Updates for OLPC English Keyboard mappings table

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Wed Jun 29 01:24:07 EDT 2011

On 27 June 2011 00:11, Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:
> I have been consulting http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_English_Keyboard
> and performing some of my own tests with an external US-style keyboard
> (Logitech Internet 350) on an XO-1.5 running XO-AU OS 10.1.3-au2.
> So far I have determined that:
>  * F1-F4 changes views (Neighbourhood/Friends/Home/Activity)
>  * F5 switches to the journal
>  * F6 shows the frame
>  * F11/F12 controls volume (also, volume controls on most keyboards work)
>  * right Alt behaves as AltGr
>  * Windows key acts as Hand/Grab (hold this button and move on the
> track pad to scroll)
>  * my additional volume keys also work
> It looks to me that the function/modifier keys for frame, volume and
> grab are not mapped in the table on that wiki page. I didn't want to
> edit it unless I was sure about it. Can someone knowledgeable please
> confirm and/or update the page?

Also, is there a way to change the screen brightness via an external keyboard?


Sridhar Dhanapalan
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