Friday, January 14, 2005

Extra mouse buttons
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Commenting on my blog about setting the Nautilus-background using drag 'n drop, Joe Gallo provided us a great hack to use your 6th and 7th mousebuttons* (e.g. left and right). If you use the .imwheelrc-entries he proposed, you'll be able to go back and forth in your epiphany-history with thise extra buttons. You can also set other keys to use those buttons to go to the next/previous workspace (Ctrl-Alt-{left|right}), application in the alt-tab menu ({Alt-Tab|Shift-Alt-Tab}), tab in the active window (Ctrl-{PgUp|PgDwn}) etc. Have fun ;)!


* left-button is 1
middle button is 2
right-button is 3
mousewheel up is 4
mousewheel down is 5
so extra buttons are 6,7...



Anonymous Anonymous knowledgely replied ...

For some time I've wondered why Gnome doesn't allow you to set mouse shortcuts itself. I've thought about getting imwheel and setting these kinds of this up (I really miss mousewheel scrolling on the desktop to switch workspaces from Fluxbox). Maybe this is a good thing to jump into Gnome hacking.

In metacity you can already move and resize windows with the alt key and mouse buttons. What do you think about using alt + mousewheel (up or down) to do workspace switching?


5:56 PM, January 14, 2005  
Blogger Karel Demeyer knowledgely replied ...

I'd certainly likke to see this, as an option. What I would like now would be that scrolling on the desktop-switcher applet scrolls trough the dekstops. It would be intuitive and quick. I've seen this already in bugzilla so I hope it comes true :D

6:16 PM, January 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous knowledgely replied ...

for what it's worth the Right mouse button is 3, and the middle mouse (clicking the scrollwheel) button is 2.

10:40 PM, January 15, 2005  
Blogger Karel Demeyer knowledgely replied ...

Ok, it was just wild guess of mine ;). I'll edit it :)<. thanks for pointing it out!

12:26 AM, January 16, 2005  

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