Re: Keyboard shortcuts for launching applications

On Fri, 2002-10-25 at 17:10, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> These days, pretty much every keyboard is full of multimedia keys.
> The real issue is that there are no real keyboard "drivers" for X,
> and no preconfigured mappings exist, so these keys must be xmodmapped
> manually. But if we aren't going to use the keys that are actually
> made for starting the web browser/etc... because they aren't on all
> keyboards, why are we going to bother with any keys that aren't?
> I know the machine I'm on right now doesn't have windows keys. It
> has very few multimedia keys for that matter too, but that is the
> price of simplicity and nice hardware.

Every keyboard? - not on any I have ever used
BTW - my keyboard doesn't even have a windows key.

> I'll also restate that I don't think this belongs in metacity, and
> setting/changing the defaults for the command keys to do things,
> with no real user-visible way of seeing what they do, aside from
> the fact that if you mistype and hit some keys, mozilla starts up,
> is not a solution to the problem. But eh, what troubled times we
> are in.
> -- dobey
> On Fri, 2002-10-25 at 12:04, Gaute Lindkvist wrote:
> > > Yes, it is. See your XKeysymDB file.
> > >
> > > -- dobey
> > >
> > 
> > BTW. What about people not having these special keys? I'm not even sure
> > they are available on _most_ regular keyboards.
> > 
> > Gaute
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