Easy mouse settings changing from right- to left-handed
tl at stonemx.de
Sat Feb 18 12:09:22 GMT 2023
My little son starts to use a computer for school, so I currently share my
notebook with him. He's left-handed (and I'm right-handed), so I searched for
a convenient way to switch the mouse settings from right-handed to left-handed
and vice versa, like with a small systray icon and just one click to do.
The only thing I found was "mouseswap-kf5" ( https://www.pling.com/p/998954/ )
which seems to do this exact thing. But it seems to be outdated and
unmaintained -- I could not build it.
I then looked into the sources and thought it could not be that hard to re-
write or update the thing, but after messing a bit with it, I have to admit
that I have no idea how to do it properly ;-) I could not even connect to some
DBUS signal telling me that any systemsettings setting has been changed (I
never worked with this before) ...
So: Is there anything comparable we have in "official" KDE? And if not, can
anybody point me to docs about how to do it, so that I can try to implement
This would imo be a nice addition to the default mouse system settings, like
"show a systray icon to switch between left- and right-handed" or such. I
think this would be a nice extra for a lot of people sharing their computer
Thanks for all help and all hints :-)
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