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Re: [E-devel] Super_L keybinding

On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 00:11:07 -0400 dan sinclair <zero@perplexity.org> babbled:

> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> > 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.
> You can bind it. I've bound it already. I've used the Super_L binding to 
> launch Eterm since e17 had bindings (and I used it in e16 as well). You 
> just couldn't do it through the UI. It always worked through 
> enlightenment_remote (at least last time I tried it). I've never done 
> any keymaping, so unless Gentoo does it by default, it does work.

it works thru e_remote more as a byproduct - but now u cant really use the key
as a modifier - as everytime u want to press it + another key - eterm runs :)
the reason the ui doesn't let you is.. it is EXPECTING u to press a "real key"
in addition to a modifer - if it gets a modifer key press.

> dan

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