[RFC] Inclusing of xkbset in xorg/app

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at missouri.edu
Wed May 18 18:26:59 PDT 2011

Peter Hutterer wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 08:13:53PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>> Peter Hutterer wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 07:07:40PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>>>> Let me add a few comments.  (I don't know if I am allowed to post to
>>>> the xorg-devel mailing list, so if I am not, maybe Peter could
>>>> forward this for me.)
>>>> First, my man page is horribly incomplete, but the command "xkbset
>>>> h" gives a rather comprehensive list of all the commands.  I had
>>>> intended to include a lengthy description of how mousekeys can be
>>>> adjusted, as well as how the accessx feature works.  There is a very
>>>> good and detailed description in the document
>>>> http://refspecs.freestandards.org/X11/XKBlib.ps, but it embedded in
>>>> the middle of the document, as this document is meant for
>>>> programmers, not users.
>>> well, IMO xkbset itself is more for developers than users too, so I don't
>>> worry too much about the man page being incomplete :)
>>> it'll get fixed up over time, I guess.
>> Actually, a large number of the people who used xkbset used
>> "bouncekeys" because some Toshiba laptops would unexpectedly repeat
>> keys due to some mistiming issue with the hardware.
> gnome can enable/disable bounce keys, so I usually refer users to use the
> desktop environment's tools. it's easier and persistent. xkbset is like
> xinput runtime-only and since server 1.7 at least, using commandline tools doesn't
> always have the results that users expect
> Cheers,
>    Peter

Ah, yes, I got those emails before gnome had these features.

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