[haiku-development] Re: Tracker add-ons?

  • From: pete.goodeve@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 23:00:01 -0700

Well, it seems what has happened is that I have essentially lost
the 'Option' key.  Throughout the history of BeOS, whatever keyboard
I've had, the right-Control key has equated to 'Option'.  The Alt keys
have not been distinguishable.

On this latest rev, that's not longer so.  I eventually found that
pressing *both* Alt keys now equates to 'Alt-Opt', but that is definitely
*not* a good idea!  On any other system, the alts are not distinguished,
so the effect would just be the same as pressing one of the keys.
In the case of 'Alt-T', which is what was concerning me here, that just
sends things to the Trash!!

I notice that the Keymap Preference now has a selection between
'Windows/Linux' and 'Haiku' shortcuts, but so far I haven't detected
any consequence of changing that.  My feeling is that this whole business
of "special keys" needs a bit harder thinking.  Be was pretty sloppy
about it, and things haven't changed much...  More (and clearer) user
options are probably the answer.

                        -- Pete --

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