SHIFTkey "Fun"

Peter Haworth pete at
Wed May 9 14:18:09 CDT 2012

I don;t know if this helps your application or not but the dictionary says
that on Macs those keys don't result in rawkeydow, UNLESS another key is
pressed at the same time.  Not sure if you then get 2 rawkeydown events or
lcSQL Software <>

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at>wrote:

> Try this rather simple exercise:
> Make yourself a stack with 1 field called "OUTPUTX"
> and put this into the card script:
> on rawKeyDown RAWK
>  put RAWK into fld "OUTPUTX"
> end rawKeyDown
> and play with the thing.
> On Linux, when I press the SHIFTkey I get 65505; a similar sort of thing
> with Windows; but with Macintosh - nothing at all.
> The same holds true for the ALT, CTRL, CAPS-LOCK and ALT keys. Why Mac is
> so bloody-minded I just don't know; but 'tis a big nuisance.
> AND . . . there's the rub.
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