[haiku-development] Re: F12 in the alpha

  • From: "Stefano Ceccherini" <stefano.ceccherini@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:41:15 +0200

2008/10/8 Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi there,
> just wanted to ask if we shouldn't move F12 to a more complex key
> combination for the alpha build.

Why not the SysReq key? It's not that easy to hit that combination by accident.

> Also, I guess the KDL key combination should only work for the root
> user (because of the power it gives over the system)?


> If so, we would need to rearrange how the KDL entering works. I
> remember we still have a patch by Jan on hold that introduces emergency
> keys, but that wouldn't be enough for this either.
> Alternatively, we could enable it via kernel setting only.

I don't know. Personally, I think that with the above suggestion, it
will be very hard for regular users to end up there accidentally,
although we could mention that in a section of the Welcome package.

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