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Here are some utilities for keyboard handling in Linux. Maybe you find something of interest to you.
allows you to bind key combination and mouse movements to shell commands. Most window managers and desktop environments offer their own key binding utilities, but 'xbindkeys' is window manager independent and also captures 'extra' keys on 'Internet keyboards' and such. RPM is available from the website.
Make sure to also get the graphical configuration utility, (RPM available from website.
Several programs allowing you to train typing without having to look at the keyboard are available:
- The console based is included in Mandrake Linux (package 'gtypist').
- "is an educational typing tutor for children". RPM is available from the website.
- might be the most advanced touch typing training program for Linux. It is included in Mandrake Linux since mdk8.2 (package 'ktouch') and part of the 'kdeedu3' package for 3.
- is a console typing tutor for keyboards featuring the Dvorak layout.
Control Keyboard LEDs
Most keyboards feature status LEDs for certain key functions, usually '~ScrollLock', '~ShiftLock' and '~NumLock'. You can use these LEDs for displaying various bits of system information like incoming e-mail, network traffic, system load and what not. You can then use LED status monitors to display those blinking LEDs on your desktop … ;-)
Two of them are:
- displays network activity using the keyboard LEDs. Package included in Mandrake Linux 8.2.
- uses an even more general approach. It allows you to let your LEDs show practically anything which has two states. Comes with a graphical configuration interface ('gled')..
and display a virtual keyboard on the screen for people who can't or don't want to use the keyboard for character input. 'GTKeyboard' is included in Mandrake Linux 8.2 (package 'gtkeyboard').
Utilities likeallow you to take over the input devices of a remote machine. RPM is available from the website.
Version 1.6 last modified by ptyxs on 27/09/2006 at 16:00