Re: XF4.2 packages think Alt is Meta
On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 04:06:27PM +0200, Juliusz Chroboczek <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> I'm testing the XFree86 4.2 packages, and the first thing I noticed
> (within a few seconds of setting them up) is that none of my keybindings
> work; for instance, the one I use to pop up a new xterm (Alt-t) or the
> one I use to move windows (Meta-Button1).
> A few seconds of experimentation revealed the problem: the new X
> version maps my Alt key to Meta; Alt now works for Meta bindings, and
> the Alt bindings seem to be completely inaccessible.
> Your window manager is buggy. In 4.2, the ``Alt'' key carries both
> Alt and Meta modifiers.
Yes, as I explained before, I found the source of the bug: X's
keymappings changed to be (a) less useful, and (b) different from
previous versions. I don't see how you think my window-manager is
buggy, when X is the one providing bad information.
Anyway, I finally just remapped my keys to something sensible. If you
don't fix this before X4.2 hits unstable, though, a lot of other people
will be unpleasantly surprised.
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