Keyboards?!! Natural???

Keyboards?!! Natural???

Post by Jing-Rerng Homer Chia » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00



Anyone know how to map those darn "Winblows" keys to something useful?  I
remember reading about them somewhere .. and the new Xkeysyms? thingy
with support for the Microsoft Natural made me wonder.  Any clues?

Homer Chiang

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Keyboards?!! Natural???

Post by John Fieb » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00




Quote:> Anyone know how to map those darn "Winblows" keys to something useful?

Assuming you are using XFree86, you can start by adding:

XkbKeymap   "xfree86(us_microsoft)"

to the "Keyboard" section of your XF86Config file.  That binds the
windows keys to Meta_L and Meta_R, and the menu key to (surprise!)
Menu.

If you want to re-bind them, just use xmodmap.

Getting your applications to do something useful in response to the
keys is a separate issue.  :)

-john

 
 
 

Keyboards?!! Natural???

Post by David Mador » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00



> Anyone know how to map those darn "Winblows" keys to something useful?  I
> remember reading about them somewhere .. and the new Xkeysyms? thingy
> with support for the Microsoft Natural made me wonder.  Any clues?

See the following URL:
  http://www.eleves.ens.fr:8080/home/madore/linux.html
you can find the Linux and XFree86 keycodes of these wonderful little
keys.
At the end of the same page, you can find my .xmodmaprc and local.map
files which I use to take advantage of the aforementioned keys. Note
that
if you use Metro-X they will NOT function.

     David A. Madore

     http://www.eleves.ens.fr:8080/home/madore/index.html.en)

 
 
 

Keyboards?!! Natural???

Post by Sebastian Bun » Thu, 08 May 1997 04:00:00




Quote:

> Anyone know how to map those darn "Winblows" keys to something useful?  I
> remember reading about them somewhere .. and the new Xkeysyms? thingy
> with support for the Microsoft Natural made me wonder.  Any clues?

> Homer Chiang

use your .Xmodmap:

....... a lot of keycodes ....
keycode 100 = Left
keycode 101 = Begin
keycode 102 = Right
keycode 103 = End
keycode 104 = Down
keycode 105 = Next
keycode 106 = Insert
keycode 107 = Delete
keycode 108 = KP_Enter
keycode 109 = Control_R
keycode 110 = Pause
keycode 111 = Print
keycode 112 = KP_Divide
keycode 113 = Mode_switch
keycode 114 = Break
keycode 115 = bar slash backslash
keycode 116 = slash braceleft bracketleft
keycode 117 = backslash braceright

The keycodes are 115, 116 and 117 - I've put bar slash and backslash
on the keys since I'm using a german keyboard ...

Hope this helps, Sebastian
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1. Touch Typing (was Microsoft natural keyboard / Dvorak keyboard users)

I had thought about buying one of the ergonomic keyboards (not
necessarily Microsoft) but after seeing the discussion of which side
of the keyboard the '6' key should be on, I think I will wait.

While I am waiting though, I might set about learning to touch type
properly. (I know roughly which keys to use with which finger and do
*try* to use the correct ones.)

Can any of the many touch typing programmers out there tell me if
there is a program that I can use to learn touch typing. A DOS /
Windows / UNIX program that will take me through the stages and rid me
of my bad habits (like looking at the keyboard most of the time) would
be great.

Any pointers to QWERTY or Dvorak style typing tutors would be greatly
appreciated.

Andrew.
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