Re: [Gtk-osx-users] Is Alt on Mac really Mod5?

On 2011-06-07 15:51, John Ralls wrote:
> On Jun 6, 2011, at 11:43 PM, Dwayne Bailey wrote:
>> I'm developing on a Mac book Air and discovered that specifying<Alt>  in
>> my $app.accel file didn't work.  Worse it failed silently.  In the end I
>> needed to use<Mod5>.  I'm concerned that this is just an issue on my
>> keyboard layout.  Anyone else have experience with this issue?
>> Now that is the last of my major blocking bugs ironed out.
> I'm not sure what you mean by silently. It would be truly weird for an app to log a message because a user used the wrong mod-key.
We use Left and Right as normal for navigation in a text area. <Alt>Left 
and <Alt>Right for moving between what we call placeables.  With <Alt> 
not being understood our key binding for the <Alt>Left action simply 
became Left.  Replacing <Alt> with <Mod5> worked.
> The short answer to your problem is to use<Meta>  in your quartz accelerator map. The long answer can be found in the discussion of bug 617583 [1].
Isn't meta the Command key?  I don't want to use meta we already use 
that for other navigation in the interface.  That bug doesn't seem to 
relate to the issue. But I might try to see if using <Opt> is a better 
approach then the <Alt> that I was trying.
> Regards,
> John Ralls
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