So see here: How can I map keyboard buttons to my mouse buttons?.
Some notes: run the `xev` program to open up an X11 window which reports on its inputs (keypresses etc).
Reload xbindkeys with: `killall xbindkeys && xbindkeys -f ~/.xbindkeysrc`
Edit the ~/.xbindkeysrc file to program mouse button events. Get the mouse button number from the `xve` command above.
Send multiple keypress events with `xte` with for example `xte ‘keydown Alt_L’ ‘key Tab’ ‘keyup Alt_L’`
At the moment my .xbindkeysrc looks like this:
"dolphin ~/desktop" b:9 "xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key Tab' 'keyup Alt_L'" b:8 "konsole --profile localhost" b:10 "kstart5 --activate --window . firefox" b:2
Note: b:10 above doesn’t actually work with my ROG Gladius II mouse, there doesn’t seem to be a button for buttons 10 and 11. The extra thumb button on the left at the bottom is the “DPI target button”, it’s handled on the mouse and changes mouse sensitivity, it’s not sent as a button to the workstation. You can read more about the ROG Gladius II.