|Summary:||Map "Mod4+Backspace" to "Insert" using xkb|
|Component:||Input/Keyboard||Assignee:||Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>|
|Status:||RESOLVED FIXED||QA Contact:|
|i915 platform:||i915 features:|
Description nix 2005-02-01 17:03:59 UTC
Please check out https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=144624 where I propose a modification to the xkb setup in order to allow one to emulate "Insert" on Apple iBook keyboards that don't have such a key. The thread includes a patch. They have asked me to start this thread here so as to get the ball rolling upstream. X.org is, of course, upstream from Fedora :o) Thanks !
Comment 1 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-04-06 06:00:59 UTC
I looked at the patch and do not particularly like the idea. I am trying not to modify standard types unless I really-really need. Would it be possible to assign <INS> to some other key (into unused shift level)?
Comment 2 nix 2006-04-07 05:12:50 UTC
The iBook keyboard has only one key for destroying text: It's in the upper right corner of the keyboard, below the "F12" key and it's labelled "delete". This key is currently used as follows (fn is a modifier that X is unaware of): delete == Backspace fn + delete == Delete ctrl + alt + delete == Zap IMO the semantics of having "insert" be a modification of "delete", in the absence of any other keys that destroy text are best suited for giving the iBook keyboard "insert" capability: delete == Backspace fn + delete == Delete ctrl + alt + delete == Zap apple + delete == Insert If you feel there is a key better suited for "insert", please have a look at this picture: ftp://tux.go-nix.ca/incoming/iBookG4kbd.gif
Comment 3 Timo Jyrinki 2007-02-22 14:28:33 UTC
Marking broken (status null/blank) bugs in xorg with no activity in a long time as fixed. Please reopen if you think it's necessary, but first do a search if a similar bug report is already filed and in a NEW/ASSIGNED state. These bugs do not currently show in most search results as they do not have any status. Sorry for this janitorial spam, you know where to send hate mails to when your inbox gets full of bugs you're subscribed to.