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I am having too many artifacts when doing right click (second click) of mouse with the touchpad of UX303UA in Debian 8.5, which is problematic in inspection etc with Mathematica. Goal to fix: Default Shift+fn+f10 to bring the mouse second click does not work in my hardware (don_crissti)

Characteristics of the system

  • Inspecting the keystroke Shift+fn+f10 with xev

    KeyPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x2200001,
        root 0x19a, subw 0x0, time 60929622, (375,-9), root:(476,157),
        state 0x0, keycode 50 (keysym 0xffe1, Shift_L), same_screen YES,
        XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
        XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
        XFilterEvent returns: False
    
    KeyPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x2200001,
        root 0x19a, subw 0x0, time 60931790, (375,-9), root:(476,157),
        state 0x1, keycode 121 (keysym 0x1008ff12, XF86AudioMute), same_screen YES,
        XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
        XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
        XFilterEvent returns: False
    
    KeyRelease event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x2200001,
        root 0x19a, subw 0x0, time 60931880, (375,-9), root:(476,157),
        state 0x1, keycode 121 (keysym 0x1008ff12, XF86AudioMute), same_screen YES,
        XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
        XFilterEvent returns: False
    
  • Settings > Mouse & Touchpad does not have anything relevant about fn keys.

Fig. 1 Pressing literally fn+F10 opens a tab in Google Chrome/Matlab/...; while pressing fn+shift+F10 does nothing

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OS: Debian 8.5
Window manager: Gnome 3.14
Hardware: Asus Zenbook UX303UA
Linux kernel: 4.6 of backports
Mathematica: 11

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    Shift+F10 is the standard shortcut in gnome to bring up the context menu. Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 8:34
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    I don't get your comment... It does exactly what you request - it emulates a right-click with the mouse which brings up the context menu for the selected item. Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 8:41
  • @don_crissti OK, this seems to be a fault in my hardware. Please, see the body. Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 5:21

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If you can't find anything amongst the accessibility features of your desktop environment, you can still bind xdotool calls to hotkeys. You'll find some inspiration at http://tuxradar.com/content/xdotool-script-your-mouse.

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  • I think this one is sufficient xdotool click 2. How can you bind it to some key by X/...? Commented Sep 26, 2016 at 12:10
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    That depends on your desktop environment or window manager. Try browsing your Settings menu for an appropriate sounding element. Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 19:47
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    Try wiki.ubuntu.com/Keybindings or help.gnome.org/users/gnome-help/stable/… for example. A Google search will give you further read if needed. Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 8:47
  • Nothing there about Debian Gnome 3.14 and particularly about the mouse second click. Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 11:36
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    No, they're about creating key bindings. You'll have to create a custom key binding for the xdotool click 3 command. Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 18:27
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No supported solution in Gnome 3.14 of Debian 8.5. Let's hope the next release of Gnome at Q1-Q2 2017 will target the feature.

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