Up, Down and Sideways

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 14:49:34 EST 2013


On 12/12/13 21:45, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Richmond wrote:
>
>> Obviously the Documentation needs to be changed:
>>
>> currently it states that altKey WILL detect the state of the Alt Key in
>> Linux.
>
> It does.  It's Gnome (IIRC), rather than Linux, that traps the Alt 
> key, and not even all Gnome-based distros do, nor all configs.  It 
> depends on the key bindings in place, which can potentially override 
> any key. Or none at all.

Funny (the remark about GNOME); I'm having this problem on UbuntuStudio 
13.10 which uses XFCE, not GNOME.

>
> You're welcome to add a note in the User Comments section of that 
> Dictionary entry.
>
> And of course if you feel strongly about it you can file a request to 
> have that elevated into the Dictionary proper, though to do that I'd 
> suggest finding an authoritative source outlining the specific 
> use-cases where it may apply.
>
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