Define keyboard keys as mouse clicks

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Fri Jan 19 19:23:08 CET 2007

Hash: RIPEMD160

Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>> Rob wrote:
>>> Also: my Windows-keyboard has a "Windows-key" on
>>> the left, which, in Windows, opens the 'Start' menu
>>> of the panel. Can I also have this working with
>>> XFCE: if I push that key, it opens the XFCE menu?
>> (Ok, the following should work, and looks like it works, but it doesn't
>> actually work.  If anyone has anything to add, please enlighten us.)
> The following works just fine for me.
> Edit ~/.Xmodmap and add the following lines:
> clear mod4
> add mod4 = Super_L
> Then, log out and log on again so that 1) the .Xmodmap gets loaded and
> 2) the correct mapping is loaded prior to run the applications.

Er, works for what?  I thought you couldn't use modifiers as shortcut
keys without having to also press a non-modifier key.  That definitely
doesn't work for me: when I try to just press the 'windows' key only to
set a shortcut in the shortcut editor, it doesn't register (as it
shouldn't).  With Super_L removed from the modifier list, I could set it
as a shortcut, though it didn't actually work.  (When I tried, I didn't
restart X, so maybe that was the problem.)


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