There's an option for Ubuntu's mouse that says 'Show position of the mouse when the Control key is pressed.'. This function is required permanently enabled for a certain script I run, but on the other side it makes Blender 'Control' key not to work (as in Ctrl+Z, which is annoying) nor in some other apps (like the game Limbo). So, how can I solve this problem?
There are three solutions I can think of, but I don't know how to implement any of them.
- Change the key being clicked. If I could show mouse position with, say, Tab, that'd be perfectly fine.
- To show the mouse with a script. THIS would be the best actually (currently I'm using xte to emulate the Ctrl key pressing). Running something like
show-mousein a terminal would be great. Couldn't find anything through google though.
- Make these programs to recognize the Control pressing apart of gnome/ubuntu. This is probably a bug so this should be the hardest way to solve. EDIT
- There is another option worth considering, I can send a gnome notification so it's displayed when I touch the screen on the main screen instead of around the mouse. However, it displays for a really long time, which is a known bug. It's worth considering in case it is solved.
Thank you so much!
PS, the solutions here didn't work for me.