Slightly F-keyed off

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 14:37:21 EST 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.
>
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_keys>
>
> Readers who liked "Function keys" by "Wikipedia" may also enjoy:
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY>
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt_gr>

Thank you very much for those; although I think 'enjoy' is perhaps too 
strong a word.

Richmond.

>
> 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.

>
> Martin
>
>





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