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right-click menu, [context menu] from keyboard --via mousek
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov 2010, 02:06    Post_subject:  right-click menu, [context menu] from keyboard --via mousek
Sub_title: moved to beginners help from how-to by poster

mousekeys = [shift+numlock] then, on numberpad:

/ = left-button response when '5' key used

* = mid-button response when '5' key used

- = right-button response when '5' key used << context menu

i have only learned and tried this procedure on a keyboard with
a separate numberpad/calculator keyset.

forum post: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48931
led to 'mousekeys', wikipedia, which showed me enough to find the key clicks that worked.

that post has been dormant for a year so it seems more useful to post here.

these three keys, /, * , - are in the number pad section,
in the same row [top row] as the numberlock key.

[many keyboards do not have a separate numberpad. [calculator],
they often have those keys as alternate functions of regular letter
keys and the alternate functions are accessed by a special key, the 'Fn' key.]

if you want to get a context menu, click '-' then '5' = context menu;
that will become the default setting for'5' at least when i turn mousekeys off then on, that setting persists.

when you want '5' working as a left-click again then you must click ' / ' [on numberpad].

i was puzzled by poor key response until i realised that those
three keys [ /, *, -,] are offset to the left from the keys in the rows
below, which move the pointer. it was easy to slide my fingers
straight up from the movement keys and click away to no avail

cheers, mm

turbopup420 on p2,266mhz,160ram---external keyboard, elderly laptop [toshiba 4010cds]
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