[Sugar-devel] behaviour of F-keys on XO HS
bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Jul 17 10:48:40 EDT 2010
On 17.07.2010, at 09:31, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> El Thu, 15-07-2010 a las 23:08 -0400, Paul Fox escribió:
>> i think everyone (except
>> apple, i'm learning tonight) agrees this is the correct setup
>> when not in sugar.
> Lenovo also seems to be switching to the Apple layout:
> Almost all the historic F-key mappings have an alternative CTRL+key or
> ALT+key mapping in modern HIGs. Keys to control laptop volume and
> brightness are accessed much more frequently, so it's foreseeable that
> over time they will supplant the F-keys in PC keyboards.
IMHO pressing "fn" to get "f1" to "f10" makes sense. In my daily routine I much more often change volume or brightness than use the numbered F keys.
Looking at this again
f1-f8 produce F key codes both with and without the fn key
f9-f12 produce F codes only with fn, and volume/brightness events without fn.
So holding down fn always gets you the F key codes, you can change volume/brightness without modifier, and as a bonus you can use the first eight F keys even without the fn key.
This mapping should work both in Sugar and outside.
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