jamey at minilop.net
Fri Sep 22 11:24:41 PDT 2006
On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 10:24:11PM +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 03:12:51PM -0400, Jim Gettys wrote:
> > I'm referring to the (typically labeled blue) Fn key you find on
> > keyboards that let you synthesize other keys. Rather than it being
> > entirely dead to the window system, we see no reason to not allow it to
> > be a fully fledged key and usable in other ways.
> Right, I'm aware of the Fn key. But given that its behaviour is that of
> a modifier, it would presumably be best to find and steal a modifier
> before adding our own. Bear in mind that this would be a special case
> for OLPC as no-one else that I'm aware of sends Fn; they all do it in
Forgive my X-keyboard-ignorance, but I'm actively using the Fn key in X
on my Thinkpad T42 as a regular key, not a wacky implicit modifier. It
generates keycode 227 here, which I have mapped to Multi_Key so I can
type <Fn> ' e in sequence and get é, for example.
I see that no other KeyPress events are generated while I'm holding down
Fn, but is this not related to what Jim wants?
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