#155 left handed mouse (cont.)

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nobody
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2012-11-29
2008-08-05
steelman
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Since I have some windows machines with right-haned mice and the linux box on my desk is has a left-handed mouse the button remapping introduced recently is quite distracting for me. I have a patch that "fixes" this for me. It simple turns of the remapping.

Howerver, I think the most reasonable approach in the future would be to introduce some more advanced remapping scheme in rdesktop.

Discussion

  • Fred New
    Fred New
    2008-10-24

    I have an updated version of the earlier "-l" mouse button, but I'm willing to try using -M. I would suggest an update to the man page as part of your patch. For the -l patch I have

    diff -uNr rdesktop-1.6.0/doc/rdesktop.1 rdesktop-1.6.0a/doc/rdesktop.1
    --- rdesktop-1.6.0/doc/rdesktop.1 2007-01-19 15:47:35.000000000 +0200
    +++ rdesktop-1.6.0a/doc/rdesktop.1 2008-05-19 14:27:50.000000000 +0300
    @@ -98,6 +98,10 @@
    Disable encryption from client to server. This sends an encrypted login packet,
    but everything after this is unencrypted (including interactive logins).
    .TP
    +.BR "-l"
    +Switch mouse buttons. Useful if you have configured a left-handed mouse on
    +the remote system and your local desktop has a right-handed mouse.
    +.TP
    .BR "-m"
    Do not send mouse motion events. This saves bandwidth, although some Windows
    applications may rely on receiving mouse motion.

     
  • Mikel Ward
    Mikel Ward
    2009-09-07

    Ping.

     
  • Any chance that this patch will make it into 1.6.1 or 1.7 or whatever may be the next version - I find it highly useful being left handed as well....

     
  • Mikel Ward
    Mikel Ward
    2009-12-01

    Any update?

     

  • Anonymous
    2009-12-16

    It would be great to get left handed support. It is confusing experience when (at home) I can finally use a left handed setup and then click on RDP session and it switches to right-handed.

     
    Last edit: Anonymous 2014-09-29
  • Kevin Lucas
    Kevin Lucas
    2010-10-09

    Add my vote for inclusion of this patch in the next version. I always compile this into rdesktop.

     
  • Kevin Lucas
    Kevin Lucas
    2011-04-19

    I still love this patch. Thanks stlman!