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Changing Holding Mouse Button For Movement

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SeaEagleone
09.27.2017 , 02:25 PM | #1
Greetings,

if this is posted in the wrong place, I apologize in advance.

I am sorta new to forums and don't post a lot.

I need to unbind my mouse buttons for movement.

I injured my right shoulder and this makes it painful to continuously hold the mouse button down.

I am hoping some one knows how to move holding the mouse button down to a key on the keyboard.

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screamingbeavis
09.27.2017 , 04:30 PM | #2
go to keybindings under preferrences and go under movement and look for autorun it is assigned mouse button 4 but if you select it and press mouse button 3 (press the gear wheel down) and your character will run when you press the button no need to hold it down and you just have to use mouse to turn, press again to stop.
hope you feel better!

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Myddelion
09.28.2017 , 01:21 AM | #3
If you didn't want to use the mouse to turn, either, then WASD can also be used in place of mouse movement, with Q and E to strafe, although turning in combat isn't as easy to direct that way. Autorun for me was by default bound to Num Lock I guess it might depend on keyboard layout.

You can do all that without unbinding the mouse buttons at all.
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JediQuaker
09.28.2017 , 08:16 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by SeaEagleone View Post
I am hoping some one knows how to move holding the mouse button down to a key on the keyboard.
W (as part of WASD) is already bound to "move forward" by default. You can redefine the key to anything you find more convenient in Preferences.

(WASD is a common default layout in many games - W=forward, S=back, A=left, D=right)

Note - you don't unbind the mouse button (left) when using W or some other key. It still works, and you can use either key/button.
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Adric_the_Red
09.28.2017 , 10:35 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by JediQuaker View Post
W (as part of WASD) is already bound to "move forward" by default. You can redefine the key to anything you find more convenient in Preferences.

(WASD is a common default layout in many games - W=forward, S=back, A=left, D=right)

Note - you don't unbind the mouse button (left) when using W or some other key. It still works, and you can use either key/button.
In addition to the WASD keys, you can also use the keyboard arrow keys for movement. But those probably aren't any more convenient for someone who has difficulty with using their right hand to hold the mouse buttons down.

You can also use the "autorun", so you don't have to hold down any button(s), on your mouse or keyboard, to move. Just hit it once, and then hit it again to stop.

Default key for autorun is NumLock, but you can go to the Keybinds tab in your Preferences and set it to something else if you want.
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SeaEagleone
09.29.2017 , 08:18 AM | #6
thanks for the replies. I really appreciate them.

A few years ago i threw my shoulder into a concrete floor and had to have surgery on it.

So to be more specific I want to eliminate holding the mouse button down.
I want to press the 'W' key to go forward and use the mouse to point where i want to go.

I hope this clarifies my need.

seaeagle

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Adric_the_Red
09.30.2017 , 03:40 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by SeaEagleone View Post
I want to eliminate holding the mouse button down.
I want to press the 'W' key to go forward and use the mouse to point where i want to go.
Sorry, that's not an option. You have to hold down the right mouse button to "steer" with the mouse. With no buttons pressed, moving the mouse will only move the cursor. I'm not aware of any way to change that.

You can, however, press the A or D key while holding down W to "turn" left or right, or the Q or E key to "strafe" left or right (or use those buttons to turn or strafe while you have autorun engaged).
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Mubrak
10.01.2017 , 01:22 AM | #8
You could use Autohotkey to map the middle button to a keyboard key.
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A script to make "Q" act like the middle button would look like this:
Code:
#UseHook
#InstallKeybdHook
#InstallMouseHook
#IfWinActive ahk_class PlayerClient

q::MButton

You can also pass trough the original key, so holding down "W" would hold both, "W" and the button (but there are situations where you want to move forward while having the mouse cursor, or turn the camera without moving forward.)
Code:
#UseHook
#InstallKeybdHook
#InstallMouseHook
#IfWinActive ahk_class PlayerClient

~w::MButton

Finally, you can turn the middle button into a toggle and click once to switch between movement and target mode:
Code:
#UseHook
#InstallKeybdHook
#InstallMouseHook
#IfWinActive ahk_class PlayerClient

MButton::Send % GetKeyState("MButton") ? "{Click Up M}" : "{Click Down M}"
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Viperswhip
10.05.2017 , 04:27 PM | #9
If you want to be leet you might want to change where your left hand sits on your keyboard for gaming

My move forward is T, but it depends on your hand size, maybe R or Y is preferable. I strafe with R and Y, backwards is G, I turn with the mouse.

I use the mouse to move, I hold down both mouse buttons or the T button, and then being more close to the middle of your keyboard allows for a lot more easy keybinds along with easy access to ctr and shift, but not alt really.

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BenduKundalini
10.05.2017 , 06:45 PM | #10
I use a USB Keyboard which I push to the side and mainly use the numpad.

Fat fingering the numlock key is an issue but only once in a while (toons won't stop walking...)