Re: use the Windowkeys
* Pierfrancesco Caci <email@example.com>:
> I don't have a very clear picture of what the different Meta,
> Mode_switch and Multi mean. Does someone know what they are or where
> can I read some descriptions? I always found the man pages of
> xkeycaps, loadkeys etc. somewhat cryptical
The Meta, Mode_switch etc. are just names for the keys; the key labled
'q' is named 'q', the key labled ',' is named 'comma'.
The Meta_L and Meta_R are the keys on my keyboard that had the wintendo-
logo on them (I've put stickers on) and the Menu key had the
menu-and-pointer on it.
> This is a good idea. So you can free the Alt-F1 that most window
> managers use for the drop down menus
Yes, but that's not all! (With a salesmans voice:-)
This way I dont really need to bind those functions th the F-keys,
I use almost only win-letter as I find that more convinient to type, and
I can keep my fingers in touch posision (not beeing good at typing I need
that even more).
> If the swedish keyb. is similar to the italian one, you have a
> "Alt-Gr" key on the right side, don't you?
Yes. That's the one named "Mode_switch"
> > I think this is the same as my Alt-Gr which generates Mod_3, so perhaps
> > you could just bind some key to Mod_3.
> I've tried but didn't succeed. How did you do this?
I selected swedish keyboard-layout when the installation program asked
me what kind of keyboard I have.
Unless you have a fairly good idea of what you're doing I'd advice against
selecting a keyboard-layout that differs from your keyboard. (Remembering
the bad old dos days, and the frustration when your bootdisk didn't have
Have a look in the /usr/doc/kbd directory, there might be something helpful
Ulrik Haugen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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