SHIFTkey "Fun"

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed May 9 14:39:51 CDT 2012


On 05/09/2012 10:35 PM, dunbarx at aol.com wrote:
> Peter,
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> You only get one rawKeyDown, followed by one keyDown.
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> The message watcher, which usually floods with events every time you breathe, shows nothing at all for any of the four control keys on a Mac.

At the risk of looking like a 4 year old: Why?

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> Craig
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Wed, May 9, 2012 3:19 pm
> Subject: Re: SHIFTkey "Fun"
>
>
> Richmond,
> 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
> what.
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
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> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>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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