackBounty: #linux #xorg #keyboard #mouse #xmodmap How to map mouse keys as keyboard keys without losing'numeric keypad' for …

Bounty: 50

I know how to map mouse click for F1, F2 and F3 (respectively left click, middle click, right click):

xkbset m   # required, but disable keypad
xmodmap -e "keycode 67 = Pointer_Button1 Pointer_Button1"
xmodmap -e "keycode 68 = Pointer_Button2"
xmodmap -e "keycode 69 = Pointer_Button3"

But this requires me to use xkbset m that use the slow keys mode :

If I press 4 from the keypad, it moves the cursor to the left. I don’t need this feature, just the mapping above.

I tried to figure it out with xdotool, but I don’t know how to handle key pressed/key released (for drag & drop) with

xdotool mousedown 1
xdotool mouseup 1

How can I not use this mode or how can I remap all keypad keys ?

What about the numeric and arithmetic signs from keypad please ?

Is there another solution ?

For information, needed for Debian (cinnamon) and Archlinux (xfce), and if possible, I would like a solution not based on the window manager.


Tried this solution but I can’t drag and drop with F1.

In ~/.xbindkeys :

"xdotool mousedown 1"
"xdotool mouseup 1"
    F1 + Release

Or :

"xdotool mousedown 1"
    m:0x10 + c:67
"xdotool mouseup 1"
    m:0x10 + c:67 + Release

Then :

xset -r 67


Tried with actkbd

# actkbd configuration file
<keycode ("67")> :key : :xdotool mousedown 1
<keycode ("67")> :rel : :xdotool mouseup 1

No cigar :/

Adapted from here

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