Mouse shorcuts

Xavier Otazu xotazu at
Fri May 7 13:53:49 CEST 2004


I am new to this mail-list. I've been searching this question through 
the several posts, but I've not found. But first of all, I would like to 
thanks and congratulate developers of xfce. I've been using CDE's from 
1994, mainly in HP-UX and Solaris. The usual Gnome-KDE Linux 
environtments spend too much resources (apart form bugs, specially in 
Gnome) and are not so fast and comfortable as CDE's. When I discovered 
xfce for Linux, I inmediately return to this kind of environtment, and 
now I am again a happy man  !

My question:

How can we define mouse shorcuts? That is, in the same way we can modify 
keyboard shorcuts modifying the file 
/usr/local/share/xfwm4/themes/default.keys/keythemerc, how can we define 
shorcuts for mouse buttons? I've been searching through the help, but 
I've not found any solution.

For example, by default the mid-button on window title (a small creen 
area) lowers the window, but I would like to perform this with a 
combination of Alt+Button3, or similar, on any zone of the windows area. 
Alt+Button1 allows to move a window, and Button 2 on the title bar 
lowers the window.

Could this behaviour be configurable? I thinks it is important because 
it allows to fastly move and organize desktop. Old CDE, like HP-UX, had 
some .dt/.dtprofile file which allowed user to define all the keyboard 
and mouse shorcuts to iconify, move, resize, raise, etc.

I think it is really important that the user has the ability to define 
his/her own keyboard and mouse shorcuts to work fastly and comfortably. 
This is the main philosophy of xfce, and I think it should be a 
configuraction possibility for the user.

To be honest, to my taste the only annoying feature of xfce that I found 
when working on it, is that I cannot lower a window using my own mouse 
shorcut, neither I can customize mouse shorcuts for a faster and easier 
desktop use.


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