[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Switch Meta and Alt modifiers

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Switch Meta and Alt modifiers
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 18:41:57 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>       As Jason pointed out, a similar facility 
>     already exists in the Windows port (and another one is in the DOS port).  
>     I think it would be nice to have a single facility that is platform 
>     independent.
> I agree that would be an improvement.

I'm not sure but I think that this does not encompass all of the
Windows functionality.  [time passes]  Ah, for example there is the
variable w32-lwindow-modifier.  If this is nil, the key is not a
modifier but seen by Emacs as <lwindow>.  Else, the key can be seen
by Emacs as any of alt, hyper, meta, super, control, shift.

But the platform-independent mechanism (at least the one I'm thinking
of) would only transform A-x (for some modifier A and some other key
x) into H-x (for some other modifier H and the same key x).

So the closest we could get with the platform-independent mechanism
is to choose some modifier for the <lwindow> key and to have a
boolean variable which chooses whether <lwindow> is seen as that
modifier or as a normal key.

But this looses functionality.


~/.signature is: umop 3p!sdn    (Frank Nobis)

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]