KDE MouseConfig GUI (back to Aaron)

Fredrik Höglund fredrik at kde.org
Mon Feb 7 19:48:57 CET 2011

On Sunday 06 February 2011, Rick Stockton wrote:
> So, here's my tentative design: At KDE startup, do an "xinput list 
> --short" and grep for pointer device names. Then, if we ALREADY have a 
> matching [device-name] section in our config file (maybe with filename 
> "./kde/share/conf/mousebuttonconfigs.rc"), and the device is enabled, 
> execute "xinput set-button-mapping" with the values in the file stored 
> for that device. Here's an optional add-on, and my vote would be to do 
> this as well:

First of all I want to point out that this discussion is off-topic on
this mailing list, since the KCM's for configuring input devices have
nothing to do with Plasma. Please move this discussion to a more
suitable list, such a kde-core-devel.

Secondly, XInput provides a list of labels for the buttons on each
device, and Qt should use the label to determine what a particular
button does.

Also, please don't write frontends for command line utilities when
there is a perfectly good library available (which the command line
utility also uses).


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