praveen.ray at crcnet1.com
Thu Aug 8 18:21:02 BST 2002
How do I map F29 to KDE menu? I don't have F29 on my keyboard!!
On Thursday 08 August 2002 12:54 pm, Brian T. Schellenberger wrote:
> Two stages. First, you have to use xmodmap to map the Windows key to
> something recognizable. The following may work, but if not, just use "xev"
> to see what key event that key sends.
> What I have pasted in here is my entire xmodmap. You are only really
> interested in the
> keycode 117 = F29
> part, but I enclose the whole thing for the comments as well as so you can
> see what one of these puppies looks like.
> Once you've done this xmodmap keymapping (which you must do once/session; I
> call this script .xmodmap and put a script that does "xmodmap .xmodmap"
> in my startup folder), then you can pick F29 as the menu key for KDE, and
> ! Brian's xmodmap file for the Dell Inspiron 7500 & 8000.
> ! This maps as follows:
> ! - "Caps Lock" is another way of doing Control.
> ! - The "Pause" key is mapped to Caps Lock so I can still do that
> ! when I want.
> ! - The Windows application key does a break; this is indirect;
> ! xmodmap maps it to "End" and my xterm resources map End to ^C.
> ! This is because xmodmap can't map to a control-code.
> ! - The "PrntScren" key is mapped to dismiss the window. This is
> ! also indirect; this maps it to Pause and my KDE setup maps
> ! Pause to Close Window.
> ! - The Windows menu button brings up the KDE menu. Again, a two-
> ! stage process; this maps it to F31, and the KDE setup maps F31
> ! to bring up the menu.
> ! NOTES:
> ! - The Scroll_Lk key doesn't work. Don't know why.
> ! - The Break key somehow trashes the xmodmap entry, so don't use
> ! it.
> ! - The KDE mapping only takes place if you bring up the KDE keys
> ! editor and say ok; my normal startup process does this.
> ! keycodes used here:
> ! code Label Default Replaced with
> ! ---- ----------- ----------- --------------
> ! 117 [Windows App] NoSymbol F29 [xterms -> ^C]
> ! 111 PrntScrn Print F30 (dismiss)
> ! 115 [Windows] NoSymbol F31 (system menu)
> ! Note: the SysRq and Break keys are not properly understood
> ! by X, returning non-unique identifiers (64/Alt_L and 37/Control_L
> ! respectively), so that cannot be xmodmapped without messing up
> ! the "real" Alt and Ctrl keys).
> ! Note2: The F keys are special for remapping elsewhere;
> ! XTerm & konsole are set up to map F29 to ^C so that the
> ! Windows App key provides a one-touch break, and
> ! KDE universal keys are set up to map F30 to close the window
> ! (one-touch dismiss next to the one-touch break) and F31 to
> ! the system menu.
> keycode 117 = F29
> keycode 111 = F30
> keycode 115 = F31
> On Thursday 08 August 2002 05:04 am, Brad Potts wrote:
> | Hello,
> | I'm new to this mailing list and I have a question that was probably
> | asked LONG ago. Is there a way to get the "windows" key on your keyboard
> | to bring up the start menu (or whatever that "K" is called)? I know this
> | may sound silly, but I like using the mouse as little as possible and got
> | into the habbit of using the "windows" key to bring up the start menu in
> | XP. I know a lot of people are probably going "yuck", but it's just an
> | old Windows habbit of mine that would be nice to have in KDE.
> | Thanks,
> | Brad Potts
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