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Re: [E-devel] Super_L keybinding

On Mon, 10 Apr 2006 22:18:08 -0400 dan sinclair <zero@perplexity.org> babbled:

> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> > well - for the same reason it doesn't let you bind alt or shift or control -
> > super and meta are modifier keys in x - they have special significance.
> > sure - you can technically bind them and it happens to work (alt and shift
> > too) but x's configuration is such that these keys AFFECT modifiers (like
> > control, alt, shift etc.) and have special use. it' is a rare case that you
> > want to bind a modifier itself (as this instantly removes its ability to be
> > used as a modifier basically)
> True, it's rare, but it would be nice if we could support it. I noticed 
> after sending that patch that you can no longer use the win key as a 
> modifier. It would be nice to have both worlds, were it can be used as a 
> modifier or used as just a binding, but I don't know if that;s doable.

it isn't actually doable. that's the problem.  that's why you can't bind it.
you CAN remap your keyboard so it is no longer a modifer but some other normal
key and then you get what you want - but for most people - this will be rare.

> dan

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