Are my two Control keys different?
mst at libreoffice.org
Wed Jun 3 07:58:04 UTC 2020
On 03.06.20 09:49, Steve Fanning wrote:
> My keyboard has two Control keys, one located at the bottom left and one
> located a few keys to the right of the space bar. I had assumed that
> they would be interchangeable and that I would be able to use either
> when a Ctrl key was to be pressed. However this assumption appears not
> to be valid in some cases.
> So in summary, is there a technical reason why my two Control keys are
> not always interchangeable?
they are indeed 2 different keys, e.g. with "xev" in gnome-shell i get
state 0x10, keycode 37 (keysym 0xffe3, Control_L), same_screen YES,
state 0x10, keycode 105 (keysym 0xffe4, Control_R), same_screen YES,
don't know what part of the input stack is responsible for handling them
the same, but i guess it's the toolkit?
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