[SATLUG] Need a little help finding a keyboard shortcut:

Don Crowder donguitar at gmail.com
Tue May 6 17:43:31 CDT 2008

John Choate wrote:
>> The key combination seems to be
>> Left-Ctl, Left-Alt, Numlock to turn it on, and then the same to turn
>> it off.  I tried it on the right, and it didn't work.
>> Ed
> I use KDE exclusively and tried that. It did nothing except to turn Numlock on 
> and off, making the arrow keys on 2,4,6 & 8 available for scrolling... no 
> mouse movement at all. No different than just pressing Numlock alone. The 
> same goes when using the right-side Ctrl + Alt + Numlock.
> I also tried Alt-F12, which seemed to do nothing at all.

My wife, who's using PCLinuxOS, says it's in KControl


Mouse Navigation tab

check, or uncheck the box labeled:

"Move pointer with keyboard (using the num pad)"

There doesn't seem to be a hot-key for it, or we couldn't find reference 
to one anyway though you may be able to examine the various keyboard 
shortcut combinations in kcontrol.  We never can remember how to get to 
the them in kcontrol so we just search for "keyboard shortcuts" and that 
gets us to the right place (with a click) every time.

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