Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162880
enable left handed mouse
Last modified: 2008-08-27 13:02:18 EDT
Description of problem:
The mouse button order cannot be changed during installation so if one uses a
left handed mouse it is a bit hard to use.
There could be at least 2 solutions:
- add a configuration option early in the process to allow the use of a
- the left mouse button is not used at all, all the actions could be bound to
both buttons, so it would work for any mouse...
A configuration option is less than ideal because either it wouldn't be
translated or its after language selection when people would have had to figure
out the mouse anyway. The second option of making the right mouse button also
work is more interesting, although I'm not sure how feasible it is. Sticking it
on the FC5Target list at least to do a more complete investigation of the
feasibility. If we have to do something custom around every widget, it's
probably a non-starter, but if we can find a trick to not require that, then
Does the graphical version of anaconda use X? (I have no idea...)
If yes, then just doing
xmodmap -e 'pointer = 1 2 1"
(or something of the sort) would make both the left and right mouse buttons
behave like the left mouse button.
This is sort of a hack, but it should work.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
(In reply to comment #3)
> This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
> Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
> either update the target product or close it ?
It still applies to FC5. I do not have FC6.
requested by Jams Antill
Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are no longer maintained.
Is this bug still present in Fedora 8?
(In reply to comment #6)
> Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are no longer maintained.
> Is this bug still present in Fedora 8?
AFAIR from the time I installed F8 (the day after it came out) it was still present.
I can't test this at the moment to double check.
(In reply to comment #0)
> - the left mouse button is not used at all, all the actions could be bound to
> both buttons, so it would work for any mouse...
Dont think this is a good idea as we use the other mouse button in the package
selection to show an extra menu.
I don't think we're going to add this to anaconda, but we'll look at any patches submitted.