Nice project! I’ve had something similar living in the back of my head for a while. Shame it doesn’t work on X11, but X11 being what it is, well… I don’t blame the author.
Now that I think of it, it shouldn’t be too hard to hack up an X11 version with xdotool and an i3 mode….
nomouse might help (though it doesn’t support click…)
the feature is builtin in X: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_keys
If you’ve never heard, @monotux has it on point: mouse keys!
They should be available by default for X11 with one xorg.conf line. Windows, maybe? The lack of scroll is annoying at times, but one can generally use +/-, Pg Up/Dn, Home/End, etc.
Very good to see some movement in this space. I would absolutely love to have a mouse mode via a keyboard, but for Linux (as well as for Windows). It would maybe the only possibility to get rid of the trackpoint addiction, and by this being able to buy other laptops than ThinkPads. I already tried to use keynav , but somehow didn’t manage to stick with it. It was still too slow for my taste.
I can’t currently watch the video, could someone please describe what’s the usage idea? Specifically what keys do what movements, assuming that’s what it does? I can’t seem to be able to find that info spelled out in the readme :/
Looks really cool!
I have used something similar on my custom keyboards, using QMK
Mouse keys. While it
is pretty handy to always have the mouse scroll available, I found
using the ‘mouse’ with my WASD keys to be quite awkward.