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> I've got public beta 3 of X11 up and running. In general I am > happy with it. I'm noodling about and figuring things out. But, > one thing is not working at all. As I understand it the Alt key > should be getting mapped to the Command key (when enalbe menu key > equivilants is off), but it doesn't seem to be working at least > under GIMP 1.2.1). I'd not really mind except that GIMP uses the > Alt key to let you view and hence edit layer masks. For all those having problems with the keyboard, try xkeycaps. It might be able to assist you in finding out who is who (what is the keymap for a given keystroke). I also use the emacs describe-key to find out what I am pressing from the point of view of the X application. I am still having some problems with some applications, but at least I have been able to remap some keystrokes (for example, I hate using 2 hands for press PgUp PgDown, so I use now F11 and F12 instead). I will send my xmodrc file to anybody who requests it, if interested (Powerbook 17"). I have gotten Alt-Left and Alt-Right to work with Mozilla (previous page, next page). But I have been unable to get sawfish to see Ctrl-Alt-Left nor Ctrl-Alt-Right, or Ctrl-Meta-Left or Ctrl-Meta-Right to work. emacs sees the keys, but the windows manager never does. I really have no idea what is going on. carlo> Is it possible to define keyboard shortcuts which give focus carlo> and raise any one of these applications without using the carlo> mouse? Have you considered moving to another windows manager? Sawfish does this and more. For example, if the app is not running it starts it. With the help of two optional modules (iswitch-window.jl, windows-addressable-by-ids.jl) sawfish provides the ability to prefix the name of every window with 1-9,a-z (I have less than 36 windows at a time) and then jump to a given one chosing the window with only 2 keystrokes (the command jump to window by name, then typing the id). It also provides the ability to choose a window given a regular expression that is compared against the title of each window. Very powerful if you have lost that given window in a sea of workspaces and windows. sawfish is very powerful when using from the keyboard. You can bind almost any WM command to the keyboard (using a nice GUI for it). It also supports workspaces in rootless mode. > For multiple windows, you can use command-` to cycle through them. > This is not an X11 feature, but an OSX feature. Commad-tab cycles > throug Apps, command-` cycles through open windows of the current > app. So that works well if you only have a few X11 windows open. This is actually done by the WM under X11: it binds the command Cycle-Windows in the WM to that key. > You have much more flexibility if you use a different window mananger. 100% agreed. -- Daniel M. German "The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one Oscar Wilde -> admires it intensely. All art is quite useless." http://turingmachine.org/ email@hidden _______________________________________________ x11-users mailing list | email@hidden Help/Unsubscribe/Archives: http://www.lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/x11-users X11 for Mac OS X FAQ: http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2001/qa1232.html Report issues, request features, feedback: http://developer.apple.com/bugreporter Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored.
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