Re: Keybinding and modifiers

Christof (
Wed, 13 Mar 2002 23:38:15 +0100

On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 10:31:04PM +0100, Bartosz Wucke wrote:
> Christof wrote:

> > I have not AltGr...
> That's an alias name for "Right Alt" Don't you have that really?

Aaaaa, sure i have it and it is just alt :)

> >>And you don't need both Win keys as Mode_switch - you could still
> >>remap one of them.
> >Yes, but it is nice and convenient to me to have 2 Mod_switches.
> >What is Scroll Lock used for? I never use it, maybe should i remap it ? :)
> It's supposed to do with stdout what ctrl-s does with stdin - pause it.
> Sometimes you can scroll up and down with arrow keys then, but only few apps
> support such feature. You can use it to see the BIOS status page if it 
> vanishes too quickly ;)
> Theoretically you could use it to scroll up the text on Linux console, but 
> kill me if I know how to do that.

Ok, i see i can live without it..

> I'm not sure, but I think remapping it could be hard - it's a special "lock" 
> key, like numlock or capslock, so it's not used like standard 'character' or 
> 'shift' keys.

I've done it (with xkbmap), it now works as Mod4, so i have new modifier
for my feels file , though it is not so handy as other modifiers...

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