Motion, Editing and Mouse Emulation on The Far Thumb

The outer thumb button,Far in addition to functioning as the shift key has cursor movement chords on it. Pressing Far and Center together generates the key codes from the numeric keypad in place of the ones from the keyboard cursor and movement keys.

Microsoft Windows and X11R6 (a windowing system used in Linux, BSD Unix, Solaris and other flavors of Unix) both allow the numeric keypad to act as a mouse. This setting is usually found in your systems accessibility settings or control panel. By selecting mouse accessibility the spiffcorder can emulate a mouse in the same crude way a numeric keypad can.

Rather than duplicate the entire chart with the only change being the addition of the Center button, the column labled “Change Thumb to CF” indicates the keypad codes sent by the chorder when the the chord is made with the thumb pressing CF in place of only pressing F. The last column lists the mouse movement or mouse first button action that will be taken if you have set mouse emulation on your computer.1)

Left Hand Chorder change thumb Right Hand Chorder
fingers thumb to CF thumb fingers
P R M I NCF FCN I M R P Mouse Emulation2)
■□□□ F Enter KP Enter F □□□■
□□□□ F Left SHIFT KP Plus F □□□□ Drag
■■■■ F Caps Lock KP Insert F ■■■■
□■□■ F Tab KP Minus F ■□■□
□□■□ F Backspace KP Begin F □■□□ Click
□■■□ F Delete KP Delete F □■■□ Release (from Drag)
■□■■ F Scroll Lock KP Slash F ■■□■
■□■□ F Print Screen KP Asterisk F □■□■
□■□□ F Right Arrow KP Right Arrow F □□■□ Right
■■□□ F Down Arrow KP Down Arrow F □□■■ Down
■■■□ F PgDn KP PgDn F □■■■ Down and Right
□□□■ F Left Arrow KP Left Arrow F ■□□□ Left
□□■■ F Up Arrow KP Up Arrow F ■■□□ Up
□■■■ F PgUp KP PgUp F ■■■□ Up and Right
■■□■ F Home KP Home F ■□■■ Up and Left
■□□■ F End KP End F ■□□■ Down and Left
You may need this chord to activate the keypad
■■■■ NC NUMLOCK CN ■■■■

3 Thumb Keys 4 Finger Keys
Outer Thumb (Far) F 1st or (I)ndex Finger I
Middle Thumb (Center) C 2nd or (M)iddle Finger M
Inner Thumb (Near) N 3rd or (R)ing Finger R
4th or (P)inky P

1) The state of Numlock effects the numeric keypad, if you are getting numbers generated by the keypad chords, press Numlock to toggle its state.
2) Most Operating Systems allow the numeric keypad to act as the mouse. Consult you OS help to see how to impliment these bindings
spiffchorder/modified_nasa/chart_motion_keys.txt · Last modified: 2008/02/01 19:11 by priestdo
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