Would it be possible to emulate a mouse with keyboard commands?
I'm thinking of selection-like cut&paste across VCs for those who don't
have, or don't want to use, a mouse. Something like pressing a specific
keyboard key or key combination to activate `mouse mode', where the arrow
keys would move the pointer and some keys would serve as mouse buttons. Then
deactivate mouse mode with another key.
That could be a nice feature, but I'm not quite sure how to implement it. It
seems that it would require quite a bit of fiddling around with the keyboard
driver, since, in `mouse mode', it should pass some keys to some place where
gpm or selection could read them instead of the normal keyboard buffer.
Perhaps requiring a special device or something.
Any ideas? Is this implemented somewhere already?
"When winter first begins to bite / and stones crack in the frosty night, /
when pools are black and trees are bare, / 'tis evil in the Wild to fare."
- J.R.R. Tolkien