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Re: OS X: Change default key bindings of CMD and ALT


From: YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
Subject: Re: OS X: Change default key bindings of CMD and ALT
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:27:16 +0900
User-agent: Wanderlust/2.14.0 (Africa) SEMI/1.14.6 (Maruoka) FLIM/1.14.8 (Shij┼Ź) APEL/10.6 Emacs/22.3 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)

>>>>> On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 22:00:16 -0500, Random832 <address@hidden> said:

> On Windows and Linux only the right-hand Alt key (called "AltGr")
> performs this function in the first place, so I'm not convinced that
> it would be as surprising as you think it is.

> Are there any common keyboards (let's start with if there are any
> sold by Apple - I think people who use third-party PC USB keyboards,
> particularly that are not full 104/105-key keyboards, can be
> considered "power users") that lack left and right option/alt keys?

At least, the JIS version of Apple Magic Keyboard, which is quite
common in Japan, does not have the right alt/option key.

  http://www.apple.com/jp/shop/product/MLA22J/A/magic-keyboard-jis

With this keyboard, you cannot enter '\' without the option key in the
default Japanese setting on all versions of OS X as far as I know.
And that even applies to the US keyboard if you use the default
Japanese setting on OS X 10.11!

Also, the left and right modifiers cannot be distinguished via Screen
Sharing.app.

                                     YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
                                address@hidden



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