[haiku-development] Re: Keymaps and Command key

  • From: "Stefano Ceccherini" <stefano.ceccherini@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 08:57:30 +0200

2008/8/20 Alexandre Deckner <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Axel Dörfler wrote:
>> Alexandre Deckner <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi! I've noticed that with my keymap (french), the right command key and
>>> right option key are switched compared to the us keymap (japanese and uk
>>> too).
>>> I've got RCommand = 0x60 and ROption = 0x5f.
>>> Almost all keymaps are like this.
>> IIRC most keymaps came from a public domain pool - maybe that one was just
>> so old that BeOS did not have the feature to switch the keys.
>>> The problem is that the check in menu preflet fails (since those values
>>> are hardcoded there too) and says i'm in Ctrl mode although i'm in Alt mode.
>>> Selecting Alt again rewrites these hardcoded values so that following runs
>>> are fine.
>>> See src/data/etc/keymaps and src/preferences/menu/MenuSettings.cpp
>>> Is there any reason behind this variation?
>> I doubt that there is any particular reason other than trying to change
>> the defaults (ie. switch control/alt for the user). I would just fix all
>> those keymaps; if you don't want to do this, opening a bug report would be a
>> solution for now :-)
> Ok, i'm ready to commit. The faulty keymaps had the left side in "Alt mode"
> and the right side in "Ctrl mode". I fixed them to be in "Alt mode" by
> default and it now behaves like in R5 (max4.1).
> However, i'm now wondering if the best default wouldn't be the Ctrl mode.
> What do you think? How many are still using Alt-C Alt-V for copy paste? :-)

Alt-C/V makes more sense for a simple reason: that way you can use
these shortcuts also in the terminal.
On windows and gnome, for example, the Terminals use different
shortcuts to copy and paste (CTRL-SHIFT-C/V on gnome), since CTRL is
reserved for control commands.

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