Re: modifier keys stop working [second try]
On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:34:48 -0400, I <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 3. Finally, a fun puzzle (inspired by actual events). If I have a window up
> with text I want to save before shutting down the windows, how can I do
> the save without modifier keys? I can copy the text with the mouse, but
> then what? Redirect (< > << |) needs the SHIFT key. I can't terminate
> stdin with CTRL-d. I'm hoping to do better than scrot + OCR.
On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:03:21 -0400, Celejar <email@example.com> replied:
> Why can't you just paste the text into an open editor in another
> window? Have I misunderstood some aspect of the situation?
Now that you mention it, I could paste into good old "ed" and save it with
"w" and "q" - no modifier keys. My usual editor (a custom job modeled after
vi, I think), writes with `:w', and I need the SHIFT key for the colon. And
if I didn't happen to have an idle window with a command line prompt, I'd be
out of luck too. Terminating a program to get to a shell prompt usually
takes a control key (:wq, CTRL-c, CTRL-d). I have fvwm set to open an xterm
with CTRL-n, but that is out too.