[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #8148: The option names in "Modifier Keys" dialog are incorrect

  • From: "anevilyak" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:51:15 -0000

#8148: The option names in "Modifier Keys" dialog are incorrect
   Reporter:  rq                  |      Owner:  jscipione
       Type:  enhancement         |     Status:  assigned
   Priority:  normal              |  Milestone:  R1
  Component:  Preferences/Keymap  |    Version:  R1/Development
 Resolution:                      |   Keywords:
 Blocked By:                      |   Blocking:
Has a Patch:  0                   |   Platform:  All

Comment (by anevilyak):

 Replying to [comment:3 jscipione]:
 > "The right-hand side Option and Command keys are reversed for users of
 AltGr." The question is why? This makes no sense to me. If simply should
 not be, left command should be the same as right command, left option
 should be the same as right option, switching them is quite confusing.

 The reason is, on most of those keyboards, the right Alt is labelled Alt
 Gr and is the one that's used to generated modified key sequences such as
 accented characters. Since B_COMMAND_KEY does not do this in Haiku, a
 different function must be assigned to that key in order to serve its
 intended function.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/8148#comment:4>
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