What I'm trying to do
I'm using a Logitech MX Revolution mouse, which has a button below the scroll wheel mapped to search, which I remapped to middle click. For doing so, I had to remap XF86Search to middle click using
xbindkeys, which works fine – when I change the "Search" hotkey to something else, for example Ctrl+XF86Search in the Gnome Settings.
Now I want another mouse button to invoke the Gnome Activity screen (the one with the overview of open windows). Alt+F1 also opens this view (or Ctrl+XF86Search now would do it, and even just pressing the super key).
Invoking the Gnome Activity screen
I try to send Alt+F1 using
/usr/bin/xvkbd -text "\[Alt_l]\[F1]"
but it seems Gnome 3 does not fetch this key (which is not totally unexpected, as
xvkbd -text sends it to the focussed window).
What choices do I have do invoke the Gnome Activity screen?