Re: What happened to the Compose Key?
From: Pigeon (jah.pigeon_at_ukonline.co.uk)
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 15:39:22 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 11:23:36PM +0200, Sebastian Kapfer wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Apr 2004 00:40:09 +0200, Pigeon wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 01:52:26PM +0000, Adam Funk wrote:
> >> How could I get my right alt key (which as far as I can tell does
> >> nothing at present) to imitate the left alt key?
> > I have ~/.Xmodmap containing:
> > keycode 0x40 = Alt_L
> > keycode 0x71 = Alt_L
> > However this doesn't seem to be a complete solution. It works for
> > enabling either Alt key to be used in Ctrl-Alt-F<n> combinations to
> > switch VCs. But Alt-F to access the File menu, for example, has to be
> > left Alt (in eg. mozilla and kword), and Alt-left-mouse-button to drag a
> > window (in blackbox) also has to be left Alt.
> Most probably, you didn't add your shiny new Alt key to the modifier map.
> (Invoking xmodmap without arguments prints the modifier map.) It's been a
> while since I used xmodmap, so don't take this as definitive advice:
> keycode 0x40 = Alt_L
> keycode 0x71 = Alt_L
> clear mod1
> add mod1 = 0x40
> add mod1 = 0x71
Ah, many thanks. That wasn't precisely it, but provided the necessary
clue. Turned out what I needed was:
keycode 0x40 = Alt_L
keycode 0x71 = Alt_L
add mod1 = Alt_L Alt_L
....and now both applications and the WM are happy.
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