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Keyboard Left Mouse Click Button

Grind keys and pour mice on them
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I'm reading a webcomic I just stumbled over.

I'm using the arrow keys on my keyboard - you say you keep yours there also? - to scroll down through the panels, and when I reach the bottom the mouse cursor is lined up right where I left it on the previous page - over the [Next] click-spot thingy at the bottom of the page.

But I have to keep reaching over and clicking the mouse.

Can I please get a key to do this with?

"I only have half a key, I had to split it with the sound effects man"

normzone, Jan 13 2011

Keyboard with integrated mouse http://pckeyboards....oo.net/en104wh.html
baked for years... [Spacecoyote, Jan 13 2011]

The webcomic that started this idea... http://www.drivecom...archive/090815.html
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

And this one is worth reading from the start if you're the target audience http://www.goblinscomic.com/
You roleplayers know who I mean [normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Dr. Eldritch http://askdreldritch.com/comic001.html
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Dr. McNinja http://drmcninja.com/
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

A Girl and Her Fed http://www.agirlandherfed.com/
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Girl Genius http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Freak Angels http://www.freakangels.com/?p=23
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Oglaf http://www.oglaf.com/archive/
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Scenes From A Multiverse http://amultiverse....yond-the-beanrizon/
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Shi Long Pang - The Wandering Shaolin Monk http://www.shilongpang.com/?number=194
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Slaughterhouse 90210 http://slaughterhouse90210.tumblr.com/
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

XKCD http://xkcd.com/
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Questionable Content http://questionable...view.php?comic=1662
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Something Positive http://www.somethingpositive.net/
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

Giant in the Playground http://www.giantitp...omics/oots0747.html
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

(?) Templar, Arizona http://templaraz.com/?p=1552
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

SPQR Blues http://spqrblues.com/IV/?p=187
[normzone, Jan 14 2011]

GlovePIE http://glovepie.org/glovepie.php
[mitxela, Jan 16 2011]

AutoPagerize http://autopagerize.net/
[mitxela, Jan 16 2011]


       If you're using Windows, there's a facility in Accessibility Options called "MouseKeys"... guess what it does ? ;D   

       [edit] You'll have to root around the 'net to find out exactly which key maps to what mouse event: oddly Micro$oft doesn't think it's important to say.
FlyingToaster, Jan 13 2011

       Link up those webcomics.
rcarty, Jan 13 2011

       [FlyingToaster], I have been using my on-screen keyboard so I can type with the mouse, which I get to through Programs/ ... /Accessibility. (Some days I am too butt-lazy to reach for the keyboard (from the depths of my comfy *reclining chair*)).   

       MouseKeys is new to me, and it took me a while to realize it was in Control Panel / Accessibility Options. It looks handy, and it is strange that they don't tell you what keys do what.   

       Thank you for letting me know about it.
baconbrain, Jan 13 2011

       It just seemed like one of those obvious things that should be around: first "draft" of my anno was "should be something free downloadable, look for 'keyboard mouse mapper' or something"... then I saw directions to M$ built in thing...   

       If you're feeling even butt-lazier, try out a trackball.   

       [coyote]s link is to modern Model M keyboards (they purchased rights offa IBM awhile ago); pretty good from what I understand.
FlyingToaster, Jan 13 2011

       // try out a trackball //   

       Yeah, I want one of those again, but the other users of this computer would get all mad and ... stop ... using .... Excuse me, gotta get to the store.
baconbrain, Jan 13 2011

       Thank you all. I'll have to research.   

       Does nobody, without Googling, recognize the "half a key" reference?
normzone, Jan 14 2011

       Spinal Tap ?
FlyingToaster, Jan 14 2011

       Actually it's Firesign Theatre, but you get credit for trying.   

       Okay, [rcarty], I linked the best ones. Damn, I've probably revealed more about my self now than in my entire 'bakery tenure.
normzone, Jan 14 2011

       [nornzone], thanks for the webcomics. I have been working up through Order of the Stick archives for the past week, enjoying Drive since it started, and an XKCD reader since I don't know when. I have high hopes for the new ones.   

       (Firesign Theatre? That's been a long time. (When I first learned I was going to Sumatra, the first thing I thought was "giant rat". (And then, "That's been a long time.")))
baconbrain, Jan 14 2011

       Are you left handed? I spent a considerable amount of time programming shortcuts so as to be able to execute them with my non-mouse hand. Please don't introduce some new complexity. I'm getting too old to keep up, I fear.
Zimmy, Jan 14 2011

       I'm a righty, but I mouse either - handed to reduce the wear and tear ergonomically, and I used to work with a guy who programmed his mouse lefty, so I swing both ways.
normzone, Jan 14 2011

       [Toby] have a play with GlovePIE. It's a 'programmable-input-emulator' originally meant for using a power glove to control the mouse, but has a huge amount of functionality for all kinds of things - what you're after would be easily doable once you get to grips with it.   

       [normz] you might want to look at AutoPager. It notices when there's a "next" button on a page and dynamically loads it onto the current page, I find it very useful (I use the greasemonkey version).
mitxela, Jan 16 2011

       I have a laptop, which obviously has a button on it for mouse clickery. I also have a 'media' PC that has a wireless keyboard, which has a trackpad and mouse buttons. Had I neither of these, I may want what you are proposing.
marklar, Jan 16 2011


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