[KDE/Mac] Speech recognition in combination with kde

Edmund Highcock email at edmundhighcock.com
Sat Jan 31 14:59:26 CET 2009

  dear kde Mac developers,

Apologies if this list was not meant for requests like this -- please  
let me know.

I'm using speech recognition software, generally to dictate code using  
Kate. However, there is a fundamental difference between the way the  
cursor is controlled in kde than in Mac OS X. which is as follows:

If you use shift plus left or right arrow key to select some text in  
MacOS X, then let go shift and press the --opposite-- arrow key, the  
cursor will return to the --beginning-- of your selection. If you do  
the same operation in kde then the cursor will stay in the same place,  
i.e. at the --end-- of your selection.

  This fundamental difference is almost a showstopper for using the  
speech recognition software, because it means that all the software's  
correction facilities do not work.

Do you know of any way in which I can change that behaviour? Your help  
would be really appreciated.


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