Category Archives: input

Print Special Characters in Ubuntu

I was recently trying to send an email with the word résumé in it, but I couldn’t get my keyboard to input the characters I wanted without bringing up a character map. Here’s how you get your keyboard to print … Continue reading

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DIY USB Wii Sensor Bar

I recently connected a PC to my TV and decided that it would be cool if I could use my Wii remotes with it. I’ll spare you the details of getting my Wii remote to act as an input device … Continue reading

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Swap 2-Finger and 3-Finger Tap in Linux

When I upgraded my netbook from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10, I quickly noticed that they had flipped the functionality of 2-finger and 3-finger tapping. I need middle-click (3rd mouse button) functionality far more often than I need right-click, and by … Continue reading

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Shift + Scroll = Horizontal Scroll in Linux

Firefox kept going back and forward when I used my favorite Shift + mouse wheel scroll combo to try to scroll horizontally. It was driving me mad. After some rigorous googling, I found a Stack Overflow question, which suggested that … Continue reading

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