[vlc-devel] Mouse as a remote controller

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Fri Nov 29 12:09:44 CET 2013

On 28 Nov, Ivan Lezhnjov IV wrote :
> I was wondering if VLC devs could tell me why none of the recent VLC versions (I have no idea about the earlier ones), neither on Mac OS X that I currently use as my desktop system of choice, nor Linux which I used to use as a desktop OS, do not allow to assign mouse buttons clicks, and scroller, as hot keys.

Because it's work that noone cared enough to patch.

> I cannot emphasize this enough, and it is beyond me why VLC has never (?) allowed to assign mouse buttons as hot keys to control video playback.

See above.

> So, please, on behalf of bazillion of owners of cordless mouse controllers, and those liking their mouse controllers with a cord alike, would you be so kind and allow us to use them as remote controllers without having to invest money in additional equipment and spend time on setting it up and making it work across all the major computer platforms that many of us sometimes try out for various reasons from curiosity to conscious choices.

Patches are welcome. Seriously.

With my kindest regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
http://www.jbkempf.com/ - +33 672 704 734
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