Re: [orca-list] Changing the Orca Key... part 2
- From: Jan and Bertil Smark Nilsson <jbsn tpg com au>
- To: Josh de Lioncourt <overlord lioncourt com>
- Cc: Orca-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] Changing the Orca Key... part 2
- Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 15:54:38 +1000
On Fri, May 02, 2008 at 03:17:21PM +1000, Jan and Bertil Smark Nilsson wrote:
On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 07:25:37AM -0700, Josh de Lioncourt wrote:
My expertise is largely Mac and WIndows based, so bear with me.
Running Ubuntu in a virtual machine on a laptop. I'd like to use the
laptop layout, but VMWare Fusion for Mac doesn't give complete control of
the caps lock key to the guest OS. I'd like to preserve the laptop
keyboard layout, and only change the Orca key to something else...possibly
the accent key (`), or the right command key...or something. It seems to
me that this should be an included feature, but searching for the option
and through the Orca WIKI and various other resources has turned up
nothing. Can anyone help? Thanks.
It can be done, but you have to manually edit ~/.orca/user-settings.py.
Willie Walker explained it to me on this list on 11th June, 2007. Have a
look in the archive. The problem might be for you to find out what the
name of your intended modifier key would be. It was suggested to find
this out by running xev. However, when I tried that with Orca, it said
"inaccessible". I dropped the matter, then, but I tried again to day,
with a much later version of Orca, but with the same result. I wanted to
use the Windows keys on my keyboard, since they don't seem to be used
for anything else and being on both side of the keyboard. Will offered
the information that on his keyboard one Windows key was referred to as
Super_L. I made the following addition to my ~/orca/user-settings.py
orca.settings.orcaModifierKeys = ["Super_L"]
This works fine - with the left Windows key. I'll find out what to call
the right Windows key, when my wife gets home.
Hope that this helps.
Bertil Smark Nilsson
It suddenly occurred to me that I could exit Orca and do it "blind",
sending the xev output to a file. And I did. And it worked. Of course,
the right Windows key is called "Super_R"! Stupid me!
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