Slightly F-keyed off
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 20:37:21 CET 2013
On 15/12/13 19:58, Martin Baxter wrote:
> On 15/12/13 11:27, Richmond wrote:
>> Right . . . I'm a bit like Hank Wangford: In search of the lonesome yodel.
>> Not really; but I am in search of the lonesome modifier key which is
>> going to be 'totally transcendental'
>> and rise above the petty materialism (pace maya-tattva) of types of
>> computer and types of operating system.
> Good luck with that. ;)
>> So, I would be most grateful if a Windows mages could tell me:
>> 1. What they think about my using an F-key as a keyboard modifier.
>> 2. What F-keys are not otherwise engaged.
>> Likewise for Macintosh and Linux.
> I'm not a Windows or any other OS mage, so I'll just point you at
> Wikipedia. Which should at least give you a feeling for the
> transcendentalities of the question.
> Readers who liked "Function keys" by "Wikipedia" may also enjoy:
Thank you very much for those; although I think 'enjoy' is perhaps too
strong a word.
> Or, (radical suggestion), let the poor user choose their own modifiers
> in some setup screen, and just record the keycodes you get.
Too much like hard work; and classrooms full of students merrily typing
their Old Church Slavonic
on their laptops are going to get confused with what the Prof. says.
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