I have a laptop without a numeric keypad on which I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and I very much enjoy playing roguelike games. Such games tend to require a numpad for movement, targeting, &c., as one is able to operate in the eight cardinal directions. To get around the limitation of not having a numpad, I would like to be able to bind a key combination, for example Shift + Left Arrow to another key, in this case 1; unfortunately, my research so far has only turned up how to bind a key combination to a command. I'm sure there's something blaringly obvious that I'm missing, but as for what it is ... Any help would be greatly appreciated!
if you want to do that on Windows there is very useful scripting language AutoHotKey which can do a lot with scripting interface.
AutoKey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11. It allows you to manage a collection of scripts and phrases, and assign abbreviations and hotkeys to these. This allows you to execute a script or insert text on demand in whatever program you are using.
Latest version is v0.90.
- Where to get this? It is in the ubuntu's repository!
Open software center > search for
autokey > install AutoKey(GTK)
- How to use this?
Press Ctrl+N or from File>Create..>New Phrase. Rename with whatever you like.
Enter keys In right panel(remove text
Enter phrase contents) you want to get typed (in your case Shift + Left Arrow so will type
<shift>+<left> )when you hit some key. full info for Special Keys like shift,arrow, etc. are described here.
Then in bottom-right corner there is three
Set buttons to set for
Window Filter or all of them.
Hotkey. You will be prompted to give HotKeys. If you want to make it run with single key (in your case 1) Don't click on any other button than
Press to Set.
Press to Set and hit a key you want to assign(in your case 1).
Save in bottom-right corner.
Now try by hitting 1 wherever you want.
You need to keep AutoKey running, or you can add in startup list for command
here is some Sample Scripts If you'd like to do something more.
This was pretty much answered in other questions like this one, but the short version is you should be able to do this level of remapping with xmodmap. I have done this sort of thing for mapping key combinations to the multimedia key actions, for example.
Thank your share, I mapping the Ctrl + h, j, k, l to be ←, ↓, ↑, →, now I like my HHKB better.
If you have HHKB, you can also setting under:
Shift + Esc = ~
Ctrl + 0 = Home
Ctrl + 4 = End
Ctrl + b = PgUp
Ctrl + f = PgDn
by the way, I note it at my blog ---- 凍仁的筆記：HHKB Pro 2.