Re: why is the RIGHT ALT key ignored?
On Fri, 04 Feb 2011 18:52:09 +0800, jidanni wrote:
> Why in emacs, iceweasel, etc. is RIGHT ALT ignored? LEFT ALT is
> processed as ALT, but RIGHT ALT is treated like I didn't press it.
"Alt" and "AltGr" (or "right-alt") are different keys and receive
> xev shows that indeed my keyboard is not broken, KeyPress event, serial
> 33, synthetic NO, window 0x1a00001,
> root 0x119, subw 0x0, time 5852895, (169,-14), root:(173,546), state
> 0x0, keycode 108 (keysym 0xfe03, ISO_Level3_Shift), same_screen YES,
> XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 92
> XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> XFilterEvent returns: False
> So why if both keys are labeled ALT, why is only the left one processed?
> What if you treated SHIFT that way?
"Shift" keys are equal regardless their possition (unless they are
expressely modified to act differently).
Hum... what is your goal? :-)